Swype, the popular Android keyboard gesture controlled app owned by Nuance, may be making its way to the iPhone and iPad. In a Reddit Ask Me Anything session, Swype vice president Aaron Sheedy said that his company has "chatted with" Apple about licensing Swype for iOS devices. Apple already has a partnership with Nuance on the voice recognition technology powering Siri, but it appears that no deal for Swype's speedy and accurate text entry method is imminent at this point.
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- Using error-correction algorithms and a powerful language model, Swype lets users enter words by sliding a finger from the first letter of a word to its last letter, lifting only between words.
Are we talking about a full-on iOS Swype release? How would that work? Since licensing was mentioned, could Apple instead build gesture typing into its standard iOS keyboard, like Google did in Jelly Bean?- Stephen Schenck, Pocket Now