Last week we asked SwiftKey fans to tweet #iloveswiftkey and let us know what it is that they love about SwiftKey.

Here’s a word cloud showing what people said – we’ve taken out obvious words like “SwiftKey”, “Android”, “keyboard” and “typing” so we can see what it is that makes you love SwiftKey.

And here are some of our favorite tweets:

We could keep going and going, there were so many great tweets.

Remember#swiftkeylovesyoutoo :-)

Cheers, Charlie

 

Great news – SwiftKey has won the “Best Startup Business” award at the Guardian Digital Innovation Awards 2012.

Our Guardian Award

This category is for “technology startups and early stage companies with a truly innovative proposition”. The awards seek out cutting-edge accomplishments in the digital space, in line with the Guardian’s recent move to a digital-first strategy.

We  beat off strong competition from Zoopla, the property website, and Duedil, which gives free access to company information.

Here’s to an award-winning 2012!

Cheers, Charlie

As you may be aware, we are currently looking for new talent to work at SwiftKey. But what’s it like working at SwiftKey HQ?

We take a peek into a day in the life of Chetan, Software Engineer and Wizard of Many Talents.

09:30 Make my way into the TouchType office in central London.
09:45 Log into email and reply to several messages from a top secret OEM that I am working on customising our SwiftKey client for.
10:00 Work on a couple of bug fixes for the SwiftKey X app logged yesterday and overnight from the US.
11.00 Chat with some of the SwiftKey SDK team about API changes for upcoming projects.
12:30 Lunch time! Head to Flamingos near Southwark, who do the best bespoke sandwiches around.
13:15 Lunch finished, feeling very satisfied. Time to challenge my boss at a game of table tennis!
13:30 Rally development team for weekly meeting in the conference room, with plenty of coffee on hand.
14:00 Tie meeting up and finish off and discuss some ideas about future developments with other members of the team.
15:00 Write some tests for some complex SwiftKey code I’m about to build.
15:45 Planning for a visit to a top-secret client with other members of the team.
17:00 Time to head to this month’s Londroid meet-up with a few colleagues to discuss mocking and testing techniques with some of London’s top Android developers.
18:00 Speaker slot at Londroid to discuss how we currently write tests for our Android apps.
19:00 Beers and networking with some pizza in between.
21:00 Head home, ready for a good night’s sleep after a highly motivating day!

So, what do you think? Does this sound like the kind of place you’d like to work? If so, check out our Careers page.

We’re looking forward to hearing from you!
Charlie

Korean-speaking SwiftKey fans can now type in Korean with the new SwiftKey Korean Beta.

SwiftKey Korean Beta has all of the SwiftKey magic that you’ve come to know and love, with the addition of a Korean language model and keyboard:

The beta is available from Android Market in Korea and from our VIP Community for everyone outside Korea.

Please download the app, try it out, and let us know what you think so that we can continue to improve and develop SwiftKey for Korean typists.

Thanks, Charlie