Nuance Communications, the makers of Swype Keyboard today announced that they are discontinuing the Keyboard for Android and iOS. According to a Reddit user who reached out to Nuance with a crashing issue has received a reply saying that they are ending the development.
The Swype Keyboard app is one of the most used applications and in fact, it came pre-installed on Huawei and other phones. The company in their response email clearly clarified that the company will no longer be updating the Swype+Dragon keyboard for Android. It also mentioned that it is ending direct-to-consumer keyboard business to focus more on the AI solutions for sale directly to businesses.
Furthermore, Nuance Mobility earlier this month announced the end of support to its iOS app and it will no longer be offering the Swype keyboard on the iOS app store. The company has also recently started working on getting its dictation software in vehicles. This is seriously sad news for those Swype users, and with that being discontinued, Gboard and SwiftKey keyboards are better alternatives.
The company is a statement said:
Nuance will no longer be updating the Swype+Dragon keyboard for Android. We’re sorry to leave the direct-to-consumer keyboard business, but this change is necessary to allow us to concentrate on developing our AI solutions for sale directly to businesses.
We hope you enjoyed using Swype, we sure enjoyed working with the Swype community.