Behind the scenes
at SwiftKey.

"One of Britain's brightest young technology firms."
"One of the big British successes in the apps world."
the guardian

The company

Founded in London in 2008, SwiftKey's mission is to build technology that makes it easy for everyone to create and communicate on mobile. We're best known for smart SwiftKey Keyboard apps which learn from you to make typing on touchscreens faster and easier. SwiftKey Keyboard for Android is Google Play's most popular keyboard app, topping the global best-seller list in 2012 and 2013. SwiftKey Keyboard for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch had more than 1m downloads in its first day of launching on the App Store, hitting No 1 in the US and UK free charts. It follows the earlier success of Note, a note-taking application for iPhone and iPad.

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SwiftKey Keyboard

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SwiftKey Keyboard

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SwiftKey Note
iPhone, iPad & iPod Touch

Our history

It all began when co-founder and CEO Jon Reynolds realized that what he dubbed "shrinking typewriters" just weren't cutting it for mobile touchscreen typing. He joined forces with his friend, now co-founder and CTO, Dr. Ben Medlock to see how they could approach this problem differently using Artificial Intelligence, and SwiftKey was born.

Jon Reynolds and Ben Medlock, SwiftKey founders

Jon Reynolds, CEO

Ben Medlock, CTO

In addition to our consumer apps, SwiftKey's technology has also been a hit with hardware manufacturers and overall features on more than 200 million devices to date worldwide. We've raised more than $20m in funding to date from notable angels and investors including Accel Partners, Index Ventures and Octopus Investments.

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index ventures

Staff snapshots

We are a growing team of over 150 people (and one inflatable dinosaur), spread from our HQ in central London to offices in San Francisco and Seoul. Together, we hold 180 degrees and have 26 different nationalities within our team. Meet some members of the SwiftKey team below!

Media coverage

See the latest media buzz about SwiftKey.

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SwiftKey named to '10 best Android keyboards'

January 30, 2015

Justin Diaz of Android Headlines writes, "The best part about SwiftKey is that learns. When you use it and type up words in your social and messaging apps, it’ll begin to learn how you speak …


SwiftKey #1 on '10 best iPhone keyboard apps for iOS 8'

January 30, 2015

JR Bookwalter of TechRadar writes, "One of the most beloved Android keyboards finally comes to iOS, delivering the same great autocorrection and predictive typing capabilities in a long list of languages, not to mention the …

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'SwiftKey Adds Chinese Language Support'

January 29, 2015

Kristijan Lucic of Android Headlines writes, "SwiftKey is introducing seven new input methods here, which basically covers everything. That’s not all though, SwiftKey is also launching a Chinese New Year keyboard theme, which you can …