We are certainly seeing the alternate keyboard market heating up lately. We have the new arrivals such as the Kii Keyboard and Snapkeys Si. Not to mention the favorites such as SwiftKey and Swype. And well, it looks like Swype has gotten out early in terms of CES and announced the latest new features for their swipe-based keyboard. The latest addition for Swype is called Living Language.
This is a crowd sourced feature, one that is described as using “crowdsourcing to analyze new words and phrases in real-time, continuously updating our language dictionaries.” This is an opt-in feature and means that those who choose to be a part will be able to share and receive trending words and phrases in real-time. This should help to improve the typing speed, not to mention, make it a bit easier for you to spell those non-dictionary words and phrases that are often used.
In addition to the Living Language feature, this latest release of Swype also has a Smart Editor which is described as being able to analyze an entire sentence and in turn flag it for any potential errors. You will of course, have the opportunity to review and correct any of those potential errors before sending.
The Swype keyboard now also supports Dragon Dictation in a dozed additional languages including Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Greek, Hebrew, Malay, Romanian, Slovak, Turkish, Thai, Vietnamese, and Ukrainian. That all being said, this latest release is available from the Swype website, however the keyboard remains available in beta form.