TouchType online, the folks behind the amazing SwiftKey keyboard for Android (check out their development forum here at Android Central), has sent out an email to all their beta test program participants letting them know that open beta sign-up for the SwiftKey VIP program is ending Jan. 18.  The SwiftKey VIP program gives access to testing builds of the application, as well as access to the confidential VIP discussion forum at SwiftKey's website.  Anyone with software beta-testing experience, or who would like to get started should enroll while they can -- you can do that right here.  Word is some great new features are soon to be tested, and you don't want to miss out on a chance to test them.

Joe Braidwood, Chief Marketing Officer at TouchType also reminds everyone that it's not too late to vote in the CES Mobile Apps Showdown, so check that out right here, and make your voice heard. 


Reader comments

Last chance to sign up for Swiftkey beta program


I signed up for this, and they tell you to check the Market for the beta, kinda of a rip off if you ask me.

and they also tell you in the market that a battery pull may end the "beta testing".... kinda cheesy in my book.

I just signed up on swiftkeys website and they sent me a confirmation email. But I can't find a beta version download anywhere. All I found was links to the market paid and free versions. So what's the point of signing up? Is the free market version the beta? I'm confused...

I downloaded it like an app a week or so ago from the market.
But you still had to sign up on the phone and respond to an email.
And then download it onto the phone.
I really tried to like this program, I really did.
I like the way the number keys are set up better than any other
keyboard I've tried.
But I am so much faster at typing with Swype that its no contest
between these two programs.
Swype wins hands down.


I downloaded it from the Android market. This is my favorite keyboard. No idea what the beta program is, though.

I don't get all these keyboards (swype also) doing beta-only releases. I want to check swype out, but I can't. It comes free on some phones, apparently - just not mine. Now Swiftkey. When are these things going to come out of beta so people can just download them on the market like any other app?

I gave my Gingerbread keyboard back to Best Buy after a week.
I wasnt impressed in the least by the phone it came on.