This post was originally published on February 5, 2015. It has been updated to reflect new feature availability.
@NateMaingard, we’re excited, too!! Swype’s latest update lets users visually express a wide range of emotions – like pure happiness (how you feel now, with the Emoji keyboard); or sadness (how you felt before Swype had the Emoji keyboard) – by choosing from hundreds of Emoji. Users can also choose from a bunch of fun object Emoji to share things like their insatiable appetite for sushi, or love of puppies. Don’t just take our Emoji for it, give it a try! Long-press on ‘enter’ to access the all new Emoji keyboard.
As if the new Emoji keyboard isn’t enough, Swype has received intelligence that there are now 19 new Star Trek™ themes available for in-app purchase. Choose from all of your favorite characters such as Captain Kirk, Mr. Spock, Picard, and more.
Also, users now have a keyboard experience that blends seamlessly into the Android L environment with the new and free material light and material dark themes. These free themes were designed to fit the flat and modern style of Android’s latest operating system so that your keyboard and the rest of your phone experience are in sync. This version of Swype also brings a new higher visibility theme “Bumblebee.” Offering high contrast yellow and black colorization, the Bumblebee theme is bold, bright, and easy to see. And it’s pretty darn cute.
We’re constantly thinking about new ways to improve and innovate — and take your requests seriously. So, if you have an idea or have noticed something that you think might be worth changing or updating, please drop us a (squiggly) line at the Swype Forums, on the Swype Twitter page, or let our Support Team know.