Nuance’s Swype keyboard apps for iOS and Android have been discontinued, as the company focuses its efforts on the business market …
The news was revealed when a Reddit user posted a message from Nuance support. Xda-developers did some checking and found that the same was true of the iOS keyboard.
We are sad to announce that Swype-Keyboard for iOS has been discontinued. Here is a statement from Swype Product Team:
Nuance will no longer be offering the Swype keyboard on iOS app store. We’re sorry to leave the direct-to-consumer keyboard business, but this change is necessary to allow us to concentrate on developing our AI solutions for sale directly to businesses.
Swype usage took a hit in 2016, when Google launched its Gboard keyboard. Alongside built-in search, the keyboard also supported Swype-style glide-typing.
Google last month updated Gboard for iOS to add a built-in GIF creator tool. For anyone wanting to make the switch from Swype, Gboard is a free download from the App Store.