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  1. akular1

    akular1 Member This Topic's Starter

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    Hi Everyone

    Just curious to know if Swype will eventually be releasing an official version that I may be available for download onto my Evo. If so, any predictions as to when it may be available?

    Thanks!
    Andy
     

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  2. uniquenameEVO

    uniquenameEVO Well-Known Member

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    It's in beta specifically to test so it will be one day available.
     
  3. jimdroid

    jimdroid Well-Known Member

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    Go to the Swype website and register for the Beta; that is the current "official" version. When/if it gets out of Beta, I'm sure they will let you know. BTW, this is not your normal Beta, I use Swype day in day out with no problems whatsoever.

    Here is the website address: Swype | Text Input for Screens

    jd
     
  4. novox77

    novox77 Leeeroy Jennnkinnns! VIP Member

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    Swype (the company) has said that they have no near-term plans to support a stand-alone app, whether it be free or paid. That means the only legal means of using swype (aside from being a beta tester) is to hope it's bundled with a particular phone. Directly from their FAQ:


    How can I buy Swype? / When will Swype be on the Android market?

    We have considered a direct-download sales model, but there are two challenges to that approach:


    • Customer Support. Providing Swype users with the level of professional support they deserve is a priority for us. We're still a small (but quickly growing!) company, and we don't have the resources necessary to support a full end-user sales model. It is much more efficent for us to focus on improving Swype and to partner with large organizations like Samsung and T-Mobile who already have customer support structures in place.
    • Device integration. Swype isn't just an app; it's a keyboard - the most widely used piece of software on a device. It interacts with nearly every single application on the phone. As such, it's more like a system component than an application. For each device release we do a tremendous amount of testing and we *always* find issues due to the varying components - the OS version, the device hardware, the OEM UI implementation, etc. In addition, some features can't be implemented without an OEM's engineering assistance. We end up doing a large amount of work on each device to be sure that you have a great experience entering text using Swype.
    So, we appreciate your enthusiasm, but we are not ready to do direct-downloads at this time.
     
  5. cr0wnest

    cr0wnest Well-Known Member

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    I doubt they will be releasing swype as a standalone app on the market anytime soon, regardless of which mobile platform you are on. Besides, as long as the "beta" dont expire we can continue to use them even after the full version has been released. Only downside is there will no longer be any support for them
     
  6. dgrobe2112

    dgrobe2112 Well-Known Member Contributor

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    no download available..
     
  7. silberj

    silberj Member

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    Give Slide IT a try, I too was envious of a coworker who had swype installed on his phone, and I could not get it because no download was available. I heard about SlideIT, and it works awesome! In the market BTW.
     
  8. w_bovine

    w_bovine Well-Known Member

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    You've used both SlideIT and Swype (or have just seen it on your friend's phone?) and prefer the former? I know of SlideIt and have been curious. I've done well enough with Swype and it's hard to imagine anything being superior. I take it SlideIT works in the same basic manner?
     
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