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Old April 24th, 2013, 07:16 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Swype in Google Play Store 0.99c Launch Sale

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.nuance.swype.dtc&referrer=utm_sourc e%3Dgoogle%26utm_medium%3Dorganic%26utm_term%3Dswy pe+google+play

Well it looks like it's out of beta and fresh in the market.

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Old April 24th, 2013, 11:34 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Sooooo....I can keep the free beta version???????

"Swype is now available for download on Google Play with a limited time price of $0.99. To learn more, visit http://www.nuance.com/products/swype.

For those interested in remaining part of the beta program for new upcoming Swype features, visit http://beta.swype.com."


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Old April 24th, 2013, 01:46 PM   #3 (permalink)
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This is straight from their forum.

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Swype Beta FAQ

1. How can I sign up to be a beta tester for Swype?
If you are an Android user, are passionate about sharing your user experience, and don’t mind bugs, please register an account on the Swype Forum and join the Swype Beta Tester usergroup.*To join this usergroup, enter your user control panel (just click on your username in the Swype Forum), select "Join Groups" next to Permission Groups, and request to join "Swype Beta Testers".

2. I am an existing Swype Beta tester – what happens now?
If you are an existing Swype Beta tester, we recommend that you ensure you’ve updated to the latest Swype Beta version (v1.4.9) by opening Swype Settings > Updates. You can verify your Swype Beta version by opening Swype Settings > Preferences > About, and scrolling all the way to the bottom of the page.

3. When will the latest version of Swype Beta (v1.4.9) expire?
Yes. On par with each previous release within the Swype Beta program, the latest version of Swype Beta (v1.4.9) will expire on September 14, 2013.*

4. Is Swype Beta closed forever?
No! But Swype Beta will be returning to its roots now that we’re able to offer the full version of Swype for download on Google Play. If you are an Android user, you are comfortable with builds that are less stable and have more bugs, and you want to be a beta tester for Swype, please read answer #1 (above)
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Old April 24th, 2013, 02:10 PM   #4 (permalink)
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so will my current Beta version expiring in sept 14, 2013 be 'updated', as in the past....OR....should i just 'buy' the official version now on google play?

if so, i should buy it now that it's on sale rather than to have to pay more later.
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I think that for a buck, it is a good deal. I've used SwiftKey for months now and love it. I happen to use Flow when in portrait mode quite often, so I decided to pick Swype up and try it out. So far, SwiftKey is still number one in landscape thumb typing. In portrait, Swype is a bit better than Swiftkey Flow when swipe typing.
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so will my current Beta version expiring in sept 14, 2013 be 'updated', as in the past....OR....should i just 'buy' the official version now on google play?

if so, i should buy it now that it's on sale rather than to have to pay more later.
I say buy it. You can't go wrong with that pricing. LOL.
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Dang... finally got use to Kii, after using Swiftkey for a while. May have to spring for Swype to compare, can't beat the price. I still have it on my old Optimus-V that I never use. If Swype has a bunch of themes, I may switch back.
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Tried it out, and its still the best at swipe typing. ) There's a free 30day trial version if you want to just check it out.
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Have been using Swype for years, first with HTC Desire and then came pre-installed on my Galaxy Note 1. I have downloaded the trial version and am trying to work out any differences between that and the pre-installed version. So far I have found that if "pecking" it shows a popup of the letter you typed (that may be enough for me to pay the 65p!) but are there any other obvious ones?
Also, is there a way to add shortcuts? I am trying to add my email address and it will only let me add the bit prior to the @ through the normal route when it asks you if you want to add a word to your dictionary?
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Bought it today for S3 having had it previously for S2. Using it now and prefer it to swiftkey What I like is that when you swipe a word it shows alternatives above, allowing you to choose the correct word if necessary, whereas swiftkey showed its prediction for possible next word. Swypes option is preferable to me. For 65pence in UK it is well worth a shot.
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I bought Swype and didn't realize how much I missed until I started using it again. I will most likely alternate between this and Kii, I love Swype but I like being able to customize the keyboard with Kii so depending on what kind of theme mood I'm in will decide which I use
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Old April 25th, 2013, 02:26 PM   #12 (permalink)
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I still like Swiftkey better, if only because if the flow is giving me woes, I can swap back to predictive typing, no problem.
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I had that problem. Figured out you had to type it in the body, not the address field. Then you have to type a space after it, THEN it asks you if you want to add the whole address to the dictionary.

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Bought it today for S3 having had it previously for S2. Using it now and prefer it to swiftkey What I like is that when you swipe a word it shows alternatives above, allowing you to choose the correct word if necessary, whereas swiftkey showed its prediction for possible next word. Swypes option is preferable to me. For 65pence in UK it is well worth a shot.
That is the reason Swype is better than SwiftKey Flow when swipe typing. With Flow, if the word isn't the one that I want, I have to try the swipe typing again and hope it selects the right word. If that doesn't work, I have to start pecking individual letters. SwiftKey's text prediction is great when trying to predict what word you are typing before you finish typing. However, after you finish typing, SwiftKey moves to the next word with its prediction. It's too late to try to change the current word.

Swype gives you alternatives after you swiped the word. If the word isn't the one that you want, usually one of the alternatives Swype provides is the correct word.

These differences between Swype and SwiftKey is what makes SwiftKey not as good when using Flow. For thumb typing, SwiftKey is better. It allows you to customise the keyboard layout and size to make it more comfortable to type. I also find that SwiftKey is a lot better at predicting the word you mean to type as typing on a touch screen is prone to a lot of errors.
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this good news but is it just me or is it kind of big for just a input method....feels like of slow sometimes
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I did a typing test between SwiftKey in landscape (my preferred way of typing) with Swype in portrait. I SwiftKey was faster at 22 wpm vs. Swype at 17 wpm. I was going to try it out for a full week, but based on these results, I am going back to SwiftKey. I can't ignore the fact that SwiftKey is 20% faster even though Swype is actually more fun.

I will be keeping Swype on my phone. Sometimes, I use my phone while lying down. When I do this, I have to turn auto-rotate off, so my phone is in portrait. If I have to type in portrait, I will use Swype.
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Thanks, Tcat007, for the answer but it is when I am typing in the main field that it doesn't let me add my email address. As soon as I've typed the first part before the @ it offers to add it but as I keep tying it doesn't offer any more.
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Odd, works for me. I type xxxx@ (and it does ask to add to dictionary), but if I keep typing xxxx@xxxx.com adding a space after the .com, and spelling out the .com (not using the .com button), it asks to add the whole email. If you use the .com button it leaves off the .com when adding. Real strange, but once you figure out it does work. But may be device dependent.

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Woohoo, done it! I hadn't noticed that you had said to put a space in after the .com. When I did that, it worked. Thanks, that had been bugging me for ages. I am still wondering though whether it's possible to enter a shortcut like I have (dare I say it!) on my iPad. On there I type my 3 initials and my email address comes up?
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Thanks a bunch! By far one of the easiest ways to type on Android devices...
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99 cents is a steal
i've been using swype for about 3 years. i have tried many other keyboards but nothing is as good as swype.
this new version seems faster than the betas i have used.
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