SwiftKey announces performance improvements for its Android app including a 50% drop in lag

SwiftKey announces performance improvements for its Android app including a 50% drop in lag
With over 100 million Android installs, SwiftKey for Android is one of the most popular productivity apps ever listed in the Google Play Store. SwiftKey learns your typing style allowing it to recommend the right word.  also figures out what word you meant to type even when you hit the wrong key, skip a letter, or misspell it. Today, SwiftKey announced (via XDA) that it has made several changes to the app, resulting in performance improvement.

For example, SwiftKey says that improved frame rendering has reduced its lag by 50%. It also opens 20% faster on average compared to the competition on the Google Play Store. And out of five Android keyboard apps tested, SwiftKey is the smallest to install. While the app may be as much as 50% smaller than the competition, SwiftKey does not give up features or functionality in order to remain "light."

There are always updates for SwiftKey offering new features and improvements. Over the last year, the app added 10 new sticker packs, support for Microsoft Translator, and new search and share functions. While the performance improvements have been touted for the Android version of SwiftKey, the app is available for both Android and iOS.

Performance improvements have been made to the SwiftKey for Android app

Performance improvements have been made to the SwiftKey for Android app

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9 Comments

1. Peaceboy

Posts: 640; Member since: Oct 11, 2018

Lag? Oh its android, at least it was lessen

2. TechNeck

Posts: 643; Member since: Aug 29, 2014

The lag isn't from the the phone, it's from the app..

5. Finalflash

Posts: 4062; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

Don't worry about him, he has serious lag in his thought process.

7. Leo_MC

Posts: 6623; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

SwiftKey lags (when it opens) more on iPhone than it does on Android; if Microsoft manages to make it open 50% faster and introduces support for haptic touch, I might consider using it again.

3. redmd

Posts: 1910; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

SwiftKey is crippled in iOS. I hope they improve.

4. Finalflash

Posts: 4062; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

All non-Apple apps are crippled compared to Apple equivalents, custom keyboards are just a non-starter on iOS.

8. Macready

Posts: 1811; Member since: Dec 08, 2014

Apple caps RAM for 3rd party keyboard apps at a too low amount and doesn't allow the typing in secure fields. Which indeed makes these apps pretty useless.

6. KENNE

Posts: 21; Member since: Oct 23, 2014

this is one of the best 3rd party keyboard on Android. functional and fast. other are mainly functional but opens slower. although I use the default keyboard in Gboard as an satisfied with it's speed and functionality.

9. AbhiD

Posts: 604; Member since: Apr 06, 2012

Gboard is much better. Always found SwiftKey too cluttered and laggy. Hope this update improves it but i am still unlikely to stop using Gboard.

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