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  1. Taylored

    Taylored Well-Known Member

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    They are not releasing it to the market because they are trying to market it to OEMs. You make a lot more money if you can just get an OEM to license your product for every device they ship.
    The only reason there is a beta available at all is for the free testing.



    It is like when you sleep with a girl and never call her back. That is what Swype is doing to all of us.
     

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  2. trowpa

    trowpa Well-Known Member

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    OEM is their business model. Great. So when the beta testing is over...what do people do with ...

    Nexus One
    Incredible
    Evo
    Etc
    Etc
    Etc????

    I'm turned off to swype now simply because of the way they are running things. OEM business model seems completely against the open android ideal (as are a lot of things Verizon is doing, but i digress...)
    Swiftkey? I really don't want to go back to tapping. I tried SlideIt -and am using it now. But the prediction sucks. And putting all the symbols on 4 different pages is annoying.

    I haven't tried Ultra Keyboard yet. IS that the 6.99 one without a demo? May just have to take a risk as slideIT aint cutting it for me.
     
  3. Taylored

    Taylored Well-Known Member

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    Ultra is 2.79 and has a 24 hour demo which I am going to try out this evening.
     
  4. rcyphermd

    rcyphermd Well-Known Member

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    I like slideit. The developer has been responsive to suggestions and plans some updates soon. I actually like it better than swype....the microphone feature is nice.
     
  5. xmirage2kx

    xmirage2kx Member

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    Try shapewriter, they dropped it from the market but its still out there with a google search. Shapewriter is free, and they still offer support/downloads from their own website so its not an "illegal download" you just cant get it from the market right now. The only thing its really missing is a mic key. look for Shapewriter 3.0.9 as this is the non-expiring legal copy.
     
  6. trowpa

    trowpa Well-Known Member

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    Ahhh didn't see the trial at first. Thanks! just installed it. Lots of settings to customize (including enabling tracing - disabled by default lol)
     
  7. bjanow

    bjanow Well-Known Member

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    I agree it's really weird what they are doing. I do believe, however, that the beta testers will get a free link when it goes gold. If not, ...well I better not say here. That being said, the beta sucks. You need to switch input after every reboot, which a lot of us do multiple times / day with the new roms and goodies. The installer is a sham and word prediction way off lately. Oh well, I still use it but someone is going to come up with a better version without the current limitations.
     
  8. trowpa

    trowpa Well-Known Member

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    WOW - so far ultra keyboard blows everything out of the water. Anything you don't like - just fix. It is SOOOOOOOoo customizable.. I love it!!!

    I'll give it the 24hour trial - if i still feel this way, i'm not looking back.

    good riddens swype!
     
  9. jsimpson96

    jsimpson96 New Member

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    Shape Writer. It works fairly well. I never used Swype so it took a bit of getting use to.
     
  10. JayCizzo

    JayCizzo Well-Known Member

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    Another vote for Ultra Keyboard. Turn on "tracing" in the settings and it works just like Swype. No lag. There are a ton of customizations and settings.
     
  11. jakeh0

    jakeh0 Well-Known Member

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    same here. lots more errors on this version
     
  12. Squintz82

    Squintz82 Well-Known Member

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    Wow, another vote for Ultra Keyboard. This thing rocks!
     
  13. SeattleYanksFan

    SeattleYanksFan Well-Known Member

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    Does anyone find the keys way too small? I keep tracing the wrong word because my fingers (which are small) keep hitting the wrong keys.
     
  14. Hand76

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    I got a nice working themed version of swype so I am set for now but how much can you cutomize ultra keyboard?

    Can you change colors or the look of anything?
     
  15. OldMuttonHead

    OldMuttonHead Well-Known Member

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    At the risk of being flamed, what exactly is Swype?
     
  16. Squintz82

    Squintz82 Well-Known Member

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    You can calibrate how you type. Go into settings > typing > calibration :cool:
     
  17. euph_22

    euph_22 Well-Known Member

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    Yes - completely flexible. You specify the colors, the size, the padding, etc
     
  19. y2kirk1028

    y2kirk1028 Active Member

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    Download the Hero theme in the Market for Ultra, the keys are a tiny bit bigger.
     
  20. Weazol

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    I am confused? Why don't you have swype anymore.. I am in the beta and it is working just fine.
     
  21. euph_22

    euph_22 Well-Known Member

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    He's NOT in the beta, so I'm guessing they turned off all the previous versions after the recent update.
     
  22. bigdragons

    bigdragons Well-Known Member

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    what he said :)
    :D
    Been using it for a couple of hours now this blows Swype out of the water!!!!!!!!
     
  23. Geddy Lee

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    Trying Ultra now. Wow! They will leave Swype in the dust.
     
  24. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Well-Known Member

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    My Swype still works but thanks to this thread I installed Ultra and uninstalled Swype. Nice find!
     
  25. knebel22

    knebel22 Well-Known Member

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    I saved my version of shapewriter when I switched to swype.
    I prefer swype but am learning to deal with shapewriter.
    I may try the ultra keyboard trial a try.
     

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