Two and a half years ago an Cliff Kushler inventor from Seattle came up with a new way to type on our mobile devices. He called it Swype since it would allow us to simply skim over the virtual keyboard on our touch screens. The system went through several changes, including being sold to Nuance, since that initial release with the latest being today’s introduction of Swype Living Language and Smart Editor.
Living Language allows users of Swype to opt-in and share a cloud-based dictionary that will the latest trending words straight to their device. Using this feature will give the you the power to write text, tweets or whatever else you use your mobile device for and have the latest trendy words. Say, you wish to send a message to a friend asking him if she/he has heard about the latest dance craze but you are not quite sure how to spell “Gangnam” if you are opted-in to Living Language it will bring up the proper spelling as you swipe your finger on the keyboard.
“By leveraging the cloud and crowd-sourcing input from around the world, Swype provides users with a device that further humanizes interactions through touch—and changes the way our increasingly dynamic language is learned and used,” Nuance Mobile’s Aaron Sheedy said in a press release.
Swype's Smart Editor is an added application that will let you know if your text message, e-mail or tweets use proper grammar. There is nothing more embarrassing then sending a text out to a friend (or a group of friends) and have a small grammatical error that makes it sound as though you meant something completely different than what you were thinking when sent it.
Unfortunately, Swype is only available for android devices and can only be downloaded from the Swype beta website.
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