This is a discussion on Will the iPad2 have swype? within the iPad General Discussions forums, part of the Apple iPad Discussions category; Originally Posted by Cheri1956 That is true regarding the Swype being copyrighted, so we who enjoy using it are screwed. That's not like a Patent ...
Swype for iPad could make a ton of money. I have it on my Nokia N8 mobile but it was free.
There is an app for iOS called ShapeWriter Pro that is the same as swype. I have it.
There is an app for iOS called ShapeWriter Pro that is the same as swype. I have it.[/quote]
The problem with iOS is that that keyboard will only work for that one app. That reduces the usefulness of it down to near zero. If only Apple allowed us to make a few customizations. . .[/QUOTE]
With cut and paste, you can use it anywhere you can paste.
I will be so bold as saying your opinion that Swype "would be terrible on an iPad" is asinine. You either clearly have not used Swype before (and/or are an Apple Snob) or you simply don't appreciate efficiency.
"Swype it, don't type it" is the equivalent of "say it, don't spray it". Both effective in the end but one is clearly the more preferred method.
I guess y'all that say it would be awful don't use portratit mode? It would work very well in portrait mode. Fwiw, I use Ultra Keyboard on my phone and though I have Swype I find it buggy and sluggish, a possible reason the folks at Apple said no.
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I have it on my Evo and love it for my phone, but I also agree that it would be terrible on the iPad. It works so well on the phone because the keys are so close together on the phone that it's faster and more efficient on the phone. On the iPad I don't think Swype would work well at all. IMO you would spend more time dragging your finger across the iPad than just using the two finger method.Originally Posted by irishtug
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Apparently the swype folks are all for bringing their keyboard to the iPad, but at the moment Apple isn't willing to do it (I'm apparently not allowed to post links, but go to forum dot swype dot com, Forum -> Swype PreLoad -> Unsupported Platforms/Devices -> Swype iPad App, and you'll see)
So if you want to see swype on the iPad, I'd recommend letting Apple know by going to apple's itunes feedback (google "Apple - iTunes - Make Request for the iTunes Store")
and selecting "Request an Application" with developer swypeinc
and title "swype"
Also, to respond to earlier posters who felt swype might not be useful:
1) I've got big hands, in portrait mode, I can't really type except by pecking, and I'm faster at swyping then pecking - to get a speedup, I really need to be able to use more than one finger effectively on each hand.
2) When I hold my iPad w/ one hand (e.g., laying on my back, in a chaise lounger), I often want to write something, but can only use one finger (or a stylus, which gives me extra reach). Swype would be way more efficient than then current keyboard.
3) Finally an iPad swype keyboard could have a resize option to make it smaller (e.g., moveable between bottom right hand and left hand corners) to allow for easy thumb-based writing w/ one hand. Although, I honestly don't know whether this would be comfortable - would need to try it...