The top Android app, SwiftKey, goes free for Android. This post tells you all about this great app that you might not know. SwiftKey is one of the most popular keyboard app of all time. Now, it is available officially, free for every Android user. In last few months, the app has undergone a lot of changes.
Why SwiftKey goes free?
SwiftKey isn’t going to charge you anything to use their app, instead they will charge you for their themes. Let me explain, the monetization method of this app undergone a major change; SwiftKey now gives away the app for free and they only ask you for money when you want to use their premium themes. The app has many themes; some of them come free while some are premium, both types of themes are available on the play store.
Its latest update has included over 800 Emojis as well as setting that allows you to control them. The word prediction engine has also been improved, with better autocorrect and more accurate gesture typing.
“This is the start of an incredibly exciting phase for us as a business. We have made the decision to go free to better enable everyone, everywhere, to use SwiftKey’s market-leading technology without payment being a barrier. We’re focused not only on reaching more users with our powerful technology, but on building great content and features to engage them.”
SwiftKey co-founder and CTO Ben Medlock said:
“With the latest version of SwiftKey Keyboard, we’re providing an even more intuitive and personalized experience for our users, which they’re increasingly expecting. We’ve expanded our design team to focus on developing creative and beautiful user experiences. Our commitment to innovation has never been stronger and we are looking forward to sharing more exciting developments in the future.”
The updates of the new versions include SwiftKey Store, new default theme, Emoji prediction, number row, improved prediction engine, new language support and new flow trails. The SwiftKey keyboard is available globally for free, on Google Play.
This is great news for SwiftKey fan and also for new Android users. What you have to say about this appreciable effort from SwiftKey?