Microsoft has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the London-based SwiftKey, whose highly rated, highly engaging SwiftKey software keyboard & SDK powers over 300 million Android & iOS devices.
Making the announcement on its official blog, Microsoft said: In this cloud-first, mobile-first world, SwiftKey’s technology aligns with our vision for more personal computing experiences that anticipate our needs versus responding to our commands, and directly supports our ambition to reinvent productivity by leveraging the intelligent cloud. SwiftKey estimates that its users have saved nearly 10 trillion keystrokes, across 100 languages, saving more than 100,000 years in combined typing time. Those are impressive results for an app that launched initially on Android in 2010 and arrived on iOS less than two years ago.
Harry Shum, VP, Tech, further wrote that Microsoft would, in the coming months, share about how it would integrate SwiftKey technology with its Word Flow technology for Windows.