Since introducing SwiftKey to the world a year ago, our handy little app has saved the world over 10 billion keystrokes. Yes, that’s 10,000,000,000 taps of the screen that we have saved your thumbs. Ten thousand million times that our users’ poor, overworked fingers have been given a little rest.
To celebrate, we’re giving three lucky SwiftKey fans a brand new VIZIO Tablet — which comes bundled straight out of the box with our very own SwiftKey Tablet X.
To enter, all you need to do is make sure you’re following us on Twitter, and then Tweet how many characters you’ve saved with SwiftKey, along with the hashtag #SKX10bn, like so:
- “I’ve saved 36,852 keystrokes with @SwiftKey, how many have you saved? #SKX10bn”
- “Using @SwiftKey has saved my thumbs 5,422 keystrokes! #SKX10bn”
- “I’ve saved 23,587 keystrokes out of @SwiftKey’s 10 billion #SKX10bn”
How much of the 10 billion do you make up? Go to Settings > Stats and check out how many keystrokes SwiftKey has saved you. Don’t have SwiftKey yet? Download a free trial (which launched today!) and post that you’re a newbie, along with our hash tag!
We’ll choose one lucky winner at random at the end of Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday and then DM them — so make sure you’re following us and Tweet this week!
Ten billion is a pretty big number, don’t you agree? Almost too big to hold it in your head.
So how about we turn it into something more real?
- If each of those 10 billion keystrokes was a character printed out in 12-point font, we could put them end-to-end and they’d stretch all the way around the Earth.
- If your smartphone typing speed is 30 word per minute (a pretty generous estimate), those 10 billion keystrokes that you didn’t have to make have saved 127 years of typing time.
- If the keystrokes we saved were tweets, there would be 71 million of them. If they were SMS text messages there would be 62 ½ million of them. We’re not talking “See you soon” messages here, we’re talking about the kind where you squeeze your message in to use every last character.
And that’s just half the story… smart typo correction isn’t even factored in here — one of SwiftKey’s other major time-saving benefits
So get Tweeting and Good Luck!