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Try this: Swype for Ally....with one catch

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Gink, Jun 6, 2010.

  1. Gink

    Gink Well-Known Member
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    I found a version of Swype that works on the Ally. I tried to attach it but it failed so I'll just link to the page I found it below. The only catch is that if you rotate the phone with the keyboard open you'll get an error about screensize. Swype keyboard appears to work great using portrait orientation. Just found this on Google so I'm not responsible for it. Try it out and see what you think. Post results here for others.

    swype beta apk file for those who missed it | Droid Life: A Motorola Droid Blog

  2. jreed2560

    jreed2560 Android Expert

    will the swype themes posted in the Eris section work for the Ally? They are the same screen size
  3. Gink

    Gink Well-Known Member
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    I tried using the same file I had installed on my Eris and it errored out on the Ally. Could have just been the particular one I used, IDK.
  4. Gink

    Gink Well-Known Member
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    Gonna try those now...thanks for the links! I'll report back.
  5. Gink

    Gink Well-Known Member
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    No dice :(

    I tried one from each of those links and when I select Swype as input method it immediately gives the error about screen size. The link I posted in the original post installs and shows up in portrait but when you rotate the phone landscape it errors out and it even errored out several other random times like when unlocking the phone. Very annoying - I had to remove it. Now I can't type worth a crap unless I use the hard keyboard.

    Sure hope someone can get Swype working for this device - it would be a lifesaver for me!!!!
  6. vertig0730

    vertig0730 Well-Known Member

    Shapewriter works on the Ally.
  7. jreed2560

    jreed2560 Android Expert

    what you guys need is for someone with developer experience to get an itch for this phone. Thats one of the benefits of the Eris over the Ally. The Eris came first so it has a great dev community. I'm willing to bet that most of the newer mid to low range phones get ignored until some of those devs get bored with the Eris or their contracts expire and they can upgrade.
  8. Gink

    Gink Well-Known Member
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    You're totally right. I went from an abundance of info on the Eris to almost NOTHING in the Ally. With the newer powerhouse phones I wonder if anyone will take an interest in the Ally. I'm still not sure if I'm going to keep it. I have 3 more weeks to decide.

    I did have an interesting situatio happen yesterday. I was having trouble with FB like I posted on another thread. I was also getting horrible lag when waking up the screen to unlock the phone after it had been off for awhile. I called VZW and they told me I had to contact Google about the FB issue because it worked fine on the device she was testing on while we were on the phone. I tried a hard reset to see if it would resolve the FB issue and while I was setting up my apps again, one of them froze up. I tried to power off with the button but couldn't get it to work so I tried to remove the battery but the battery was STUCK in the phone!!! Neither hubby nor I could remove it. VZW is sending me another brand new unit (thank goodness no refurb) and it should show up tomorrow. We'll see if this unit performs any better.

    Ironically, as I've mentioned before, I've turned into a phone snob. I want one of the powerhouse phones (like the Inc) but I just don't like the larger profile of it or the Droid. I'm not sure there will be many of the smaller units out in the future. It seems like they're just getting bigger and bigger....hence the reason I'm scrutinizing the Ally very carefully. *sigh* What's a girl to do?
  9. heffe2001

    heffe2001 Well-Known Member

    The latest beta works perfectly on the Ally, poke around over at xda and you'll find it ( I think is the version you'll want). Post 234ish in the Swype thread is what you're looking for btw...
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  10. Gink

    Gink Well-Known Member
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    Hallelujah! It does work!!! Many thanks :)
  11. jreed2560

    jreed2560 Android Expert

    now you guys just need to pm the guys who themed up the last swype beta.
  12. dots

    dots Android Expert

    For those who cant seem to find it. I did some googling a while back and manged to find one that works with Ally! (Portrait and Landscape.)

    I should note though: Landscape view is not prefect as the period button and backspace dont not show fully on the screen.

    I cant find where i originally found the download link so i uploaded the apk.

  13. Vmanisme

    Vmanisme Android Enthusiast

    ive had swype from the swype.com website ever since I got the ally, never had an issue with it

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