No "swype" feature for the keyboard?

Discussion in 'iOS 9' started by lsutigerfan1976, Jun 8, 2015.

  1. lsutigerfan1976 macrumors 68000

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    Was kind of looking forward to seeing if they would integrate this on the native keyboard. Since they really shunned third party keyboards. I kind of of thought they would have made this a key new feature of iOS 9.
     
  2. JohnApples macrumors 65816

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    Yeah, I thought this was a bit odd too. Hopefully, at the very least, iOS 9 will stabilize the 3rd party keyboards and remove the lag/stuttering that I STILL experience.

    Oh well. I'm honestly more upset about the lack of an NFC API opening up!
     
  3. BvizioN macrumors 68040

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    I thought developers are responsible for removing bugs from their apps and improving their stability and not Apple.
     
  4. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Assuming the issues with those are in those apps and not the underlying libraries and codebase of iOS itself.
     
  5. JohnApples macrumors 65816

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    True, but I find it hard to believe that not a single keyboard developer has managed to offer a completely smooth, relatively bug-free experience yet. Obviously I don't know enough about the process to say for sure, but if my Swype and SwiftKey keyboards are still crashing this late into iOS 8, I would assume that it's the operating system's less-than-optimal integration, and not the developers' fault.

    I mean, I could be completely wrong, maybe all the 3rd party developers are doing a sloppy job with keyboards, or maybe I'm just having very bad luck. But I personally believe iOS currently has poor optimization for 3rd party keyboards.
     
  6. Agent-J macrumors regular

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    Swype on 8.4 is so bad I want to delete it, until I try the regular keyboard and remember how I have to retype every word. Swype almost never comes up when I open Messages, I have to go back to the home screen and then back into the app, and sometimes that doesn't even work and I have to force-kill the app. I agree with JohnApples: since nobody can seem to make 3rd party keyboards work, it's most likely Apple's fault. Hey Apple, spend a little more time on that than new emoji, please? Using my iPhone shouldn't make me want to throw it against the wall.
     

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