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:
- #iloveswiftkey because it is the most intelligent Android keyboard I’ve ever used, and it really does learn my typing patterns! A #musthave!
- #iloveswiftkey The predictions! It knows what I’m gonna type. So I can type extremely fast without worrying if I hit the right key
- I Wuv swiftkey, especially how it turns my drunken tweets of a Fri & Sat night into those of someone with perfect grammar lol #iloveswiftkey
- #iloveswiftkey because I write msgs, emails, … in 3 different languages, sometimes mixed together, and it is so easy to do with Swiftkey!
- #iloveswiftkey b/c its unique text scanning saves me so many keystrokes I can dedicate more time with my family as well as to making money.
- #iloveswiftkey amazing keyboard, it’s quick, it predicts my next word, and iphone users can’t do that… Hee hee nothing more satisfying…
- I love that SwiftKey knows what I want to say before I do. Sometimes I “let” it write for me and follow its lead! #iloveswiftkey
- I can write most texts/emails from typing just a few letters, as It learns how I write and predicts my next words so well! #iloveswiftkey
- There’s only one keyboard that features swipe words deletion, learns from both my social networks and emails. That’s why #iloveswiftkey.
- What I love is the fact I don’t have to press a button to change the language I’m typing, it automatically recognizes… #iloveswiftkey
- #iloveswiftkey because with my fat thumbs I always mash the keys and @SwiftKey translates it into English for me 😉
We could keep going and going, there were so many great tweets.
Great news – SwiftKey has won the “Best Startup Business” award at the Guardian Digital Innovation Awards 2012.
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.
Here’s to an award-winning 2012!
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!
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:
- Next-word prediction
- Dynamic learning of the words you use and how you use them
- Personalization with Facebook, Twitter and Gmail for even better predictions and corrections
- Input modelling (and heatmap visualisation)
- Ability to type in up to 3 languages at once
- Easy switching between different keyboards (e.g. Korean and Qwerty)
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.