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Swype Beta for Android: open, temporarily

FyreWyr (513046) writes | more than 3 years ago

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FyreWyr (513046) writes "In 2008 Slashdot reported on Swype, which allows a mobile (phone, etc) user to draw a path over a virtual keyboard to enter words, rather than requiring precise tapping to accomplish the same goal. Using this software, a Swype Intern (Franklin Page) beat the Guinness record by about 6 WPM for the Guinness-standard sentence: "The razor-toothed piranhas of the genera Serrasalmus and Pygocentrus are the most ferocious freshwater fish in the world. In reality they seldom attack a human.". TechCrunch reports that Swype is presently in open beta, and will be available for "a couple of days", supporting English, Spanish, and Italian entry. Finally, while the deadline has apparently passed, I was able to retrieve the Android beta for testing a few minutes ago. I'm posting it here for the benefit of Android-enabled Slashdotters."
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