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Old October 25th, 2012, 08:06 AM   #1 (permalink)
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SwiftKey Flow - Coming soon for Android™

It looks like swiftkey is gonna add a swype like implementation to its keyboard. This quite literally makes my day as this is the only thing that could make me like swiftkey any better. what do ya'll think?
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Hahahaha...I was just about to post this. Some people (myself included) prefer Swype while others prefer SwiftKey. Merge the two together and it will be the ultimate keyboard.
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Thanks for sharing. I love Swiftkey. To have this with swype like feature is like peanut butter and jelly together.
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it looks like if you go to the website you can sign up to hopefully get to try the beta
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I loved swype but it doesn't work well with my SG3 and goSMS (the keyboard blocks the input screen)

I have been using swiftkey and it's OK, but I do miss swyping. This is going to be awesome thanks!!
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I'm hoping this just gets baked into the current SwiftKey instead of being a separate app after it comes out of beta.

BTW, I like the neon light-like trace.
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Old October 25th, 2012, 09:24 AM   #7 (permalink)
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I'm hoping this just gets baked into the current SwiftKey instead of being a separate app after it comes out of beta.

BTW, I like the neon light-like trace.
me too, I don't wanna have to pay for another version when i've been wanting this all along
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Signed up for the beta :-) I love Swype though.
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Looks very interesting. Swype user now.
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This will be very interesting. I have always heard great things about Swift Key, but once I started with Swype, I just can't tap anymore.

I wonder if this will be a separate product or purchase from Swift Key?

Wish I had bought Swift Key for 99 cents during the 25th billion download sale! (see above as to why I did not.)
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I got Swiftkey as an Amazon free app, and I can install it on my Nexus7, but it doesn't function. The free version works (it appears the paid version is no longer Amazon supported). I signed up for beta to see what happens. Love Swype.
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Has anyone received a beta invite?
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Old October 28th, 2012, 03:33 PM   #13 (permalink)
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nope, they said "the next few weeks" so I dunno how long that means
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I'm really looking forward to a usable Swype-like experience where I'm not forced to be a perpetual beta tester just for the privilege of using their product. Swype doesn't play nice with CoPilot, so I have to switch to SwiftKey while using CoPilot. Besides that, the last two updates to Swype ticked me off with issues that should never have made it to beta release.
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Old November 30th, 2012, 03:24 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Did everyone get their email today? Won't be much longer.
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Yes. But just getting use to the 4.2 android keyboard, just uninstalled Swype yesterday. Looking forward to trying Swiftkey.
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Apparently swiftkey flow will be a part or subset of Swiftkey. Wish I had bought Swiftkey when it was on sale recently for $2? Or back when it was $1.
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Is it a advanced version of Swiftkey 3 ?
I found swiftkey a little bit uneasy to handle but will try this one.
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Their server must be getting hammered, can't get the language pack to download. Once got it to 86% and it failed, the rest, won't even start.
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Chavez has a little video about it as well on Phandroid:
SwiftKey Flow Beta now available for download, we go hands-on [VIDEO]
Personally, I probably won't use the swyping as I really don't care to type that way, but maybe I'll give this one a shot.
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allright ya'll, you can install the beta now!

http://www.swiftkey.net/flow/
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I love swiping, i have used countless apps that perform it, most notably like SlideIt, Swype, and now SwiftKey Flow

EDIT: With the language pack, mine doesn't even start haha
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So far, not really liking it. Lots of errors and fixing them is difficult. It doesn't give nearly as many options for replacement words as Swype does. Maybe it just needs to learn, so I'll keep using it for now.
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So far, not really liking it. Lots of errors and fixing them is difficult. It doesn't give nearly as many options for replacement words as Swype does. Maybe it just needs to learn, so I'll keep using it for now.
Same for me too. I'm hoping it learns more, and quick, since I really can't stand swype for typing and I spend half my time typing and half sliding...

EDIT: I figured out the issue, at least for me. The beta is separate from the normal app so the beta doesn't have all the knowledge that the regular app does, since i've been using the regular app for months.
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also Swype beta Is not bad, ultra keyboard is also on it's way but the swype.action is not mature
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wow, just wow!
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Ran into another issue. In one of my apps (OurGroceries), I cannot "flow" at all. I can type, but trying to use the flow capability does nothing. I'm sure the same problem will exist for other apps out there.
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Just went to the SwiftKey forum to report the issue and it looks like this is an issue for many apps:
http://vip.swiftkey.net/index.php?/topic/5147-flow-doesnt-allow-swipe-in-the-play-store/
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  • Play Store
  • Gmail
  • Titanium Backup
  • Amazon App Store
  • Ebay
  • Root Explorer
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I could probably continue, but I think we get the point.
Pretty major issue IMO. If that's not fixed soon, I'm going back to Swype.
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Doesn't flow in a browser (like typing this manually). Works well in gmail and k9, gtasks, gvoice... hope this gets fixed soon, i'm liking it.
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I'm reading in other threads that it doesn't flow in some places by design. If that's the case, I'm out. I'm not going to deal with trying to remember which apps can use flow and which ones can't. That's just stupid IMHO.

http://vip.swiftkey.net/index.php?/topic/4994-flow-not-working-on-websites/page__view__findpost__p__37182
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This is not a bug, this is intended. See the original thread here
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Well folks, it is Beta for a reason. If it bothers you too much, go back to your old manner of input and give it a little more time. They'll polish it up before releasing the true update in the Play store.

From the little I've played with it at this point it has awesome potential. The beauty of Swype with the prediction of Swiftkey ... wow!
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Well the purpose of Beta testing is to provide feedback. Let them know you do not like it like this so they can change it. Just complaining here defeats the purpose of beta testing an app.
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I like it so far, the predictions are pretty good and my Swype beta always lagged when i opened my messaging app to use it, and although it was maybe like 2-3 seconds, it always bugged me, flow pops up right away and is ready for use. I am going to keep it unless it really starts to irritate me, but hey, its a beta so let it be tested then wait for updates.

EDIT: To add as well, in the apps that do not use the Flow option, which for me i like because half the time in the play store some apps are named weird names and aren't recognized in the English Language, like UCCW, GasBuddy, etc, so i would just type them. Same with the browser, too many errors to Swipe.

They do need to add in a predictive text when it is switched off of the flow option though, because right now, and i understand it is in beta, there is no way to predict words you just have to get them right.
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Well folks, it is Beta for a reason. If it bothers you too much, go back to your old manner of input and give it a little more time. They'll polish it up before releasing the true update in the Play store.

From the little I've played with it at this point it has awesome potential. The beauty of Swype with the prediction of Swiftkey ... wow!
But if they are doing that on purpose?
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Well the purpose of Beta testing is to provide feedback. Let them know you do not like it like this so they can change it. Just complaining here defeats the purpose of beta testing an app.
I did report it there. I came here to discuss it.
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It does remember (predict) email addresses that start with a numeral (which Swype does not). I set up nick names in the android kb which also works well. Not working in main "texting" areas of a browser (like forums) is real issue for me; really surprised they let it out to beta without seeing that problem.
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haha, that was my exact reaction too!
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But if they are doing that on purpose?
Good point ... which is why you give your feedback and they may (or may not) "fix" it.

I haven't had too many chances yet to test it out. Some of the previous comments suggest that certain text entry boxes won't have flow ... but they never had predictive either (search strings, user name/password entry, etc.) It also sounds like there are some areas where it should work but doesn't (standard text box on a web site, etc). I expect those will be fixed, given appropriate feedback (which you've provided).

I hope you didn't read my comment as being nasty. I just don't want people giving up on this program entirely while it's still in the Beta stage! There are too many people out there that will try it, decide that "there are too many bugs" and then bad-mouth until the end of time, without ever trying the official release!
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Been waiting for this since the info was first released. I have been a die hard Swype fan but swiftkey has always been my first choice for a regular keyboard if swype wasn't available for certain phones Ive used. SK's predictions can almost be scary because it works so well. Once it learns your style it can damn near think for you.

With that being said, I am loving SK Flow. Obviously there is one or two things I dont like BUT there is a few features Im GLAD they implemented like holding back to delete whole words instead of 1 letter at a time like Swype beta. Although I would prefer the swype on the back button to delete as that was a cool function but I can live without it. There needs to be an option to turn off/on flow for URL and certain search functions. That's very annoying. I like the themes available, especially the default. It's very very clean. One thing I liked in Swype that SK Flow doesn't have is the use of the Swype key to do shortcuts like "swype + A" to select all and "Swype + V" to paste and so on. I got used to using these features and it cut down on a lot of time. I Hope something like this gets implemented in the future. I would rather have options there that I dont use then to not have them at all.

And the MAIN thing I really like about Flow is that you can swype whole sentences while NEVER lifting your finger. That is badass. Just swype to the spacebar and keep going. It works great as well.

It is a beta release BUT it's a very good beta release. We must voice our concerns about certain things to them so they can look at if for the main release. SK is a company that actually listens to the users to fix potential issues so I feel confident they will have a great product when the official version is released.

I feel that they have taken over as the leader in the swipe style keyboards.
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I am pretty happy so far! I loved LOVED swype with my SGI but was not able to get it to work properly with my SGIII.

Def some bugs to work out, but isn't that what beta is all about?
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Def some bugs to work out, but isn't that what beta is all about?
That's the part that drives me crazy tbh. It is a public beta, and it's slightly (and only slightly) harder than going to the play store to install, but there are gonna be some people that try it, don't like it because of bugs, and bash it from now till eternity, even though they were clearly using a beta product.
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That's the part that drives me crazy tbh. It is a public beta, and it's slightly (and only slightly) harder than going to the play store to install, but there are gonna be some people that try it, don't like it because of bugs, and bash it from now till eternity, even though they were clearly using a beta product.
People will never be pleased, but I knew what I was in for when trying the beta, and for a beta its pretty good, no problems with it so far, and the no lift typing is to die for.
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The app is online so you can try it out. It's great so far.
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This is a pretty exciting development and one I've been waiting for. I tried SK and found I liked Swype better but Swypes word prediction is pretty awful. I knew someone would integrate the two eventually!

That said, I'm relatively new to Android so I have the following questions: I would like to try the beta version of SK Flow. Do I need to have SK already on my phone to install the SK Flow .apk file? If so will the free version work or must it be the paid version?

And last, I have never added a program via the .apk file. I've already downloaded it though to my computer. What are the steps for doing this? Do I have to be rooted.

Thanks for helping a noob.
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And the MAIN thing I really like about Flow is that you can swype whole sentences while NEVER lifting your finger. That is badass. Just swype to the spacebar and keep going. It works great as well.
Holy good god, i just tried this and...wow lol, i love it so much, this feature kicks butt
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This is a pretty exciting development and one I've been waiting for. I tried SK and found I liked Swype better but Swypes word prediction is pretty awful. I knew someone would integrate the two eventually!

That said, I'm relatively new to Android so I have the following questions: I would like to try the beta version of SK Flow. Do I need to have SK already on my phone to install the SK Flow .apk file? If so will the free version work or must it be the paid version?

And last, I have never added a program via the .apk file. I've already downloaded it though to my computer. What are the steps for doing this? Do I have to be rooted.

Thanks for helping a noob.
I think your best bet is to download it right from your phone (send a link by email or use your browser). It is a separate keyboard from Swiftkey so I am sure you won't need that as well.
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Just went to the SwiftKey forum to report the issue and it looks like this is an issue for many apps:
http://vip.swiftkey.net/index.php?/topic/5147-flow-doesnt-allow-swipe-in-the-play-store/

Pretty major issue IMO. If that's not fixed soon, I'm going back to Swype.
loving it except for this issue.
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