Helakuru is Sri Lanka's No.1 App with over 3 Million Users recognized as the Most Popular App of Sri Lanka by NYDB Awards 2016. Helakuru has bagged many national & international awards including mBillionth South Asian Award 2014, e-Swabhimani National Award 2013, NBQSA National Award in 2014 & Sri Lanka's Best Local Language Product Award in 2014.
Helakuru empowers millions of Sri Lankans to type in Sinhala natively from their mobiles. It supports both Smart Phonetic & Smart Wijesekara keyboard layouts for Sinhala as well as Word Predictions for both Sinhala & English languages. You can use Helakuru to type in Sinhala/English faster than ever as Helakuru adopts very simple & easy to learn keyboard layouts for a beginner as well as for a expert in Sinhala typing.
* Bilingual support (New)
Helakuru supports both Sinhala & English Input, so that you even don't need to switch to a different Keyboard to type in English. Just tap the Globe key to switch between Sinhala & English.
* Word Predictions (New)
Helakuru also comes with Sinhala Word Predictions which enables you to type Sinhala words in just one two taps. When you type, this will predict the words as you type so you can just select your preferred word from predictions without typing letter by letter. Helakuru Predictions also supports self-learning so that the new words you type will be automatically saved locally in your device.
* Theme Store (New)
Helakuru now includes a Theme Store with stunning keyboard themes. You can select your favorite theme from the Theme Store or create your own theme by choosing your own colors & a background image.
* Smart Phonetic Layout
Helakuru comes with Smart Phonetic Layout by default. If you're not much familiar with Sinhala typing, Helakuru makes your life easier by introducing a transliteration based Sinhala phonetic layout. With this keyboard layout, you can easily type Sinhala phonetically as "ammaa" in the same way you type SMS in Singlish.
* Smart Wijesekara Layout
If you're familiar with Standard Wijesekara keyboard layout, you can conveniently use it now with Helakuru. You can enable Smart Wijesekara layout by press the Settings icon on Helakuru keyboard. Smart Wijesekara layout features standard Wijesekara layout as it is in normal & shifted modes & additionally features nasal (sanyaka) characters in long tap mode making it Smart for mobile typing.
* System-wide support
Helakuru is not just an app, where you can type in Sinhala only in that app. It's a Standard iOS Keyboard which you can use to type in any app system-wide whether it is Messaging app, Facebook app, twitter app or etc.
* Sinhala Unicode Rendering
Helakuru comes with the in-built Sinhala Unicode Rendering Technology innovated by Bhasha, so you see a clear Sinhala typeface throughout the Helakuru keyboard.
Enjoy typing in your mother-tongue, Sinhala with Helakuru!
Follow the on-screen instructions to enable & switch to Helakuru Sinhala Input or follow the below steps.
1. Go to your device Settings > General > Keyboard > Keyboards > Add New Keyboard... > Helakuru > Helakuru > Allow Full Access
2. Press the Globe icon on your default keyboard & select Helakuru to switch to Helakuru keyboard
Helakuru is a proprietary software and an Intellectual Property owned by Bhasha Lanka (Pvt) Ltd. Decompiling it's binaries, reverse engineering the code or modifying the software is strictly prohibited and liable for copyright infringement.
If you have any issues, improvement suggestions or feedback for Helakuru please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org or connect with us on https://www.facebook.com/helakuru.
© 2011-2017 Bhasha Lanka (Pvt) Ltd
Minor bug fixes
Ratings and Reviews
Only other feature I want for is a way to disable the English keyboard so that I can switch to the default iOS keyboard without too much effort.
Keeps issuing new updates with no use
Every time I update to a newer version I hope they will solve the existing issues. For example in some apps, some letter won’t show up even when I type them. For example words such as ක්රියාව won’t work in Facebook App. Really disappointed
Some words difficult to type
Hear some words are very difficult to type it makes me very uncomfortable. As a example when I want to say Prarthanā (aspiration) the pra letter very difficult to type. Can you please make this correct
- Bhasha Lanka (Pvt) Ltd
- 106.7 MB
- Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- English, Singhalese, Tamil
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © 2017 Bhasha Lanka (Pvt) Ltd
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.