SwiftKey X Alpha Up for VIP Testing

by Rann May SmithNovember 7, 2011

After weeks of being beta testing for SwiftKey X, developers recently released an alpha version to better determine what features need further improvement. The developers have added additional features to the alpha version, foremost of which is multi-touch functionality that is said to revolutionize how Android users may use the new keyboard.

However, tempting as it is, SwiftKey X Alpha is only available for download to VIP members. Basically VIP members are those who have paid for the SwiftKey application instead of downloading it for free.

The company advises regular users not to use the alpha version as their main keyboard app since a lot of the keyboard’s functionalities have been disabled. The prime purpose for the alpha verson is to gather feedback on the latest functions and features of SwiftKey X.

The alpha version is only available for a couple of weeks after which the developers may work on the application and either make more changes or release it to the general public.

Android users have been hyped up when SwiftKey X was released in the Android marketplace. Members of the beta group have provided feedback regarding some issues they experienced with SwiftKey during the beta testing period.

The feedback prompted the developers to change some of the code that may have rendered the application faulty. Some known bugs include the inability to capitalize letters when the Shift key is pressed and prediction of words upon using the Space Bar is inexistent.

Do you use SwiftKey X on your Android device?  Have you tried the alpha version?  Is it any better than the current stable version?