Last Updated: Aug 30,2010
I'm having trouble downloading Swype. Any suggestions?
Any more details so we can help you figure it out?
After a quick review of the rules...not sure if I can post that link to that site. So, use the link above to find the site and go from there. IDK if it is in fact pirated since it is Beta
Yep, links to swype are forboden.
Swype has some pretty aggressive lawyers and they feel that they should be the only ones to publicly distribute swype in its beta form. We don't like being sued, so we tend to agree with them.
Sorry about that. Wonder why Droid-Life would risk having it as one of their articles if Swype is like that
After waiting MONTHS for swype to come back I've basically given up. This week I started using "slideIT" which is free on the Market. it basically does a lot of the same things and now I'm over swype.
Isn't SlideIT a demo? When does it expire?
Swype opened their beta users list again in May or June, and I would not be surprised to see it open again next month.
I got in the first time they offered the beta, and I still love it....
I got the beta the first time it was opened. Just sign up for the beta and they will notify you when it is open for the public again.
I tried slideIT and almost threw my baby (Droid, not child... LOL) off a cliff! I was so frustrated with it that I was constantly screaming. It always used the wrong words and could never guess the right words. Swype can guess the right word almost every time!
Swype also *learns* as it goes along - and you can even remove words that it finds when you want to Swype something else - I routinely Swype the word valley, and it always had Valery at the top of the list -so, I got rid of it as a match for my Swype - not it puts Valley in every time.
How do you do that? I thought that you could only add words and remove them.
Not exactly sure, but have you tried going into Settings (from the home screen)->keyboard->Swype Settings and there should be a Dictionary setting. I used Swype months ago so I'm not entirely sure. Hopefully, John will chime in.
After a week, I have to agree with you. My slideIT beta just ended and I won't be buying it. You are right, it does not seem as intuitive as swype... hopefully they'll put swype on the market. Seems odd that it's loaded onto Droid X but not available to the rest of the droid world
I cannot remember where I read this and it was a while ago too, but I remember reading that Swype was more interested in selling their app to phone makers to include as a default keyboard than they are opening it to the Android community as a whole. Hopefully, they change their minds about that or at least allow those of us that have become so dependent on it to keep at least a beta copy of it.
I wouldn't be surprised if they decide to release it on the market for a price. There is just too much demand for Swype to not justify releasing it to the community instead of just to the phone makers.
I guess time will only tell.
For example, I use the word Valley a lot, but every time I swype it I get Valery as my top choice. I then let it pick Valery for me, then highlight the word it just placed, and hit the "Swype" symbol to bring up the list again - and then I can long-press on the first choice, Valery, to remove it from the list.
This is explained in much better detail (and with animated tutorials!) in the Swype tutorial.
Although this may have in fact been true, I cannot see why they would have opened up the beta for users to use if they were not in fact planning on marketing to to said users.
I have paid for over $75 worth of apps on my phone, and I would gladly pay as much as $10 for this one app - it sames me more time than I can ever imagine....
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