A new beta of SwiftKey 3 is available in beta for members of the keyboard software’s VIP program. In its latest incarnation, the app looks to make the spacebar obsolete with a new feature called Smart Space. Smart Space eliminates “miss-typed or omitted spaces across whole phrases” so you don’t have to. It’s part of what SwiftKey is touting as the best of the best when it comes to auto-correction. Add it to SwiftKey’s brilliant text prediction and you get one powerful little text entry tool.
SwiftKey 3 also does some UI tweaking, providing a larger spacebar for those that don’t trust the keyboard to do the dirt work for them. New language support includes Korean, Estonian, Farsi, Icelandic, Latvian, Lithuanian, and Serbian. The bad news is that the update is currently only available to the 30,000 or so members currently signed up for SwiftKey’s VIP program, as mentioned before. The good news is that SwiftKey is currently accepting new registrations (if you can get the site to load).
Next Generation Auto-Correct; SwiftKey 3 Beta Launches
A major leap forward in touchscreen typing
Beta release available to SwiftKey VIPs at http://vip.swiftkey.net
LONDON, April 4, 2012: SwiftKey 3, the latest-generation of the award winning keyboard app for Android devices, is now available as a free beta release to SwiftKey’s passionate community of over 30,000 VIP users.
SwiftKey (http://www.swiftkey.net), which recently won the Most Innovative App at the Global Mobile Awards in Barcelona, has packed the latest release full of fantastic new features and updates, including:
Smart Space – a major leap forward in auto-correction technology, Smart Space adds to SwiftKey’s already cutting edge correction by detecting miss-typed or omitted spaces across whole phrases of poorly typed text in real-time. SwiftKey now offers the most accurate and complete auto-correction available on a smartphone or tablet.
Two new themes – a new theme, ‘Cobalt’, to match SwiftKey’s new look and feel, and an Ice Cream Sandwich-styled ‘Holo’ theme, as voted for by SwiftKey’s VIP community.
An enhanced UI – a much larger space bar and smart punctuation key help improve accuracy and make it quick and easy to access common punctuation.
Additional languages – SwiftKey 3 now offers support for an additional seven languages, bringing the total up to 42. The new languages are Korean, Estonian, Farsi, Icelandic, Latvian, Lithuanian and Serbian.
New punctuation functionality – intelligent, language-specific punctuation handling (for example, spaces between words and certain symbols in French, such as ‘Bonjour !’).
In addition to these key updates, SwiftKey 3 includes core improvements such as backup of learned language data and improved options for users to customize auto-correction features.
This SwiftKey 3 Beta is only available through the SwiftKey VIP community, which new members are welcome to join now for a limited time only athttp://vip.swiftkey.net. SwiftKey’s development team will be working closely with the community to gather feedback and make improvements.