Several known issues have yet to be addressed in future updates
The popular gesture-based keyboard for Android, SwiftKey Flow has just received a major update that promises to address some issues reported by users.According to TouchType, creators of the application, the latest update for SwiftKey Flow beta fixes force close issues experienced by some users, as well as some bugs that lowered users’ overall experience. Check out some of the changes included in this update detailed below:
- 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.
Several improvements have been added as well, along with some fixes for a number of bugs reported by the application’s VIPs. Here are more of the changes added in this major update:
- 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 devices;
- 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).
Last but not least, developers have confirmed that there are still some issues that will probably be addressed in future updates. Check out the list of known issues affecting the current version of SwiftKey Flow Beta below:
- 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.
SwiftKey Flow Beta 18.104.22.168 is now available as a free download via Softpedia and it should be fully compatible with all devices running Android 2.1 and up. Check it out here.