SwiftKey at SXSW: Why Hollywood has AI all wrong
February 26, 2015
October 25, 2012
Today we’re giving a sneak peek of SwiftKey Flow, a new approach to Android typing with SwiftKey that means you won’t have to lift a finger.
SwiftKey Flow harnesses the unrivaled predictive power of SwiftKey to give a completely new take on continuous input, offering real-time prediction as you begin to ‘flow’ a word on the keys. But don’t take our word for it. Check out the video:
This is different to the other keyboards out there. It’s been built from the ground up based on SwiftKey’s powerful engine. From the moment you touch the screen, SwiftKey Flow begins offering predictions based on the movement of your finger. Simply let go of the screen as soon as the desired word is predicted – sometimes four or five characters before you’ve finished gesturing it out – and SwiftKey seamlessly enters your word onto the screen.
SwiftKey Flow has been engineered to simultaneously support both typing by ‘tapping’ on the keys (SwiftKey as you currently know and love it) and gliding across the keyboard. This means you can seamlessly switch between the two as you please, ‘flowing’ a quick text if you only have one hand free, or tapping out a longer note with both thumbs at speed. Add the fact that SwiftKey constantly predicts the next word in a sentence and you may not even have to type at all for some words.
We’ll be releasing a beta of SwiftKey Flow soon. As always, our VIP community will be the first to get their hands on it. To register your interest, give us your email address here. Or register as a SwiftKey VIP right now.
p.s. have a look at our amazing video showcasing some SwiftKey users and what the app means to them.