(I accidentally hit Q&A instead of regular post)
I am on the hunt for a new keyboard but have a few requirements.
I am currently using but it's showing its age and not playing well on Lollipop and the Dev appears to have abandoned it.
I like the long press on the letters for frequently used characters. I like that it has emojis as well as emoticon (standard text messaging symbol smileys). I like the swype. It is basically, actually exactly the CyanogenMod/AOSP Keyboard and would like something similar. All the keys are in convienient spots unlike other keyboards with long press. Importantly also it has a dedicated number row at the top.
I tried porting the CM keyboard by extracting the APK and latinime but it always either crashed or swipe didn't work.
Before you answer, Google Keyboard ≠ AOSP Keyboard.