Swiftkey have released the Beta version of their much anticipated 'Flow' update, which brings Swype / Android 4.2 style 'Flow' typing to the popular 3rd party input method.
Today we’re making SwiftKey Flow beta available and we’re very excited about it. SwiftKey Flow is so much more than another gesture input keyboard. It redefines touchscreen typing with a series of incredible innovations.
Most notably, SwiftKey Flow lets you write an entire sentence without letting go of the screen. All you need to do is pass your finger over the space bar between each word that you trace out. Let SwiftKey Flow do the rest, and you’ll see the words you want magically appear on the screen. We call this ‘Flow Through Space’.
So as many of you can try the SwiftKey Flow beta as possible, we’ve made it so that all you need to is download the following APK(s) and install them on your devices. But please do remember to come back to our VIP community and give us feedback; we rely on this to refine the beta and make Flow as awesome as possible.
SwiftKey Flow is very versatile, predicting the word you may want from the moment you begin to glide your finger on the screen. Just let go when the word you want appears. The keyboard also seamlessly integrates with SwiftKey’s classic tap engine, adapting the touch-sensitive areas of the keyboard to your tapping style to boost accuracy. And of course, the keyboard incorporates SwiftKey’s famous next word predictions.
Your feedback is vital to this beta being a success. Evan Tapper, SwiftKey’s Community Manager, sums it up best: “Our community is a vital part of this process. We rely on their feedback to ensure the product is in the best possible shape before it hits the market. But it’s about more than that – it’s about engaging with our users and building products that people really love to use.”
So please, join us and be a part of making SwiftKey even better. We’re looking forward to hearing what you think!
To try out the application, download the APK directly either for your phone or tablet. I've installed on my Nexus 4 and I have to say that although i'm not generally a fan of swipe based input, it does seem to work well and of course tapping on the keyboard works as brilliantly as ever (SwiftKey is my keyboard of choice).
SwiftKey would also like to remind fans that that today is the last day to nominate SwiftKey in the TechCrunch 2012 Crunchies... ;)