, an autocorrecting AI keyboard that competes with big guns like Google’s Gboard and Microsoft’s Swiftkey, has a new way to catch users’ eyes: Art keyboards. It’s just launched : A marketplace for artists to sell digital works to its users so they can customize the look of their keyboards. Fleksy has had keyboard themes before. But the art marketplace aims to go further — opening its platform up to all sorts of artists to digitally distribute work to its “millions” of real-estate (it points out the keyboard is the second most used app on phones, after all). As this is keyboard art, the illustration,s and artworks appear with the letters of Fleksy’s keyboard overlaid. So the startup warns legibility is important. Clearly,y some designs are going to work better than others. But .
FleksyArt is starting with several digital artists onboard, including María Picasso iIPiquer, Lucila Dominguez, URKO, and Maru Ceballos. It’s inviting other artists to sign up by submitting a portfolio of work for review. Victoria Gerchinhoren, Fleksy’s chief design officer, “When we receive the portfolios, my design team approves for having the artwork in our marketplace,” she tells us, noting Fleksy has already handpicked a few artists to get the ball rolling. “I send them guidelines on preparing the asset,s, and I write the last before publishing inside the product.”
“There are defined guidelines regarding the number of pieces (always,) and artists can create as many packs as they want. We suggest the pieces inside each pack have a connection; an idea or style can connect them,” she goes on. “We publish the packs in a dedicated section in the host app (which we redesigned with this in mind not long ago), and hen communicates on . We’ve also just launched the with interviews, artist profile,s and bio,s so they have a nice place to showcased.”
Fleksy is setting a flat price of €2.99 for allon the marketplace “have the same price and competition is fair”, as Gerchinhoren puts it. It’s doing a 50:50 revenue split on after Google’s 30% commission has been factored in. So this means that , and the artist and Fleksy then split the rest. Fleksy has . “We’re setting this on a revenue-share model,” it notes on its website. “You’ll receive 50% of the revenue after Google’s 30% commission. We think this is fair since you’ll provide the Artwork, and Fleksy will implement & distribute your Artwork. Payments are made bi-annuall, uponreceivingf a legal invoice from you.”