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07-07-2011, 09:34 AM #1
Swype Ported To iOS By Jailbreak Developer
Swype, upon release, has been a popular alternative to the simple tap to type. With its patented sliding and recognition technology, your simple swipe of a finger through the letters of the word you're spelling out will spell out the word you desire. According to the Swype website, this software has been deployed to over 26 million phones in 50+ countries. The entire list comprises of Android and Windows OS phones; the iOS community was left out. Swype has promised beta testing for iOS however restrictions by Apple have made it difficult. Andrew Liu (@WyndWarrior) decided that the community couldn't wait any longer and decided to port Swype to iOS.
It's currently in its early beta stages but seems to work well. Andrew has confirmed that there are some limitations however he is working to fix them:
- The Swype beta does not work in AppStore applications or Cydia (only in stock iOS currently - he is looking to fix it today)
- No blue line to indicate where you are swiping
I can not confirm what devices/firmwares are supported (I'm currently on iOS 5 Beta 2 and it works fine) so test at your own risk. You can have access to Swype beta in the following ways:
(1.) Add this repository: wynd.x10.mx (includes http:// in front)
(2.) Download from mediafire: Swype Beta (v0.1.0)
Follow Andrew Liu (@WyndWarrior) on Twitter to keep up to date on the progress with the Swype Beta for iOS.
UPDATE: After speaking briefly with Brian Resnik - Community Relations Specialist from Swype, here are clarifications made by him on behalf of Swype in regards to this recently released beta application:
Originally Posted by Brian Resnik;
Source(s): Andrew Liu, Swype
Last edited by Joshua Tucker; 07-08-2011 at 03:00 PM.
07-07-2011, 09:55 AM #2
07-07-2011, 09:57 AM #3
Ive been waiting for this!!!!! YESSIR!
07-07-2011, 09:58 AM #4
07-07-2011, 09:58 AM #5
my opinion a must have. this has been long awaited.. thanks!
07-07-2011, 09:59 AM #6
Too bad its just for english but works fine using it right now
07-07-2011, 10:03 AM #7
07-07-2011, 10:03 AM #8
07-07-2011, 10:11 AM #9
Cool, works as advertised on my iPad 1st Gen on 4.3.3
07-07-2011, 10:16 AM #10
I never thought the day would actually come
07-07-2011, 10:19 AM #11
Last edited by nikozen; 07-07-2011 at 10:31 AM. Reason: double post
07-07-2011, 10:23 AM #12
I downloaded And installed with file,
but I don't see anything installed.
Do I need to do something after installation to
Get it working?
07-07-2011, 10:23 AM #13
Takes a minute to get used to it without the blue line, but seems to work well for me.
07-07-2011, 10:29 AM #14
07-07-2011, 10:36 AM #15
This is great news!
Millions of us have been waiting so long!
07-07-2011, 10:41 AM #16
Pretty cool. Not perfect... but it works well for a beta.
07-07-2011, 10:41 AM #17
Okay it actually is working. I just didnt
Realize that it was. Pretty cool.
Thanks for the post.
07-07-2011, 10:50 AM #18
07-07-2011, 10:50 AM #19
This is a great start for a Beta, can't wait for future updates.
07-07-2011, 10:52 AM #20
I don't see what the big deal is with swype. It's a cool technology, and fun to play with, but for me it's TONS slower than just typing your words with two thumbs. Perhaps that's because I've been typing the standard iPhone way for 3 years.
I tried to type the following after installing swype:
"Hey! What is up? I just installed swype on my iphone so I could test it out. This is what I ended up with. What do you think?"
Here's what I got:
"Hey ! What ids up ? I just indeed serow on my ijore sui I could test it or . Thus ids what I end pwith . What do you think ?"
At least it nailed the last sentence. Apparently I'm in the minority considering how much praise I've heard about Swype over the last year or so, but I'm just not seeing anything but a neat gimmick.
I know it's in beta mode and maybe it'll come around and be more accurate, but I've also played with it on store display Android phones and got similar results. It's just unnatural to type that way.