Swype, a New Text Input Method for Touchscreens

Move over T9, here comes Swype | Crave, the gadget blog – CNET.

Swype is an intriguing new input method for touchscreens from one of the original inventors of the T9 text input method.

Basically, you have a keyboard displayed on the touchscreen and you drag the stylus from letter to letter to spell a word. You don’t lift the stylus off the screen until you’re done with the word. The technology tracks the positions at which you change directions, translates that to a letter, puts the letters together in order, and compares the resulting word to it’s dictionary.

Watch the short video for a demonstration. It’s incredibly fast!

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3 responses to “Swype, a New Text Input Method for Touchscreens

  1. What is the difference with SlideIT? See free demos at http://dasur.co.il/Download.php:

  2. There doesn’t appear to be much difference. I thought this was a new technology and thus I posted about it.

  3. Well the difference between Swype and SlidEIT, is Swype actually looks nice, and works without a hitch.

    Coming from a man who halfway invented T9 word, installed on most every phone globally since the late 90’s early 00’s, I’m pretty sure it works better then an application with an overused gradient.

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