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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Sparrow2012, Jan 10, 2013.

  1. Sparrow2012

    Sparrow2012 Member
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    @pw
    I have been hoping SwiftKey Flow would be available soon but, having just checked in Google Play and Samsung Apps, I haven't been able to find it.

    Might you, or anyone else, be able to point me in the right direction to download this app, please? I'd be so very grateful.

    Many thanks

    Cheers
     


  2. Mikestony

    Mikestony ~30% Carbon Black ±
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    Are you looking for this:

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.touchtype.swiftkey

    or beta:

    SwiftKey Flow Beta Available for Download

    Hope that helps:)
     
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  3. Sparrow2012

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    Wow! That was quick and, yes, just what I wanted :) Mikestony-You're a star!!! Thx
    I already use SwiftKey but I'm sure I heard, sometime ago, that SwiftKey were working on a Flow version.

    I'm now in the process of downloading. Fingers crossed etc that all goes ok ;)

    After posting, I realised I had inadvertently 'hijacked' this thread so, my sincere apologies for such an oversight

    Thanks
     
  4. Mikestony

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    No problem:) My replies in Red
     
  5. Sparrow2012

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    Ooops! Downloaded SKFlow Beta, went to 'Messaging' to test it out but, once the list of text recipients appeared, it then just disappeared, ie screen black before then showing Homepage again. Tried again, but same thing.

    So, went into Settings-Lan & Input- Ha! NO SwiftKey Flow there. SwiftKey (ordinary) still there, which is what I have been using for some time

    So, decided a re-boot might be beneficial. On re-boot, the keyboard had reverted to the Samsung stock keyboard, and SwiftKey Flow nowhere to be seen :(

    So disappointing but pleased my phone seems ok ;)

    Any suggestions? Did I do something wrong???

    Any help will be much appreciated, as ever

    Thanks
     
  6. Mikestony

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    Are you downloading it via phone or to your computer, then transfering it to phone?
    After downloading it, did you install it by clicking on the app that was downloaded?
     
  7. Sparrow2012

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    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Sparrow2012 [​IMG]

    Wow! That was quick and, yes, just what I wanted :) Mikestony-You're a star!!! Thx
    I already use SwiftKey but I'm sure I heard, sometime ago, that SwiftKey were working on a Flow version.

    I'm now in the process of downloading. Fingers crossed etc that all goes ok ;) I think the Beta version is good for 30 days...after that, just download the most recent version :D
    Do you mean there is a final version of 'Flow' or are you meaning SwiftKey (without Flow)? If so, I already use SwiftKey, just that I wanted to try out Flow. Thx


    After posting, I realised I had inadvertently 'hijacked' this thread so, my sincere apologies for such an oversight Youre fired :p :D

    Arrgghh!!! Many 'umble apologies sir ... What can I do to redeem myself ??? [​IMG] How about I make you a nice cup of tea??? :tee:
    ... Then :shakehands: ???

    Thanks ;)
    Sparrow - a small bird ...
     
  8. Mikestony

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    Made you own thread by moving our posts.:)
     
  9. Sparrow2012

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    Thanks - brilliant move! Thank goodness common sense and initiative still prevail ;)
     
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  10. Mikestony

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    Did you get it to work/install?
    I bought the app in the playstore thinking it was the beta version but it wasnt. oops.
    Then I saw the download for the Beta version. So now I have both. Ah, well, it's all good for me tho.
    I like the beta version because I can swype type with it:)
     
  11. Sparrow2012

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    Hi
    No, I didn't get it to work. I posted what I did, what happened etc but it's 'disappeared' :( I must check in the 'other' thread, just in case...
    Will check out before re-writting it
    Thanks
     
  12. Sparrow2012

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    Hi
    No, I've not managed it.

    I downloaded it, via Firefox, from that website as linked above. I then went into Messages to try it but the list of previous text recipients displayed, but then the screen went black, then home screen displayed.

    I tried this a couple of times but same thing.

    So, then I looked under Settings -- Lang&Input - no 'Flow' keyboard there in list but my existing SwiftKey (non-Flow) was there.

    Decided to re-boot (forgive me if wrong terminology ;) ), tried Messages again, all ok except Samsung swipe keyboard came up instead. Went to check the list of available keyboards - no Flow there.

    Checked in Apps and Widgets but NO app to be seen for SwiftKey Flow.

    So, I must have done something wrong or am looking in the wrong place??? I wouldn't know where else to look - please enlighten ...

    As for downloading via PC-phone, via usb cable, I could click and drop but which folder would I put it into? Never downloaded this way

    Thanks
     
  13. Mikestony

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    I think the easiest way would be to download to your computer and then transfer it to your sd card...just drop it on the root of the sd card (meaning, not in any folder)
    Then navigate to your sd card with a file explorer such as ES file explorer, find the swiftkey flow app, and click on it to install.
    Do you have a file browser (explorer)?
    If not, you can grab ES File Explorer from the Play store.
    With that, you can view the contents of your internal sd card and your external sd card (if installed) :)
     
  14. KOLIO

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    Why not just download it directly to the phone via the stock browser?

    Then, while in the stock browser, select MENU>DOWNLOADS & select the SWIFTKEY FLOW download.
     
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  15. Mikestony

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    It appears I misread one of Sparrows posts...I thought Sparrow had a problem with doing it that way, but I was incorrect...so yes, that would be easy also:)
     
  16. Sparrow2012

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    Hi and thanks Kolio

    I couldn't find it in the stock browser. That was my first place to look for it. Hence all this issue. Could only find SwiftKey (non-Flow) which I already have.

    Anyhow, thanks to Mike's prompting, see post #13, I connected phone to PC via usb and checked the download folder in the phone. Then, with OI File Manager, which I already had downloaded, found the file, opened it and up came a message to say installations not permitted unless from Google Play etc.

    So, changed the security settings to allow and BINGO - it's installed and working - Yay!!! :)

    So, is this now only going to work for 30 days and then I have to revert to the non-Flow version?
    Is there anyway I can 'extend' this time?
    Is there a date for the final version to be available?

    Thanks to everyone and I hope my experience here will be of help to another :)

    Cheers

    PS -
    Acknowledged. No problem. Thought that was probably the case ;) Picked your post up before posting - very timely :) Thanks Kolio :)
     
  17. BHalbrooks

    BHalbrooks Well-Known Member

    Since there are Smarter Minds posting about Swiftkey, I'll post a question instead of making a new thread. I searched, and didn't find anything.

    I downloaded SK today, and love it. When I start texting a reply to a text, the Word Prediction doesn't come up until after I've sent the text. Or if I press the back button and it takes away the keyboard. Then if I press the reply spot the keyboard will pop back up with Word Prediction. I looked around the settings, but can't find anything that seems to be the problem. Help is appreciated.
     
  18. Mikestony

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    I am not sure about that one, but I noticed that while the keyboard is up, and I hit the menu key, word prediction disappears and I cannot type anything.
    It's still in beta, so I would expect some bugs:)
    If you go to their download site that I linked, there is another link there you can follow to see the changelogs/bugs/discussions about it:)
     
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  19. BHalbrooks

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    Ah, I didn't know the SK3 was a beta in itself. I thought the beta was so you could try it out for 30 days before pulling the trigger and getting the paid version. Thanks sir.
     
  20. KOLIO

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    Glad you got it up & running. But, to address your download issue, you stated that you attempted to d/l w/FIREFOX,not the stock browser, & couldn't find it when looking for it.
    I believe the DOWNLOAD application, which is in the app drawer & accessible via the stock browser(MENU>DOWNLOADS), is tied only to the stock browser & not aftermarket browsers.
    This is probably why you couldn't find it.
     
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  21. Mikestony

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    @BHalbrooks--o.k...we're talking about 2 different SK's here:) There is the SK3 you are using, the paid one, in the play store that I did buy also but do not use. I'll switch mine to the paid version a second and see if I can replicate your issue a minute:)
    I use SK flow beta that is free, and that is the one I have issues with as it is beta
     
  22. BHalbrooks

    BHalbrooks Well-Known Member

    I am using the Beta as well. Don't buy the Paid just to see what I'm talking about!
     
  23. Mikestony

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    I can't seem to replicate it yet on beta, I just gotta find someone who can text me something so I can reply to it:p
     
  24. BHalbrooks

    BHalbrooks Well-Known Member

    Forever alone... haha.
     
  25. Sparrow2012

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    Ah ha! I have learnt something new, yet again. Wonderful and thank you so much. I just hope I can remember next time I need to do this ;)

    Thanks again for all this help. I'm really a happy bunny now, again. ;)

    Just hope the final version is available by the time my 30 days are up!!!

    Cheers
     

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