Fleksy adds an art marketplace to spice up its keyboard app

Fleksy adds an art marketplace to spice up its keyboard app

Fleksy, an autocorrecting AI keyboard which competes with big-guns like Google’s Gboard and Microsoft’s Swiftkey, has a brand new option to catch customers’ eyes: Art keyboards.

It’s simply launched FleksyArt: A market for artists to promote digital works to its customers to allow them to customise the look of their keyboards.

Fleksy has had keyboard themes earlier than. But the artwork market goals to go additional — opening its platform as much as all types of artists to digitally distribute work to its “thousands and thousands” of customers for show on a chunk of important smartphone real-estate (it factors out the keyboard is the second most used app on telephones, in any case).

As that is keyboard artwork, the illustrations and artworks seem with the letters of Fleksy’s keyboard overlaid. So the startup warns legibility is vital. Clearly some designs are going to work higher than others. But past that the artistic sky is the restrict.

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A collage of a few of the completely different artworks accessible on the FleksyArt market (Image credit score: Fleksy)

FleksyArt is beginning with a number of digital artists onboard, together with María Picasso i Piquer, Lucila Dominguez, URKO and Maru Ceballos.

It’s inviting different artists to enroll by submitting a portfolio of labor for evaluation right here.

Victoria Gerchinhoren, Fleksy’s chief design officer, explains the way it works: “When we obtain the portfolios, my design workforce approves for having the art work in our market,” she tells us, noting Fleksy has already handpicked a couple of artists to get the ball rolling. “I ship them pointers on learn how to put together the belongings and I write the final specs earlier than publishing contained in the product.”

“There outlined pointers by way of the variety of items (all the time packs of 2-Four themes) and artists can create as many packs as they need. We counsel the items inside every pack have a connection, they are often linked by an concept or fashion,” she goes on.

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“We publish the packs in a devoted part within the host app (which we redesigned with this in thoughts not way back) then talk in social media. We’ve additionally simply launched the web site part with interviews and the artist profiles and bios so that they have a pleasant place to be showcased.”

Fleksy is setting a flat value of €2.99 for all artwork packs — so that artists promoting on {the marketplace} “have the identical value and competitors is honest”, as Gerchinhoren places it.

It’s doing a 50:50 income cut up on gross sales — after Google’s 30% fee has been factored in. So which means that Google will get €0.89 per sale, and the artist and Fleksy then cut up the remaining.

Fleksy has additionally confirmed that artists retain copyright of their works.

“We’re setting this collaboration on a revenue-share mannequin,” it notes on its web site. “You’ll obtain 50% of the income after Google’s 30% fee. We assume that is honest because you’ll present the Artwork and Fleksy implements & distribute your Artwork. Payments are made bi-annually, upon our receipt of a authorized bill from you.”

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