SwiftKey Flow Beta Updated to

Posted by at 11:27 am on February 12, 2013

FlowSwiftkey’s new Flow beta has been a crowd-favorite since its release. The company behind one of the best Android keyboard replacement apps has pushed a new update that brings a variety of bugfixes—including a bunch of crashes—and improvements such as a nicer-looking installer, a new Turkish layout, and better punctuation prediction for non-English languages.

The beta is currently available for smartphones and tablets.

Changes and Fixes

  •  Fixed crash on changing keyboards
  •  Fixed force close on clicking update language
  •  Fixed other crashes
  •  Resolved majority of non-English punctuation problems
  •  New look installer to match SwiftKey Flow colors and include an introduction to SwiftKey Flow
  •  Added Turkish layout 
  •  Chrome Beta should now behave like Chrome
  •  Snap and tap (correction of words) now compatible with Vietnamese
  •  Memory usage of settings app reduced
  •  Improved handling of non-zero length selection in Chrome and Samsung mail client
  •  Fixed jumping cursor in ExDialler and Samsung calculator
  •  Microphone key disabled in fields that don’t support voice input
  •  Fix for keyboard disappearing when phone build installed on tablet sized device
  •  Disabled predictions in Kingsoft Office and UC browser to make SK usable in them
  •  Double space for period turned off by default to prevent accidental period insertion when flowing
  •  Replaced ‘learnt’ with ‘learned’ in personalization page (US English)
  • Turned off slide down from candidate bar to close keyboard when flow is on (to be consistent with the description in the Settings menu)

Known Issues

  • Crashes when looking at the heatmap if you visit immediately after using the alternative symbols layout
  • Comma key on Arabic keyboard inserts western comma
  • Predictions sometimes blank when switching between languages
  • Flowing words sometimes results in surprising capitalizations
  • No SD card” ribbon looks bad on low end devices

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