SwiftKey at SXSW: Why Hollywood has AI all wrong
February 26, 2015
January 31, 2014
Thank you so much for the huge support and interest shown yesterday as we released SwiftKey Note. It’s been a very exciting 24 hours, and we just wanted to give an update on where we are now.
We’re thrilled to report that our very first app for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch has been steadily climbing the app charts since going live. It has been given the rare and wonderful accolade of Editors’ Choice by Apple, gaining a highly-coveted featured slot on the front page of the App Store. We’re over the moon!
At time of writing, SwiftKey Note was at #10 on the overall free app charts in the United States and #1 in productivity. In other countries, we’ve had similar results – it’s the number one productivity app in the UK, Canada, Germany, Italy, Argentina, Czech Republic and Antigua so far.
As you can imagine, everyone at SwiftKey has been so excited about the great feedback. This is an amazing milestone for us and we’re so glad to see that iDevice users seem as keen to get their hands on smarter typing tech as our users on Android.
As we explained at launch, SwiftKey Note is the fastest way to take notes on an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. It packs all the power of SwiftKey’s prediction technology with a tight Evernote integration, for seamless syncing and personalization.
Launching a new product is a moment of huge anticipation – we wait with bated breath to see what people make of the innovation we’ve been creating behind-the-scenes. Apple’s support, and the new users who’ve given our note-taking technology a try, have today shown that wanting a better, more personalized experience on your cell or tablet is not a niche interest. It’s a mainstream thing, wanted by people all over the world.
In the meantime, we’ll keep plugging away to make this more human technology a reality and we can’t wait to show both iPhone and Android users what we’ve got in store. Thanks again for embracing SwiftKey Note so wholeheartedly and check out some of the highlights of yesterday’s media coverage here on our site.
Joe and the SwiftKey team