SwiftKey 4 has been launched today on the Google Play store with smarter features, which the company claims makes typing on a touchscreen faster, easier and more accurate. It is available now at a promo price of $1.99 (Rs 107.68) and as a free upgrade for existing users, the new release features a take on gesture typing called SwiftKey Flow.
SwiftKey Flow combines the mind-reading capabilities of SwiftKey's personalised autocorrect engine with the speed of gliding your fingers across the screen. This revolutionary approach to continuous input begins predicting words from the moment a user touches the screen and goes on to predict their next word when they let go. A unique feature called “Flow Through Space” also makes gesture typing more powerful than ever before by allowing users to enter entire phrases simply by gliding to the space bar between words.
Introducing SwiftKey Flow
The app's changelist on the Google Play store reads:
- SwiftKey Flow: World’s most accurate gesture input, with next word prediction
- Flow Through Space: Gesture multiple words without lifting a finger
- Personalization: More thorough learning of your language and typing style
- Better predictions: Enhanced language engine, predictions in more text fields
- Easier corrections: Tap anywhere on a word to choose an alternative
- 60 languages: Now including Albanian, Bosnian, Javanese, Sundanese, Thai, Vietnamese
Users can still tap to type, the app constantly learns a user's style to ease the frustration of entering long words and users can further personalise predictions by granting access to their Gmail, Facebook, Twitter, SMS or blog posts.
“Everyone's had embarrassing autocorrect moments,” said Ben Medlock, SwiftKey co-founder and CTO. “That's why we built SwiftKey to understand the context of words, not just their spelling. It works from the word go to adjust to you – from the phrases you write to how you touch the screen. It means you don't have to worry about typing, it does all the hard work for you.”
Beta versions of the app have been tested by more than 200,000 SwiftKey fans over the last 11 weeks, with more than 2.4 billion characters flowed. SwiftKey is available in 60 languages.