Hi everyone, I’m Chetan and I’ve been working on SwiftKey Tablet, our new keyboard app designed alongside Google for the launch of Android Honeycomb.
Our team has been hard at work at work over the last few weeks to bring a new “holographic,” tablet-optimized version of SwiftKey to Honeycomb tablets and we’re really proud of what we’ve built. We’ve put all the smarts of SwiftKey and our next-generation Fluency prediction engine, together with new keyboard layouts to make tablets easier to type on than ever, with one hand or two.
Honeycomb’s backwards compatibility is unprecedented. We got SwiftKey working on Honeycomb with very little effort, though we had some changes to make when moving to a larger device! Honeycomb also handles multiple processors flawlessly, allowing us to support more simultaneous languages and more UI glitz!
We’re using Honeycomb’s brand new animation framework and hardware acceleration to create some super-slick animations that look great and don’t get in your way. When you combine this with our brand new Honeycomb-inspired “holographic” theme you get a beautiful, seamless typing experience.
It’s been a pleasure developing for Honeycomb, and there’ll be more to come. Watch this space!