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September 19, 2014
March 15, 2013
It’s always been our mission to bring faster, easier and smarter typing to as many people as possible around the world and we just got one step closer to achieving that. As you will know, Samsung launched their next Galaxy smartphone last night and we’re excited to reveal it carries our technology.
Co-founder and CTO Ben Medlock was at the big unveiling in New York and said: “Following our great success with the SwiftKey 4 launch last month, we are excited to confirm that Samsung has chosen SwiftKey’s innovative keyboard technology to be at the heart of its flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S4. This is fantastic progress for our vision of bringing the best touchscreen typing experience to as many people as possible.”
The start of 2013 has been fast-paced and exciting – we rolled out SwiftKey 4 to all our app users, introducing our gesture input method SwiftKey Flow as well as new features and support for 60 languages in context. We unveiled an iOS toolkit for SwiftKey Healthcare and our work in this area earned the company “highly commended” for best health product or service at the prestigious GMA Awards. We took members of our team to CES in Las Vegas, MWC in Barcelona, SXSWi in Austin and the HIMSS health tech conference in New Orleans to spread the word on what we’re doing and meet the industry and some of our users.
Now, we add the Galaxy S4 launch to this list as well as exciting work with a host of other SDK partners.
Be in no doubt, there’s just as much innovation and momentum on the consumer side too. The SwiftKey app will continue to evolve as we seek to make interacting with your phones and tablets even easier and more personalized. We’ll push on with developing fun new features and customizations for the millions of you who reach us through app stores such as Google Play. Last, but never least, we’ll carry on building and engaging with our community of users, including our 100,000 VIPs, who give us their time, energy and invaluable feedback.
It’s an exciting chapter in the SwiftKey story right now – thank you for being part of it with us.