Hayatar - an Armenian keyboard

Aug 2, 2023 apps

Say hello to Hayatar - an Armenian custom keyboard for iOS that was developed using KeyboardKit.

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Hayatar is created by indie developer Arshak Aghakaryan, who wanted to improve the Armenian typing experience on iOS.

The story of the Armenian typing experience on iOS is quite sad. The system comes with a default Armenian keyboard, but the layout is not the one that most who write in Armenian are used to.

Although several Armenian keyboards exists, neither did provide a layout or a native UI & UX that Arshak was expecting. As he later got an iPad, he started experiencing even more issues with the 3rd party app that he was using.

I decided to try and build a keyboard I’d be happy to use myself. I discovered KeyboardKit and fell into a rabbit hole of third-party keyboard development :)

After some time in development, Hayatar is now available on the App Store. It’s open-source, looks and feels native thanks to KeyboardKit, is customizable and syncs changes using iCloud. Plus, it was designed by an Armenian typer for Armenian typers, so it really fits the language.

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As you can see in these screenshots, Hayatar provides you with great Armenian alphabetic, numeric and symbolic keyboard layouts, as well as features like autocomplete and secondary callout actions.

KeyboardKit is definitely one of my favorite packages now!

We are very happy to hear that Arshak enjoyed developing Hayatar using KeyboardKit and wish him all the best in the future. Download Hayatar today to improve your Armenian typing experience.