Latest Swype Beta to Ease the Pain of Future Betas
Swype today announced beta 3.26 of its Android keyboard software. The major new feature is that it will allow users to install future Swype beta updates without forcing them to re-register on the web site each time. Users can update from one beta to the next directly from their device after being notified of its availability. Swype beta 3.26 also drops support for Android 1.6 and devices with WQVGA displays. Other changes include better control over languages, a refreshed keyboard design, and redesigned settings tools. The beta is free.
Swype, SwiftKey, Others Available to iOS for First Time
Apple released iOS8 today and with the updated operating system comes a new feature many will surely relish: support for third-party keyboards. Though Apple took care to revise its own keyboard application, iOS devices can now install and use keyboard apps made by other companies.
Google Using Apple's TestFlight for iOS Chrome Beta
Google is offering iOS users a way to beta test a new version of Chrome thanks to Apple's TestFlight service. The iTunes App Store doesn't support true beta testing, and iOS devices cannot install apps from any source other than the App Store.
Android Users Can Now Beta Test Google Maps
Google has rolled out a program that allows people to test beta versions of Google Maps. The betas will be published via the Google Play Store, similar to how Google distributes other a few other beta apps.
Apple Pushes New iOS 11 Beta to Developers
Apple today seeded the third beta of iOS 11 to application developers. This beta is not yet available to public beta testers, though Apple typically releases new public betas shortly after it updates the developer code.