Swiftkey is one of the most popular virtual keyboards available for Android, and with good reason! I’d say it’s easily the best keyboard out there for Android, period. Nothing else compares, and it simply blows away my stock keyboard for predictive text as well as it’s well designed layout.
Today Swiftkey has announced their release of beta 3 which will include what they call “Smart Space,” which looks to be reminiscent of the ICS keyboard Blindtype feature. Smart Space will figure out sentences you were attempting as you type, even if you aren’t putting spaces in between words. With the new beta release Swiftkey has also included two awesome new themes, the ability to choose symbols much faster, and much more.
Swiftkey 3 vs ICS Keyboard:
Next Generation Auto-Correct; SwiftKey 3 Beta Launches
A major leap forward in touchscreen typing
Beta release available to SwiftKey VIPs at http://vip.swiftkey.net
LONDON, April 4, 2012: SwiftKey 3, the latest-generation of the award winning keyboard app for Android devices, is now available as a free beta release to SwiftKey’s passionate community of over 30,000 VIP users.
SwiftKey (http://www.swiftkey.net), which recently won the Most Innovative App at the Global Mobile Awards in Barcelona, has packed the latest release full of fantastic new features and updates, including:
Smart Space – a major leap forward in auto-correction technology, Smart Space adds to SwiftKey’s already cutting edge correction by detecting miss-typed or omitted spaces across whole phrases of poorly typed text in real-time. SwiftKey now offers the most accurate and complete auto-correction available on a smartphone or tablet.
Two new themes – a new theme, ‘Cobalt’, to match SwiftKey’s new look and feel, and an Ice Cream Sandwich-styled ‘Holo’ theme, as voted for by SwiftKey’s VIP community.
An enhanced UI – a much larger space bar and smart punctuation key help improve accuracy and make it quick and easy to access common punctuation.
Additional languages – SwiftKey 3 now offers support for an additional seven languages, bringing the total up to 42. The new languages are Korean, Estonian, Farsi, Icelandic, Latvian, Lithuanian and Serbian.
New punctuation functionality – intelligent, language-specific punctuation handling (for example, spaces between words and certain symbols in French, such as ‘Bonjour !’).
In addition to these key updates, SwiftKey 3 includes core improvements such as backup of learned language data and improved options for users to customize auto-correction features.
This SwiftKey 3 Beta is only available through the SwiftKey VIP community, which new members are welcome to join now for a limited time only athttp://vip.swiftkey.net. SwiftKey’s development team will be working closely with the community to gather feedback and make improvements.
Currently the update is only available to members currently signed up for SwiftKey’s VIP program, although SwiftKey is currently accepting new registrations. Check out the Swiftkey VIP forums if you are interested.