There seems to be significant interest in this, but we’ve had a few reservations:
1. Accidental triggering, which was a problem on some third-party keyboards. The solution Apple has adopted is to wait for a long-press on the space bar before activating.
2. This brings need to give up hold-space-to-repeat. Some say the tradeoff is worth it. Others suggest adding an option.
3. We cannot implement it as Apple has where the finger becomes a “joystick” that can move the cursor vertically as well as horizontally. All we can do is the way that Fleksy has done, sweeping back and forth horizontally.
4. Neither SwiftKey nor Gboard have attempted it, suggesting that a quality implementation is difficult.
We’ll explore this further.S.Binet supported this idea ·S.Binet commented
Yep it would be great for people rewriting alot 😉 I've tested this on another keyboard app, it so powerful and you're getting used to it very easily.
And it wouldn't change the "Apple" layout you want to stick to.👍