Swype, the much-loved third-party keyboard app for iOS has just snagged a major update. The new update makes Swype understand 16 new languages including Hinglish (hybrid of Hindi and English). Also Read - Nuance adds Gujarati, Malayalam, Marathi and Telugu in Swype keyboard for Android
The app also now automatically suggests emoji characters you would like to use, the company announced on a blogpost. Apple recently opened the gates for third-party keyboard apps with its recently launched mobile operating system iOS 8. This restriction lifting saw several third-party virtual Android keyboards, including Swype arrive on iOS as well.
If the first version of Swype didn’t support your native language, you might want to take it out for a whirl again, as support for several languages including, Czech, Danish, Dutch, UK English, Finnish, Greek, Hinglish, Hungarian, Irish, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Swedish, and Turkish have been added to the app.
Much like text prediction, the app will now predict the emoji characters you would like to use. What’s better, it supports 6 languages including English (US), English (UK), French, Italian, German, and Spanish. Additionally, Nuance, owner of Swype, says that it has improved the iPad’s keyboard layout. In addition to that, users now have the choice to add auto-space option, and hear a sound on keypress.
The updated version of Swype is now available on Apple’s App Store for $1.