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Swype for iOS Updated With 16 New Languages and Intuitive Emoji Support

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Swype for iOS Updated With 16 New Languages and Intuitive Emoji Support
Nuance Communications has announced that its Swype keyboard app for iOS is now available in more than 20 languages; supports intuitive emoji input, and features new keyboard layouts.

The Swype Keyboard app version 1.1 for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch is now available to download from the App Store. The Swype keyboard app update for iOS devices running iOS 8 and higher also brings access to all available Swype themes for iPad users.

(Also see: How to Change Keyboard in iOS 8)

The 16 new languages added include Czech, Danish, Dutch, UK English, Finnish, Greek, Hinglish, Hungarian, Irish, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Swedish, and Turkish. Earlier, the app supported English, French, Italian, German and Spanish languages.

The third-party keyboard maker claims that with the new update, Swype will predict emojis based on the words users enter, and supports six languages - English (UK and US), French, Italian, German and Spanish. Lastly, the update also brings new keyboard layouts including QWERTY, QWERTZ and AZERTY keyboard layouts for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch users running iOS 8.

The company has also released a keyboard layout designed for the iPad. Swype's App Store listing lists two more additions in the updated app including options added for the sound on key press (though it requires full access) and auto-space.

(Also see: Our Favourite iOS 8 Third-Party Keyboard Apps)

Commenting on the announcement, Aaron Sheedy, Vice President of Mobile Solutions, Mobile Division, Nuance said, "The response to Swype for iOS 8 has been amazing, and we're thrilled to have quickly updated the app with 16 additional languages - the most currently available for any third-party keyboard for iOS 8. People love the speed and ease of quickly Swyping from one letter to the next - and it's incredibly cool to see the words and phrases you are about to Swype automatically appear as you go - almost at the same time you're thinking them."

The Swype iOS app was released in June soonafter Apple announced support for third-party keyboards on iOS 8.

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