The developers at TouchType have released an updated version of Swiftkey Flow Beta which is packed with new features, bug fixes.
The new update brings support for many languages and support for Flow in almost every text field. This was something that we were complaining about in our previous post about Swiftkey.Finally, “Flow” works with the browser and the Play Store. A very welcome and much awaited fix. Besides the Flow anywhere feature, the other main update is the quick-editing of words by tapping on them. And they have also added a Berry theme too, its quite good.
Change-log for this version:
Predictions (and Flow) now on in most places (exceptions: email fields, passwords, anywhere where the app doesn’t behave itself with SwiftKey, fields offering their own corrections on Android versions <= 2.2)
Easier corrections – just tap on the word and SwiftKey will offer you 3 possibilities
New languages: Thai, Vietnamese, Bosnian, Albanian, Javan, Sundanese (plus those added in 3.1)
Features from SwiftKey 3.1: Berry theme, split layout in landscape on phones, Armenian, Azerbaijani, Georgian, Hindi, Hinglish, Irish, Macedonian, Spanish (Latin America) and Tagalog
New layouts for Hindi and Russian
Ukrainian landscape layout fixed
Backspacing on to the final word of a multi word prediction (Flow through space) will now give better alternatives
Typing style now inferred rather than a setting
Long press delete accelerates after the first word
Flowing off shift no longer triggers a change in shift state
Flow no longer gets stuck when you flow off the bottom of a page
Quick period working after single letter words
Arrow key repeats
Learning when sending messages or tabbing between fields with the enter key fixed
Azeri capital i behaviour corrected
Estonian will now predict words containing ö
Fixed force close on Beta predictions
Flow trace no longer left behind after flowing
Mounting an SD card will turn predictions off only if SwiftKey language packs are stored on that SD card
Keyclick sounds no longer doubled
Haptic duration made consistent with flow on and off
That’s a rather nice list of bugs they fixed. But unfortunately the keyboard still has quite a few issues, especially the inability to Flow in email fields. Also applies to passwords apparently, but who would want to store their password in the dictionary. For the full list of know issues, click on the link at the bottom of this post.
You can download the latest beta version of Swiftkey (for Phones and Tablets) from their website.
As mentioned in their announcement, we expect them to launch Swiftkey Flow soon and it will be a free upgrade for those who previously bought it.
via Swiftkey Blog