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Video Daily: Swype goes open beta

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 17 Jun 2010 1:32 User comments (7)

Video Daily: Swype goes open beta Swype, the speed record breaking texting alternative for Android phones has gone open beta (with limited functionality) to anyone who signs up for a limited time.
The app was formerly only available to a very limited amount of users who got lucky to sign up for the beta in the past, or natively on smartphones like the MyTouch 3G Slide.

Swype allows for extremely fast typing, as users do not type letter by letter with their fingers, but instead slide their fingers from letter to letter, with Swype "magically" knowing what word you are trying to write.

For the next few days, Swype beta is available at beta.swype.com, with users submitting an email and getting sent a download link for their respective phone.

Swype does note, however, that the beta will be open to the public for a very limited time, will be available in only Spanish, English and Italian, and will have "limited functionality," although it is unclear what will be missing.

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7 user comments

117.6.2010 4:24

I'm curious what makes the above example produce "tips" rather than "tops". For that matter, how would one go about swiping "tops" instead?

217.6.2010 11:52

Originally posted by nonoitall:
I'm curious what makes the above example produce "tips" rather than "tops". For that matter, how would one go about swiping "tops" instead?
As an active user, I can tell you that writing tops just requires you to not swype over the "i", just directly from the "t" to the "o"

317.6.2010 12:31

Originally posted by DVDBack23:
Originally posted by nonoitall:
I'm curious what makes the above example produce "tips" rather than "tops". For that matter, how would one go about swiping "tops" instead?
As an active user, I can tell you that writing tops just requires you to not swype over the "i", just directly from the "t" to the "o"
thats a definite problem with the software then cuase this whole thing is built on speed and you cant be required to remember all words that may be created by the line you take.

417.6.2010 12:43

Originally posted by Josipher:
Originally posted by DVDBack23:
Originally posted by nonoitall:
I'm curious what makes the above example produce "tips" rather than "tops". For that matter, how would one go about swiping "tops" instead?
As an active user, I can tell you that writing tops just requires you to not swype over the "i", just directly from the "t" to the "o"
thats a definite problem with the software then cuase this whole thing is built on speed and you cant be required to remember all words that may be created by the line you take.
The biggest problem I have is trying to write "that's" and it coming up as "that'd"...who the hell uses the word "that'd" lol

517.6.2010 18:03

That looks like a pain to use.

617.6.2010 22:06

Why does the article say Android when this is clearly on a Windows Phone?

718.6.2010 13:36
doomdiver
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It isn't working on my G1. I can tap the keys to type but when I try to swipe it just gets stuck, you can swipe as many times as you want and it beeps at me but it just doesn't place any words into the text field. Even in the tutorial when it swipes for you it draws the line then stops.

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