Support Swype for alternate keyboard entry
I'd like the keyboard to support the SWYPE input model.
hi i have a lumia 800 and the Screen is smaller be able to use the T9 keyboard could be a real help.
This is a more advanced version of predictive text, where the keyboard can remember and guess what the individual’s next word is going to be, based on the user’s previous use of language. For example, when I write the word “Hi”, I would like the keyboard to suggest 4/5 next possible words such as – John, Buddy, Everybody, sweetie. This can save time and key strokes.
Pasi Hakkarainen commented
C'mon MS... Do you ever even read these suggestions?? Swypeguys really want to do this... if you allow that... typing at the moment is soo slow...
Add it please
Tim B. commented
Microsoft says they have the best mobile keyboard. That is an oxymoron. Mobile keyboard are difficult to use. Adding either support for Swype or SwiftKey or adding that type of functionality would be huge. I can type so much faster on an Android phone because I can get the swype functionality. ADD IT PLEASE!!!
I would switch from Android to Windows, if it weren't for the fact that the Windows phone does not support third party keyboards.
comming from Android; I really miss this, It slows my typing down with factor 2 minimum althought my screen is 2 inches bigger now!.
It is very shame to windows mobile for not supporting the Swype
yeah me too sending most sms with my n8 because the wp8 text input is so stupid
I may stay with a droid phone just because it does not have the swype feature
Swype keyboard as really smartphone! +4Votes
Yes, please give the Swype guys permission to install a feature keyboard (Swype keyboard) that is different from the stock W8 one. As you know from their website (see http://forum.swype.com/showthread.php?10299-Swype-for-Windows-8) they are willing to work on it, if you are willing to let them!!
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Ben Solomon commented
Agreed Come on Windows....
I think Windows Phone 8 needs to understand that many of their their new customers have come with some basic expectations and if these expectations are not met Android is a viable alternative.
Andrew BT commented
You know, I withdraw my vote for Swype - because the Windows Phone keyboard is actually really good. Swype is necessary on Android because predictive text is so bad. On WP7/8 its excellent. I can type almost as fast as Swype on Android.
If they bring this feature, it will be good, but not a game-changer IMO. What would be a game changer is getting major companies on board to create their apps for WP8 (e.g. banking apps, anywhere you see some corporate website with iPhone/Android but no WP8)
The only thing keeping me from getting a windows phone is no swype
Joshua Jackson commented
Give the user choice of the keyboard that they want.
Personally, I want Swype, but I should have other options, too.
For instance, a keyboard should include the speech-to-text option, so that I can speak words in any typing situation.
I quite like the keyboard of WP. It's better than anything else except, maybe, Swype. Please, give us the option to choose between them.
This has been my single biggest pain point since switching from Android. PLEASE open the keyboard to 3rd parties.
Windows phone 8 default keyboard is terrible. I can tell people who designed this operating system DON'T use it! Jesus, I can barely type on it without making 5 typos, 1 step forward, 12 steps back..in 2013.
Swype is an amazing feature it's really really handy when you got to type fast with one hand...
Swype is one of the major factors when deciding what phone to get