Swipe keyboards have been favored by many users over regular touchscreen keyboards ever since early 2010 when developers opened a public beta for a service called Swype. Since then, Swype has been deployed on over 26 million phones in 50+ different countries. Swype is fully compatible (and even comes pre-loaded) with most Android and Windows phones. The company attempted to bring their service to iOS but was unable to do so because of platform restrictions applied on all Apple devices, making keyboard customizations impossible.
iSwipe Brings ‘Android Based’ Swipe Keyboard to iOS 7
iSwipe is a completely free and open sourced project introducing a familiar gesture-based keyboard featuring fast keyboard entry, word predictions, and a customizable dictionary. iSwipe enhances the stock iOS keyboard by enabling gestures where the user enters words by sliding a finger or stylus from the first letter of a word to its last letter, lifting only between words. Simply type by connecting letters. iSwipe also has a ‘smart’ feature implementing a dictionary model to predict the words you type.
To download the official iSwipe Keyboard beta package, sign up for free beta access at:
Below is a short clip showcasing the new iSwipe update running iOS 7.