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SwiftKey Director of IT talks cloud technology

Recently our Director of IT, Dr. Ian McDonald, was asked to speak for the Technology Transformation network about cloud technology. Ian has been involved with the cloud industry from the beginning and was doing his first cloud migrations over 5 years ago. The cloud industry has come a long way in...

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Ben talks the future of Artificial Intelligence with Om Malik

This week, our CTO and co-founder Ben Medlock continues his globe-trotting and jet-setting (check out his trip to Germany with UK Prime Minister David Cameron!) with a quick trip to New York for GigaOM Structure Data 2014. Ben had the opportunity to participate on a panel, moderated by Om Malik,...

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SwiftKey Note saves you time: here’s how

Full disclosure: I'm a stickler for efficiency. If a product doesn't make me faster, or otherwise free up time in my day, I'm unlikely to use it. My typical day involves multiple hours of unplanned phone calls, interviews with individuals from a variety of backgrounds, and updates to projects that...

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New beta – help us refine our simpler installer

Hi everyone, We've got a new beta for you today which we’d love your feedback on. We know new users can sometimes find installing SwiftKey a bit complicated and we believe we can make it simpler and more welcoming. The beta we're releasing today seeks to fix this. We're unveiling a...

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Om Malik heralds ‘era of magical computing’

Innovation has always been central to the SwiftKey way of life.  Today we were thrilled to be recognized by Om Malik, founder of GigaOm and Silicon Valley legend, in a new piece in FastCompany. Malik cited SwiftKey as leading the charge in what he terms the ‘Era of Magical Computing’ -- a...

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Droidcon 2013: A Dev’s view

SwiftKey Professional Services engineer James Withers attended the Droidcon conference in London - here's his report...  Earlier this year SwiftKey gave me the chance to attend the Google I/O conference in San Francisco. They certainly knew how to put on a good show; the quality of the talks...

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Why open data matters

SwiftKey data scientist Sebastian Spiegler is an expert on open data and volunteers for the Common Crawl, an organization which produces and maintains an open repository of large parts of the internet. He recently published an in-depth analysis of the data and here Sebastian explains why open data...

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Scoble: SwiftKey No 1 reason I switched to Android

Startup evangelist Robert Scoble recently said SwiftKey was the "number one reason" he switched from iOS to Android. He interviewed co-founder and CTO Ben Medlock because he wanted to find out more about the "geek behind SwiftKey". Watch his Google Hangout with Ben and CMO Joe...

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Bitbar – Automated cloud-based testing for Android

One of the things we enjoy at SwiftKey is meeting other companies, large and small, and sharing knowledge with them. Today we played host to Jouko Kaasila and Henri Kivelä from Bitbar, who came to talk to us about automated cloud-based testing for Android. Michele Sama (second from right),...

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Building APKs with different features from a single source

This one is for the Android nerds out there! Today, at DroidCon UK 2011, I presented the TouchType way of dealing with configuring Android APKs. We've come up with a clean framework to generate different APKs from a single source tree according to given feature requirements. (Our system is a bit...

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