It almost seems like that Google even forgot they've ever had this application. It needs a major maintance in performances and features update. Whenever you try to press a key in kana mode corresponding to any ~a syllable, it shows the flick option and often writes a different syllable whatsoever. Whenever in the Godan mode, it writes corresponding number and the English mode... I'd rather NOT start about that. Despite being the best Japanese keyboard available out there... It really needs to be updated urgently. Not to mention the very much useless English suggestion mode and no English autocorrection option present.
Two things, five stars then: 1: Swiping. Google's Chinese keyboard can do it! 2: In the number pad was an intelligent suggestion of which kanji should follow, like time or date or something you can count. Since your last update, it's gone. One more thing: In the Gboard, languages like DE or EN are combined in one keyboard. JP there would be so cool. I could live with a single switch latin<>conversion.
When typing in Japanese keys in Romaji format, the keys at the edge, esp. an A is very hard to press correctly, ending up with pressing S instead. Just use the same key layout as its English/alphabet version where "A" and "L" are slightly positioned away from the edge. There is no need to habitate the full keyboard space with keys reaching to edges. Remove the "ー" key, then combine the "、" and "。" keys together and make them toggle between 1tap and 2taps and give " ー" a space where "。" was taking up.
Add handwritting please. Japanese contains many Kanji characters which I could not type it using pronounsations, but only handwritting can, since Japanese is not my mother tongue. Although I can type it using Mandarin input, I feel upset when I need to change the input keyboard, moreover some Kanji characters in Japanese and Chinese do not share same code. Hope Google will solve this problem very soon. And now I found out that there are many keys on the Japanese Input Keyboard, this make me always type in wrong way, and the key on keyboard do not follow the US qwertyuiop standard, please solve it as soon as you could.
I used to have this add-on on my old phone and loved it but now can't get it to appear on the new one. The new phone had gboard preinstalled, which seems to have no support for Japanese. It isn't an option in the language settings, a long press on the English spacebar does nothing and pressing the keyboard icon only allows the choice between English and voice input. Please allow this add-on to work with gboard or offer a suggestion as to what I'm doing wrong.
The Japanese ime is great, but the English keyboard part is basically trash. No swipe option. Google's stock keyboard is leagues better than the English part of this one. So much better that I constantly switch to use the stock Google keyboard then back to the Japanese ime. If there was swipe, and some options to change keyboard size, etc.. 5 stars all the way. It's a bummer knowing Google has a good keyboard, but chose not to use it in the ime version.