Swype, not Skype, is the fastest way to communicate on mobile

swypeAccording to the Guinness Book of Records, the fastest time to send a message on a touchscreen mobile is by using Swype; a keyboard that be inputed by swiping across it.

Still unavailable on Apple and iOS (interesting), Swype can now be downloaded on Google Play and comes with features that react to a user’s Android input patterns as well as the user only needing one time to ‘train’ the keyboard.

It can also crowdsource and update the user’s dictionary with new trending phrases as well as being activated by voice recognition. In many respects it’s like treating a keyboard as pet, in the same way as a Tamagotchi, but that’s no bad thing.

Mmmm, bearing in mind how long it’s taken my to update this WordPress post, perhaps it could also be released as a plug-in. That would be interesting…

Monty (684 Posts)

Monty Munford has more than 15 years' experience in mobile, digital media, web and journalism. He is the founder of Mob76, a company that helps tech companies raise money and exit. He speaks regularly at global media events with a focus on Africa, writes a weekly column for The Telegraph, is a regular contributor to The Economist, Wired, Mashable and speaks regularly on the BBC World Service.