Swype

  • Swype Learns To Listen Better, Type More Accurately

    Swype Learns To Listen Better, Type More Accurately

    If you haven’t taken the time to play with Swype (the trace-to-type mobile keyboard alternative), you’re missing out — and I’m not just saying that because it launched at one of our conferences. As evidenced by the fact that it’s now built right into a ton of Android handsets, it’s pretty damn good. This morning, it’s getting even better. Swype has… Read More

  • Textaholics Rejoice! Swype Beta Taps Dragon Dictation

    Textaholics Rejoice! Swype Beta Taps Dragon Dictation

    Textaholics, this one’s for you. Swype — the Android-flavored keyboard that lets you type (or swype, rather) faster than you ever thought possible — has a present for you this holiday season. With Siri on the iPhone 4S, voice control apps are sprouting up faster than you can ask Siri about the meaning of life. Voice is where we’re headed and there’s nothing… Read More

  • Swype, The Maker Of Speedy Virtual Keyboards, To Be Acquired By Nuance For $100 Million+

    Swype, The Maker Of Speedy Virtual Keyboards, To Be Acquired By Nuance For $100 Million+

    Swype has been blowing minds since it first launched at TechCrunch 50 back in September of 2008. For those unfamiliar, Swype is the maker of an awesome app that allows users of touchscreen mobile devices to type messages with one swipe of the finger or stylus motion across the screen keyboard. The alternative (and patented) input method has proven to be super speedy, allowing data entry at over… Read More

  • New Swype Keyboard Hits Sprint First With Gestures, Custom Dictionaries

    New Swype Keyboard Hits Sprint First With Gestures, Custom Dictionaries

    It’s hard to believe that it’s been nearly three years since Swype first made a splash at TechCrunch 50, and since then it’s quickly popped up on handset after handset. Easily one of the most popular alternative input methods out there, Swype has announced today a special agreement for users of the Sprint Nexus S 4G: you bring the hardware, they’ll bring the latest… Read More

  • Get swyping: Swype for Android available now in English, Spanish and Italian

    We told you this was coming: Swype has just made it possible for any Android handset owner to download their innovative touch-screen enabled text-input application straight from the website. Which means a whole lot of people can henceforth start challenging that Guinness World Record for speedy textin’ using Swype. Up until today, Swype came pre-installed on only a fraction of… Read More

  • Want Swype? (yes, you do) – Get It Tomorrow For Android Phones

    Want Swype? (yes, you do) – Get It Tomorrow For Android Phones

    I just heard from Swype, the creators of an amazing touchscreen mobile application that allows text entry way faster than via normal virtual keyboards. They’ll be making the Android version of their application available to anyone who wants it tomorrow. Don’t believe the hype? Check out this article about a Swype user blowing out the Guinness World Record for texting speed. Or… Read More

  • Why UJAM Didn't Win TechCrunch Disrupt

    Something that I loved about TechCrunch Disrupt last week is that the top two startups that launched in the competition weren’t from the U.S. – winner Soluto is based in Israel, and runner up UJAM is a German startup. In our previous events we had lots of non-U.S. startups, too, but the winners have always been U.S. based teams. So to have startups from Israel and Germany win was… Read More

  • Exclusive Video: Hands-on With Swype For Android

    I’ve been pretty pumped about Swype’s ultra-speedy alternative typing solution for touchscreen devices ever since it first debuted at TechCrunch50 2008. My excitement only grew when it finally made its way to a handset, the Omnia II, just last month – but as I’m not the biggest fan of the OS that powers that device, my thumbs were left twiddling until an Android port… Read More

  • Leaked Video: Swyping Versus iPhone Typing. (Swype For Android Is Next).

    A year ago, Swype launched a new way to type on a touchscreen phone at TechCrunch50. Swype was created by the inventor of the T9 predictive typing system used on most phones today because he felt that new text input methods for small touchscreens are sorely needed. Today, the startup announced the first phone to use the technology will be the Samsung Omnia II on Verizon. As you can see in… Read More

  • Swype to debut on the Verizon Samsung Omnia II

    A little over a year ago, Swype announced at TechCrunch50 2008 that they were going to “change how the world inputs text on screens”. By allowing the user to type words by tracing a path between its letters rather than tapping them out one-by-one, Swype claims to speed up typing on a mobile handset while doing away with accuracy annoyances. Swype is the brainchild of Randy… Read More

  • Leaked Video: Swyping Versus iPhone Typing. (Swype For Android Is Next).

    A year ago, Swype launched a new way to type on a touchscreen phone at TechCrunch50. Swype was created by the inventor of the T9 predictive typing system used on most phones today because he felt that new text input methods for small touchscreens are sorely needed. Today, the startup announced the first phone to use the technology will be the Samsung Omnia II on Verizon. As you can see in… Read More