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Swype for android leaked!

Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by Legacystar, Dec 30, 2009.

  1. Legacystar

    Legacystar Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    So swype is coming out for android but it appears someone got there hands on a leaded version. i installed it and all i have to say it WOW. it works great and is definately worth using. it's amazing how easy it is to you and how accurate it is.

    Swype keyboard preview for Droid leaked DroidMuff.in
     


  2. deftdrummer

    deftdrummer Android Enthusiast

    That seems pretty cool. Never heard of it.
     
  3. Psychokitty

    Psychokitty Android Enthusiast

    There's not already a thread or two on this? I've been using it for a couple of days, now. In fact, I'm typing this on it right now. Tell me I'm early to the party & I'll laugh out loud! (Yeah, "laugh out loud" was typed almost as fast as "lol" would have been!) Swype is way too much fun. Try it out. ;)
     
  4. stlcity

    stlcity Newbie

    have been using it for a couple of days. It is cool. Set it as the default keyboard. It is fun and fast after getting used to the technology
     
  5. Psychokitty

    Psychokitty Android Enthusiast

    I'm an old dog, and texting sucks for me. I use two fingers to type at the PC. I also have a real problem with all that phonetic spelling shit that people do to save effort & texting space.
    Swype lets me keep up with my younger siblings, but far more important to me, it allows me to post on forums, take notes, compose emails and create documents so much easier. For me, the effort to try to do any of those things before I installed Swype had me reaching for my laptop even though the Droid can do them.
     
  6. craighwk

    craighwk Android Enthusiast

  7. Kamilli0n

    Kamilli0n Well-Known Member

    It is better than Shapewriter. Its amazing actually
     
  8. Juneau

    Juneau Well-Known Member

    I used Shapewriter for a while and have now been using Swype. Swype is a lot better. They both work about the same but the keyboards for Swype are much better. Try both and see. It won't cost you a thing.
     
  9. Consilia

    Consilia Newbie

    wow this is one very cool app!
     
  10. messenger13

    messenger13 Android Expert

    Yea dude! This time, you be da cat in da hat!!! :cool: :D

    Somehow, this one totally got by me. :eek: But it will be installed ASAP. Thanks for the heads-up OP!!! :)
     
  11. Sitting Duck

    Sitting Duck Member

    Yeah, thanks for the heads up. Too cool.
     
  12. Droid212

    Droid212 Newbie

    It is so great this is finally out in the wild. I saw the demo that TechCrunch (?) did with Swype on a Droid Eris and now I get to try it on my Droid. I have been playing with it for a few minutes now, and it guessed correctly my swypes for the words "Kalamazoo" and "multimedia". Very cool!
     
  13. Roroco

    Roroco Well-Known Member

    A soft keyboard with Droid supported resolution... I love it already and I haven't put it through its paces yet. Great find.
     
  14. vincentp

    vincentp Android Expert

    Downloading it now. Let's see if this lives up to all the hype :)
     
  15. ThermalGuy

    ThermalGuy Newbie

    Yeppers, it's pretty sweet! Found the apk and stuffed it in my MotoDroid with apkInstaller. Works pretty well. DOES NOT work for all apps though. I couldn't get it to load for the simple "notes" app but it works on most things. Some apps will not run it in landscape. I prefer landscape most times due to fat fingers. On portrait it's like trying to pluck a guitar string made from one human hair.:eek: I can't even SEE the damn keys because my fingers cover about 20% of the keyboard. :D
    Overall, still happy. Might even BUY it when it comes out for reals.:rolleyes:
     
  16. tsaunders

    tsaunders Android Enthusiast

    Downloading and trying now!
     
  17. scorpicon

    scorpicon Newbie

    I haven't had a chance to really bang on the app yet, but from just "typing" out some silly notes to myself, I think I could get used to this pretty quick.

    Right now I think I'm a little bit slower than on the default keyboard, but I'd give myself about 2 days and I'm sure I'll be faster. I've just got to learn to relax and rely on the software to get the words right.

    This is a really amazing app!
     
  18. mtbhk44

    mtbhk44 Android Enthusiast

    Wow - interesting find. I'm not sure if i like it or not. What I don't like, is that sentences don't start with a capital letter and double tapping the space bar doesn't add a period. Hmmmm...unless I have to enable those options??
     
  19. dbigdawg

    dbigdawg Newbie

    Apparently I missed the previous posts of this and I glad someone posted it again for us slow guys. I love this keyboard and look forward to the official release.
     
  20. vincentp

    vincentp Android Expert

    Freakin awesome. I thought this would have a steep learning curve, but it's pretty simple; faster than hell and I've barely used it.
     
  21. Redflea

    Redflea Android Expert

    I've been using and liking Shapewriter very much...I'm going to try Swype, but Shapewriter looks better in a few ways...

    - Can change case on a word (initial caps/all caps) by tapping in or next to the word and tapping the case button

    - Word suggestions/alternatives appear just above the keyboard, making it easier to choose alternative words (don't have to lift your eyes/fingers up to the top of the screen)

    - Works in every app I've tried it in on my Droid, seems to support everything

    - Allows you to add new words (don't know if Swype does this or not - isn't mentioned in the video

    - Provides an "optimized" keyboard designed for use w/shapewriting. I've been trying it for the last day or so to see if it will add even more speed once I've gotten used to it...

    Shapewriter does auto spacing (after words/sentences) as well.

    I'm going to give Swype a try and see how it compares...be interesting if it really is better.
     
  22. Marley_DROID

    Marley_DROID Lurker

    the tutorial that comes with it shows you how to do caps really easy. I went through the tutorial just to see what it has. But before that it was really easy to use and worked awesome. Will buy once it comes out for sure.
     
  23. vincentp

    vincentp Android Expert

    From what I've seen so far:

    - You can capitalize the first letter of a word pretty easily by just moving above the keyboard after you swipe the first letter.

    - It's worked in every application I've tried it in so far.

    - It does allow you to add new words relatively quickly. Tap in the word, hold a key for a second and hit space and it adds it for future use.

    - Word suggestions seem to appear right above the last letter of the word you swiped, so it's right where your finger already is.

    So far, so good. I haven't personally tried Shapewriter so I can't fairly compare the two, but I figured I'd mention those things since you were discussing them.
     
  24. Redflea

    Redflea Android Expert

    Thanks...mirrors my initial experience.

    The biggest problem w/Swype that I can find (and aside from this it is very elegant, and provides a couple of options that Shapewriter could benefit from) is that you have to put punctuation into your words...

    On Shapewriter, if you want to type "you're" you swipe over those letters, and you're is provided as a word option automatically...same for "he's" and "it's", etc. Easier/faster than having to pull in the punctuation manually. That and the stacked word suggestion list that appears above the keyboard (takes your eyes/finger way up the keyboard for no good reason) are the only real weaknesses I see with Swype so far. Oh - the other thing I like about Shapewriter is that if I mis-swipe/accept a word, one tap on the back (delete) button deletes the entire word so I can start over immediately...on Swype I have to delete the word letter-by-letter. Shapewriter also handles double letters automatically...that's more of a personal preference issue...whether you want to do the little loop to confirm the duplicate letter or let the keyboard guess it for you...shapewriter does this quite well in my use, so I like letting it guess and save me the squiggle move.

    The ability to hold on a key to get the alternate letters, and swipe upwards to get caps (similar to the HTC Touch keyboard) are very nice options that Shapewriter lacks.

    I'm going to give it a bit longer, but I think I may be returning to Shapewriter...the manual adding of punctuation for contractions really bothers me, and the vertical word suggestion list are both slowing me down a lot...too much additional eye/finger movement. However, if I hadn't tried Shapewriter first, I'd likely be very happy with Swype. The technology used in both keyboards is quite cool.

    Couple of Shapewriter's issues are 1) Exclamation point isn't on the main keyboard, you have to go to the numeric keyboard to get to it - I never realized how much I use exclamation points!; 2)Keyboards are more crowded than the Swype keyboards.
     
  25. teschoen

    teschoen Well-Known Member

    wow. Just did one sentence and I'm amazed that it works.... it works well. Gonna give this a go for a while!
     
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