There’s a new update for your favorite free Android keyboard today! Today’s update has been largely focused on improving performance and speed in specific areas of the keyboard – and also brings new themes and a sale.
Today’s SwiftKey Keyboard update brings the following fixes and improvements:
- Improved typing performance
- Improved some translations
- Improved keyboard loading time
- Improved Flow performance
- Fix for the bottom row being hidden in some devices
- Fixed Yahoo! personalization
- Fixed background disappearing issue in some themes
- Fixed some other force closes and crashes
You can get this latest update (version 18.104.22.168) by visiting Google Play.
Some users may see more performance changes than others depending on their device and a few other factors. Performance remains our #1 priority and we continue to work on lag issues affecting some users on some devices to make sure the keyboard is as snappy as you need.
Later today, we’ll also be adding some new languages: Kyrgyz, Tajik and Turkmen. Six more languages also get emoji prediction: Arabic, Czech, Greek, Hebrew, Polish and Russian. Find out more about SwiftKey emoji.
On top of today’s performance update, our Design team has been hard at work on some new themes! We’re excited to unveil these themes in the SwiftKey Store today, on top of a discount on some existing themes as part of a summer sale.
The five new themes are: Spotlight Purple, Edge Green, Pulse Yellow, Pulse Pink and Hazy Pink. Check them out in the SwiftKey Store today.
As of today (July 29), the summer sale kicks off for a limited time only. We’ll be cutting the prices on a bunch of our themes by up to 33% in a range of countries so you can customize your SwiftKey to the way you like it. You can head to the SwiftKey Store to browse the different discounts on various themes and theme packs.
To visit the Store, press and hold the ‘123’ key in the bottom left hand corner of the keyboard, then press ‘Themes’ then ‘SwiftKey Store’. Find out more about some of the theme designs here.
Since SwiftKey became a free Android keyboard, more than 12 million themes have been downloaded from the Store. We’re so excited that you’re enjoying the beautiful new designs, and we hope you take advantage of the great deals in this summer offer. What new theme are you going to pick up?
The SwiftKey Team
Note: The sale is only available in the following countries:
United States, Australia, Canada: Theme packs are discounted from $2.99 to $1.99.
Austria, Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia and Spain: Themes discounted from €0.89 to €0.59 and theme packs discounted from €2.69 to €1.79
Czech Republic: Packs discounted from CZK 59 to CZK 39
Denmark: Packs discounted from DKK 18.99 to DKK 12.99
Hungary: Packs discounted from HUF 749 to HUF 499
Israel: Themes discounted from ILS 4.99 to ILS 3.49, packs discounted from ILS 14.99 to ILS 9.99
New Zealand: Packs discounted from $2.99 to $1.99
Norway: Packs discounted from NOK 20.99 to NOK 14.99
Poland: Packs discounted from PLN 9.99 to PLN 6.99
Russia: Packs discounted from RUB 99 to RUB 69
Sweden: Packs discounted from SEK 21.99 to SEK 14.99
Switzerland: Packs discounted from CHF 2.99 to CHF 1.99
United Kingdom: Packs discounted from £1.99 to £1.29