The very popular video messaging application Glide is getting a major update to bring it up to the same strength as its iOS counterpart. The entire update is primarily geared towards new and improved social features. But the most prominent is its Discover People tool. It provides a way for users to browse other profiles based on different filters. Theses filters include location, demographics, or recent activity. Instead of just limiting yourself to who adds you, Discover People aims to broaden your horizons.
The developer improved the core messaging experience. Much like other messaging apps, Glide will now let you quickly compose a new message first by hitting its new camera button and then selecting which users/groups the content is sent off to. This is something that will greatly improve efficiency. Also, group chats can be renamed; therefore, users can add some personalization and identity to conversations. And, finally, Glide’s update brings the option to mute group chats for a specific amount of time. So if your friends are all sending messages very quickly while you are at work, they cannot distract you.
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Leading Android keyboard developer Swiftkey announced a new app today, Swiftkey Flow. This new app will enable users to “flow” a word by gliding their finger across the keypad instead of tapping letters, somewhat reminiscent of the input method found in Swype and other apps. Swiftkey indicates the new Swiftkey Flow app will be different because it incorporates their real-time prediction technology as a user is “flowing” a word. Swiftkey touts the power of its artificial intelligence engine by noting it can correctly predict the next word 30% of the time before any characters are even entered. Once two characters are entered, whether through traditional typing or using the new “flow” mode, the odds of correctly predicting the next word jump to 84%.
Swiftkey indicates they will start beta testing the new app with members of the VIP community before eventually releasing it in the Google Play Store. Hit the break for a video of Swiftkey Flow in action and the text of the full press release. Read more
Remember that Samsung Slider we so back in July that we thought was a Galaxy S II variant? AT&T finally announced this slide-out QWERTY phone as the Samsung Captivate Glide. It features a 4-inch (800 x 480) Super AMOLED screen, Tegra 2 CPU, and 8MP camera with 1080p recording. It will also appeal to business professionals as it has enhanced Exchange ActiveSync support. No word on availability or pricing, but we will let you know as soon as we hear more.
- UMTS 850/1900/2100
- GSM 850/900/1800/1900
- 4G HSPA+ 21 Mbps (Category 14)
- 1GHz Nvidia Tegra 2 AP20H dual core processor
- 1GB RAM/1GB ROM/8GB Internal microSD™ to 32GB (not included)
- Android 2.3 (Gingerbread)
- 4-inch 480×800 WVGA Super AMOLED™
- Dual camera – 8MP Autofocus w/LED + 1.3MP front
- Full HD 1080p video camera + HDMI playback
- Enhanced Exchange ActiveSync® (EAS) to sync email, contacts, calendar and tasks
- Device and SD card encryption
- Virtual private network support
- Mobile Device Management (MDM)
Full press release after the break: