The Swype keyboard for Android devices already has a pretty robust dictionary, but now it is improving even more by using crowdsourcing to analyze new words and phrases.
Beginning today, the latest version of Swype now comes with Swype Living Language. Users who opt-in can share and receive trending words in real-time to help create a crowd-sourced language model.
So the next time you start typing 2013 phrases like “Biebs,” “Gangnam,” or “Django,” Swype, which allows users to input text with the swipe of a finger rather than a tap, will be able to predict these words more quickly thanks to this new aspect of the app. It’s almost like embedding Urban Dictionary into the Swype app.
“By leveraging the cloud and crowd-sourcing input from around the world, Swype provides users with a device that further humanizes interactions through touch—and changes the way our increasingly dynamic language is learned and used,” Nuance Mobile’s Aaron Sheedy said in a press release.
Also coming to Swype today is Smart Editor, a function which analyzes entire sentences and checks for grammar mistakes based on the content of your message.
Swype, speeding up the way millions of people crafted emails and text messages. was acquired by Nuance for $102.5 million last year. Much of the team continues to be based in Seattle, where Nuance has a large presence.
As we noted in an October post about Swype, the app is still only available for Android.