Swype for Android is time limited

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  1. KZIWarrior

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    Fair enough, particularly from the support standpoint. Time will tell.
    But with competitors (e.g. ShapeWriter, which is already successful on iPhone market) going the other route what incentive is there for an OEM to pay for it. They will say "the end-user can pay for it if they want it"... Meanwhile the competition builds a large(r) market share. Not to mention has more steady cash revenues (i.e. Both of which mean they can spend more on development and attract even more investors).

    OEM based business models make sense for many things. Particularly when it's needed to reach the end user(s) and/or help with production. But in such a product where it is meant for the end user specifically and they have the means to reach that user directly it's far less necessary and, quite possibly far more restrictive.
     
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    that one sucks
     
  3. KZIWarrior

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    It's new to Android, give it some time. I don't find it all the inferior to the current Swype. It's much more developed on the iPhone and is greatly liked on that marketplace and by that community. And compared to the other alternatives its great.
     
  4. WERA689

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    Ok, I'm going to step in here and ask you guys to tone it down a bit. Especially you, KZI! There's just no need for putting people down for having legitimate concerns.

    Consider this a warning, ok?
     
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    KZI your accusations were part of why I had to have a follow-up post. If you go back and re-read my post, it basically was about questioning whether the concerns should even be warranted. When you respond to someone who responds to the initial topic, try not to confuse their ideas with the many other views in the thread.

    The two ideas I was questioning were, 1. where did the idea come from that it was "time-limited"...and 2. where did YOU come up with the idea that since it was a "Beta" it MUST be recording all data or is that just all misinformation. [So if anybody else has any documentation on the idea that Swype will expire upon a kill-switch or date and if there are keyloggers due to it being beta, please provide it.]

    The only thing besides that I mentioned was the idea that it has no business recording keystrokes.... That borders on malware and not a legitimate application.

    So before you start an argument with somebody...make sure you know what the issue actually is. My posts dealt more with the idea of where are these concerns and accusations stemming from...and some of those questions correlate back to you, when you seemed to state for a fact that there is a system analyzing all keystrokes.
     
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    Bust out the ban-stick, imo.
     
  7. WERA689

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    Not quite yet, but I'll be watching...:mad:
     
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    Geek fight! Geek fight!

    J/k. Great product. Nimble thumbs love it. They just need a proper reward for years of effort to create Swype. That is all. Thank you.
     
  9. KZIWarrior

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    After reading my original post on the subject I see that I did infer that they collected data, that was not my actual intent. I was simply trying to relate that I could understand if they did and could see why they would.

    As per the ethical arguments concerning privacy, either way I'll agree to disagree if you will.

    Couldn't agree more. And that was what I was going for.
     
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    The Developer emailed me stating as much. Please read the OP
     
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    Absolutely correct. And that's why Microsoft has been so spectacularly unsuccessful at making money.
     
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    I think that Swype is a great product, but it is not fair to allow everybody to download and test it, and then pull the rug from under them, not even permitting a charge for downloads. It is unreasonable to have to go out and buy a new phone just to get a licensed Swype, thus their customer policy is consumer unfriendly. They will deservedly create a large, frustrated and angry group of beta downloaders. Meanwhile, why isn't Verizon or Motorola helping to facilitate a download agreement?
     
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