Swype

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by hotfuss, Apr 14, 2010.

  1. hotfuss

    hotfuss New Member
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    I've been looking at getting swype on the desire (just received it yesterday, awesome phone!), but am having problems installing any.

    I assume this is because swype have not released it yet for this phone.

    Does anyone know of any way of getting it onto the desire, or if not, are there any similar programs that will work on the desire?!

    Thanks!
     

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  2. jwmacdon1231

    jwmacdon1231 Well-Known Member
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    Swype is in closed beta testing, and is only attainable via an invite. You can email the devs at swype, and ask for an invite. They may or may not give you one.

    You can find the apk online, and try it that way. The only problem with that is that you will not get any updates for it, and you will have to search for the most updated apk for it. Not worth the time/effort.

    I know there is another app similar to swype but I can't remember the name of it. If I remember I'll definitely let you know.
     
  3. lekky

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    slideit, search the market for it :p
     
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  4. jwmacdon1231

    jwmacdon1231 Well-Known Member
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    That's it!!!!
     
  5. firetrap

    firetrap New Member
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    I've been using SlideIT for a couple of days now, it is so quick it its unbelievable, even when up you ate not very accurate it comes up with the right word. I used to avoid texting but now I can blast out a message in seconds.
     
  6. nekromantik

    nekromantik Well-Known Member
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    im having a issue with swype.
    when I put the phone in landscape mode I get a message saying that the resolution is not supported and swype does not show unless i turn it back straight up.
     
  7. lekky

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    You probably have the wrong one installed in that case! There are numerous swype apks roaming around supporting different resolutions.
     
  8. nekromantik

    nekromantik Well-Known Member
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    I tried 2. First one wud not load at all and this only works on portrait mode.
    Will need to find another one. Can anyone with a fully working one let me know the version please.
     
  9. jonmall1441

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    Try using shapewriter There is a problem with swype on the desire. Everytime you switch from the htc keyboard to the swype keyboard multitouch is disabled and need to restart phone to enable multi touch again. shapewriter is alright. I am just testing it out atm as the swype issue was getting on my nerves. I applied for the closed beta who nows i might get lucky :)

    EDIT: Damn Shapewriter does effect multitouch but no reboot required just switch back to regular keyboard.... I am testing to see if the same can be done with swype although i do like shapewriter quite a bit :)
     
  10. lekky

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    Think you have a bad version of swype, doesnt do that for...everyone.
     
  11. jonmall1441

    jonmall1441 New Member
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    yea could be the version i had was 1.25...... but read on xda i think it was and more people were having the same issue? have you got a more updated version of swype?
     
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