SwiftKey has transformed our expectations of typing on a touch-screen device. SwiftKey’s keyboard has been one of the major factors in driving my switch from an iPhone to a Nexus 4 as my primary device (although that HTC One looks pretty amazing).
The following post from Charlie Edmunds, Head of Consumer Insight for SwiftKey, looks at what the company’s data indicates about its usage worldwide.
Last week we showed you what your SwiftKey stats mean; today we’re taking a look at the habits of SwiftKey users around the world. Based on our anonymous usage stats, we’ve got some very interesting insights about how different countries use SwiftKey and we’d love to share them.
Starting with size, the USA is the country with the most SwiftKey users – Google Play tells us that 42% of our users are in the States. But neighboring Mexico has the most productive typists, each entering 2,650 characters per day, compared to an average of 1,794. That’s enough to fill 19 tweets.
Denmark is the country with the most efficient typists – the average efficiency there is 37%, compared to 34% overall. Perhaps this is because Danish users love to use SwiftKey predictions – one in 15 of their words is chosen without typing a single letter (6.7%, vs 4.3% on average). [Read more…]