Microsoft Buys Swiftkey, Will Integrate Predictive Tech Into Its Keyboards

Today, Microsoft and SwiftKey made a joint announcement that the latter would be joining the former. Microsoft has acquired Swiftkey and will be implementing the company's predictive technology into its products over the coming months.

Microsoft says it wants to integrate SwiftKey into its Word Flow keyboard, which you might recognise as being Swype-like. Although this is a feature that most software keyboards have these days, SwiftKey's has been touting its neural network engine (as demonstrated in the video above) that they hope will predict whole messages, based on how it observes your writing style. In the meantime, SwiftKey says that its Android and iOS apps will continue to be available on their respective app stores for free.

SwiftKey is joining Microsoft [SwiftKey]


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    In the meantime, SwiftKey says that its Android and iOS apps will continue to be available on their respective app stores for free.

    Does this mean that they're not going to be making any more updates to those versions?

      I'd like to know as well and if they will be adding any more languages in the near future

      It's been free for a while now and still gets occasional updates.
      They make money from the sale of different colour themes.

    Not sure how I feel about this. I've been using swiftkey since the 2010 beta and am probably one of the few people with the tablet legacy app from before they made it one app.

    I swear by swiftkey and as long as they don't change it to much or make any changes be able to be turned off like how flow is optional in all for it. Especially if it means I might be able to get swiftkey on Windows phone.

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