Posts Tagged ‘Swype’

Swype keyboard for iOS has been pulled from the App Store as support for Android is discontinued. Here is everything you need to know.

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The fact that Apple has allowed users to install and use third-party keyboards is still sinking in for many of us, but when iOS 8 did finally land it’s probably safe to say that those wanting a new keyboard set off to find Swype keyboard for iOS 8 on the App Store.

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We are, some more quickly than others, gradually adapting to the touch-based keyboard. With that said, we’ve all cursed the auto spell-checking features of our devices, and at a time when we can carry out so many complicated tasks using our smartphone or tablet, doing something as simple as typing a message or note should not be so trying. TouchPal Keyboard for iOS offers a refined, gesture-based typing experience built very much in the image of Swype for Android, and if you happen to be jailbroken, you can make this intuitive keyboard a system-wide implementation.

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The Vice President of Swype Inc. has confirmed that his company has been in talks with Apple, and although he stopped short of divulging any details on whether the Swype keyboard technology could be headed to iOS in the near future, it would seem from the comments he made during a Reddit AMA that things went rather well.

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Swype, the once-revered piece of software bringing an intuitive gesture-based typing system to Android, has finally been released as a standalone app, and can be downloaded right now over at the Google Play Store. There’s a free trial from which you can test Swype’s credibility, and if it does make your typing experience that little bit easier, you can buy the complete app for a cool 99 cents.

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In this fast paced world that we live in, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that if we can find a way to complete a task in a shorter period of time, we will more than likely grab it with both hands. Programmers and coders love to write scripts which automate repetitive tasks, and where possible, we all get our computers to do the leg work for us so that we don’t have to. But what about users of smartphones? Surely, they should be able to benefit from time saving techniques?

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Earlier this week, we showcased Swype for iOS, a new jailbreak that greatly increases typing speed on iOS devices. Back when we first previewed the tweak, it had several caveats, such as low accuracy and other bugs. Swype has now been updated to address those issues and make the port feel more like the original Android version.

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Those who’ve spent some time on the Android platform are probably aware of Swype, a tweak that lets users type on their virtual keyboards without ever lifting their fingers, by simply quickly swiping their finger across the keyboard over any letter in order to form a word, and only then releasing it. Fans of this tool should now be happy to know that Swype has now been unofficially ported to iOS.

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It was only yesterday when a woman named Melissa Thompson used one of those new Samsung Galaxy S smartphones to beat the Guinness World Record for fastest texting using Swype keyboard pre-installed on the device. She wrote a textually challenging phrase in just 25.94 seconds.

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Swype Keyboard on Android

By | December 31st, 2009

Swype keyboard, which is currently officially available only on Windows Mobile based Samsung Omnia II has been leaked for Android devices. This leaked preview version of Skype is optimized for high resolution Android devices such as the Motorola Droid and HTC Droid Eris. This preview version of Swype for Android devices is said to be incompatible with the older WVGA screens.

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