TouchType Launches SwiftKey X

TouchType has launched the next version of its predictive language keyboard app for Android device, SwiftKey X, in public beta.

TouchType describes SwiftKey X as “the world’s first ‘Social AI’ keyboard”. It can analyze the user’s Facebook, Twitter and Gmail sent messages in the cloud and use these insights to offer smart, personal and instant phrase prediction from first use.

Earlier this month, TouchType was named among Google’s ‘Top 150 Developers’ on Android, with its award-winning app consistently among the most-downloaded, highest-rated on the platform.

SwiftKey has already been a remarkable success on Android; it’s been downloaded more than a million times and is used to send over 100m messages each month,” says TouchType CEO and co-founder, Jonathan Reynolds. “But with SwiftKey X, we’re taking a quantum leap forward. This new beta improves on the original in every way, and it will stun those who try it.”

SwiftKey X was built in collaboration with TouchType’s community of passionate ‘VIP’ users over the past six months, giving the new app a combination of cutting-edge innovation and hotly requested feature improvements.

“When engineering SwiftKey X, we’ve been continually inspired by the stream of excellent ideas that have come from our VIPs,” says TouchType CTO and co-founder, Dr. Ben Medlock. “This new app is built from a much clearer understanding of how our users interact with their devices. With SwiftKey X, from the word go it’ll feel like your phone just knows what you want to say.”
In addition to cloud-based personalization, SwiftKey X contains a brand new version of TouchType’s flagship Fluency language inference engine, which is at the heart of the app’s predictive capabilities.

Improvements to Fluency include ‘Personal Input Modeling’, which dynamically alters the touch-sensitive regions of keys based on how accurate your typing is. There are also two new ‘typing styles’ – Precise and Rapid – which ensure predictions and corrections work in harmony with the way the user types.
SwiftKey X also contains a number of UI and customization improvements, including a totally redesigned installer and settings menu, and a theming framework that allows users to change the look of their keyboard. The app also now supports 17 languages.