Gboard

Rajan Patel,谷歌新iOS键盘的首席工程师

Say you’re texting with a friend about tomorrow’s lunch plans. They ask you for the addressUntil now it’s worked like this: You leave your texting app打开搜索找到餐厅Copy the address切换回您的文本Paste the address into a message最后,点击发送。

Searching and sending stuff on your phone shouldn’t be that difficultWith Gboard, you can search and send all kinds of things — restaurant info, flight times, news articles — right from your keyboardAnything you’d search on Google, you can search with GboardResults appear as cards with the key information front and center, such as the phone number, ratings and hoursWith one tap, you can send it to your friend and you keep the conversation going.

我的第一个想法当然是“听起来像是一场隐私灾难 - 谷歌会查看并记录用这个键盘输入的所有内容。

但事实似乎并非如此在设置过程中,Gboard显示这个简单的隐私声明,关于它是否需要您授予它“完全访问权限”,包括网络:

这使您可以在键盘中使用Google搜索Your searches are sent to Google, but nothing else you type is.

这就是谷歌在应用程序中所说的内容App Store中的描述

隐私

We know the things you type on your phone are personal, so we’ve designed Gboard to keep your private information private.

Gboard发送给Google的内容:

  • When you do a search, Gboard sends your query to Google’s web servers so Google can process your query and send you search results.
  • Gboard also sends anonymous statistics to Google to help us diagnose problems when the app crashes and to let us know which features are used most often.

Gboard不向Google发送的内容:

  • 其他一切Gboard will remember words you type to help you with spelling or to predict searches you might be interested in, but this data is stored only on your deviceThis data is not accessible by Google or by any apps other than Gboard.

当然,此隐私政策可能在未来发生变化。交易可以改变,和谷歌故意规避iOS隐私功能的历史记录已有详细记载但是现在,看起来Gboard实际上是私有的事实上,据我所知,您不仅不需要登录Google帐户才能使用它 - 无法登录Google帐户even if you wanted to通过Gboard发送的查询不会显示在我的Google搜索记录即使我在其他Google iOS应用中登录了我的Google帐户只有您在Gboard的搜索输入字段中键入的内容才会发送给Google,即使是匿名发送也是如此。

无论这是谷歌自己的宽大决定,iOS的技术限制,还是App Store审查所执行的政策决定,我都不知道。

其他说明:

  • Gboard现在只适用于iOS,但Android用户似乎想要它

  • 设计明智的Gboard有点奇怪谷歌最近的所有iOS应用都使用谷歌材料设计视觉语言,包括Roboto字体他们的iOS应用程序看起来和工作更像Android应用程序而不是iOS应用程序然而,Gboard在视觉上被设计为非常接近地模仿标准iOS键盘Gboard运动略有不同的颜色,并改变一些关键的位置,1但显然设计看起来像熟悉的系统键盘 - 我敢打赌很多用户会认为Gboard只是在系统键盘上方添加一个搜索栏(iOS中的第三方键盘不仅可以修改系统键盘 - 它们必须从头开始重新实现所有内容。2

    但是Gboard使用Roboto而不是SFRoboto和旧金山之间的差异有时是微妙的,但在我看来它只是让它在iOS 9上看起来不合适而且,他们选择了太多的Roboto重量 - 我几乎看不到他们的“。”键的时间段我认为整个Material Design的东西在iOS上非常不合适我很高兴他们没有使用Gboard,但他们应该已经走了一条路,并使用旧金山的字体。

  • Gboard有一些有趣的表情符号功能首先,它不是让你切换到不同的键盘,而是内置了专用的表情符号布局,包括搜索Mac OS’s “Emoji and Symbols” picker has long allowed for search; it’s long struck me as a little curious that iOS’s standard emoji keyboard does not其次,除了实际的单词之外,Gboard的预测文本功能还会提示表情符号Type “dinner” and the first predictive suggestion is “🍴”; type “basketball” and you get “🏀”这很聪明。

  • 更新: 费德里科维蒂奇:“谷歌必须有人不要拿到iPadGboard is very good on the iPhone; the layout is atrocious on the iPad Pro.” I didn’t even think to try it on an iPad — for some reason I’ve got it in my head that third-party keyboards are an iPhone-only thing on iOS.

  • 更新2: Rajan Patel,在Twitter上,关于这篇文章:

    @daringfireball It was our magnanimous decision, we should go all the way w/ design, and we will polish iPad.

  • 更新3:另一个酷的功能You know how you can move the insertion point by 3D pressing on the iPhone 6S keyboard? Gboard lets you move the insertion point by sliding across the space bar.


  1. Example: Gboard uses a smaller return key with the “⏎” glyph as a label; iOS uses a bigger key labeled “Return” — but they’re both in the same location, the lower-right cornerGboard uses the extra space created by its smaller Return key to add a “.” key to the alphabetic keyboard; press and hold on it and you get shortcuts for a bunch of common punctuation characters. ↩︎

  2. Apple确实提供了用于播放标准键盘单击声音的API, 例如但开发人员不能做的只是说“显示标准键盘并在其上方添加此新工具栏。“ ↩︎︎