Microsoft Will Acquire SwiftKey; Android & iOS Versions to Continue

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  1. dgstorm

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    In a surprise move, Microsoft has come from out of nowhere and purchased SwiftKey, the popular mobile keyboard replacement app that is found on both Android and iOS. The news was announced on SwiftKey's blog this morning, and doesn't share too many details regarding the deal.

    The good news for some is that Microsoft will continue to develop the Android and iOS versions of SwiftKey (at least for the foreseeable future). Here's a quick quote from the founders of SwiftKey,

    "Our number one focus has always been to build the best possible products for our users. This will not change. Our apps will continue to be available on Android and iOS, for free. We are as committed as ever to improving them in new and innovative ways.

    We owe a lot to the invaluable input of our users, including our 130,000-strong VIP community and the many thousands of others who have been with us since the start.Their energy, honest feedback and eagerness to share our products have been the driving force behind our growth."

    What do you think of this sudden development from the most popular mobile keyboard replacement company?

    Source: SwiftKey Blog
     
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    I see swift key having the half moon design soon.

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  3. mountainbikermark

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    Maybe they'll finally admit you can have gestures with a slider keyboard and add them like most other swiping style have had for half a decade at least.
    Other than that , meh . Just another mega corporation buying up some company for the patents or some similar reason.

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    I used to swear by Swiftkey... However since getting my Note 4 and stumbling across the ability to pull up the clipboard and programming the hot keys I have stuck with the Samsung keyboard. I have no real issues with it... Although a lot of times it changes words I wanted....
     
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    Please don't screw up my favorite keyboard app Microsoft. It saves me 55% of my keystrokes and significantly speeds up my mobile typing.
     
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    Easy fix. Don't install updates.
     
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    Yeah, but any changes to the backend could really Bork the app.