I know a lot of you have been testing the Beta version of SwiftKey Flow, but it’s now available to all as part of the new SwiftKey 4. Now if you’re already a user of SwiftKey Pro, you don’t need to worry about the promo price since it’s a free upgrade to existing users. If you are one of those that hasn’t tried it yet, now is your time to grab it for half the price and get one of their biggest upgrades. I personally love their stock keyboard and I’m not much of a swiping type of guy, but the fact that you get both in one package makes SwiftKey 4 one of the best keyboard replacement apps available for Android.
SwiftKey’s take on the swipe keyboard, SwiftKey Flow, has been in public beta for about a month now. An updated beta was all but guaranteed as the version it replaces, 126.96.36.199, had a limited license for use set to expire January 7, 2013. Today’s release, 188.8.131.52, has a relatively short limited license, expiring on January 30, 2013, and comes with a host of improvements. The short beta window could be an indication SwiftKey is nearing the end of beta testing or is at least prepared to quickly launch another updated version.
The update brings performance and battery improvements and addresses a few bugs causing force closing and memory leaks. It will also allow for “flow” in landscape on tablets. Hit the source to see the full change log and download the update. I’ve been using it for weeks and have been very happy. Go get it!
There is much excitement about SwiftKey’s new “Flow” keyboard that will be released in the very near future. However, equal to the amount of excitement is the amount of confusion: Is this a separate app? Or an update with an added feature? SwiftKey only added to the confusion when it released a Beta Version of a “SwiftKey Flow” app for beta testers to download. Even in its marketing strategy, SwiftKey seems to be promoting Flow not as a feature, but as a full-fledged application. Well, thankfully for us all, one confused customer used Twitter to ask SwiftKey for some clarification…and here was SwiftKey’s response:
The much anticipated SwiftKey Flow Beta has now arrived and ready for all to download and try. I’ve been playing around with it for a couple of days now and even though it’s in beta, it’s been very solid for me. I’ve had a couple of mistakes here and there, but nothing too major. It is by far my favorite keyboard to use as of now and I’m excited to see how much better it can get.
Give it a go and let us know how you like it!
The company behind SwiftKey, the popular Android keyboard replacement, recently revealed that its all new “Flow Through Space’ feature would be arriving sometime this month. Well, it appears as though that time may be coming sooner rather than later.
Joe Braidwood, CMO of SwiftKey, took to Twitter today to announce that SwiftKey Flow would be launching “in less than 24 hours,” ensuring that eager users wouldn’t have to wait much longer to be able to try their hand at the Swype-esque keyboard. It has also been made clear that users who wish to get in on the closed beta should sign up on SwiftKey’s official VIP forums in order to receive the email invitation over the course of the coming day.
So, are you guys as excited as I am? Have you signed up for the beta yet? If not, be sure to head to the source link below.
Source: Twitter, SwiftKey VIP Forums
Not too long ago SwiftKey showed of its new keyboard, appropriately titled SwiftKey Flow. There’s still no word on beta invites, but today we’ve got a new video showing a pretty unique, new feature in the keyboard. While typing out words, you can trace down to the spacebar and then keep going with the next word. No need to lift your finger at all for your sentences. Couple that with SwiftKey’s fantastic prediction engine, and I imagine this new keyboard is going to be a huge success. Hit the video after the break to see the feature in action. Read more
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