Nuance ends development of the Swype keyboard apps

Nuance, the company that acquired veteran swipe-to-type keyboard maker Swype -- all the way back in 2011, shelling out a cool $100M -- has ended development of its Swype+Dragon dictation Android and i

Tilt gesture keyboard could hold promise for typing in VR

A group of researchers are demonstrating a tilt-based typing technique they've designed that could be an alternative option for users of larger smartphones or for inputting text when in VR.

Apple Quietly Bought Dryft, A Keyboard App

Apple quietly bought Dryft, a startup that develops keyboard apps — an acquisition that appears to have occurred last year — TechCrunch has learned. The acquisition seemed to be confirmed by Ra

Everything You Need To Know About iOS 8 Keyboard Permissions (But Were Afraid To Ask)

By far the most exciting thing about iOS 8 -- imho -- is the side-door it opens into Apple's walled garden to allow keyboard app makers to come on in for the first time. But what permissions are you g

Keyboard Apps Dominate The App Store’s Top Charts After iOS 8 Release

As the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus go on sale today, many consumers will be getting their hands on Apple's new mobile operating system, iOS 8, for the first time. And what are iOS 8 users downloading from the

Nine Alternative Keyboards For iOS 8

Apple's new mobile world order, iOS 8, ushers in support for third party system wide keyboards for the very first time. We've rounded up a selection of alternative keyboard contenders -- some with sto

Swype Finally Rolls Out Of Beta, Hits The Google Play Store For $0.99

Way back in March of 2010, Swype launched a super private Beta of its then totally mind-blowing swipe-to-type Android keyboard. While they've since shipped it out-of-the-box on dozens of handsets, ope

Hey Apple, What The Next iPhone Really, Really Needs Is A Much Better Keyboard

What the next iPhone really really needs is not an even bigger screen, flatter icons, flexible widgets or live tiles, or even crystal-ball-gazing cards. Or Facebook Home. That list is just garnish com

From Typing To Gliding And Back Again: SwiftKey Touchscreen Keyboard Maker Adds Swype-Style Input, Calls It SwiftKey Flow

It's a tale of two increasingly similar touchscreen keyboards: SwiftKey's latest move to counter Nuance-owned rival Swype is to adopt a Swype-style input method -- allowing users to drag their fingers

Nuance-Owned Swype Keyboard Gets Another Update: Now You Can Sync Your Slang Across Devices (And Tap Into Other People’s Lingo)

Nuance-owned Swype, which makes virtual keyboards for mobile devices, has released a new version of its software which adds the ability to backup and sync your personal dictionary across multiple mobi

Nuance Supercharges Swype, Adds New Keyboard Options, XT9 Predictive Text, And Dragon-Powered Voice Input

Swype lovers, Nuance has <a target="_blank" href="http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20120620005666/en/Nuance-Launches-Generation-Swype">some good news</a> for you. The company just released a majo

New Swype Beta Packs Support For Ice Cream Sandwich

Don't get me wrong -- Ice Cream Sandwich's stock keyboard is pretty fantastic, but after having spent the past year or two Swyping my way though text messages and emails, most other modes of text inpu

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 <a href="https://techcrunch.com/2008/09/09

Textaholics Rejoice! Swype Beta Taps Dragon Dictation

Textaholics, this one's for you. <a href="http://www.swypeinc.com/">Swype</a> — the Android-flavored keyboard that lets you type (or swype, rather) faster than you ever thought possible &mda

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

<a href="http://www.swype.com/">Swype</a> has been blowing minds <a href="https://techcrunch.com/2008/09/09/tc50-swype-truly-gesture-based-data-entry/">since it first launched at TechCrunch 50</a> bac

New Swype Keyboard Hits Sprint First With Gestures, Custom Dictionaries

It's hard to believe that it's been nearly three years since <a href="https://techcrunch.com/2008/09/09/tc50-swype-truly-gesture-based-data-entry/">Swype first made a splash at TechCrunch 50</a>, and

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

<img src="http://www.mobilecrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/06/swype.png" class="shot2" /> We <a href="https://techcrunch.com/2010/06/15/want-swype-yes-you-do-get-it-tomorrow-for-android-phones/">t

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

<img src='http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2010/06/swype.jpg' class="snap_nopreview shot2" alt="" />I just heard from <a href="http://swypeinc.com/">Swype</a>, the creators of an amazing touchs

Why UJAM Didn't Win TechCrunch Disrupt

<img src='http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2010/05/saccasings.jpg' class="snap_nopreview shot2" alt="" />Something that I loved about <a href="http://disrupt.beta.techcrunch.com">TechCrunch Dis

Exclusive Video: Hands-on With Swype For Android

<img src="http://www.mobilecrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/12/swpe-300x280.png" alt="swpe" title="swpe" width="220" class="alignright size-medium wp-image-24063" /> I've been pretty pumped about S
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