Swiftkey has launched the third version of its impressive virtual keypad for smartphone uses based on the Android platform. As Android now holds 50.1% of the smartphone market, it’s a timely upgrade that will see frustrated users finally have a keypad that changes gibberish into plain, readable English. It will automatically correct words and insert spaces for you, so you don’t have to tap the space bar any more – although it’s oddly much larger than before – so you can tap out emails and messages faster than ever before.
As we always need to be faster than yesterday our demands are finally being met by companies that have pressure on them to produce quicker and more efficient ways of using and utilising our smartphone. This means that while you’re running late and need to quickly fire off a text message to the boss to say you’re going to be late, you won’t have to slow down and send a bunch of unreadable words, which will be embarrassing once you get into work. It’s also great for those that are slightly clumsy when it comes to lightly tapping on a slippy, glass screen.
Swiftkey 3 will automatically change words depending on the rest of the sentence so it makes more sense and input any missed spaces between words. The new software allows Android users to text and email away at lightning quick speeds without the worry of sending oddly-worded messages. The firm has simplified things, made the buttons bigger and easier to hit. There is also a single punctuation key, which it will automatically gauge what symbol to put depending on the rest of the sentence. This will speed up those messages for those that struggle with grammar and have sloppy writing while they’re on their smartphone.
At the moment there is no official launch date but there will be VIP testing by a select number of Android users so they can test out the Beta stages and report any findings, bugs or suggestions for the final release date. The VIP testers will be able to use the software for two months before being asked to buy it through the Android Marketplace or Google Play as it’s now known.
Many smartphone users are irked when it comes to typing on their virtual keypads and don’t want to have to revert to buying a Blackberry or a third-party keyboard just to write a few messages. This new software from Swiftkey will enable Android users to finally have a faster, more accurate and easier way of typing when they are chatting via Gtalk to their friends or punching out a few emails to their contact lists, without a mess of poorly-spelled words, grammar and mistakes thrown in. There will still be the odd error where the software will pick up on similar words that would fit in the sentence but it shouldn’t be as embarrassing as many iPhone users will attest to from their phone’s keypad and auto-change feature that has plagued many with hilarious messages being sent by accident.