Swype, the Seattle startup whose mobile input technology works by dragging a finger across a virtual keyboard, is rolling out an update today that adds the ability to tap out words the old-fashioned way.

The Swype 3.0 beta update adds “predictive tap” technology, as an alternative to the Swype input technique. It includes tap correction engine that leverages the company’s core technology to improve accuracy.

Also added in the update are a horizontal word choice menu (replacing the earlier pop-up approach) and the ability to move the keyboard around the screen on tablets.

Swype expects the update to be available today via its website. The plans to add tap input were first reported by GeekWire in March.

Comments

  • Jeff

    Check their web site.  It looks like the beta will be delayed.

    http://beta.swype.com

    • johnhcook

      That’s interesting. We are looking into that. Thanks for pointing it out.

    • Anonymous

      Thanks, Jeff. It’s available now … http://beta.swype.com/

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