Did you download a new keyboard for your iPhone or iPad yesterday? If you did, you’ve got company. Swype and Flesky, which both cost $1, top the Apple App Store paid list today and SwiftKey tops the free list, with over half a million downloads on Wednesday, according to Om Malik. Even though 95 percent of users stick with default settings, according to some measures, that still leaves a lot of consumers who like customization and choice. Who would’ve guessed?
The latest version of SwiftKey is a free app which will offer themed keyboards for in-app purchase.
Although Windows Phone already has a solid software keyboard, improvements never hurt. Windows Phone 8.1 will reportedly bring a swipe keyboard to the platform according to this video of the leaked software.
There are a glut of companies offering touchscreen keyboard software. While this means the typing experience on touchscreen devices is getting easier, it hasn’t stopped people from buying, or wanting to buy, mobile devices with real keyboards.
Bam! The Summer holidays are over. And the East London tech startup scene is back to work, making deals, raising money and throwing parties.
SwiftKey, a London-based startup that sells a popular “smart” keyboard for Android devices, has closed a $17.5 million series B led by Index Ventures. The company plans to spend the money on research to “fuel further innovation in the fields of Natural Language Processing and Machine Learning,” among other things, according to a press release. That’s probably not a bad idea given Google’s vested interest keyboard dominance and focus on cutting-edge text analysis.
A mobile wave of touchscreen devices has changed the way we interact with computers, but we still do an awful lot of traditional typing on t…
I’ve long recommended SwiftKey as a third-party keyboard for Android smartphones. The keyboard shows intelligence by predicting the next word before tapping a single letter. But the new SwiftKey X, a private beta version now open to the public, is even smarter, thanks to the cloud.
Android owners love their third-party keyboards, and the best I’ve found is SwiftKey, due to its personalized, self-learning word prediction feature. A new private beta version is in the works, but you can get in on the action with the right invitation code, today only.