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Old 15-06-2010, 05:59 PM   #1
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Just got onto the Swype beta. Yay!!

http://www.swypeinc.com/index.html

It's surprisingly useable. I was expecting it to be inaccurate and clunky but it isn't, it's smooth and responsive, and so far it seems to be a great improvement over the default Android keyboard.
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Re: Just got onto the Swype beta. Yay!!

Has anyone else with an Android phone tried this yet?
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Re: Just got onto the Swype beta. Yay!!

I don't understand.. Wtf is it.
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Re: Just got onto the Swype beta. Yay!!

Okay, maybe I do a bit more now..
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Re: Just got onto the Swype beta. Yay!!

It lets you swipe your finger across buttons (letters) to type words on phones (possibly more). You swipe across a field of letters and I think it's supposed to know which word you were after.

It sounds fairly useless to me, the trouble I'd go to to swipe necessary letters I'd probably be quicker just typing one letter at a time as usual. 'course I've never used it myself so I don't know how well it actually works in practice.

EDIT: Ah I see, that actually looks fairly useable. Better than I'd have thought.
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Re: Just got onto the Swype beta. Yay!!

I was surprised how useable it is. And amazingly accurate too. You don't have to even hit the right letters. It recognises roughly where you are on the keyboard, it knows what letters are round there and chooses the one that fits the word.

I switched back to the normal keyboard the other day for a comparison and it just felt so slow and primitive.



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Re: Just got onto the Swype beta. Yay!!

It looks good, I'd like it on my ipod touch as sometimes typing can be a pain in the ass with the on screen keyboard.

You can semi swipe on the iphone keyboard but you have to release your finger after every letter.
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Re: Just got onto the Swype beta. Yay!!

I think it could work, but ultimately, it's going to be which you enjoy doing most (or which works best for you).. I mean, lets take predictive and standard text. Predictive is so much faster than standard but some people still prefer standard (unless you have as qwerty keyboard..)
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