Could Swype Come to the iPhone and iPad?


Swype is arguably one of the most popular keyboard alternatives, and while Android and Symbian users have been able to enjoy its speedy, accurate text entry, not everyone’s been so lucky. Does Swype have its sights set on expanding its territory to other platforms? It turns out that there’s a chance we could one day see Swype on iOS devices, at least according to VP Aaron Sheedy.

Sheedy recently participated in a Q&A session on Reddit, where the topic of Apple licensing Swype technology was broached. Sheedy avoided saying too much, but was able to confirm that the Swype team has been in talks with Apple to one extent or another.

While that’s interesting to hear, it sure leaves a lot open to guesswork and interpretation. Are we talking about a full-on iOS Swype release? How would that work? Since licensing was mentioned, could Apple instead build gesture typing into its standard iOS keyboard, like Google did in Jelly Bean? For now, we just don’t know, but this should still be promising news for any Swype fans who have since migrated over to iOS.

Source: Reddit
Via: 9to5 Mac

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Stephen Schenck

Stephen has been writing about electronics since 2008, which only serves to frustrate him that he waited so long to combine his love of gadgets and his degree in writing. In his spare time, he collects console and arcade game hardware, is a motorcycle enthusiast, and enjoys trapping blue crabs. Stephen’s first mobile device was a 624 MHz Dell Axim X30, which he’s convinced is still a viable platform. Stephen longs for a market where phones are sold independently of service, and bandwidth is cheap and plentiful; he’s not holding his breath. In the meantime, he devours smartphone news and tries to sort out the juicy bits

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