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.