The company says that the official roll-out of the updated SwiftKey app will happen later and at present the language update will be available in beta version via Google Play's official beta channel only. Meanwhile, the Diwali theme can be purchased from Friday.
The SwiftKey app is a popular third-party keyboard app that learns from usage to increase accuracy of its predictive text inputs and auto-correct suggestions. It also has gesture-based typing with SwiftKey Flow.
In June, moving from a paid model to a freemium model, SwiftKey (in version 5.0) waved-off the $3.99 (approximately Rs. 250) app charges and became permanently free. The company had also launched the SwiftKey Store for revenue generation via paid themes.
The update to version 5.0 had also added an optional number row at the top of the keyboard, brings predictions for emojis (which are now part of database of more than 800 symbols supported on Android 4.1 or higher devices), and wider language support including Belarusian, Mongolian, Tatar, Uzbek and Welsh. SwiftKey is also touting the improved prediction engine and 'Flow' accuracy, as well as improved Flow trails.Most of the features in SwiftKey v5.0 were a part of the SwiftKey beta app for Android. SwiftKey for Android devices was first launched in beta in July, 2010 while the company behind the app was founded in 2008 by Jon Reynolds and Dr. Ben Medlock.