Virtual keyboard apps have had quite a good importance in an Android phone. But, to the disappointment of many, the apps might not have clicked to then requirements of users. Thus, a new virtual keyboard app is on its way to hit the Android app market called the SwiftKey. This is a virtual keyboard application applicable only on Android handsets and devices. The app has been termed as the revolutionary way of text prediction for smartphones.
The SwiftKey virtual keyboard Android app has been provided with the capability of predicting the words which the user is about to type in, thus helping in faster messaging and typing. The SwiftKey app is still available in trial version, but is strong enough to provide for an improvement in the ability of typing on a virtual keyboard. The virtual keyboard is going to display all the letters and some of the most commonly used symbols by users, thus the user will not have to use the click of a button for toggling or changing between letters to numbers or numbers to letters.
With the use of the SwiftKey virtual keyboard Android app, the user will have to press the key with dual characters a little longer to obtain the characters printed on the top of that corresponding key. The most sought after quality of the SwiftKey app is its ability to appropriately guess or predict the words that is often used by the user in typing messages. Also, the suggested words by the app are shown in groups of three words only in quite a larger size, thus it makes it possible for obtaining a clear view of the words displayed.
By recent facts and figures, the SwiftKey virtual keyboard Android app is the third most heavily and popularly downloaded app for the Android phones. There is even a video showing the comparison of the SwiftKey Android app to that of the default Nexus One app for the virtual keyboard as shown below.
Some of the traits of the SwiftKey Android app which have been described in the home site are that it is intelligent as it is able to adapt itself to suit the user, it is accurate as it is able to predict one-third of the next words instantly, it is fast as it enables the user to write up to 50 per cent faster, and is supported by nine languages like US English, UK English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Dutch, Portuguese and Swedish. Some of the gestures supported by this app are Swipe down minimizes the keyboard, Swipe left deletes the previous word, and Swipe up shifts to upper case.
“This is brilliant, absolutely brilliant, this is the best predictive text I have ever come across…Love it,” said Harry Wallop, Consumer Affairs Editor, Daily Telegraph. “Great idea, the keys on some of these phones are incredibly tiny, and if you’re not used to your touchscreen keyboard, because you’ve come from a BlackBerry or QWERTY keyboard-based system, something like this to help you speed up writing will surely help,” said Stuart Miles, Pocket-Lint.com.