Responding to popular demand, the developers are now working on an Android version to ensure as many customers can access the new technology as possible.
The developers say the downloadable keyboard can make typing on a smartphone twice as fast as on other Khmer keyboards already available for iOS and Android phones.
They say that the other keyboards require users to use the shift key to navigate between different letters while the Khmer Smart Keyboard allows users to navigate by swiping.
The developers are starting a crowdfunding campaign, sponsored by Ezecom, to raise money to develop the Android app as well as to develop a dictionary and a word prediction feature.
Crowdfunding is a way of raising money for start up projects that allows people to make financial contributions, big or small, to projects that inspire them, often in return for a share in the project or other inducements.
“Anything that makes technology and the internet more accessible to Cambodians is something that Ezecom will naturally support. It’s exciting to see young Cambodian developers like Khmer Smart Keyboard really seizing the opportunities that our digital age is creating and making the most of them,” said Ezecom CEO Paul Blanche-Horgan.