When it comes to aftermarket keyboards, we're big fans of SwiftKey. The prediction engine is second to none, Flow's gesture typing is full-on awesome, and you can customize it to look however you want. Honestly, what more could you want from a keyboard? It's things like this that have made SK a hit with users around the world.


Given that sort of global success, the folks at Swiftkey compiled a blog post with some fun facts about how users in different regions use the keyboard. Want to know who types the sloppiest? How about who relies on predictions the most? Which country loves Flow? Answers to all these questions (and more) await you in the list below.

  • 42% of SK users are in the US – more than any other country.
  • Mexicans enter 2,650 character per day per person. The average elsewhere is only 1,794.
  • Denmark houses the most accurate typists, with an average of 37%. The rest of us are only 34% accurate.
  • Of course, that has a lot to do with the fact that one in every 15 words typed by Danish users is done entirely with predictions.
  • 84% of all people in India have flow enabled – 10% more than the rest of the world. However, that doesn't mean they use it the most...
  • ...that title belongs to Polish users, who flow 31% of their texts (compared to 24% for the rest of the world).
  • Our neighbors to the north in Canada Flow the longest distances though – a lengthy 6.4m per day!
  • When it comes to themes, only 53% of users decided to go with something other than Cobalt. Except in Mexico – 73% of Mexican users change the theme.
  • Indonesian users are the most colorful – they're more likely to use Neon, Pumpkin, Dark, and Berry themes. Russian users love Holo, though. Vietnamese users prefer the Light theme, while Turkish users are more likely to use Sky, and Irish folks seem to like Fuchsia.
  • Personally, I'm using Holo (that one's not from SK's stats, but I thought you may want to know).
  • When it comes to multilingual users, Greeks are the most likely to have two languages enabled, while users in Switzerland are prone to using three different languages.

I don't know about you guys, but I found this info pretty enlightening. Who knew that Irishmen (and women) love Fuchsia? Or that Polish users would take such a liking to Flow? These things can never be predicted, so I'm glad SwiftKey takes the time to look at each detail, break it all down, and even share that info with us. Good stuff, guys!

For those wondering (and we know you're out there), SwiftKey collects this data through anonymous statistics. They never pull data on what you've been typing – only how you use their product. Your info is still safe!

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Microsoft SwiftKey Keyboard
Microsoft SwiftKey Keyboard
Developer: SwiftKey
Price: Free

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The app was not found in the store. :-(

via SwiftKey Blog