Swiftkey on XKCD

Swiftkey -- the Android Central 2011 Editor's Choice for third-party keyboard -- today has received an honor most of us can only dream of, having been immortalized as an XKCD comic by the genius Randall Munroe. The comic actually centers on the Swiftkey 3 beta, the shining feature of which is the ability to type without worrying about hitting that pesky space bar. The prediction engine takes care of that for you, going as far as completing sentences that you never started in the first place. And, as you can see, hilarity ensues.

Swiftkey's also asking what your default sentence is. Just hit the middle of the three prediction keys and see what you get. You'll need to actually be using Swiftkey, of course. (And if you're just getting started, expect to see "I am a beautiful person." You can share your result here.

Source: XKCD; download the Swiftkey 3 beta

 

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Swiftkey gets the XKCD treatment

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I've been using it for months but why is it still "I am a beautiful person."?
Though that's a good sentence to troll my friend in Whatsapp B)

What is the best way to get the disc with the pictures

WTF? I don't think I have ever written about a disc with pictures :-\

I am a beautiful person. Ha! I just brought this up on my Evo LTE, so apparently it's still learning. I love this keyboard and I have also fooled around with the 'have SwiftKey finish the sentence' game. Pretty entertaining.

"I am in receipt of the official dates, times and locations of our upcoming intake exercises" . I have no idea what that means but it makes me sound like a secret agent. Too funny.

"I am working on a regular basis"
While this is true, I don't think I have ever said that lol
Maybe cause I say a lot that "I am working." so it just figures I work on a regular basis. lol

"I am an RN in the Emergency Dept.I love my family, I love you."

Well, that pretty much sums it up! LOL!

Spend a lot of nights in the slammer do ya? Maybe you should just save that as one of the quick text options for your lawyer.

"I am disappoint."

lol. i do this with my friend sometimes, just send random SwiftKey sentences back and forth, makes a funny convo.

But I hate to be "that guy" but I must mention the comic doesn't specifically refer to Swiftkey 3 beta. This will work with Swiftkey X..But as any other fan of xkcd, I must critique any and all errors and misconceptions referring to any xkcd comic. And here's my quote:

I also hate being sick... Rated 4 out of 5 stars.

whew, thank god you did because I was just about to add that comment! The space bar magic in the 3 beta is about breaking apart works when you hit b or v (basically missing the spacebar or skipping it all together). The comic is really just about "Swiftkey" in general.

"I think I even said that the information you need to check out the latest. I am interested in going to be a bit of a new one."

I am a beautiful person. I have a temper. I have a temper, and I have to poop, and I have to poop, and I have to poop, and I have to poop, and I have to poop, and I have to poop, and I have to poop, and I have to poop, and I have to poop, and I have to poop, and I have to poop, and I have to poop