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  1. mrdonbonjovi's Avatar
    I am using it and I really like it. 2 problems, too many click thrus to get to the number pad and it doesn't auto capitalize or auto correct (ie: ive to I've). Other than that its great!
    12-29-2009 12:13 PM
  2. Nechasin's Avatar
    If you swype off the top of the keyboard and then to your other letters, it will put a capital at the front. If you swype off the top of the keyboard and do a loop and then to your other letters, it will capitalize the entire word.

    so to swype "I've", Start are "I" go above the keyboard, go to the period key (which as the apostrophe above it) then the v and e. Other contractions can work the same way.

    It takes 1 click to get to a ususable number pad, 2 to get to a block. Also if you have to type just a few numbers, you can long click on the regular keypad to type your numbers.
    12-29-2009 12:37 PM
  3. mrdonbonjovi's Avatar
    If you swype off the top of the keyboard and then to your other letters, it will put a capital at the front. If you swype off the top of the keyboard and do a loop and then to your other letters, it will capitalize the entire word.

    so to swype "I've", Start are "I" go above the keyboard, go to the period key (which as the apostrophe above it) then the v and e. Other contractions can work the same way.

    It takes 1 click to get to a ususable number pad, 2 to get to a block. Also if you have to type just a few numbers, you can long click on the regular keypad to type your numbers.
    I didn't realize that. Thank you. When I space-, swipe it does a period and when I space-. it does a comma. Is that right?
    12-29-2009 03:08 PM
  4. Mr.Miagi's Avatar
    Honestly, I dont see too much of a difference with swype and shape writer in performance. In swype it bothers me that you need to "scribble over a letter" for it to use that letter twice, while in shapewriter it doesnt need that which makes it faster. Shapewriter however needs you to tap the delete button every space you go back and does not have a way of speeding that up. Swype does look prettier though but shapewriter can be used like a regular keyboard better though. I'm gonna keep playing with them, only had swype for a couple messages.
    12-30-2009 12:24 AM
  5. Drybonz's Avatar
    Shapewriter however needs you to tap the delete button every space you go back and does not have a way of speeding that up.
    I turned off the auto-space and I'm entering the space manually to fix this problem... I'm finding that I can still go pretty fast, although some people may not like it this way. It's all personal preference, I guess.
    12-30-2009 01:11 AM
  6. Ripjames's Avatar
    anyone on a hero manage to get swype to work?
    12-30-2009 01:12 AM
  7. Mr.Miagi's Avatar
    I turned off the auto-space and I'm entering the space manually to fix this problem... I'm finding that I can still go pretty fast, although some people may not like it this way. It's all personal preference, I guess.
    Oh, i didnt know that was the fix to that problem, very cool, thanks for sharing.
    12-30-2009 09:20 AM
  8. Flyguide83's Avatar
    I think my only complaint as of yet with swype, is the fact that you have to do the squiggly deal to get two letters..like"wii"..other than that, I love it!
    12-30-2009 11:18 AM
  9. jose2020's Avatar
    anyone on a hero manage to get swype to work?
    trying to get it to work here also, just get that message that says the screen size does not match.
    12-30-2009 11:25 AM
  10. 471405's Avatar
    I've used Swype since Christmas Day and haven't turned back. The only thing I use the physical keyboard for is SNesoid controls.

    I've always hated ts keyboards, but Swype is a blessing. So now that I've found Swype I would be all over a keyboardless Droid.
    12-30-2009 11:52 AM
  11. Flyguide83's Avatar
    lol..I had only been using the hard keyboard until I found swype..I have only used it to type a few websites in..I'm almost ready to jump on the"I wish my droid didn't have the hard keyboard"bandwagon..
    12-30-2009 12:04 PM
  12. ardoreal's Avatar
    Ok I've become so use to Swype I can't use any other soft keyboard efficiently anymore.
    12-30-2009 12:32 PM
  13. ridavid81's Avatar
    ok finally tried swype on my droid today. im sorry I didn't find it very impressive. I know there is a learning curve but it just doesn't feel right or feel natural. Also the landscape keyboard is horrible. Why would the space bay key be all the way in the corner?

    I know this is a beta release so hopefully they will clean up a lot of this before it's final and it cost money.

    uninstalled for now.
    12-30-2009 01:51 PM
  14. Nechasin's Avatar
    I apparently just got moderated for a vague reference to something that is on the front page of android central. So to avoid breaking the rules, I edited this message.
    12-30-2009 06:39 PM
  15. Cory Streater's Avatar
    You can register for the official beta here.

    And here is their official position on leaked copies.
    12-30-2009 07:11 PM
  16. Donkey Hodie's Avatar
    It looks like there is an official beta release of swype. I won't tell you where to find it b/c I don't want to get into trouble.
    No, there's not. Quoted from the Swype forum two hours ago:

    Unofficial Leak: Swype for Android

    We are glad to hear that you guys like Swype, but we are obligated to state that we don't condone such activity nor support the result. Naturally those of you asking for new languages and features should wait until we launch a device in your market. Obviously, we won't support unlicensed versions of our software.
    Swype has only released its software to OEM partners under NDA and to select journalists for review. We did not release this software to the broader market, as our preferred business model is OEM preload of software on devices.

    We have not tested this version on the Droid or other WVGA products and cannot attest to its robustness. We do know that certain key features of Swype (double tap editing/replacing of words, full language dictionaries, UI elements) are not working and/or present in this version.

    We believe when OEMs release Swype as a preloaded application Swype will perform much better than the current unsanctioned version being distributed on the web. The Samsung Omnia II (on Verizon) is currently available and customers should encourage carriers and OEMs to include Swype on upcoming devices.
    Regards,
    The Swype Team
    PS. Our lawyer has asked us to remind everyone about copyright infringement and to inform you that Swype reserves all of its rights.
    12-30-2009 07:11 PM
  17. ardoreal's Avatar
    No, there's not. Quoted from the Swype forum two hours ago:

    Unofficial Leak: Swype for Android

    We are glad to hear that you guys like Swype, but we are obligated to state that we don't condone such activity nor support the result. Naturally those of you asking for new languages and features should wait until we launch a device in your market. Obviously, we won't support unlicensed versions of our software.
    Swype has only released its software to OEM partners under NDA and to select journalists for review. We did not release this software to the broader market, as our preferred business model is OEM preload of software on devices.

    We have not tested this version on the Droid or other WVGA products and cannot attest to its robustness. We do know that certain key features of Swype (double tap editing/replacing of words, full language dictionaries, UI elements) are not working and/or present in this version.

    We believe when OEMs release Swype as a preloaded application Swype will perform much better than the current unsanctioned version being distributed on the web. The Samsung Omnia II (on Verizon) is currently available and customers should encourage carriers and OEMs to include Swype on upcoming devices.
    Regards,
    The Swype Team
    PS. Our lawyer has asked us to remind everyone about copyright infringement and to inform you that Swype reserves all of its rights.
    Well I have tested it, it rocks on the Droid BIGTIME, and based on Swype's current business model, I would LOVE to tango with their lawyers
    12-30-2009 07:20 PM
  18. Nechasin's Avatar
    Android Central is promoting Swype now

    Apparently I was in error when I said I was moderated for mentioning this earlier.
    12-30-2009 08:32 PM
  19. Cory Streater's Avatar
    The reason why Jeremy and I have been so hard core about this is that we had previously received a cease and desist notice from the makers of Swype in regards to hosting their software. This request has since been lifted and you are now free to access Swype via the link referenced in this article.
    12-30-2009 08:59 PM
  20. ardoreal's Avatar
    The reason why Jeremy and I have been so hard core about this is that we had previously received a cease and desist notice from the makers of Swype in regards to hosting their software. This request has since been lifted and you are now free to access Swype via the link referenced in this article.
    Hey I know how it goes, and far be it that I want you guys to feel like you're getting burdened legally over stuff like this. I think the users totally understand. Honestly we need to give props to Swype for changing their stance somewhat. They recognize that their software is good and locking it down in this manner only hinders them.

    I'd honestly like for there to be a way I could pay for this. I think their business model is completely flawed and that they're missing out on revenue. I understand the "controlling the whole widget" approach but that goes against the grain for most Android users
    12-31-2009 01:33 PM
  21. Cory Streater's Avatar
    I agree and I don't think they started off realizing how much people would love their keyboard. I personally haven't tried it yet, but it definitely looks interesting. Training my brain to not lift my fingers off the screen each time I changed letters seems like it would be a challenge.
    12-31-2009 01:41 PM
  22. Roy Aguilera's Avatar
    I agree and I don't think they started off realizing how much people would love their keyboard. I personally haven't tried it yet, but it definitely looks interesting. Training my brain to not lift my fingers off the screen each time I changed letters seems like it would be a challenge.
    Not a challenge at all. 1 sentence later you will be a pro.
    12-31-2009 01:57 PM
  23. Cory Streater's Avatar
    Not a challenge at all. 1 sentence later you will be a pro.
    Ah.. what the heck, maybe I'll give it a shot :o
    12-31-2009 01:59 PM
  24. ardoreal's Avatar
    Not a challenge at all. 1 sentence later you will be a pro.
    QFT

    I just held an IM conversation earlier today, it honestly feels just right now. It's like going from hunt and peck to mastering the keyboard.
    12-31-2009 03:16 PM
  25. tedstien's Avatar
    If you swype off the top of the keyboard and then to your other letters, it will put a capital at the front. If you swype off the top of the keyboard and do a loop and then to your other letters, it will capitalize the entire word.

    so to swype "I've", Start are "I" go above the keyboard, go to the period key (which as the apostrophe above it) then the v and e. Other contractions can work the same way.

    It takes 1 click to get to a ususable number pad, 2 to get to a block. Also if you have to type just a few numbers, you can long click on the regular keypad to type your numbers.
    Thanks for the tip, missed that one.
    12-31-2009 10:36 PM
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