Before all your Harry Potter or Lord of the Rings or Game of Thrones fandoms, one of the most die-hard group of geek fans out there are the Trekkies or those who love the Star Trek universe. And while fanboying/fangirling is now more mainstream than ever, that hasn’t doused the ardor of these fans, even though some weren’t that happy with the reboots. Another way you can aim to please Trekkies is by giving them digital bonuses, and now virtual keyboard Swype has done that very thing with their latest update.
There are a lot of things happening in this latest update, but what will catch the eyes of a lot of geeks are the 19 new Star Trek keyboard themes. And this isn’t just any imitation theme but a duly licensed undertaking, featuring characters and images from various incarnations like Star Trek™: The Original Series and Star Trek: The Next Generation™. You do have the most beloved characters like Captain Kirk, Mr. Spock, Sulu, Data, Worf, etc. The themed keyboards can actually help you pretend that you’re one of the crew members aboard the Starship Enterprise.
But for non-Trekkies, there are some other goodies for you in this Swype update. There is now an emoji keyboard which predicts and suggests emojis when you’re talking to your loved ones and mention words and phrases related to any of the existing emojis. So sometimes, you wouldn’t even need words to talk to them.
The phrase-prediction capabilities have also been enhanced so you now have multiple options. There is also predictive number entry that can detect if you’re trying to enter numbers but are instead accidentally keying in letters. The update to Swype is now available on the Google Play Store. Also, the Star Trek themes aren’t free and costs $0.99-$1.99 each.