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SwiftKey X update brings blog learning, heatmaps and more

Hi all. We’re pushing an update out to SwiftKey X and SwiftKey Tablet X today that adds a bunch of new features, improvements and bug fixes.

The highlights are:

  • Blog and RSS learning, so you can personalize based on your previous posts;
  • A heatmap that shows how accurately you type on your keyboard (these insights are used by SwiftKey to make predictions more accurate);
  • A new stats panel that gives great insights into what SwiftKey is doing for you, which you can share with your friends;
  • Language layout switching for users who use different keyboard layouts (e.g. English/Russian users);
  • The reintroduction of the autocaps toggle for those who wish to always write in lower case.

We also have the following improvements and bug fixes:

Improvements:

  • Alternative character selection – now select with a slide rather than a new tap (this works for smileys too)
  • Instant language updates – refresh your language list to see new languages and new updates as soon as they are ready
  • Various layout and user interface usability improvements.
  • Better error reporting.
  • General performance and memory usage improvements.

Bug Fixes:

  • Various crashes and forced closes.
  • Various hard keyboard issues.
  • Incorrect cursor behaviour.
  • Various layout bugs on different screen sizes.
  • Various performance issues.
  • Dead zone on the space bar key on some tablets

We hope you like the update! It should be rolling out across all major app stores in the next day or so.

Thanks!

Joe

  • Josh

    When will the update be available through the Amazon Appstore? Does it fix the issue with the DROID Bionic?

  • Rose May

    Update won’t run on my Droid 2. Message invalid package signature.

  • mfg68

    Yeah, does this fix the the Bionic issue?

  • Chris

    @Josh:
    Just curious, why would you want this on the Amazon Appstore? What’s wrong with the regular Android Market?

  • John

    Swiftkey X paid version (phone) still remain 2.0.5 in android market. Opposite free version is updated to 2.1. What..check it out.

  • Ender

    Is there any plan to have the option of not having the numpad layout at all? I would like it when I press the 123 button that it shows the same layout as the stock keyboard.

  • Josh

    @Chris
    I grabbed Swiftkey when it was the free app of the day on the Amazon Appstore, so when Swiftkey X came out I received my upgrade through there. Thus, I need the update to come via Amazon.

  • Josh

    Still not working on Bionic. Disappointing.

  • Warren

    Nice, I like it. Seems a bit quicker too.

  • Josh

    Uninstall/reinstall on Bionic fixed issue. Please ignore earlier comments.

  • Julian

    Alternative character selection is quite the PITA now, when you are on the run.

    Could you make the “sliding” an option? I once chose SwiftKey partially because I did not have to slide… It takes much more time and focus than just “long-press click”

  • Pieter

    I’m experiencing problems with my AZERTY layout, in that it isn’t featured anymore > it switched to QWERTY after the update. I’m using the app on a HTC Desire S. Anyone? Thanks

  • phil

    Have not seen the update in the Android market as of today Oct 18. The version showing is 2.1.0.242

    Please advise

  • Charlie Edmunds

    Phil – 2.1.0.242 is the latest version

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    Looks pretty good. I may get it.

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