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Confirmed: SwiftKey Flow Beta launching in less than 24 hours for VIP members

I hope your bodies are ready because Joe Braidwood, CMO of SwiftKey has just announced via Twitter that SwiftKey Flow (beta) will officially be available within the next 24 hours. SwiftKey’s advice is to make sure “feedback@swiftkey.net” is in your email contacts so you don’t miss out on the beta. Of course, you wont be receiving this email unless you’ve already signed up for SwiftKey’s VIP forums, in which case now would be a good time to do so.

Shouldn’t be too much longer, folks. Can’t even remember the last time I was this hyped up for a simple keyboard replacement. Might have to reevaluate some things in my life… Anyway, are you guys ready for it?




  • eidylon

    Wait, is it beta, or is it launch?

    • http://twitter.com/gamercore Chris Chavez

      Launching first as a beta, then after it’s been tested, will arrive in the Play Store as an update to SwiftKey 3.

      • nsnsmj

        Awesome! I’m glad it’s an update and not a separate app.

        • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1360541278 Lincoln King

          Even if it were to be a separate app, it would be worth the purchase I am sure.

      • eidylon

        DEFINITELY looking forward to trying this, if it works at least as well as, or better than Swype, they’ll have a convert. I’m so tired of dealing with Swype’s silly not-in-the-market distribution scheme. !!!

  • johnny989

    Eh, I’ll stick with SwiftKey 3 for now. I used to use swype, and I wasn’t that big of a fan of constantly dragging my finger everywhere.

    • http://twitter.com/gamercore Chris Chavez

      I mean, you can just TYPE on SwiftKey Flow as well. The “Flow” part is just an added feature. Lol

      • sygyzy

        Really? I was under the same impression as johnny989. If they can make it like the stock Android 4.2 keyboard where it acts like a normal keyboard but also accepts swipes, I would love it.

        • bmg314

          Swype is the same way, tho. You can just type on it, you don’t have to, um… swype.

        • http://twitter.com/gamercore Chris Chavez

          It’s both! There’s no such thing as a swipe-only keyboard! :p

          • sygyzy

            Oh wonderful! Thanks for explaining Chris. I am not an keyboard expert!

          • http://twitter.com/gamercore Chris Chavez

            No worries. Hopefully you’ll love it as much as I do :)

    • KOLIO

      I guess things could get quite messy, depending where ones finger has been…….
      ;-)

      • http://twitter.com/gamercore Chris Chavez

        You just had to take it there, didn’t you. O_o

        • KOLIO

          Like shooting fish in a barrel,coundn’t resist. ;)

  • IrishSid

    Exciting. Hopefully it works properly in browsers and certain apps well. Swype needs a manual press of the space bar in some instances.
    Looking forward to trying this out.

  • http://www.facebook.com/torren.dreakford Torren Dreakford

    oh YES my god what a birthday gift :P

  • http://twitter.com/iffay_im Iffay

    i cant wait for swiftkey flow. swiftkey is already brilliant as it is

  • KOLIO

    Is it here yet?How about now?

    How about now?

    How about now?

    How about now?

    How about now?

    • http://www.facebook.com/KayFaux Kehin Faux

      So0n!!!!

    • http://twitter.com/gamercore Chris Chavez

      Dont’ make me come back there.. O_o

      • KOLIO

        Tread lightly my friend……you don’t know where my finger has been…….

        On that note,I don’t know where it’s been either…….. :P

        • http://www.facebook.com/people/Rich-Chinito/16313960 Rich Chinito

          kolio do you have a secret romance with chris? ew

          • KOLIO

            Don’t be hatin’, you’re welcome to join, but, ya might wanna check w/CC first,don’t wanna be speaking for anyone but myself….. :-P

          • http://www.facebook.com/people/Rich-Chinito/16313960 Rich Chinito

            id love to join, but i might get jealous if i see u on CC first..so we’d have to share CC’s C

          • KOLIO

            I’m good, I’ve got my own “C”ellphone. ;-)

            Seriously though, I hope everyone here will share their opinions on the SwiftKey Flow, looking forward to trying it out, even though I’m not a huge fan of SWYPE – STYLE keyboards.

    • KOLIO

      Obviously, some of us here don’t have their sense of humor w/them today……

  • John Schuman

    Yeah, it looks so slick. Swiftkey is the best keyboard out!

  • Michael Tran

    Is it swiftkey flow tablet and swiftkey flow and have to pay double for it? :P

    • http://twitter.com/gamercore Chris Chavez

      Well, SwiftKey tablet and SwiftKey 3 have been separate for quite some time, so….

  • PhoenixPath

    Cannot wait. Been a SK user since it first appeared on Amazon. Bought it on the market not long after (Amazon was(is?) horrible about updates, and it was totally worth it).

    Love the fact that they updated ‘x’ users to 3; Wonder if they will do the same for Flow.

    Would buy it again anyway, even so.

    • Don_SoLow

      This will be an upgrade to 3 (said for the millionth time). :p

  • youareme7

    I’ve never been so excited to use a keyboard; it’s downright silly.

  • http://Facebook.com/elreydeborinquen Alex Cruz

    Now if I have SwiftKey 3 do I automatically get flow free?

    • http://twitter.com/gamercore Chris Chavez

      When it’s finally available in the Play Store, yes.

      • Erik Amador

        From what I understand, it’s not gonna be a separate app, just an update to the current app.

      • Erik Amador

        Since I don’t know, I’m probably not one. But how do I know if I’m a “VIP” member?

        • http://twitter.com/gamercore Chris Chavez

          Try loggin into their VIP forums. If you can’t, then sign up!

        • Sean Quinlan

          You can sign up for the Beta on the front page of their website (swiftkey.com).

      • supremekizzle

        This has nothing to do with the conversation, but I cannot find your comment that you posted a while back about why you prefer the Super AMOLED screen in the GS3 over an IPS?

        • http://twitter.com/gamercore Chris Chavez

          Just the color saturation and black ratio are unmatched on SAMOLED. Refresh rate is also amazing in newer panels.

          SLCD2 and SLCD3 are a really close 2nd, with IPS coming in dead last. :/

    • GavinGG

      Yeah. It’s more of an update this time around!

    • Don_SoLow

      For the millionth time…………… Yes.

  • GavinGG

    This will work quite splendid with the Galaxy Note 2 stylus!!! SwiftKey is the best keyboard out there hands down!!!

  • Erik Amador

    Hell YEA I’m hyped! Swift Key is bar NONE the BEST keyboard out there. ALL it’s been missing is the Swype-like feature.

  • Austin

    I can’t wait! SwiftKey 3 is awesome but I really want to be able to swipe.

  • Snow_Fox

    As an avid swiftkey fan.. I can’t wait to use it again. It has earned my loyalty but, I’ve also enjoyed the aosp 4.2 keyboard..

    Back to Swiftkey! They have really come a long way.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Rich-Chinito/16313960 Rich Chinito

    I hope swiftkey will include some new skins because the ones they have are pretty ugly. Thats the only reason I uninstalled. Anyone know of new skins?

  • louched1

    When registering, don’t answer that your favorite keyboard is Swype. It won’t accept that answer as valid.

    • Doan

      I did the same.

  • louched1

    This better not be like the Ingress beta where you guys tell us how awesome it is but no one can get an invite! lol

  • Matt

    Is it ready yet?

  • Sean Daniel

    Every time I try to log into the swiftkey forum I end up with an error of some sort. Last time I wanted to try one of their betas I had hell getting an account set up. Now it won’t link to my Facebook account to log me in, so I’m having to make a new account just to log in. Anyone else had similar issues?

  • http://www.harddrivehousecalls.com/ GadgetMomma

    Has anyone tried the SK for medical professionals??? It looks rather promising..

  • Doan

    This could be what converts me from Swype.

  • Meh

    its been live since the 3rd of dec :) u just need to signup on their vip forums… n download the apk

  • titaniumweasel

    I was able to download this without being a member of the vip community.