Swype is an input method for touchscreens where the user enters words by sliding a finger or stylus from letter to letter, lifting only between words. It uses error-correcting algorithms and a language model to guess the intended word. It also includes a tapping predictive text system in the same interface. Swype is designed for use on touchscreen devices with a traditional QWERTY keyboard. Swype was first commercially available on the Samsung Omnia II running Windows Mobile. The Swype software was developed by Swype Inc. In October, 2011, Swype Inc was acquired by Nuance Communications. The software has a size of less than one megabyte, and is as small as 500_900 kilobytes in most cases, such as on devices running the Windows Mobile operating system according to the product page. The recent beta comes with a large number of languages and software and can easily exceed 10MB in size on the Android operating system platform.
Contributions by Humed90, Jkelner2009, and EthanRBradford.