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    TODAY ONLY 5.20.11 - Swiftkey Keyboard Beta

    Post by Bete Noire on Fri May 20, 2011 7:57 pm

    Deez shared that the folks over at Swiftkey are sharing their new keyboard beta app for free today and today only, so hop over to:

    http://www.swiftkey.net/vip

    The promo code is: #swiftkeyFRIDAY

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    Re: TODAY ONLY 5.20.11 - Swiftkey Keyboard Beta

    Post by deez1234 on Fri May 20, 2011 8:09 pm

    Thanks for posting this Bete. Hopefully people get it while it's hot!


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    Re: TODAY ONLY 5.20.11 - Swiftkey Keyboard Beta

    Post by G-Yoshi on Fri May 20, 2011 8:18 pm

    When I click on the downloaded API my browser opens up with a page saying "you are not authorized to download this application."
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    Re: TODAY ONLY 5.20.11 - Swiftkey Keyboard Beta

    Post by deez1234 on Fri May 20, 2011 8:25 pm

    Did you try installing the apk through a file manager?


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    Re: TODAY ONLY 5.20.11 - Swiftkey Keyboard Beta

    Post by G-Yoshi on Fri May 20, 2011 8:28 pm

    Downloaded astro. Not sure how to download THROUGH it. When I click the link it downloads, I click on the downloaded message and it gives me the option and when I pick file manager it comes up as a text document and I can't find any options..
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    Re: TODAY ONLY 5.20.11 - Swiftkey Keyboard Beta

    Post by deez1234 on Fri May 20, 2011 8:30 pm

    Try using Honeycomb File Manager and browse to the Downloads directory and install that way. Make sure your downloading the Tablet version.


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    Re: TODAY ONLY 5.20.11 - Swiftkey Keyboard Beta

    Post by G-Yoshi on Fri May 20, 2011 8:38 pm

    I just tried again, only option is giving me is opening it in a file editor or HTML viewer. I think it is downloading as a .HTML file.
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    Re: TODAY ONLY 5.20.11 - Swiftkey Keyboard Beta

    Post by deez1234 on Fri May 20, 2011 8:44 pm

    in the settings for astro select enable mobile downloads and try again


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    Re: TODAY ONLY 5.20.11 - Swiftkey Keyboard Beta

    Post by G-Yoshi on Fri May 20, 2011 8:53 pm

    Still nada. Even renamed it to .apk and still nothing in either honeycomb or astro.
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    Re: TODAY ONLY 5.20.11 - Swiftkey Keyboard Beta

    Post by deez1234 on Fri May 20, 2011 8:55 pm

    Maybe long press the download link and do “save link” or something similar


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    Re: TODAY ONLY 5.20.11 - Swiftkey Keyboard Beta

    Post by G-Yoshi on Fri May 20, 2011 8:59 pm

    Nope, going to try the download through PC and email to self suggested in the troubleshoot.
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    Re: TODAY ONLY 5.20.11 - Swiftkey Keyboard Beta

    Post by deez1234 on Fri May 20, 2011 9:01 pm

    Yea Bete did the same and it worked for him. Sorry I forgot about that.


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    Re: TODAY ONLY 5.20.11 - Swiftkey Keyboard Beta

    Post by G-Yoshi on Fri May 20, 2011 9:07 pm

    Ya. It still downloaded as a .HTM, renamed it in file manager and it worked. About
    t to I've it a try. Hope it was worth it.
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    Re: TODAY ONLY 5.20.11 - Swiftkey Keyboard Beta

    Post by G-Yoshi on Fri May 20, 2011 9:18 pm

    Not bad. No custom colors and key sizes?
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    Re: TODAY ONLY 5.20.11 - Swiftkey Keyboard Beta

    Post by deez1234 on Fri May 20, 2011 9:29 pm

    You can change the key layout to be bigger but I was bummed that there weren't more themes for the tablet version.


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    Re: TODAY ONLY 5.20.11 - Swiftkey Keyboard Beta

    Post by Bete Noire on Fri May 20, 2011 9:36 pm

    I had trouble too, G-Yoshi - but I think my issue was a bit different.

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    [19:29] <+Bete> It downloaded but didn't install - when I click on the file I have to choose what to "view" it with and so far 2 of the 4 options just freeze up (html viewer and dropbox)
    [19:30] <+Bete> So much so that although I can get to my home....if I click on my file manager again, it is still frozen.
    [19:30] <+Bete> I've just restarted my slate.
    [19:31] <+Bete> (also - I tested typing something and choosing a keyboard and it wasn't an option)
    [19:34] <+Bete> So, downloaded, but didn't install.
    [19:45] <+Bete> Ok, followed the troubleshooting - had to download the file to my computer and email it to myself and install it from the email.

    And yes, I do a lot of talking to myself there. Wink

    I do like the layout of the split keyboard. Very easy to type while holding the device.

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    Re: TODAY ONLY 5.20.11 - Swiftkey Keyboard Beta

    Post by G-Yoshi on Fri May 20, 2011 9:39 pm

    Still not bad, nice press reaction and easy on the eyes. Had to turn prediction to manual though, the autocompletion was overdoing it. The swype to erase feature is pretty awesome though.
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    Re: TODAY ONLY 5.20.11 - Swiftkey Keyboard Beta

    Post by deez1234 on Fri May 20, 2011 11:08 pm

    Hopefully a couple hours left. Get it while it's still available.


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