Just when you thought you were a text message machine, Fleksy had to go and break the Guinness World Record for Fastest Texting with their third-party keyboard. On Thursday, a Brazilian teenager named Marcel Fernandes, a longtime Fleksy user, shattered the record in New York City.
Fernandes clocked his text at 18.19 seconds at an official Guinness event which, subsequently, established Fleksy as the fastest smartphone keyboard in the world. Fernandes had to type “The razor-toothed piranhas of the genera Serrasalmus and Pygocentrus are the most ferocious freshwater fish in the world. In reality they seldom attack a human”: he beat the 18.44 second record set by a 15-year-old at Microsoft in January.
To support Fleksy’s Guinness World Record-breaking speed, the team has released updates for both Android and iOS. The iOS update features six new languages, and the Android app includes a new World Record Challenge, allowing Fleksy users to beat Fleksy’s own record to win badges and prizes.
“We’ve been passionate about building the most comfortable, beautiful, and fastest smartphone keyboard ever since we started,” says Ioannis Verdelis, founder and COO of Fleksy. “The Guinness World Record is a great testament to our progress, and we are pleased that our latest improvements make Fleksy the world’s fastest keyboard for smartphones.”
The Fleksy team has long purported that their keyboard is one of the best in the world, and with their next generation correction engine, they’ve finally proven that they are. According to Verdelis, Fleksy is now officially the leading keyboard solution in the market for smart devices, and he loves every minute of being on top.