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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by danbartoszek, May 24, 2010.

  1. danbartoszek

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    Is swype still available? If so can someone point me in the right direction?

    Side note: Are the leakers getting this OTA? I mean what the heck, they tell us we are, then we aren't, now we are again? It's almost 4 PM eastern and still nothing.
     

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  2. xx_bishop_xx

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  3. danbartoszek

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    Okay now how do I get it working? I downloaded ASTRO and tried to find it but it kept coming up with nothing.
     
  4. danbartoszek

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    Nevermind, got it.
     
  5. xx_bishop_xx

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    Just in case:

    1. After install: Navigate to Settings -> Locale & Text -> Check Swype.

    2. Open any email/text client and long press in the text entry box. Select Swype.
     
  6. eyecon82

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    why cant we find this on the app market?
     
  7. SyDTRaKKeD

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    it was never made for the eris officially... someone ported it from the Droid
     
  8. greenmunky

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    The company intends for their software to come factory set in phones rather than have it available for download for other devices. They do beta testing which allows anyone with a compatible touch-screen device to try their software but they tend to shut those versions down once that round of testing is over. So basically the only way you'll find it is through the generous hackers who frequent this forum and make such things available to the public.
     
  9. alprazolam

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    They have a very patient business model and it must pay off more than making it available for a fee in the various OS markets, because this keyboard is hot and would be selling like hotcakes right now. I'd gladly pay for a fully supported copy.
     
  10. eyecon82

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    I tried installing it on my 4g evo.....i guess its a no go =(
     
  11. SyDTRaKKeD

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    its probably because of the screen size/resolution... this version is for 320x480...
     
  12. incrediblenotinstock

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    i use shapewriter atm and it seems alright, is swype really that good?
     
  13. VonKannick

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    I've used both ShapeWriter and Swype. I like the feel of Swype better, and it is also more forgiving of keystroke mistakes, but ShapeWriter is also top notch and has some cool features. I am currently using ShapeWriter, but Swype is still installed and available.

    I also installed both on my wife's phone, and she didn't care for Swype at all, but now uses ShapeWriter all the time.
     
  14. ruffneck104

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    Swyping on Swype is better, the bar on Shapeshifter is better. Overall I like Swype better but wishes they'd integrate shapeshifter's bar.
     
  15. eyecon82

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  16. orchard_112

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    I miss Swype lite - the version linked on this thread has lag to it compared to swype lite - anyone know of an apk of working swype lite?
     
  17. airtas

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    prior to install it says app logs key strokes,is this safe?
     
  18. elwray

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    I'd imagine if you were actually concerned about it, use the "stock" keyboard for entering PINs, bank info, credit card info, etc.... but I'm sure that warning is just a "catch all" legal cover for the manufacturers. Or, I suppose the Swype creators know what movies I'm going to see, what I'm doing for dinner, and my facebook status updates... that's some fun reading right there... :rolleyes: :p

    I'm currently using Swype on my Incredible and will be installing it on my sister's Eris tonight... it's fantastic! What a slick keyboard setup!!
     
  19. airtas

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    anyway to calibrate the keyboard?
     
  20. I did a factory reset and had to reinstall Swype. The beta I got legitimately wouldn't reinstall correctly but running the installer worked. I guess i am still on their beta list.
     
  21. infamousx

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    For some reason when i trace any word with Swype a beeping noise sounds off. I have tried it multiple time and it seems it does not work for me. I have a Droid Eris 2.1 OTA (got from V3 leak). So can someone help me with this?
     
  22. xx_bishop_xx

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    You could try:

    Menu > Settings > Language & keyboard > Swype (Settings) > Disable audio feedback.
     
  23. jreed2560

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    I would recommend for ANY keyboard replacement to go Menu > Settings > Language & keyboard> whatever keyboard ....and turn off audio feedback and vibration. It makes it so much faster.
     
  24. infamousx

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    Thanks i got it working. :)
     

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