Turkish developer's keyboard among best new apps in App Store
ISTANBULJan 07, 2016 - 12:00 am GMT+3
Jan 07, 2016 12:00 am
A keyboard application developed by a Turkish programmer living in New York City has been listed among the best new apps in Apple's App Store.
Cem Kozinoğlu, originally from the Turkish capital, Ankara, developed an unconventional keyboard called Slash Keyboard, which acts as both a search engine and a multifaceted sharing tool. Slash Keyboard enables the user to share songs, stickers, GIFs, news, locations and venue suggestions over the keyboard without leaving the current app. The app also quickly shows results from more than 20 services including Google, Foursquare, Spotify, Amazon, The New York Times and Wikipedia.The idea to develop Slash Keyboard only emerged last year, according to Kozinoğlu, but it ranked among the best new apps on its first day on the store. It has so far been downloaded 150,000 times on the App Store.
Slash Keyboard has also been hailed as the best new keyboard application by Mashable, Wired and Business Insider. Kozinoğlu had previously developed turkvista.com, known as the first domestic search engine in Turkey, when he was just 13. He also developed an earthquake-warning app called Deprem App.