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New Swype Beta installer hozed up


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  1. (G)

    (G) Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    I received an email from Swype this afternoon saying that the Beta I'm using (I'm a registered Beta user) will expire "in a few days," and urging me to download the new installer, which will then download and install the new version of Swype. But I had to uninstall the old installer and version first.

    I did.

    And the new installer didn't work. I tried it a dozen times, and every time I received a message saying that the "Installer is out of date."

    There's a note from a Swype tech on the Swype forum (posted at about 5:30pm) saying that they knew there's a problem and that we'll all get mailed out a new installer "within 24 hours."

    Until then, I limp along with the stock keyboard.

    EDIT: Never mind. By 11:30pm CDT it was fixed. THANK GOD.

    According to the email, here are the changes:
    - added German and Portuguese
    - added auto-space suppression short-cut gesture (from spacebar to backspace)
    - added quick language switch short cut gesture
    - improved word prediction algorithm
    - improved handling of several gesture collisions (incl want/wasn't, to/too and others)
    - Android IME no longer sometimes hangs/crashes when Swype scrapes the user's address book for dictionary entries
    - tips and help menus now accessible when a password field is active
    -backspace now works in applications which use raw key imput instead of an editable tet field (e.g. terminal emulator)
    - The single character "i" is no longer incorrectly auto-capitalized in non-English languages
    - tons of other minor bug fixes, including many device-specific issues
     

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  2. jtreadwell

    jtreadwell Member

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    So when will swype be released to the pubic? I had a beta copy for a few days and loved it. I would gladly pay for a full version but the only way I see to get it is to be lucky enough to be a beta tester or buy a phone that ships with it.
     
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    (G) Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Good question. According to their website FAQ, they'd rather license it out to phone manufacturers than release it as a full app because doing the latter would require more support than they have manpower for.

    I don't understand why they just don't release it with the understanding that there won't be any support for it, other than what's on their own forums.
     
  4. TJ110158

    TJ110158 Member

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    I had the same issue with Swype yesterday. This morning I tried again and it worked. However, and more importantly does anyone know if they fixed the "REBOOT" bug? I would test myself, but its always a hassle trying to get it to work again after rebooting the phone. I love this keyboard, but to always use it I have to remember to switch back to the stock keyboard before turning off the phone, "which is kind of a pain in the you know what."
     

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