The Swype keyboard app for Android has been discontinued
- Author: Toni Ryan Feb 20, 2018,
Feb 20, 2018, 19:11
Former Swype CEO Mike McSherry - who was instrumental in growing the mobile keyboard's usage and later sold the company to Nuance - told GeekWire that it was sad to see the product "mothballed". Meanwhile, Swype's direct-to-consumer business model stagnated, relying on paid apps even as other keyboards offered a similar experience for free. What this means is that while the keyboard is still usable, just don't expect it to be updated anymore in the future with new features or bug fixes, but if you think that it works fine for you now, you can go ahead and keep using it.
For anyone wanting to make the switch from Swype, Gboard is a free download from the Play Store. Nuance had also apparently made a Zendesk post saying that it would be stopping work on the iOS version of Swype earlier this month; which seems to have gone unnoticed.More news: Asma Jahangir, leading human rights lawyer, passes away in Lahore
Nuance will no longer be offering the Swype keyboard on iOS app store. Swype keyboard has officially been discontinued.
Swipe, the original gesture typing app, is still primary choice for many users.
The major portion of the hit that Swype received was due to the launch of the Gboard keyboard from Google. That being said, the Swype keyboard doesn't cease to exist, it will still be there on the Play Store.
Either way, if you look through any of the recent reviews for Swype, it appears as if the app is struggling.