Were you lucky enough to purchase an iPhone 4? Or, did you opt for a Motorola Droid?
Either way, these new touch screen phones, and other devices such as the iPad, could benefit from Swype technology. The Motorola Droid and Samsung Galaxy S Smartphone already have this technology. Others, including Apple, are sure to add this technology soon.
Swype technology allows users to use a virtual keyboard (already on most smart phones) to “swipe” their fingers across the keyboard instead of typing, which is often difficult for users with even the smallest of fingers.
Here’s how to use your Swype technology.
Open the virtual keyboard (this will differ from phone to phone, but usually there is a button directly by the phone’s main on/off buttons).
Drag your finger across the buttons as if you were typing.
You will notice a blue line creating a streaking action across the virtual keyboard.
Here are some tips for typing certain text:
To capitalize words, simply drag your finger trace to the blank area on the phone above the keyboard and continue back to the keyboard as you are tracing the rest of the word.
To type double letters, such as in the word “letter”, either scribble or create a circle on the key and continue tracing the rest of the word.
To type punctuation keys, with your finger on the letter with the punctuation mark you wish, simply Swype to the space bar key.
These are just a few tips to help you get started using your new Swype technology.
Have fun, this looks like the way of the future!