1. nightfishing#AC's Avatar
    Swype | Text Input for Screens

    Swype Beta for Android™ -

    Swype is pleased to invite you to login and try our Swype Beta for Android.

    You signed up to be emailed when this happened, and probably gave up on us. Well, we are (finally) pleased to activate your Swype Beta for Android account. Thanks for being patient over the last 3 months as we’ve been focused on improving the product and preparing for our launch with multiple phone manufacturers and carriers.

    Here are the details:
    We have a limited number of participants
    In English, Spanish, and Italian - more languages to come
    Limited Features - some key features of Swype require OEM integration
    HVGA and WVGA Resolutions - don't worry we'll detect this automatically
    Limited End User Support - mostly via our user forum
    If your phone came pre-installed with Swype DO NOT download this beta (it won't work)

    Thanks again for your help and support,

    -The Swype Team
    06-15-2010 09:06 PM
  2. nightfishing#AC's Avatar
    And for all the "how much will it cost" questions:

    How can I buy Swype? / When will Swype be on the Android market?

    We have considered a direct-download sales model, but there are two challenges to that approach:
    Customer Support. Providing Swype users with the level of professional support they deserve is a priority for us. We're still a small (but quickly growing!) company, and we don't have the resources necessary to support a full end-user sales model. It is much more efficent for us to focus on improving Swype and to partner with large organizations like Samsung and T-Mobile who already have customer support structures in place.

    Device integration. Swype isn't just an app; it's a keyboard - the most widely used piece of software on a device. It interacts with nearly every single application on the phone. As such, it's more like a system component than an application. For each device release we do a tremendous amount of testing and we *always* find issues due to the varying components - the OS version, the device hardware, the OEM UI implementation, etc. In addition, some features can't be implemented without an OEM's engineering assistance. We end up doing a large amount of work on each device to be sure that you have a great experience entering text using Swype.

    So, we appreciate your enthusiasm, but we are not ready to do direct-downloads at this time.
    06-15-2010 09:07 PM
  3. thekarens's Avatar
    UGH, that's what I figured. Guess we'll have to depend on XDA for the foreseeable future
    06-15-2010 09:11 PM
  4. nightfishing#AC's Avatar
    I haven't heard of anyone signing up and NOT getting the link.

    Not everyone has received the email, but that doesn't mean the link isn't active when you log into your account.
    06-15-2010 09:13 PM
  5. Cory Streater's Avatar
    06-15-2010 09:15 PM