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Meet the SwiftKey VIP: Ledsteplin

1st March 2016

Hi everyone!  Our VIP Community on both Android and iOS play enormous roles in educating the community on all things SwiftKey, bringing our users together and finding out what matters the most to the people who matter the most – our users.

For new readers and users, our VIP Community is an open forum for users to give feedback, share ideas and get their hands on betas. For anyone interested in joining, we encourage you to check it out!

Today, we’d like to introduce you to Keith Eastep (also known as Ledsteplin). Keith is a truly exemplary member of our VIP Community and we’re lucky to have him. Read on to learn more:

1) What’s your name? (real and VIP handle)VIP-Keith

My name is Keith Eastep and my VIP handle is Ledsteplin.

2) Where are you from?

I’m from Florence, Alabama.

3) What’s your day job?

I’m now retired, but before that I worked at the Alabama ABC Board. I sold whiskey!

4) How did you first hear of SwiftKey?

I began using the SwiftKey Note app on my iPhone. Loved it.

5) What do you think makes SwiftKey different?

For me, it’s the intelligence. SwiftKey picks up your habits and word usage quickly. The option to remove non words from the predictive keyboard library is also a plus.

6) How many keystrokes have you saved using SwiftKey?

I don’t really know. It’s cut them in half for sure.

7) What’s it like to be part of the SwiftKey VIP Community?

It’s always a treat to be part of something special. SwiftKey users are a determined lot – we want the best for our keyboard.

8) What are your three favorite apps (apart from SwiftKey)?

There are about 10 I could add to this list of 3:


ProCamera +HDR


9) What are your 3 favorite websites or blogs?

Alabama Crimson Tide

10) Tell us something unusual about yourself!

I’m happily married with 3 children and 3 grandchildren. I’ve lived in Florence, Alabama all but four of my 63 years. I play guitar and enjoy boating on the lakes of the Tennessee River. My daily driver is my trusted iPhone 6s Plus.

P.S. Do you have a Twitter handle? If so, could you provide it to us?

I have 5 Twitter accounts. My tech account is @iLedstep  

Thanks for sharing with us, Keith! We truly appreciate your help, input and expertise in the forums.

Ryan and the SwiftKey Team


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