SwiftKey, has just announced they've passed 5 million downloads. Along with this awesome news comes two things. They are hosting a sale to celebrate, and have also updated the applications with additional language support and more.
Tagged: virtual keyboard
SwiftKey in its various incarnations a lot here on Android Community, and not without good reason. It's gained notoriety as one of the most popular Android virtual keyboards, no small task when your app duplicates core functionality, even if it is adding in a lot more. Octopus Investments would seem to agree: They've invested 1.5 million GBP, about 2.4 million dollars, in the small developer TouchType.
Android virtual keyboards, Thumb Keyboard.
its new keyboard, for any Android device. Thanks to XDA member "for.digit". (funny how no one on XDA is ever called Bob or Sam.) He's wrapped up the new ICS version of Android's native keyboard in a free Market app, available to just about anyone.
Swiftkey X is the software keyboard of choice for a lot of Android users. Developer TouchType sent us the new beta for Swiftkey X, in both smartphone and tablet versions. We couldn't resist trying it out. The most important new feature is the ability to customize the height of the keys themselves. Take a look:
The third-party keyboard will be pre-installed on the upcoming Motorola XOOM 2 and XOOM 2 Media Edition, presumably in its tablet version. The software keyboard has become popular for its word prediction AI and easy customization. SwiftKey Tablet X is a $5 download in the Android Market, making it a slight value-add to the new XOOM.
Swype, Swiftkey, 8pen, and my personal favorite, Thumb Keyboard, among many, many others. I came across one today that offers a relatively novel feature: it automatically hooks in to Google Translate to allow you to input text in any supported language. TypeSmart Keyboard is still in beta, and free for the moment. If you have to translate between multiple languages often, it's definitely worth a look.
SwiftKey X by Touchtype has been receiving a lot of attention in the world of Android, and with good reason. It is one of the best alternative keyboards available and has recently been graced with some updates making it even better. Today SwiftKey has just announced the new update version 2.1 for their popular keyboard after receiving some changes asked for by their community and from the private BETA. We've been able to look it over and I truly love SwiftKey X, especially on my tablet. More details and pics below.
Swype's beta webpage and so far I'm actually really liking the copy and paste features as well as gestures.
In the official statement on their blog, BlindType stated: “We are excited to announce that BlindType has been acquired by Google! We want to thank everyone for their overwhelming support and positive feedback. We know that typing on your mobile device can be a frustrating experience, which is why we’ve worked hard to make touch typing easier and faster than ever – the way it should be. We’re excited to join Google, and look forward to the great opportunities for mobile innovation that lie ahead. The BlindType team” As seen in the video demonstration below, BlindType allows you to type without being even slightly accurate, aka typing blindly. This could be very effective for people who type fast, distracted, or just mindlessly, and will still compute the desired result. Further word is to come, and we will for sure keep you updated! [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m6eKm1gUnTE&feature=player_embedded#at=28[/youtube] [Via BlindType]