I can’t stand writing on my phone. The keyboard is slow and mistakes are too easy. SwiftKey’s new “neural network” keyboard, however, has seriously impressed me. Now, predictions are useful enough that they significantly reduce the amount of time I spend typing on my phone.
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.
Android: Swiftkey is our favourite Android keyboard, and it has been getting better with consecutive updates. Now, the service is shedding its $4 price tag and becoming free for all users. Instead, there’s now an in-app “store” for more themes and personalisation options.