Fleksy which was acquired by Pinterest last year gets a new owner a company called Thingthing which was founded in 2016.
The company, which currently owns fleksy has almost no history of its own as well as no app and fleksy is their first app in the play store. The official statement of the company on acquisition is that they are “closer than ever to its goal of bringing you the world’s first keyboard as a platform”.
The company has been developing a product internally and the acquisition of fleksy will them only. Along with a new owner the keyboard is also getting some minor updates which include –
- Improved the sharing mechanism for gifs and stickers: now, in supported apps, you can share your stickers and gifs directly in the current conversation, (without having to choose the recipient).
- Fixed problems with predictions in languages like Romanian and Ukrainian: the keyboard would crash when you tried to type “Fleksy” – well that was embarrassing.
- Fixed various other bugs and some compatibility issues with Android Nougat.
The company has also promised to release more updates in the future for the keyboard like a new name, more themes, extensions, and etc.