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.

nexus 5 with swiftkey keyboard

SwiftKey Keyboard

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SwiftKey Keyboard

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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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.


SwiftKey voted 'Best Android Keyboard'

August 12, 2015

Joe Fedewa of Phandroid writes, "Wow. You guys really like Swiftkey. There were over 20 different apps that received votes, and Swiftkey managed to get nearly half of them. Even with a landslide victory like …


Lifehacker names SwiftKey an "Essential Android app"

August 11, 2015

Eric Ravenscraft of Lifehacker UK writes, "SwiftKey was already our favourite Android keyboard before it became free to use. With intelligent word prediction, Swype-like gesture input and cloud sync of custom dictionaries, it’s difficult to …


The Machine Behind Stephen Hawking's Voice

August 4, 2015

Bloomberg Business interviews Joe Osborne, SwiftKey engineer, who gives a behind-the-scenes look at revamping Professor Stephen Hawking's communication system.


Leap 100 Company Spotlight: SwiftKey

August 4, 2015

Leap 100 writes, "SwiftKey technology now features on more than 250m devices worldwide, through app downloads and licensing deals with mobile manufacturers. It was also the global best-selling paid app in 2012 and 2013 before …