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Swype for Android is time limited

Discussion in 'Android Applications' started by zerodamage, Jan 4, 2010.

  1. zerodamage
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    I emailed the Swype developers asking whether or not they will be making it available on the Android Market. I know that I would pay for it and many others would as well. I love how it works compared to the standard software keyboard. I do not do pirated or unauthorized software and after learning that this is the case, I removed the app from my Droid. But I reinstalled after I got this response:

    "Go ahead and use the leaked version. It is time limited, so enjoy it while you can!"

    I did not get the answer to my real question: whether or not the application will become available on the Market Place. That is the question I want answered! I will add their response to that question if they ever answer.

    Exit Question: If the leaked version is time limited, did Swype Inc. intentionally release this development build?
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    It would not surprise me if Swype leaked it themselves
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    If that turns out to be the case, and they try to take it away without giving us the option to buy it on the market, I am betting someone will find a way to release swype without a time limit and for free.
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    I've searched for Swype and can not find it in the Market. Can anyone help me with a more specific name for the app? Thanks guys.
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    Google search is your friend... drink the cool-ade! :)

    search for: "Swype-trial-release"
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    They probably leaked it themselves. They want us to be the beta tester without actually saying it. And now they have a good response from the community. Im pretty sure they will change their tune. They should offer it both as OEM and on the market. Im pretty damn sure I will not be buying a new phone just because it has swype preload.
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    and now they can get $5-10 for a download instead of $2 since they know everyone loves it and is not willing to let it go.
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    Jack***es

    Well that's just great... When the time trial is over do NOT expect an official release any time soon... They have been RIDICULOUSLY SLOW in their development. It debuted at a trade show in the last half of '08 and was fairly well 'developed.' and it has taken well over a year for them to get it to only 1 device so far...

    And before any of you other developers chime in about how much time it takes (blah blah blah), I am a developer (Windows, Linux and WM) so I understand that end of it. But still... a year to go from a working (or so they 'showed' it as) trade show version to 1 device... that's ridiculous. Looks like they're following the M$ business model.
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    I'd pay ten dollars!
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    wonder how hard it is to remove a time check from software...
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    Idiots...

    WOW... just read the actual article... what MORONS.... in the current market trend (i.e. micro-transactions) wtf would such a company ONLY limit themselves to the OEM market... wow.. no wonder it's taken them so long to make so little progress, what idiots... they really are following the M$ business model (lets do thing the way we've always done them, not in a way that will make us profitable and successful)...
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    the good praise swype has gotten out in the wild would make a nice bargaining chip if they are trying to push swype OEM
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    well i just read their site, the guy that invented this was the co-inventor of T9. and his partner is the co-inventor or the MS on screen keyboard. seeing as T9 is basically on every phone these days, i can't see why they would be limiting themself to just 1 phone. i see this taking off like crazy soon and hopefully it will be a non-issue.
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    If Swype didn't make it to the market place and no one came up with a fix for the limited-time trial, there is always:

    ShapeWriter Keyboard
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    So is noone else worried that Swype can collect all information you type on the screen?

    -Mike
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    ^^^ Really? I shouldn't be surprised, but some how I am...
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    Someone needs to get working on a time extension. I am starting to love this method of input. I am more than willing to pay for it, but I don't want to get really use to it, only to have it taken away with no options to purchase.
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    Right after the install completed, I got a pop-up telling me as much. I uninstalled it.

    -Mike
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    Damn. I didn't take it because I don't like using pirated software. I would rather support programmers that make stuff I like to encourage them to make more. As much as people were raving about this, I was starting to look forward to an officially released version.
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