Swype for iOS gets an update – 16 new languages and some extra goodies

Swype for iOS gets an update – 16 new languages and some extra goodies
Swype – the custom keyboard, which once introduced the swipe typing mechanism that is currently famous in many Android keyboards – has been available for iOS for a while now, thanks to the fact that iOS 8 finally allowed 3rd party keyboards to be installed on Apple's mobile devices. It has grown through the years in its own right, adding word prediction, dictionary personalization, and gestures for quick punctuation access. The iOS version is still rather limited, when compared to the features available on Android, yet developer Nuance is determined to grow it for Apple's platform.

So, Swype got an update, which ads 16 new languages to its iOS roster, bringing the total number to 21. It will now also predict emoji, as well as words, based on the words in your text (supports only 6 languages - English (US), English (UK), French, Italian, German and Spanish). The layout of the keyboard can now be customized, with a choice between QWERTY, QWERTZ, or AZERTY, and there is a special layout for iPad, which should allow swiping to be comfortable, no mather how you are holding the tablet..

Swype costs $0.99 on the App Store and comes with 5 themes. Unfortunately, there is no free version, like there is on the Play Store, for undecided users who may wish to try before they buy.

Download for iOS ($0.99)
Download for Android ($0.99); free trial


source: Nuance via Engadget

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13 Comments

1. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

Just fix the constant crashes and lag first on iOS before making it further bloated.

2. bucky

Posts: 3791; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

Where are you getting lag? I haven't seen any at all. And what bloat are you talking about?

5. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

There are many videos out there demonstrating its lag. In this one you can see it lagging almost throughout the video especially at 1:04 in the video:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mhpmNCe0_wk There are various articles which covered this as well:http://pocketnow.com/2014/09/22/ios-8-third-party

7. bucky

Posts: 3791; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

Trolling. You are talking about 3rd party applications that were literally just released. OS lag is one thing, but having an application lag is a completely different thing. You clearly don't own an iPhone. What bloatware were you talking about? Try again.

8. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

Are you plain stupid ?! When did i ever wrote about OS being laggy ? This is Swype's article and obviously I wrote crashes and lag with regards to the application and not OS, duh !

9. bucky

Posts: 3791; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

So you think Swype has bloatware? Who sounds stupid?

10. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

OMG !! Just try to comprehend before uttering BS !!!! I said it is laggy already why include new skins and animations and make the already glitchy app more laggy. So just fix the lag issue first and then add features. Even after giving video and written proof you fail to see things then I have no words for your blind fanboy-ism.

11. bestmvno

Posts: 251; Member since: Mar 07, 2014

You just sent videos and articles from a month and a half ago. The software has been updated and those articles are not relevant.

3. mrblah

Posts: 577; Member since: Jan 22, 2013

Just another dumb troll. ;)

4. bucky

Posts: 3791; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

I couldn't tell if he was trolling. Reading it again it's pretty obvious

6. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

Instead of uttering something which you're ignorant about why not do some research before calling someone troll ? Read comment #5 #IgnoranceIsBliss

12. JunitoNH

Posts: 1946; Member since: Feb 15, 2012

Can't speak about Swype. However, using touch pal on my iPad, and it's fantastic, without any lag. Honestly, enjoy the experience more than my Moto X.

13. mildorzalost

Posts: 143; Member since: Jun 03, 2014

WordFlow on Windows Phone is native and so much better than swype (at least swype for android, I haven't tested it on iOS yet)

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