Alas, Swype keyboard app for Android and iOS gets discontinued

Alas, Swype keyboard app for Android and iOS gets discontinued
Bad news for fans of one of the most popular keyboard apps – Swype. It appears that Nuance, the company that bought the app seven years ago has decided to discontinue both the Android and iOS apps.

According to a message published by a redditor, the company wishes to rather focus on offering its AI solutions to businesses and will soon leave the direct-to-consumer market.


Although there are good alternatives to Swype available in the Google Play Store, such as Gboard, Fleksy, and SwiftKey, many users will argue that Nuance's app is the fastest and most accurate of all.

Swype is still available for download via App Store and Google Play, but it looks like the apps won't be updated with new features going forward. We're waiting for Nuance's official statement on the matter, but we don't expect any good news.

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8 Comments

1. audibot

Posts: 570; Member since: Jan 26, 2017

first and best i remember signing up and waiting to be a beta for it

2. andriodfanboy1

Posts: 157; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

And here goes everything people typed using that and that will be used and sold for so called ai purposes to other companies shame

3. therealestmc

Posts: 678; Member since: Jul 23, 2012

Great. Never used it.

4. deewinc

Posts: 453; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

I remember using it back in 2012. Hopefully my sexchats won't be sold to a third party.

5. GreenMan

Posts: 2667; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

Had the pleasure of using Blackberry Keyboard and it's a nifty little package! And I must say that I find it a tad bit better then swipe keyboards. But the procedure of installing one on non-Blackberry Phones is kinda annoying so... That's that! Now, I'm on gBoard which reminds me of... G'Day!

6. tedkord

Posts: 16974; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Swype was great at one time, but more recently I've found its quality slid, and use SwiftKey now.

7. duckofdeath unregistered

ლ(ಠ益ಠ)ლ dagnabbit! I hate the gestures on SwiftKey.

8. bucknassty

Posts: 1189; Member since: Mar 24, 2017

if touchpal would eliminate all the ads taking over a phone i would suggest it

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