01
Apr
swiftkey

Earlier this morning, we added SwiftKey Tilt to our 2013 April Fool's day post. At first blush, it just looks like another funny idea made specifically for April Fool's Day – little did we know that Tilt is actually a real feature. According to a comment left on the official SwiftKey Blog, you can enable Tilt by long-pressing on the word "tilt" in the suggested words area above the keyboard in the newest version of the app.

Sure enough, it works.

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And it functions just like in the video, too – simply move your phone around and the little ball (shown atop the "H" in the third screenshot) works like your finger to Flow Through Space. Obviously this isn't a practical way to type (it's actually pretty difficult – I bounced the ball into suggested words to get a somewhat cohesive sentence for this story), but it's still pretty dang fun to play with.

If you're a SwiftKey user, definitely check it out.

Thanks, Sid!

Cameron Summerson
Cameron is a self-made geek, Android enthusiast, horror movie fanatic, and musician. When he's not pounding keys here at AP, you can find him spending time with his wife and kids, plucking away on the 6- or 7-string, or watching The Texas Chainsaw Massacre on repeat.

  • Sorian

    *blink* Wow....

  • spacekobra

    This is impossible to use. I must master it!

  • http://twitter.com/TheDamfr Damien Cavaillès

    There is actually no other way to type than to tilt suggested word, so it's not like the usual swift keyboard...

  • Ygor Vaz

    Releasing a real freature in april 1st day = ultimate troll

    • Barrie McNaught

      They did the same last year when they released a version of swiftkey with a huge spacebar

    • http://twitter.com/SmittyTony1 SmittyTony

      what Bradley explained I am alarmed that someone can profit $8153 in 1 month on the cnetwork.

    • http://twitter.com/SmittyTony1 SmittyTony

      ...---goo.gl/Qs3vP (Home more information)

  • http://twitter.com/LiiIiikEaBau5 LiiIiikEaBau5

    LOL!

  • Impheatus

    This is awesome!

  • Montygue

    Tilt I am a beautiful person who is the best of luck to you by the way to get the most part of a few weeks and then you have to be the best way for me to the next few years and have a good day to day basis of the most important thing in my mind is that I am not a good idea of the day before the end result of a sudden it to be a great way

    • mgamerz

      tl;dr: basis of the most important thing in my mind is that I am not a good idea

  • Baris Bicer

    tilt f¥the satellite television and I have a fever dream where the money fsgahdjsjzm whoa. I got a little crazy with the tilt.

  • Sootie

    epic!

  • Vule

    Tilt poker game and the other hand is a good idea to have :D

  • Sid Goswami

    No problem guys, i love to work when it comes in Android. :) Thanks for giving the credit by the way!

  • Chrono

    Best keyboard to use when doing harlem shake (Y)

  • Samuel Hart

    Okay; saying you're going to release a stupid feature is a pretty good April Fools..... ACTUALLY DOING IT?! Bravo SwiftKey..... Bravo....

  • Phantom Pt. II

    Nice one!

  • Jason Mavandi

    Mine glitches. It makes me sad.

  • Qliphah

    Ha! Just like playing a game of marble maze.

    • http://www.facebook.com/quintstoffers Quint Stoffers

      It's -exactly- like a game of marble maze, except for the marble and the maze.

  • Matthew Fry

    Just don't do what I did. I hit the word tilt again to turn it off and removed the word from the database instead.