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Talk to me about Swype people.....

Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by Vicdude, Aug 5, 2010.

  1. Vicdude

    Vicdude Well-Known Member
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    I've seen the youtube clips and read all about the guy who invented it (Same bloke who came up with the T9 dictionary *nods* ) and seen it showcased on the Galaxy S promo video.
    Loving the concept but does it actually work? Who's got it on their Desire and has it got any undesireable "real world" quirks?

    Cheers

    :cool:
     

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  2. scokem

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    I have it and it really is as good as the videos show it to be! At first I thought it would maybe be a gimmick kinda thing but I figured I'd try getting into the beta anyway and after getting in and installing it, I was blown away :D It's incredibly accurate and fast to use - once you swype, you'll never want to go back to a "normal" style keyboard input.
     
  3. SteveyAsp

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    I have it and love it although I do pop back to a normal keyboard now and again.
     
  4. Jhaeh

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    I'd love it, I've signed up for the beta but nothing has come my way yet.

    I tried a few dodgy .apk files from the net but other than the tutorial, they wouldn't work.

    I'm looking forward to finally getting my hands on it at some point.
     
  5. no fit state

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    I have it and like it, but have moved onto using swiftkey instead now.
     
  6. Vicdude

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    Swiftkey? Same thing? :D

    I'll try that again shall I..... :D Where did you guys get it from? :rolleyes:
     
  7. Moogle

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    I have problems with it and Froyo. Otherwise, love it.
     
  8. no fit state

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    No.

    Swiftkey scans your messages and based on what you have written in the past guesses the next word. It's pretty clever and some of my more common messages require no more than a series of words to be pressed.

    Search the market for it :)
     
  9. Tunga

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    Working great here, using a leaked and slightly out of date beta build but no issues at all on Eclair or Froyo (PinkyDesire). What is the policy on sharing that kind of thing on these forums? Or did I already say too much? :/
     
  10. scokem

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    As I stated in my post, I signed up for the beta and was one of the lucky folks who got in. Afaik, there is no way of getting it now unless they do another beta or you buy a device that has it pre-installed.

    I also looked at the swift key videos and would try that if I could pry myself from Swype for a while ;)
     
  11. Phenomenological

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    If it's a paid app discussing APKs for it isn't allowed. I'm not sure what the policy is for closed betas, but I'd imagine it's the same. Which is a shame as I'd like to try Swype and missed the end date. I wish they'd launch the app!
     
  12. jred7469

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    Its awesome, swyped from my desire. Enough said!
     
  13. applefruit

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    Same here. Easier to poke rather than swipe.
     
  14. Phenomenological

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    Personally I think the people at Swype are a bunch of morons. You can only keep an app in Beta for so long, especially when it seems to work perfectly for so many people. Are they allergic to making money or something? Has their software team developed a phobia of the Market? No? Then why the hell haven't you released it yet. It's been in development literally for years. Get on with it!
     
  15. applefruit

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    It's a bit lit Gmail ... they'll come to it in a few years...
     
  16. Tunga

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    I will happily upload and post it if someone can get a mod to confirm :) .
     
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  17. Phenomenological

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    I've confirmed from another thread that posting the .apk here isn't allowed.
     
  18. LECTER

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    See your inbox! ;)
     
  19. Tunga

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    They don't plan to release on the market. They want to sell it to phone manufacturers to get it preloaded onto handsets. Shame really, I guess they hate end users!
     
  20. pezzer

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    +1 for swiftkey. Its superb

    I couldnt get on with swype although it is still a good as a standard keyboard
     
  21. Phenomenological

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    I'm not sure I agree with their business model. They could sell it off their website rather than through the market and advertise or use word of mouth, and still get a tonne of customers. I'm not sure it's worth the effort of persuading phone manufacturers.
     
  22. peter7769

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    Hi All
    after reading this thread i decided to install Swiftkey...Wow this is fantastic, so quick and amazing how it predicts what you are going to type, the only thing i miss is the dedicated smiley key.

    Pete
     
  23. Phenomenological

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    I used switftkey for about 2 weeks and thought it was fantastic. But then I switched back to the default HTC one and realised that actually, it was much faster and more convenient, at least for me!

    Incidentally, I recommend that everyone tries out the HTC Compact QWERTY keyboard, it's surprisingly good. It's basically what would result if a QWERTY keyboard mated with a T9 dictionary. :p
     
  24. lekky

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    Its great, when people say to me, oh the desire hasn't got a physical keyboard tho. I race them, my swype vs bb.... I think the term is utterly destroyed.
     
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  25. lorrebreaker

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    Thanks for mentioning this, i knew it was there but had never bothered to give it a go, impressed :D
     

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