Swype Rolls Out Beta Version 3.0
Swype is making a third beta version of its predictive software keyboard available to Android handsets starting today. The newest version of Swype brings with it a number of new features. First, it adds horizontal word choice, which lists word matches in a horizontal bar above the keyboard rather than the pop-up that used to appear. It also adds support for a number of new screen sizes, with the full list including HVGA, WVGA, FWVGA, QVGA, WQVGA, WSVGA, and qHD. It also allows people to stop swiping mid-word and tap out corrections without losing the predictive ability of the keyboard. Last, Swype is making a special version of Swype available to Honeycomb-based tablets.
Review: GBoard and Word Flow Keyboards for iPhone
Google and Microsoft have fielded new keyboard apps — GBoard and Word Flow, respectively — for the Apple iPhone. GBoard includes search tools, while Word Flow lets you create your own themes.
Microsoft Sending Invites for Word Flow Keyboard
Microsoft has begun inviting people who registered to test its Word Flow keyboard to download the app from the iTunes App Store. Microsoft had been testing the alternate keyboard in a closed beta, but started accepting signups earlier this month.
Microsoft Beta Testing Word Flow Keyboard for iPhone
Microsoft is one step closer to releasing its Word Flow keyboard to the iPhone. The company is testing the keyboard in a closed beta, but is now allowing consumers to request invitations.
Microsoft Adds GIF Search to Its iPhone Keyboard
Microsoft's Word Flow keyboard now features a search tool for finding GIFs, images, and emojis. The search functionality also allows iPhone owners to find contacts and look up restaurants.
BlackBerry Improves Priv's Launcher, Camera, and Keyboard
BlackBerry has updated several apps for the Priv smartphone and added several compelling features along the way. The Priv Launcher now includes separate views of personal and work apps, allows users to remove shortcuts from the home screen via flicking gestures, enables pop-up widgets by default, and improves overlays so users can see more information about apps and other settings.