Say adios to the tapping text technology in cell phones and move on to know what is Swype! One of the Samsung’s latest cell phone model features this technology in it. This stuff sounds interesting right? Check the details below…
Tell me honestly, how many words per minute can you type on your cell phone? 25? 40? If it’s even lesser, why is it so? Is it by any chance because of the deplorable cell phone keyboard which doesn’t grant your will to reach a figure more than this blue figure mentioned above? Well, how about I telling you mobile users that it’s time to part with the thought of tapping the keyboard with your finger or stylus and switch to swype!
So, what is swype? But obviously the word signifies what it states; swipe differently written as swype! A user no longer has to press or tap the letter on the keyboard to enter a text in the text-box, but all one has to do is, in one continuous motion slide the finger over the letters on the keyboard and the input of the words fall out instantly. In short, it’s the technology of dragging your finger from letter to letter on the keyboard to create words.
The technology of Swype has been invented for about 7-8 years now, but has been implemented recently in hand-held cell phone devices and similar applications. Swype is a brand new technology introduced by Swype Inc., that runs on the idea of swiping characters (text) on the keyboard instead of specifically pressing individual letters on the keyboard. You can refer Swype to the technology of predictive texting in your cell phones, which catches the word pre-hand before you finish typing the entire word. Likewise, the key advantage of using Swype is, it expends an error-correcting algorithm plus an enhanced language model in order to predict the user’s intended word.
In this case, a user has to be absolutely random and rapid while tracing a path on the keyboard and within a fraction of a second the text entry would be done! Swype is designed to give a data input of 50 word per minute (wpm), with such an easy technology, this method so far happens to be the fastest way of enabling the user to enter the text in his/her application device. These days this technology is preloaded on many cell phones like Droid X, iPhone, iPad, HTC and so on. It is also comfortably compatible with devices like tablets, cell phones, kiosks, game consoles, virtual screens and televisions and perhaps much much more.
So by any chance if your application device is a touchscreen having a traditional QWERTY keyboard in it, operating the technology of Swype in one continuous motion across the touchscreen will definitely be an exciting experience. Let’s take an example and see how this system functions.
Now for instance if you want to type a word on your keyboard which says quick, first check out the layout of the keyboard which goes as follows:
Example of a Word: Quick
Q W E R T Y U I O P
A S D F G H J K L
Z X C V B N M
Tracing a Path with Swype
Now all you have to do is slide your finger from letter ‘Q’, then lift your finger for a slightest gap to reach the letters ‘U’ and ‘I’, then again smoothly lift your finger to reach the bottom line to reach the letter ‘C’ and continuing in the same manner reach the letter ‘K’ to complete the word QUICK. The best part about tracing the path on the keyboard is a user doesn’t need to be accurate or precise while typing.
Do you see how simple it is to operate and create a word without putting much thought and effort to form a simple English word! With the growing engineering and benefits of technologies on this planet, applications like Swype are slowly taking over our job of basic thinking and exercising. Somehow, this Swype feature has its prevailing benefits and they are as follows:
Benefits of Using Swype
- Shows efficient text input on any touchscreen device.
- Quicker, faster and easier input text.
- Rapid capability of data input appeals high carriers.
- The faster the input of data, the more the utility of applications and portable devices.
- Customers and users are extremely contended with this state-of-the-art technology.
The greatest catch about Swype is the speed at which the text can be entered in. It is 30% faster when compared to other texting software programs. In short it is an application which is faster and smoother in creating an input text on any sort of screen, particularly a touchscreen device wherein, applying this technology very much looks rational.