Swype

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

    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

    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

    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

  • Is Search The Best User Interface For Mobile?

    Is Search The Best User Interface For Mobile?

    Google has posted some more information about how search has been integrated into the first Android-powered phone, the T-Mobile G1, which goes on sale October 22. Not surprisingly, search functionality pervades Android with an array of ways to query (just start typing, tap one of UI’s many search buttons, or press the G1′s dedicated search key). Dropdown suggestions are readily… Read More

  • Yammer Takes Top Prize At TechCrunch50

    Yammer Takes Top Prize At TechCrunch50

    Three jam-packed days, and 52 startup demos later, we finally have a winner for this year’s TechCrunch50. Every day, the presentations just seemed to get stronger and stronger. There were so many strong contenders this year that we are awarding five jury selection prizes, in addition to the top prize. But there must be a winner, and that winner is…Yammer. Yammer is Twitter with… Read More

  • Swype, truly compelling gesture-based mobile data entry

    Swype, truly compelling gesture-based mobile data entry

    Swype is an amazing gesture-based data entry system that truly blew our collective minds at TC, CG, and MC. To type, you simply connect letters together using a stylus or finger and predictive text to pick letters and words out of seemingly unintelligible squiggles. Read More