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    Swype v3.25 featuring: Gestures, Dictionary Management & Swype Connect

    Swype v3.25: Gestures, Dictionary Management & Swype Connect



    Swype Gestures - With this version, we've introduced several new gestures for quickly doing some of the most common tasks involving text. You've always been able to use some basic, core Swype gestures, like punctuation words, and jumping quickly to the editing layer. We've added 2 new categories of gestures with this version: Editing gestures and application gestures. Check out our video introduction to gestures while you read the specifics...
    Quick Editing - Access cut, copy, paste, and select-all functions in a flash!
    • Cut - Swype from the Swype key to the X key
    • Copy - Swype from the Swype key to the C key
    • Paste - Swype from the Swype key to the V key
    • Select-All - Swype from the Swype key to the A key
    Send-to-Application - Highlight any text, anywhere, then send it directly to an application with a quick gesture. Currently supported apps are Twitter, Google Maps, and Facebook
    • Twitter - Swype from the Swype key to T-W to create a new tweet using the highlighted text
    • Google Maps - Swype from the Swype key to G-M to search Google Maps for the highlighted text
    Personal Dictionary Management - Take control of Swype's personal dictionary with the new Personal Dictionary option in Swype Settings. Long-press the Swype key, then tap Options and you'll see 2 new entries. If you tap "Personal Dictionary" you'll be able to view, add, remove, and edit words in your custom dictionary. Press the "plus" button to add, "minus" button to remove, and tap any entry in the list to edit. You can also choose "Reset Personal Dictionary" to empty all words from your Swype user dictionary.

    Swype Connect - Prior to this release, licensing and device information polling was done entirely through our installation program (SwypeInstaller). This proved both unreliable and tedious for the user. It also left us unable to gather important measurement statistics that could help us improve Swype by learning about how our users are actually interacting with the keyboard day to day. This initial version of Swype Connect features two main components, and lays the groundwork for more innovative, experience-enhancing features in the future.

    License Management - In order to keep track of how many installations of Swype there are, and verify that each installation has a valid license that matches the installed version and device, Swype Connect will periodically communicate with our servers and exchange some basic information about the device. This is all done behind the scenes, is guaranteed not to impact your ability to use Swype, and includes no personally identifiable information. Information collected for licensing/activation is not shared with third parties, except when required by law.

    Measurement Statistics Collection
    - The quality of our product is incredibly important to us, and in our ongoing attempts to better understand the user experience you have with Swype, we will begin collecting measurement data to help us identify errors and areas that need improvement. Swype may collect the following measurement data: Speed of text entry, how often words are added/removed from the Personal Dictionary (Note: We do not collect the actual words added/removed, just how often words are added and removed), and language selection. None of the measurements we collect are personally identifiable, and any measurements we collect are done efficiently to minimize transmitted data.



    The privacy of our users is extremely important to us, and we're sure this will raise some questions. We encourage you to read this post about how Swype Connect works, and check out our privacy policy for good measure.

    Bug Fixes & Usability Updates - As always, this version of Swype includes numerous improvements over previous versions. You can find a full changelog directly below, but here's a quick list of some of the major fixes/updates:
    • Single-tapping a word no longer repositions the cursor to the end of the word
    • Words added to the dictionary will now retain their capitalization (e.g. Cyanogen instead of cyanogen)
    • Fixed a bug that prevented Swype from reading the screen resolution properly on devices running Android 3.2
    • Fixed a bug where dictionaries would sometimes fail to load after a device reboot
    • Lots of application-specific improvements and fixes!
    We hope you enjoy the latest version of Swype BETA. Please leave us your feedback on our forums, and spread the word!
    Last edited by brian.resnik; 09-19-2011 at 9:22 AM.

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    Current versions
    Installer: 1.1.26481 (12.16)
    SwypeBETA - ALL LANGUAGES: 3.25.91.31083
    SwypeBETA - ENGLISH/SPANISH: 3.25.91.31127
    SwypeBETA - CHINESE/ENGLISH: 3.25.91.31127

    Revision history

    INSTALLER v.1.1.26481 (12.16)
    • Minor updates for compatibility with Swype Connect
    • Removed "licensing" step from installer, as licensing is now handled by Swype Connect
    ALL BUILDS - Swype Beta v3.25.91.31xxx
    • Single-tapping a word no longer re-positions the cursor to the end of the word
    • For auto-complete fields (e.g. "to" in email), when in landscape, populate the HWCL with app-provided completions instead of auto-corrects
    • Added support for capitalization in dictionary. When adding words to the dictionary, they will now retain their capitalization (e.g. Cyanogen, not cyanogen)
    • Added "Personal Dictionary" management in Swype Settings
      • Add/Remove words from list
      • Edit existing words
      • Reset personal dictionary
      • Does not effect default, preloaded dictionaries!
    • Added new Swype Gestures
      • Cut/Copy/Paste/Select All
      • Twitter/Google Maps/Facebook
    • Fixed a bug in English where 'i' would incorrectly auto-capitalize in certain apps (inputType=TYPE_NULL, e.g. terminal emulators)
    • Added PortugueseBR support
    • Suppress all auto-capitalization in URL fields
    • New tutorial and first-time user experience
    • Added support for Android "toast tips" for certain notifications
    • Improved prediction accuracy and suggestion priority for both tapping and Swyping
    • Fixed a bug in Android 3.2 that prevented Swype from reading the screen resolution properly
    • Fixed multiple application incompatibilities
    • Fixed a bug where dictionaries would sometimes fail to load after a device reboot
    • Added Swype Connect for licensing and measurement data collection
    • Over 150 smaller improvements and bug fixes
    INSTALLER v.1.1.26307 (12.15)
    • Enable alternative licensing method for devices without an ESN (wifi-only devices)
    • Allow activation of accounts using 5-digit code in installer
    • Reset all accounts' download history to 0
    • Report connection state at time of download (wifi, 3g, 4g, etc) to facilitate better troubleshooting
    ALL BUILDS - Swype Beta v3.5.83.26xxx
    • Implement predictive tapping algorithm
    • Implement Horizontal Word Choice List (HWCL)
    • Implement movable & resizable KBD for honeycomb
    • Added Hungarian language support
    • Increased languages supported on various screen resolutions. Please see this page for an updated table showing which resolutions support which languages
    • Added support for WXGA resolution (Honeycomb ONLY)
    • Enable alternative licensing method for devices without an ESN (e.g. wifi-only devices)
    • Don't flash the shift state for the shift gesture for languages without case.
    • Move Word Suggestion settings up to preferences area
    • Cursor restore on double-tapped words with HWCL enabled
    • Close HWCL on rotation when needed for small screens
    • Automatic default language selection
    • Add backend support for keyboard skin selection features to be added in the future
    • Fix license failure on reboot when ESN not readable at time of first license load
    • Fix license failure on CDMA devices when in Airplane Mode
    • Fixed an issue where words could not be added/removed from dictionary after 3000 new words were added
    • Over 150 smaller improvements and bug fixes
    INSTALLER v.1.1.20186 (12.01)
    • Gingerbread will no longer erroneously display a network failure error when it should be showing either a username/password or account activation error
    • New "Generate License" option in the installer to re-license Swype Beta at any time
    • Installer now recognizes WiMAX as a valid data connection


    ALL BUILDS - SWYPE BETA v2.29.71.20203/20186
    • Announcing BETA support for the following resolutions: qHD, QVGA, WQVGA, WSVGA
    • Added Dutch, Russian and UK English support [NOTE: Not all devices support all languages. For a table of which screen-sizes support which languages, please click here.]
    • The Hidden Word Tip window will only appear once, the first time you encounter a hidden word after a new installation. It will never appear again after that.
    • Contacts, etc, that are automatically added to the user dictionary will now stay deleted when removed by the user
    • Fixed the gesture to hide the keyboard: Swype from the SWYPE key to the DELETE key
    • The capitalization gesture will no longer accidentally capitalize the second letter of a word when the trace path goes through that key before exiting the top of the keyboard
    • Add compression of large languages for Android builds to reduce filesize
    • Identified and resolved an issue that was causing cumulative loss in recognition accuracy over time
    • Faster trace path animations
    • Improved application performance in portrait view
    • Improved the efficiency of the contact list scanner
    • Swype key in Spanish now properly brings up Word Choice Window
    • Fixed a bug with word priorities so words in user dictionary do not always appear first in word choice window
    • Fixed a bug that prevented the auto-space suppression icon from appearing in some cases
    • Period and Comma now function properly when tapped in SYM layer
    • Improved recognition of words when using the capitalization gesture and the second letter is very close the exit-point of the capitalization gesture, e.g. "Well"
    • Fixed a rare crash when returning from the Language Selector in Settings
    • Launching voice recognition now draws a UI inside the Swype process instead of launching a new activity
    • When Android 2.3.3 is detected, double-tap-to-edit is disabled to prevent conflict with Google's double-tap behavior
    • Decreased the likelihood that a new license will be required after a system update
    • Fixed a bug where a failure of the system to properly return build properties was crashing Swype
    • Minor compatibility updates for Android 2.3
    • Fixed various crashes
    INSTALLER v.1.1.15759 (11.1)
    • Added support for selecting different versions to download


    MICRO BUILD - SWYPE BETA v2.17.59.15552
    • English/Spanish only, to keep filesize down.

    STANDARD BUILD - SWYPE BETA v2.15.56.14870
    • No changes
    INSTALLER v.1.1.15121
    • Revised installer workflow. Users can now enable Swype and select it as the default input method from within the Swype installer.
    • The installer now includes a repair feature. If a previous installation failed, or if the existing Swype BETA installation is broken (missing/corrupt license, etc), the installer will attempt to resume the installation process and repair any broken elements.
    • Clarified error messages to give a more accurate description of the specific problem encountered.
    • Added links to the tutorial and tips-and-tricks videos to the end of the installation.


    SWYPE BETA v2.15.56.14870
    • Added support for new installer features, such as version checking and installation repair.
    • Merged the most recent changes from trunk (mostly device-specific bugfixes)
    INSTALLER v.1.1.14002
    • Converted installer from "application" to "service", preventing the premature death of the installer in low-memory situations
    • Added update notification. Users will be notified when launching the installer if a new version is available.
    • Added notification to inform users if Swype is already installed at app launch, instead of halfway through the process.
    • Added support for landscape screen orientation


    SWYPE BETA v2.10.52.13753
    • Resolved an accuracy issue that was introduced in the last Beta update. New software features supporting additional languages were included in the beta before the test plan for those features was complete (it is a beta after all). Subsequent testing identified the accuracy issue and corrections made. These new tests have been incorporated into our regression testing to prevent future accuracy issues.
    • Added Double-Tap-to-Edit and Cursor Restore
    • Added microphone button (QWERTY only. Requires Google Voice Search be pre-integrated in your phone’s ROM)
    • Added French & EXPERIMENTAL Chinese Pinyin languages
    • Modified new word priority defaults. The word-choice-window will now be ordered more intelligently when encountering custom dictionary words
    • Fixed a bug where an extra space would be added when replacing a word by Swyping after opening the word choice window
    • Improved the "Hidden-Word" dialog handling so it doesn't show up as often (more improvements to this next time)
    • Improved prediction when handling various path collisions
    • Lots of minor bug fixes
    Last edited by brian.resnik; 08-23-2011 at 12:03 AM.

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