Bringing Grammarly to an Android Keyboard

Tushar Janefalkar

Android Lead

Grammarly

This talk will provide developers with insights about building a keyboard, which is a non-traditional Android app. We'll start with how Android keyboards work and then dive into the UX challenges that come with the limited space for displaying views on a keyboard. We'll also explore what happens at each keypress and the performance considerations that need to be factored into building pipelines that can handle them. Finally, we'll look at the strategies Grammarly uses for testing our keyboard by leveraging existing frameworks.

Tushar has spent 9+ years working across all layers of the Android framework, at Motorola, Qualcomm, Magic Leap, and now Grammarly. At Grammarly, Tushar takes his Android experience and applies it to a non-traditional application: the Grammarly Mobile Keyboard. Since starting at Grammarly, Tushar helped evolve a basic keyboard into an intelligent writing assistant used millions of times per day.

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