Swiftkey is one of the best keyboard apps out there, thanks to a rich set of features and a smart prediction system that lets you forget about typos. But there is one development in the world of touchscreen typing that Swiftkey didn’t incorporate till now – gesture typing. That is about to change soon, and, seeing that Android 4.2 Jelly Bean incorporates a gesture-based typing system, not a moment too soon.
Now the app’s developer has sent out word to followers that Swiftkey Flow, the next version of the keyboard app, is approaching release, but not before it goes through a public beta testing period.
Here’s the email from Evan Tapper, SwiftKey’s community manager:
Thank you for registering your interest in SwiftKey Flow. We’re very pleased that so many of you are eager to help us test it out.
SwiftKey Flow is very nearly ready for beta testing. When it is, you’ll receive an email with instructions on how to download it and how to leave us feedback. Your comments are very important to us – you’ll be a vital part of making sure that the public release of SwiftKey with SwiftKey Flow is our best keyboard yet.
To make sure that you receive the SwiftKey Flow testing email and it doesn’t end up in your spam folder, please add firstname.lastname@example.org to your list of contacts.
In the meantime, why not nominate SwiftKey in the TechCrunch 2012 Crunchies? We’d love it if you could nominate us here http://bit.ly/skcrunchie and let your friends know.
All the best,
SwiftKey Community Manager
If you are eager to try out the new swipe-based input method with Swiftkey Flow, make sure to join Swiftkey’s VIP program and to check your email for that imminent invite. Users of the Verizon Galaxy Note 2 might be the luckiest ones, as it seems that a version of Swiftkey Flowcomes preinstalled on Big Red’s version of the tablet.
For the rest of you, here’s a demo video that shows off that nifty new glide-based typing feature.