Why does SwiftKey require full access?
September 19, 2014
November 18, 2011
Our developers have been working extra hard to make the Fluency engine — the clever technology behind SwiftKey’s predictions — faster and more efficient. This means it should take up less memory on your phone and get you the best predictions and corrections even quicker.
You may have heard that we’ve been working on our multi-touch — the enhanced multi-touch framework in this release should make life much easier for all you rapid typists, allowing you to type even faster.
Multi-language support has always been at the heart of SwiftKey’s mission. This update adds Arabic and Hebrew to our list of supported languages, bringing the total to 35. You can enable up to three languages at once and switch seamlessly between different layouts (e.g. English and Greek) simply by sliding the spacebar. Also, for the first time, we have full language localization for Spanish, French, German, Italian and Portuguese.
Other enhancements include DVORAK and COLEMAK layouts, the ability to change the height of the keys to suit your device and fingers, and improvements to the settings menu, alternate character selection, and sharing options.
We hope you’ll all enjoy it, and remember to tell your friends about it!