Swype – Popular Alternative Keyboard For Android Devices Unofficially Ported to iPhone, iPad & iPod Touch

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Swype is all about swiping, instead of tapping the letters on the keyboard, with Swype all you need to do is swipe the finger between the letters without lifting it to input words. It is considered a faster and easier data input method on virtual keyboards.
Swype for iOS has been unofficially ported by Andrew Liu. But according to Swype CEO who was interviewed by
, the
available on Cydia doesn’t appear to be a port, but developed by Andrew Liu to bring Swype-like experience to iOS devices as some of the key features such as the blue tracer line are missing.
“I don’t know but it appears he wrote some of his own code to emulate a Swype-like experience and is using our brand,” he said.  ”I don’t know if this is a ‘hacked’ version of Swype or not….I’m thinking not.”
Nonetheless, McSherry notes that I am not the only one interested in learning about Swype for the iPhone . And perhaps Liu’s unofficial release simply indicates the desire to bring it to the iPhone and iPad.
“The interest shown in Swype for iOS is great to see,” said McSherry. “We’ve been preloaded on over 50 million Android devices in last 18 months. We believe it will continue to grow in relevance for all platforms.”
The beta version of Swype that is available on Cydia currently works only with pre-installed apps such as Safari, Notes etc. and doesn’t work with third-party apps currently.
Though Swype Inc. has already developed a fully functional version of Swype for iOS devices, it won’t be approved by Apple as the keypad APIs are not available to developers.
You can install the beta version of Swype on your jailbroken iPhone , iPad and
Launch Cydia from the home screen.
Tap on the “Manage” Tab and then tap on “Sources” section.
Tap on the “Edit” button and then tap “Add” to add the following repo URL to add sources: http://wynd.x10.mx/repo
After it is successfully added, tap on the “Search” tab at the bottom and search for ‘Swype’.
to select it from the search results.
Then tap on the “Install” button and then the “Confirm” button to install it.
You won’t see an app icon of Swype on the home screen, but you should be able to start using Swype on your jailbroken iPhone , iPad and iPod Touch.
As always let us know how it goes and if you find it easier to Swype or tap in the comments section below.

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