Write up on Swype Keyboard

Discussion in 'Android General Discussions' started by kamk2k8, Apr 5, 2010.

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Are you a Swype user?

  1. Yes, and I will be a paying user

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  2. Yes, but I won't pay for it

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  3. No, but I will be

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  4. No, I don't like it

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  1. kamk2k8
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    Easter Egg link on the site for perceptive readers...oh and what an ironic time of year for such a thing

    Swype Keyboard app for mobile phones: This changes everything
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    Added poll, any official beta users out there?
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    I guess I would pay if I had to. But how much is it? I love swype, but only use it in a rare case. Otherwise I am a pure tangible QWERTY guy myself.
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    Yeah I feel you, if I have to write anything over a couple sentences I will definitely be using the physical keyboard, but it's nice for texts...I really have no idea, I can't imagine it would be much, I would say $4.99
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    tried swype for a couple weeks, i far prefer SlideIT
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    I've used SlideIt, Shapewriter, and Swype and am in the beta test group for Swype. As I've noted on other threads on this subject, I don't think it's possible to evaluate any of these input methods without committing to each for a relatively extended period. What seems great and magical on day one is sometimes annoying by the end of a week. And vice versa. None of the three is a perfect solution, imo. Some work better in portrait mode and suffer when used in landscape mode.

    Furthermore, if human beings can adapt to the bizarre demands of a qwerty keyboard, they can adapt to almost anything. And usually claim that it's "natural" once they've done so.

    Having said that, I find Swype to be the best of the three "swiping" products. IMO, it's the most accurate and the editing features (critical) are the most advanced and useful. I seldom type more than a couple of paragraphs on my phone so I can't say which approach is better for long emails or texts. And even if one approach were clearly superior for that purpose, I'd still compose prose on my desktop 95% of the time.

    As for what I'd pay for it, I have to consider that entering text on the Droid is one of the most common interactions I have with the device. And if I'm willing to pay $10-$20 for an app that enables me to edit Word documents, it seems only reasonable to pay at least that much for an app that makes it easy to do so.
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    I was using the "leaked" version of Swype and got into the "beta test group" when it first came out. I love Swype and as I continue to learn the tips and tricks and use the tutorial more and more, I find it easier and easier to use. I find that I'm "swyping" faster and faster as I continue to use it.

    The only drawback of using the "beta" product is I have to switch from stock back to Swype any time I reboot the Droid, but short of that, it's a great product. I don't even use the horizontal/landscape virtual keyboard at all and stopped using the physical keyboard altogether.
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    i'm willing to spend 6 at its current state... if vast improvements happens before its good to sale, 10.
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    You don't have to keep switching from stock to swype every time you boot up. Just install the Beta apk... Heres how to do it Get The Official Swype Beta
    Make sure you erase the Swype Beta that you have on there right now before installing this one
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    I am also in the official beta, and I (as well as pretty much all of the other beta users here) have widely reported the "input switching" bug. Fresh installs, Android 2.1 and all. Not a big deal, it's a beta package.

    Personally, I love the app, I think this really changes how I interact with my phone. Even when actually typing in words or characters, I like the functionality and layout.

    Would I pay for it? Yes.

    How much? The first rule of negotiation is "don't make the first offer". ;)
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    I primarily use Swype. I personally don't see an advantage to the physical keyboard for longer typing.
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    Thanks bb-gun
    went to the site and got my Swype back :icon_ banana:
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