Behind the scenes at SwiftKey

"A super-intuitive, bilingual, predictive, multimedia touch keyboard."
"Best of 2015."
"The best autocorrect system I've ever seen."

The company

SwiftKey's mission is to enhance the interaction between people and technology. We believe technology should adapt to you and not the other way around, and we're committed to providing our users with the world's most intuitive and personalized keyboard software.

Our flagship mobile app, SwiftKey Keyboard for Android and iPhone, adapts to the way you type, so you spend less time correcting your typos and more time saying what you really mean. SwiftKey users have saved an estimated 10 trillion keystrokes across 100 different languages, which adds up to over 100,000 years of reclaimed typing time.

SwiftKey's hallmark predictive technology learns from your personal writing style, getting smarter over time. From your quirkiest family nickname to the sports teams you support, SwiftKey predicts the individual phrases that matter most to you.

In April 2016 SwiftKey became part of the Microsoft family, working together to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more. We believe this is the right next stage in our journey, and will help us accelerate our commitment to improving our products in new and innovative ways. Read more here.

SwiftKey Keyboard


SwiftKey Keyboard

iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch

Our history

Jon Reynolds


Ben Medlock


It all began back in 2008 when our co-founders Jon Reynolds and Dr. Ben Medlock realized how slow and frustrating it was to type on touchscreens and put their heads together to solve this problem. Our first app launched on Android in 2010 and we arrived in the Apple App Store in 2014.

Our first app launched on Android in 2010 and we arrived in the Apple App Store in 2014. We've come a long way since then; today SwiftKey is featured on more than 300 million devices and we work with some of the world's leading smartphone manufacturers, who integrate our technology into their products. We have offices in London, San Francisco and Seoul, as well as people in India and China.

A huge thanks to our investors for supporting us along the journey!

Interested in joining our innovative and fun team all over the world? Check out our career openings!

Learn how we have applied our core language technology and expertise to a number of assistive tech projects.

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Media Resources

Here you can download various resources relating to the SwiftKey brand and our products. If you have any questions, please contact the SwiftKey press team at

Our awards

SwiftKey has received many prestigious awards over the years, recognising both the company and our products. These accolades span the worlds of tech, PR, business and more.


  • Europas

    Coolest Tech Innovation/Best Mobile Startup (2nd year running)

    June 2015

  • PRWeek Awards

    Best In-House Team (Silver)

    February 2015


  • Meffys

    Life Tools - SwiftKey Keyboard (Android)

    November 2014

  • Lovies

    People’s Lovie - Mobile Handheld: Mobile Utilities & Services - SwiftKey Note, Bronze Lovie - Mobile Handheld: Mobile Utilities & Services - SwiftKey Note

    September 2014

  • Lovies

    Shortlisted: Mobile & Apps, Best User Experience - SwiftKey Note

    September 2014

  • UX Awards

    Honorable Mention - SwiftKey Keyboard

    September 2014

  • Tabby Awards

    Android: Personal Productivity

    July 2014

  • Founders Forum

    Ben Medlock

    June 2014

  • The Europas

    Grand Prix, Coolest Technology Innovation

    June 2014

  • Santander Breakthrough 50

    Most Exciting Fast-growth Companies

    May 2014

  • PR Week

    Best Places To Work: In-house Comms team

    January 2014

  • Fast Company Top 10

    World’s Top 10 Most Innovative Productivity Companies

    February 2014

  • Sunday Times Top 100

    Best Places To Work: Small companies

    March 2014

  • Webby Award

    Mobile & Apps Category, Best Productivity App - Shortlisted

    April 2014

  • Real Business Awards

    Private Company FD of the Year - Richard Gibson

    May 2014