After the publication took place on Android Play Store few weeks ago, it seems that there are ongoing talks to bring the famous alternative keyboard called Swype on the iOS operating system. Nuance, the company that owns Swype, seems to have a very close relationship with the Cupertino company, and in recently published discussion on Reddit, Aaron Sheedy, VP of Nuance, in response to questions from users, seems to confirm an ongoing dialogue between the two companies.
Here is a part of the discussion:
Q: I was curious as to whether you’ve ever had any contact with Apple. Any conversations to see if they might have been interested in licensing your technology?
R: Hah. The million (ok billion) $ questions. Yes, we have chatted with them, they are very smart and nice.
As the published conversation does not confirm any operation in progress, it may still be a clue to how the company is very interested in improving the current built-in keyboard in the iDevice.
Gestures Typing on the Android operating system has been a great success, and the integrated keyboard in Cupertino software that equips mobile devices could no doubt be an interesting component that could be integrated into upcoming iOS 7.