1. zeravla531's Avatar
    Anyone know how to get Swype for the Sprint Hero or a really good multi-touch keyboard (if there is one)?

    Thanks
    01-30-2010 05:18 PM
  2. TreyDaPrince's Avatar
    I don't think anyone haas the balls to post the file on here. Someone leaked it before and Swype asked them to remove and now we're not allowed to post it anymore. Sorry.
    01-30-2010 09:08 PM
  3. zeravla531's Avatar
    Oh, i was not aware, that sucks.

    Thanks

    My phone is due for some Periodic Maintenance.
    01-30-2010 09:21 PM
  4. Ripjames's Avatar
    you might try the forums over at xda-developers.com see what they have, there are some keyboard reviews and links there
    01-30-2010 11:07 PM
  5. TreyDaPrince's Avatar
    Oh, i was not aware, that sucks.

    Thanks

    My phone is due for some Periodic Maintenance.
    I think I can help you with that =)
    01-30-2010 11:14 PM
  6. notabiker's Avatar
    Just got a hero and I think it might need a little Preventative Maintenance as well if anyone can help?
    02-11-2010 12:38 AM
  7. JKib#AC's Avatar
    There's also ShapeWriter: ShapeWriter

    It's similar to Swype.
    02-11-2010 04:03 PM
  8. JimmyD#AC's Avatar
    My experience with Swype has been MUCH BETTER than with ShapeWriter.

    If you do a google search for Swype, you will find many places that you can download the beta APK file to install.
    02-11-2010 05:32 PM
  9. ERDude's Avatar
    Check out Androinica.com they have a great review of Swype for Hero and other WVGA devices.
    02-11-2010 05:53 PM
  10. weirdkid's Avatar
    My experience with Swype has been MUCH BETTER than with ShapeWriter.

    If you do a google search for Swype, you will find many places that you can download the beta APK file to install.
    I'd have to agree, Swype is way better in my opinion.
    02-11-2010 06:28 PM
  11. kehanra99's Avatar
    I used both for a day, and I thought Swype was horrible compared to ShapeWriter...I'm surprised to see so many people happy with it. It seems to be worse at word prediction so if you don't hit the letters right it's alot harder to use than ShapeWriter. I still have ShapeWriter installed but I haven't put Swype back on...
    02-12-2010 07:59 AM
  12. kehanra99's Avatar
    I used both for a day, and I thought Swype was horrible compared to ShapeWriter...I'm surprised to see so many people happy with it. It seems to be worse at word prediction so if you don't hit the letters right it's alot harder to use than ShapeWriter. I still have ShapeWriter installed but I haven't put Swype back on...
    OK, I put Swype back on and adjusted some settings for trace and word suggestions...it actually is slightly better because the larger keyboard makes hitting the right letter more accurate. It'll take longer to see if I stick with it or ShapeWriter...but it is nice than I initially discovered if you tweak it a bit.
    02-12-2010 08:11 AM
  13. SylarDX's Avatar
    I actually have Swype on my MT3G+ and it took some use getting too, but after a couple of days i found out how to swap it back to the android keyboard. Much better IMO.
    02-13-2010 06:25 PM
  14. Jared DiPane's Avatar
    i liked swype a lot, infact i still do like swype. what i didnt like is how it caches your words that are not in the dictionary, and you cant really erase them. what started off as a large enough 5mb file, grew to 9mb in a week of typing. switched back to my android keyboard and i love it so much more now.
    02-13-2010 06:29 PM
  15. Cory Streater's Avatar
    i liked swype a lot, infact i still do like swype. what i didnt like is how it caches your words that are not in the dictionary, and you cant really erase them. what started off as a large enough 5mb file, grew to 9mb in a week of typing. switched back to my android keyboard and i love it so much more now.
    lol that's exactly what I did
    02-13-2010 06:40 PM
  16. Jared DiPane's Avatar
    lol that's exactly what I did
    To me, 9mb is WAY beyond acceptable for a keyboard. And for there to be no way to clear the memory of the data, that was unacceptable for something running on my device. Maybe thats a bit picky, yes, but I am ok with that.
    02-13-2010 06:44 PM
  17. Cory Streater's Avatar
    To me, 9mb is WAY beyond acceptable for a keyboard. And for there to be no way to clear the memory of the data, that was unacceptable for something running on my device. Maybe thats a bit picky, yes, but I am ok with that.
    Especially considering the amount of memory we have to work with. Hopefully Swype comes out with a way to make it so you can clean it up better.
    02-14-2010 08:36 AM
  18. ERDude's Avatar
    Wow you guys got off easy, I got hit with 12.56mb
    02-14-2010 09:31 AM
  19. Jared DiPane's Avatar
    How long did you use it for? I caught mine early and uninstalled
    02-14-2010 10:19 AM
  20. ERDude's Avatar
    Used it for about a week. I personally don't see the allure, maybe it's because I'm used to typing with two thumbs. Just felt awkward to me.
    02-14-2010 01:00 PM
  21. Jared DiPane's Avatar
    Used it for about a week. I personally don't see the allure, maybe it's because I'm used to typing with two thumbs. Just felt awkward to me.
    Ouch, well does your vocab consist of a lot of not commonly used words? If so, that will add to the file sizes!

    But yeah, it was mainly convenient for in the car,...but errr um i dont text and drive
    02-14-2010 01:01 PM
  22. ERDude's Avatar
    Not at all on the vocab, and not that I text and drive, but that was the worst experience ever. I'm faster at stop lights with the standard keyboard than I am with Swype.
    02-14-2010 02:33 PM
  23. avacomputers's Avatar
    Can I get I'm on this action?
    02-17-2010 08:46 AM
  24. duckydesign's Avatar
    are there any issues running swype for the hero if it isnt officially released yet?
    06-09-2010 01:54 PM
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