General Life post Swype... NOW WHAT?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by JSS12, Sep 20, 2010.

  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

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

    Nexus One
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    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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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

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

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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

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

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

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  18. trowpa

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

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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

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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

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    what he said :)
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    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

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

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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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