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Galaxy S6 text messages are showing in Outlook email inbox, other app issues

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Hello TheDroidGuy community! Welcome to another post about #GalaxyS6 app problems and solutions. We want to share today six app problems coming from some S6 users.

  1. Galaxy Samsung S6 native messaging app
  2. SwiftKey app issue in Galaxy S6
  3. LinkedIn app in Galaxy S6 creates duplicate contacts
  4. Galaxy S6 text messages are showing in Outlook email inbox
  5. Galaxy S6 freezes and Touchwiz app not working properly
  6. Kid Mode app on Galaxy S6 not working after Marshmallow update

If you are looking for solutions to your own #Android issue, you can contact us by using the link provided at the bottom of this page.


 

Problem #1: Galaxy Samsung S6 native messaging app

Hi there. I recently got the Galaxy S6 and am new to the texting app Samsung uses. Under all of my texts is the time the text was sent or received, which is nice, but it also displays what kind of message it was. “text message” or “multimedia message” appears as well as the time. I was wondering if there was a way to hide or remove the kind of message from appearing under each text message. I am not finding a simple solution and am wondering if this is something I cannot control or if I will need to download a different messaging app if I would like to do this. Thank you in advance. I’m sorry if this message is a little long, just wanted to be thorough I suppose. Haha. — Victor

Solution: Hi Victor. The native Samsung texting app is designed to display the kind of message you are receiving. The app is coded this way and unfortunately, there’s no way to redesign it.

Problem #2: SwiftKey app issue in Galaxy S6

I installed the SwiftKey app on all my previous Android phones. When I put my phone into ultra power-saving mode everything goes grayscale and the keyboard goes to the  basic Samsung keyboard. (which is expected) But when I bring my phone back off of ultra power saving mode it does not go back to what I had set my default keyboard to be, which is SwiftKey. Every time and take my phone out of ultra power saving mode I have to go back into language and input settings to  change my keyboard default back to SwiftKey. I’ve tried deactivating all the other keyboards that are on there, and that doesn’t make a difference. Any ideas? — Jackie

Solution: Hi Jackie. Looks like the issue is on operating system being unable to automatically switch back to default settings. To fix that, try these three potential solutions:

Delete SwiftKey’s cache and data

Although it’s highly likely that the issue is with the operating system, we don’t think wiping the app’s cache and data won’t hurt. These are the steps:

  • Go to Settings.
  • Proceed to Applications.
  • Select Manage Applications.
  • Tap the All tab.
  • Look for Swiftkey app and tap it.
  • From there, you will see the Clear Cache and Clear Data buttons.

Wipe the cache partition

Another type of cache you need deleting is the phone system cache. An outdated or corrupted system cache can lead to issues. It’s also a recommended maintenance procedure that must be done regularly. Deleting the existing cache may fix your problem. Here’s how:

  • Turn off the device.
  • Press and hold the following three buttons at the same time: Volume Up key, Home key, and Power key.
  • When the phone vibrates, release the Power key but continue to press and hold the Volume Up key and the Home key.
  • When the Android System Recovery screen appears, release the Volume Up and Home keys.
  • Press the Volume Down key to highlight ‘wipe cache partition.’
  • Press the Power key to select.
  • When the wipe cache partition is complete, ‘Reboot system now’ is highlighted.
  • Press the Power key to restart the device.

Perform a factory reset

This procedure is the last resort. If the first two won’t change anything, doing a factory reset is your last chance. Make sure to create a backup of your personal data before proceeding.

  • Turn off your Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge.
  • Press and hold the Volume Up, Home and Power keys together.
  • When the device powers on and displays ‘Power on logo’, release all keys and the Android icon will appear on the screen.
  • Wait until the Android Recovery Screen appears after about 30 seconds.
  • Using the Volume Down key, highlight the option, ‘wipe data/factory reset’ and press the Power key to select it.
  • Press the Volume Down button again until the option ‘Yes — delete all user data’ is highlighted and then press the Power key to select it.
  • After the reset is complete, highlight ‘Reboot system now’ and hit the Power key to restart the phone.

Problem #3: LinkedIn app in Galaxy S6 creates duplicate contacts

LinkedIn duplicated my contacts to hundreds per person and crashed my contact. I have disabled the automatic syncing and try to delete the duplicated contacts manually (which was up to thousands!) and the contacts keep crashing halfway.

I decided to uninstall LinkedIn app and stop all syncing.

Now I can’t even access my contact because everytime I tried to go in, it will be updating contacts for the longest time and then crashed.

My storage becomes 87% filled when it was just 59% a few days ago and I did not install any other apps. Please help!! Thank you. — Lina

Solution: Hi Lina. There must be an unknown bug that triggers the Contacts app to sync and crash eventually. Deleting this app’s cache and data (steps provided above) should help you fix this issue. Keep in mind that tapping the Clear Data button will virtually uninstall Contacts app, wiping all your contacts in the process. Make sure that you have a master copy of all your contacts saved somewhere else before doing this procedure.

Problem #4: Galaxy S6 text messages are showing in Outlook email inbox

My Samsung Edge is new, so I am still trying to get things set up. I have two problems:

1) I want to share a contact, but following your tutorial, I open Contacts, select the one I want to share, go to More, and where I would expect “Share contact”, all I get is the choice between “Delete” and “Mark as default” (in between, there is even an empty line). What do I need to do to get that option back?

2) More tricky: I have 3 mail accounts that I want to get displayed on the phone, one my company’s MS Outlook, which I have working now, and the other two are Hotmail accounts. I have set each of them up and they have all at one point been working, but I can’t get all 3 (or even 2) to work at the same time so that I can switch between the mail accounts.

3) Is there a way to stop getting the texts I receive on the phone to show up in my company mail?

Your help would be greatly appreciated! — Jessy

Solution: Hi Jessy. To answer the number one question, you must first tap on the contact before tapping on more so that the Share namecard option will show up. Once you do that, there will be a list of sharing methods available for you like the following:

  • Add to OneNote: Save the information to your OneNote account.
  • Android Beam: Send the information using NFC and Android Beam.
  • Bluetooth to send the information via Bluetooth. See Bluetooth for information on pairing and sending via Bluetooth.
  • Contacts: Share files up to 1 GB using Contacts.
  • Drive to save the information to your Google Drive account.
  • Email to send the information as an email attachment. See Compose and Send Email.
  • Gmail to send the information as a Gmail attachment. See Create and Send a Gmail Message.
  • Messages to send the information in a text message. See Send a Multimedia Message (MMS).
  • OneDrive: Save the information to your OneDrive account.
  • Quick connect: Send the information to a nearby device.
  • Wi-Fi Direct to send the information to another device via Wi-Fi Direct. See Wi-Fi Direct.

If these options won’t show up, you are either using a different Contacts app, or there’s a firmware bug causing it. Make sure you wipe the Contact app’s cache and data and/or do a factory reset (steps provided above). Don’t forget to backup your contacts first before doing any of these.

We don’t get what you mean by the second concern. If not all accounts are syncing properly, make sure both account and master sync are enabled. The account sync option should be found under the email account settings menu. To turn on your phone’s master sync, just follow these steps:

  • Go to the Home screen.
  • Pull down the notification bar.
  • Tap on Edit at the top of the screen.
  • Look for Sync and tap it.

Finally, in order to prevent your text messages from showing in your email’s inbox, you have to go deep inside your Outlook’s settings. Just follow these steps:

  • Open your email app.
  • Tap the Settings button from the menu (by pressing the soft button in the bottom left part).
  • Select Account Settings.
  • Select your company email account.
  • Scroll down to the bottom and look for More Settings.
  • Scroll down and tap Sync text message option. Make sure that you leave the box unchecked.

Problem #5: Galaxy S6 freezes and Touchwiz app not working properly

I have a Samsung Galaxy S6 from Sprint. I only use it on Wi-Fi and it has given me no issues till 2 days ago. My Touchwiz  app has been acting up. I haven’t installed anything new recently. Not only has Touchwiz been giving me issues, my phone now constantly freezes up. I have uninstalled many apps as well as did a factory reset. And I’m still having the same issue. Prior to doing a factory reset i installed a different Touchwiz home app, still had same issue. Please help me as i do not know what else to do. A friend said try a hard reset but he wasn’t sure if that would fix anything. And i don’t want to waste time on something that might give me the same result.  — Matthew
Solution: Hi Matthew. Have you tried narrowing down the possible causes by doing a factory reset and observing the phone for a day without all your third party apps? If you haven’t, we suggest that you do it. It’s possible that the launcher app (Touchwiz) you are using right now is to blame. Doing a factory reset will obviously not fix the problem if you simply re-install the cause of the problem. Doing another round of factory reset and observing the phone for some time should tell if there’s a difference.

Problem #6: Kid Mode app on Galaxy S6 not working after Marshmallow update

Updated my S6 to Marshmallow  and now Kid mode is not working. I’ve deleted the icon for the old version of Zoodles my kids love and now the new icon shows up under apps. However,  if i click on it it brings me to the Play Store page with the options to open or update. Won’t open and after downloading update, i get the error code 505. Won’t install. I’ve tried to install a flash player after adding Firefox. Wiped cache partition. A bunch of things and no luck. I really want the old version and tried downloading from a couple sites and it refuses to install. Please help! Two very unhappy kids. Thanks! — Nadine

Solution: Hi Nadine. The Play Store error 505 is usually indicative of a compatibility issue. Either the app is not yet optimized to work with Android Marshmallow, or the current firmware on your phone is not official. We recommend that you contact the developer of the app to ask them for more information about this issue. You can do so by checking their contact information in their app’s installation page in Google Play Store website.

 


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Microsoft supposedly in the process of acquiring Swiftkey [Update: It’s Official]

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#Swiftkey keyboard originally started off on #Android as a free stock keyboard replacement app. But that was several years ago and the app has grown exponentially since then, which includes a dedicated application for iOS devices as well.

Needless to say, the marketshare is pretty big here and the company rakes in a decent valuation as well. According to a new report, Microsoft could be interested in the acquisition of the keyboard provider. Although both the concerned parties are yet to comment on it, this seems like a likely step and something that Microsoft would aggressively pursue, given its goals in the mobile industry.

The Redmond giant has a renewed ambition for the Android industry as it is releasing several Android applications directed towards millions of users across the globe. Whether this Swiftkey acquisition will actually go through is only for time to tell, but it sure is an interesting thought, isn’t it?

Update: A quick word from Swiftkey has indeed confirmed that it will be joining Microsoft. They have also clarified that the Android and iOS apps will continue to function as before.

Source: Financial Times

Via: Android Police

SwiftKey will soon autofill your passwords on Dashlane

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SwiftKey is reportedly teaming up with Dashlane to bring auto filling of passwords. As we all know, one of the most annoying aspects of using a mobile keyboard is to enter lengthy passwords manually.

Dashlane is one of the most popular password manager apps for Android. It is said that the upcoming beta of SwiftKey (version 5.3) will introduce this newly forged partnership between SwiftKey and Dashlane.

The functionality is very convenient and SwiftKey will prompt you when you’re on a website or an app with your password stored on Dashlane. The passwords will be displayed on top of the keyboard in the form of suggestions, where you can simply select them and start using it normally. It is important to note that SwiftKey has no access to your passwords as it will still remain securely with Dashlane.

Beta testers of SwiftKey will find this feature over the coming days, assuming they have Dashlane installed as well. It might take some time for this feature to make its way to regular users of the SwiftKey keyboard though as it’s a beta only feature for the time being.

SwiftKey keyboard has found it difficult to appeal to the users given the dearth of third party keyboards out there. Not to mention the already decent stock Android keyboard which makes it even harder for customers to switch to a third party alternative. Are you a user of SwiftKey? What do you make of this new addition?

Via: Android Police

OnePlus One getting SwiftKey keyboard by default this month

OnePlus One SwiftKey

OnePlus One SwiftKey

OnePlus has announced that a new update to CyanogenMod 11S on the OnePlus One will introduce support for the SwiftKey keyboard by support. This system update will carry all the necessary files, so users will not require to additionally download the keyboard. Given the sour relationship between OnePlus and Cyanogen, this news is refreshing to the ears.

This will introduce all the bells and whistles associated with the SwiftKey keyboard, although additional themes will still cost users. OnePlus has also mentioned that its Android 5.0 based OxygenOS ROM is in its final stages, with more word expected on the 12th of February.

Speaking about the new addition, OnePlus said the following – “OnePlus has collaborated with SwiftKey to integrate their top-selling keyboard app right into CyanogenMod 11S. OnePlus One users can now switch to the SwiftKey keyboard with the touch of a button – no downloading required.”

The keyboard can be enabled by heading over to the keyboard settings after the new firmware update is rolled out to the OnePlus One later this month.

Source: OnePlus

Via: 9to5Google

Swiftkey launches five new keyboard themes for the Holidays

Swiftkey Holidays

Swiftkey Holidays

To lift the Holiday spirits, Swiftkey has just announced five new additions to their popular keyboard app. Known as ‘Gift Wrap’, these keyboards provide a nice festive look to your Swiftkey keyboard. Obviously, these keyboards don’t come cheap as the entire set of keyboards will cost you $5 or $0.99 if you’re getting them individually.

Each keyboards have a different color and pattern attached to them, thus making them unique from each other. We suggest you give them a look from Swiftkey’s page before making the purchase through its dedicated store. It’s good to see Swiftkey adding these keyboards to its lineup in order to bring more spice to its otherwise regular looking keyboard.

We must warn you that some devices might not function well with these keyboards as some users have reported lag in performance before. The stock Swiftkey keyboard is available from free from the Google Play Store. It offers the same functionality as these new keyboards, so you’re merely paying a premium for the colors on offer.

Source: Swiftkey

Via: 9to5Google

SwiftKey for Android goes permanently free, adds paid theme packs

SwiftKey for Android goes permanently free, adds paid theme packs

SwiftKey doesn’t exactly need an introduction. It’s among the best third-party keyboard alternatives available for Android, and features like extremely smart predictive text make it the top choice for many. Well, it looks like the popularity of SwiftKey is only set to grow, as the keyboard app has now gone completely free for current and future users. (more…)

SwiftKey update brings Google+ and Evernote personalization

SwiftKey update brings Google+ and Evernote personalization

SwiftKey, one of the most popular third-party keyboard apps for Android, thanks to its excellent predictive capabilities, is getting better today thanks to a new update that will add a single yet very useful new feature. SwiftKey will now offer users the option to log into their Google+ and Evernote accounts, to further personalize their typing experience.

SwiftKey will collect typographical data from public posts on Google+ and from Evernote, and in turn offer better prediction, which is saying a lot considering it’s something the keyboard already excels at. As usual, this is an optional feature, so you don’t really need to give SwiftKey your Google+ or Evernote credentials if you don’t want to. Also included in the update are bug and crash fixes, but the main takeaway here is the improved personalization.

Find the latest version of SwiftKey on the Play Store.

Swiftkey 4.3 Beta Now Available, Many New Features In Tow

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Swiftkey is a really good 3rd-party keyboard on the Play Store. It’s so good in fact, that I’ve almost never seen it outside of the #1 Top Paid app in the Play Store. Today, SwiftKey has announced version 4.3, currently in beta, that changes how you can use the keyboard entirely.

There are now three separate “layouts for living” available for the keyboard. The first keyboard is “Full”, which is the standard keyboard we’ve all come to know and love. So if you would like to keep using the classic keyboard, you can.

The second layout is “Compact.” This layout should help users with larger phones (the Samsung Galaxy Note 3, for example) use the keyboard easier. The width of the keyboard is reduced, making it easier to type or gesturing across the keyboard with SwiftKey Flow. By long-pressing on the screen or dragging the keyboard, you can position it on the left or right side of the screen.

The third and final layout is “Thumb”. This layout is more optimized towards tablets than any other device, but it does work on phones. You can split the keyboard into two pieces in landscape mode, much like you can with the keyboard on the iPad. This should help people with bigger tablets (the Nexus 10, for example) type easier.

AndroidCentral has a good walkthrough of the new beta, which we have embedded below. It shows all three new layouts for the keyboard.

Finally, the phone and tablet versions of SwiftKey have been merged into one app. When the final update is released, no matter what device you are using SwiftKey on, it will be upgraded to this one app, instead of two.

For the beta, you can download the APK from this official link. We don’t know when the final version will be available, but if the beta goes well, it should be out soon. So SwiftKey users, are you excited?

Source: SwiftKey via AndroidCentral

APK: SwiftKey

iOS7 may open up keyboards for third party developers

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Tim Cook has got all third party system level developers excited when he hinted at the iOS platform becoming more open in the coming months, he said this while on stage at the D11 conference.

TouchType, the creators of popular app SwiftKey, have said they are very excited and will be watching the WWDC conference for any new changes to the API on iOS7.

SwiftKey is the most popular Android app in 38 countries and TouchType want to expand out to the other operating systems, however the API for keyboards is locked down on most mobile operating systems.

iOS has been a closed platform, with all system level functionality controlled by Apple and some basic level controlled by Apple. This system of control has made the iOS platform clean, if a little boring and stale.

Cook did say he would not compromise the experience for users of iOS, even if the API is opened up. This means some functionality will remain closed by Apple.

Source: AllThingsD

Future Samsung Devices To Come With Free Dropbox Storage

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Dropbox is an outstanding cloud-based application. The service keeps your files synced across all of your difference devices. Not only that, but Dropbox serves well as a backup service too. Samsung liked what the company was doing and began integrating the software when they released the widely popular Samsung Galaxy S III and gave users a free 50GBs to start out with.

Just yesterday Dropbox announced a stronger partnership with the Korean tech giant by adding Dropbox integration into future Samsung devices. Not just smartphones, but smart cameras and computers too. Dropbox said that this integration will begin two months from now in March 2013. This makes me very curious as to how this will tie in with Samsung’s announcements at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona in February. There’s no doubt that Samsung would leave out the mention of their stronger partnership with Dropbox.

I’m speculating here, but SwiftKey recently announced via email that they are “working with some really big companies to bring the power of SwiftKey to new device owners, straight out of the box.” Since Samsung has a strong partnership with Dropbox, it would not be a far-fetched idea if Samsung is or will be partnering with SwiftKey. It would make sense, as Samsung’s own predictive keyboard is not nearly as good as SwiftKey’s.

If you’re a Dropbox user and a Samsung-lover, now might be the time to think about what Samsung device you’ll be getting next! Who doesn’t love complimentary Dropbox storage space?!

 

Dropbox to be embedded on new Samsung GALAXY Grand and Samsung SMART CAMERAs

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – January 7, 2013 – Dropbox, a free service that lets you bring your documents, photos and videos everywhere and share them easily, today announced a deep integration with several new Samsung devices, including the upcoming Samsung GALAXY Grand smartphone and SMART CAMERAs .

This marks the next step in the partnership between Dropbox and Samsung, which began in 2012 with Dropbox integrations on the Samsung devices, including Samsung GALAXY S III, Samsung GALAXY Note II, and Samsung GALAXY Camera.

“Dropbox and Samsung share a common goal when it comes to connectivity across devices. We believe that the things that matter most to people should be accessible at all times,” said Lars Fjeldsoe-Nielsen, Head of Mobile Business Development at Dropbox. “Extending our successful relationship with Samsung from mobile phones to cameras gives users more opportunities to access and share photos, videos and documents, regardless of what device they are on.”

Beginning in March 2013, Dropbox will also be integrated on Samsung PCs and a number of Samsung SMART CAMERAs being released throughout 2013.

The GALAXY Note II was the first Samsung device to launch with Dropbox deeply integrated in the photo and video gallery. Every photo or video users take on their Samsung device will be automatically uploaded to their Dropbox folder. This eliminates the need to hook up cables or remove SD cards to transfer photos to a PC, making it even easier to access and share content across devices and furthering Dropbox’s mission of simplifying people’s lives.

SwiftKey Sends Out Holiday Email, Hints At Big Things in 2013 For The Predictive Virtual Keyboard

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SwiftKey sent out a Happy Holidays email today notifying their beta subscribers that SwiftKey was 50% off. Not only did that mention that, but the company also hinted that the they were working with “big companies” to bring the keyboard to new device owners straight out of the box. They didn’t mention much more than this, but I almost wonder if SwiftKey will soon begin replacing Swype and becoming more widespread than it already is? There isn’t a whole lot to speculate here aside from who they could be working with. I highly doubt it would be Samsung though, as they have their own type of a predictive keyboard. Granted, I could be totally wrong on that.

It will be interesting to see what SwiftKey has in store for its customers in 2013, as they mentioned that “we’re working on some exciting new product areas that we’ll reveal throughout 2013.”

Personally, I can’t wait to see if SwiftKey will actually become a virtual keyboard installed on new devices straight out of the box.

 

SwiftKey Flow Beta Now Available For The Public

If you’ve ever used Swype and were frustrated with how it functions, you might want to give a similar app, SwiftKey Flow, a try, as the beta has just dropped and is ready for the masses to try. If you’ve tried Swype and liked the thought of it, you really need to try out SwiftKey Flow, as it is much more of a fluid and solid app. I haven’t played around with the app myself for a whole lot of time, but from what I’ve seen on of it thus, it’s a very solid keyboard application. One thing that Note users may run into as a bug is trying to use SwiftKey Flow with the S-Pen.

As you know, SwiftKey 3 has been the number 1# best selling keyboard app in 38 different countries. I would not expect SwiftKey Flow to be a poor product just based off of those statistics alone. Aside from that, SwiftKey is available in 45 different languages and has been downloaded 15 million times. Crazy, huh?

Make sure to hit the source link below to get in on the beta. For more information you can also check out the trailer and press release below as well!

Is SwiftKey Flow something that would interest you? Swype, a built-in SwiftKey-like feature was a good idea for a keyboard, it just didn’t have enough dedication to it. SwiftKey Flow has the team behind SwiftKey 3 working on it, so there’s no doubt that this will be a massive improvement over Swype. Why not give it ago?

Android Keyboard SwiftKey Flow Launches in Beta with New ‘Flow Through Space’ Feature

London and San Francisco — Dec 6, 2012 — The team behind Android’s best-selling app today releases the beta of SwiftKey Flow, its hotly anticipated keyboard that enables users to type with gestures.

SwiftKey Flow combines the mind-reading capabilities of SwiftKey’s prediction engine with the speed and style of gliding your finger across the screen. The beta also includes a brand new feature, dubbed “Flow Through Space” (see it athttps://youtu.be/QA4BqwNGSoc). With it, users can write entire sentences without having to lift their finger from the keyboard, simply by gliding down to the spacebar before continuing with their next word.

SwiftKey Flow takes a revolutionary approach to gesture typing, analyzing a user’s input from the moment they start to ‘flow’ a word. It offers real-time predictions, easing the frustration of entering long words and delivering a dynamic, interactive typing experience. The app also features SwiftKey’s award-winning next-word predictions once a gesture is complete, based on the keyboard’s knowledge of a user’s writing habits.

“SwiftKey Flow is another incredible leap forward for keyboard technology,” CTO and co-founder Dr Ben Medlock said. “Flow Through Space is a unique innovation. Accurately identifying several words from a single gesture is a really complex challenge and I’m delighted our team has made this key breakthrough. With SwiftKey Flow, gesture typing is now so simple you won’t have to lift a finger.”

The beta is being released to SwiftKey’s 75,000-strong community of VIP users and is a key milestone before SwiftKey Flow is made available to all Android consumers. New members are encouraged to join the VIP community and get access to SwiftKey Flow at https://www.swiftkey.net/flow.

“Our community is a vital part of this process,” community manager Evan Tapper said. “We rely on their feedback to ensure the product is in the best possible shape before it hits the market. But it’s about more than that – it’s about engaging with our users and building products that people really love to use.”

A No.1 bestselling app on Google Play in 38 countries, SwiftKey is available in 45 languages and counting. It has been downloaded more than 15 million times. For more information about SwiftKey visit www.swiftkey.net.

source: SwiftKey Flow

SwiftKey Aware Of Android 4.2 Issue, Working With Android Team To Resolve

Many users on Android 4.2 using the popular keyboard app SwiftKey, have been reporting issues with the app. Some of these issues include the keyboard disappearing entirely from devices after the upgrading to the next level of Jelly Bean, Android 4.2. With SwiftKey being such a widely used application, this has been a huge nuisance for a lot of users.

Thankfully, SwiftKey is aware of this issue and is working as hard as they cane with the Android team to get the issue resolved for the many users who use the app. Right now, there is a quick fix, which would require you to re-download the application and then go through the entire installation process once again. The bad thing is that you are literally starting for scratch. All of the data that SwiftKey gathered will be gone. The predictive word sequences that took forever to build up are gone as well. Hopefully SwiftKey will get a fix for the bug shortly here. I use SwiftKey and having to basically push the reset button on it would be terrible. 

Hopefully the issue will be resolved soon. It’s really not that hard typing without SwiftKey, but once you get used to sending text messages or e-mails extremely fast with the predictive word sequences  it’s almost extremely difficult to put it on the shelf until a fix is resolved. Oh well, such is life.

If you’d like to read SwiftKey’s response to all of the bug reports, just hit the source link below.

source: SwiftKey
via: Talk Android

Newly Announced SwiftKey Flow Headed For Beta Testing

One of my favorite and leading keyboard developers, SwiftKey, has announced a new application today. Dubbed SwiftKey Flow, this new application will allow users to “flow” a word by gliding their finger across the keypad instead of tapping each letter individually. You can probably produce a good idea of what the app will do if you have ever used Swype before (or even alternatives to Swype). SwiftKey has implied that this new SwiftKey Flow app will be different than SwiftKey 3 because it incorporates their real-time prediction technology as a user “flows” together a word. SwiftKey’s power in artificial intelligence is truly amazing, and the developer boasts of that by noting they can correctly predict the next word 30% of the time before any characters are even entered into a text field (SwiftKey 3 is truly amazing, and if you get a chance I would highly suggest taking a look at the keyboard. A free version is available). Once two characters have been entered, through traditional typing or using the new “flow” ability, the odds of correctly predicting the user’s next word increases to a massive 84%. As you can imagine, this is highly impressive.

SwiftKey has said that they will be starting their beta test on this new app with members of their VIP community before eventually releasing the application in the Google Play Store. Below you can watch the embedded video of SwiftKey Flow in action. It actually is very cool, and if you have time to watch the short video it definitely won’t be wasted.

I am personally hoping that SwiftKey Flow isn’t going to be costing a whole lot, as users have already had to paid quite a bit of cash (for a keyboard) to get SwiftKey 3. I guess whatever price it is, I will definitely be on board with getting it, but having purchased SwiftKey 3 already, I do hope that it will just be a free app that is a sort of extension of SwiftKey 3. Whatever the case, it is definitely going to be interesting to see how this app fairs against the likes of Swype and such. Being an independent app and not being another “manufacture feature” it will surely be better than Swype, but how much better?

All in all, I am expecting the developers to bring their best to the table as they have with their previous applications. There is no doubt that they are going to produce a very great application if their track record says anything about them. Aside from that, real-time predictions sound nice in SwiftKey Flow, that definitely was not one of Swype’s good points.

Are you looking forward to seeing the power that SwiftKey Flow can offer? Have you used SwiftKey 3 before, and do you like it? Do you think that SwiftKey Flow should be an extension of our SwiftKey applications, or do you think that this would work very well as its own independent application?

Let us know your thoughts about this app in the comments below!

source: talk android