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Just saw a reference to Swype being avail for the Droid?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by kens97sto171, May 4, 2010.

  1. kens97sto171

    kens97sto171 Well-Known Member
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    Anybody heard about that.. I checked the market and did not see it. Just wondering where to get it if it is available.
    Thanks
     

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  2. GirLuvsDroid

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  3. kens97sto171

    kens97sto171 Well-Known Member
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    Thanks.. I will need a loader to get that on the phone right?
     
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    I'm not sure what you mean by loader. Make sure you check the box to allow installation from unknown sources in Settings>Applications and use Astro or another file explorer to install.
     
  5. kens97sto171

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    thats what I meant.. needing Astro file or equivalant to get it on the phone. Cool.. will look into doing that, I have heard good things about Swype.

    Thanks for your help.
     
  6. zep

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    My main issue with SlideIT was that the google voice button (the microphone symbol) was not available on the main keyboard. I think a swype app would be great, but only if it retained that icon, as I find myself using speech-to-text about 50% of the time.
     
  7. kens97sto171

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    It would be nice to keep the voice key available. But if I really liked Swype it would not be a deal killer. The voice to text only works for me about 50% of the time.. or I have to go back and correct it. I work in a noisy inviroment so that affects it.
     
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    Yeah, noise levels are a big reason why I only use it half the time (well that and if I happen to be in a work environment). It works amazingly well when I'm at home, but not so much when I'm out at a bar/in the city/etc.
     
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    You can also simply install the .apk from "Downloads" on the browser, so you really don't need Astro or similiar to install...
     
  10. GirLuvsDroid

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    Yes, you can! I forgot about that (even though I do it all the time). Doh! ;)
     
  11. GirLuvsDroid

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    If you use Handcent, then voice to text is a menu option. If not, then you could simply switch your input method back to the Android keyboard when you're at home.
     
  12. kens97sto171

    kens97sto171 Well-Known Member
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    Thanks for all the help.. Got it installed.
    The Voice icon is gone on it..but as I said I did not use it much anyway.
    It works good, gonna take some getting used to. I like it a lot more in Landscape mode... in portrait I can't see the key I am aiming for.. fingers are too big. I guess I would eventually memorize where they are like with typing. But it seems to be faster to me in general.
    Also I have a problem with my right thumb knuckle occatioanlly locking up when I use the android virtual keyboard, Swype lets me use either hand to type, or any finger I want, and it seems to alleviate the problem with my right knuckle too. BONUS!!

    Thanks again for all the help.
     
  13. radikal

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    dunno why some like voice to text.... i hate saying

    going to the store and getting gonna be a door
     
  14. audio2u

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    Don't know what I'm missing here....
    I downloaded the .apk
    Have installed it via Astro.
    Swype appears in my app list (settings>applications), but I'm not sure how to activate it.
    Any one?
    Thanks in advance.
     
  15. GirLuvsDroid

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    Settings>Language & Keyboards, check Swype. Then long-press in any text box, select "input method" and select Swype.
     
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  16. audio2u

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    Thanks Girl! :)
     
  17. GirLuvsDroid

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    You're welcome. I would highly recommend the tutorial to be found under Swype settings in Settings>Language & Keyboards, and also check out the tips and tricks at swype.com. It will save you a lot of time.
     
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  18. audio2u

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    Yeah, I've just been watching the series of videos on their website! Awesome stuff. Even more functionality than I was expecting!
     
  19. djkeller3

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    By the way, thank you for providing that link in a previous thread where you came to everyone's rescue. The link you provided is the real deal, and I have not had any issue with Swype now whatsoever after downloading the file from the link you referenced. Previously, I did a Google search and I found the file from a different source, but something must have been corrupted, which is why I had so many problems at first. I'm glad this one works perfectly!
     
  20. GirLuvsDroid

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