iOS may rule the roost when it comes to the number and quality of the apps, but it's far from perfect. Text selection and editing continue to be a pain point for many users. While Windows Mobile and Android users have the various options like Swype, the only poison for iOS users, without resorting to jail-breaking their device, is the one Apple chose.
On 2nd May, Daniel Chase Hooper posted a YouTube video demoing his keyboard concept for iOS. Hooper's video features simplified text selection and editing. The video went viral in the iOS community, gathering around half-a-million hits till date.
It took less than 48 hours for an enterprising developer to come up with SwipeSelection, an app that brings the video to life on jail-broken iOS devices.
Here's one vote for Apple integrating this technique in iOS so non-jailbroken devices can benefit as well.