Behind the scenes
at SwiftKey.

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

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.

SwiftKey Keyboard

SwiftKey Keyboard

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, 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.

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.

WSJ names SwiftKey 'leading' keyboard

September 30, 2014

Joanna Stern of The Wall Street Journal writes, "Still, SwiftKey remains my top keyboard replacement because, like a loved one in a decades-long relationship, it's great at finishing my sentences."

'Mobile app of the day: SwiftKey'

September 29, 2014

Sandra Vogel of ITProPortal writes, "The app's biggest plus point is the way it learns about your writing as you use it, so that its word prediction becomes more accurate over time." 

SwiftKey Keyboard - 'learn as you type'

September 25, 2014

Kieran Snyder of Slate writes, "SwiftKey, new for iOS but already popular on Android, allows you to hook up your personal dictionary to your phone's contacts and your Gmail, Facebook, and Twitter accounts."