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<p>As someone that spends far too much time on my smartphone, I often get frustrated by having to switch apps when responding to messages across WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, iMessage, and so many other time-sucking messaging apps demanding my attention. Could there be a better way?</p> <p>Fleksy is an award-winning alternative keyboard for your phone and tablet available for Android and iPhone. Fleksy aims to give you full control on customization, productivity, and privacy. With Fleksy, you can share, find and send GIFs, stickers, videos, images, links all from the convenience of your keyboard.</p> <p>What does this mean? No more switching between apps. You manage everything from your keyboard. Maybe this is why Fleksy counts for more than 13 million downloads on the Google Play and App Store combined.</p> <p>Thingthing, the company behind Fleksy Keyboard, the fastest and most private smartphone keyboard in the world, announced today that it has successfully secured $815,119 from 446 investors via its latest equity crowdfunding campaign for the Fleksy smart mobile keyboard.</p> <p>According to comScore’s 2017 Cross-Platform Future in Focus report, the average American adult (18+) spends 2 hours, 51 minutes on their smartphone every day. According to eMarketer, Americans spend 55 minutes a day texting and 25 minutes a day on mobile email.</p> <p>“In this mobile-first era, an elegant yet sound keyboard experience is paramount for practical, high-function as well as enjoyable use of smartphones and appropriate connected devices,” said Olivier Plante, CEO of Thingthing.</p> <p>“Plus, mobile phone manufacturers are challenged to monetize users as profits in business have shifted away from the hardware device and toward software and services, and this is where Fleksy is an ideal software partner - especially for brands that need the revenue sharing to better compete with the cache brands.”</p> <p>I invited Olivier Plante onto the show to learn more about how Fleksy users can access content on any messaging app and perform web searches without having to switch between apps. We also discuss how it was declared the fastest mobile keyboard in the world by the Guinness Book of Records.</p> <p>Olivier is aiming for the ambitious target of 550 million devices using Fleksy by 2020</p>