swiftkey flow

Nuova beta per Swiftkey Flow

Nicola Ligas

Continua il lavoro su Swiftkey Flow, quella che senza troppi azzardi potremmo definire la tastiera per Android più attesa di sempre, dato che unirà alla predizione del testo che l’ha resa famosa, la praticità e velocità della scrittura via swipe.

Dopo circa un mese dalla pubblicazione della prima beta, la nuova versione aggiunge la scrittura scorrevole in modalità landscape su tablet, e migliora la gestione della memoria e l’autonomia, oltre ai consueti bugfix. Ciò non significa che il lavoro sia concluso, anzi le cose da fare sono ancora molte, come testimonia l’ampio changelog che pubblichiamo qui sotto, comprensivo anche dei problemi noti. Tutto ciò non prima di avervi lasciato i link per la versione per Smartphone e per Tablet.


  • Flow-through-space autocommit: if you flow-through space but mess up your last word, all the prior words will be inserted (instead of losing all the words)
  • Flow in landscape on tablets (only in full layout, not in split layout)
  • Battery usage improved (when flowing and when not in use)
  • Performance of flowing and tapping improved
  • Longpress of bottom-right (smiley/enter) button now works
  • Fixed some force close issues
  • Fixed some memory leaks
  • Predictions not lost when changing keyboard layout (e.g to symbols)
  • Fixed DOuble CApitalization issue

Things to be aware of:

  • Flowing currently only works in fields where you see the prediction bar: in fields that have their own prediction or completion there is no prediction bar and therefore no Flow (e.g. URL bars, search bars, the “to” field of an email)
  • Flow-through-space only works in languages where smart space works – in some languages this is turned off because words are often made by combining other words together,and so smart space would divide up words that you want to keep as one. Arabic, Armenian, Azerbaijani, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Finnish, Georgian, German, Hungarian, Icelandic, Indonesian, Irish, Korean, Malay, Norwegian, Persian (Farsi), Romanian, Swedish, Tagalog, Turkish, Ukranian, Urdu may not work with Flow-through-space
  • SwiftKey Flow Beta does not currently contain any features that were new in SwiftKey 3.1 (Berry theme, new languages, split layout in landscape for normal-sized devices)
  • Slide-left-to-delete a whole word does not work when Flowing is enabled – instead try holding down the backspace key to delete word-by-word

Known issues:

  • Flow trail is sometimes left on the screen at the end of a word
  • Personalization service continues running when it has finished
  • Memory usage is still higher than we would like
  • Flow trail is very faint on some CyanogenMod ROMs
  • Force closes on Motorola Atrix and LG G2X with custom ROMs >= 4.0
  • If a language pack is downloaded while typing the keyboard is not refreshed
  • Predictions are too large on LDPI devices
  • Predictions occasionally lost when alternately backspacing/spacing at the end of a word
  • Ukrainian spit layout is broken
  • Estonian words containing ö are not predicted
  • Arrow keys do not repeat on longpress
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