For the longest time, one of the advantages of Android over iOS was the ability to use third-party keyboard apps available on the Play Store. These keyboards each provide their own unique features to make text entry a better experience. One of the pioneers in swipe-gestures in mobile keyboard apps, Swype, has been a mainstay on many users’ devices. The app is so popular that it is even pre-installed on smartphones from Huawei. However, it looks like those days may be over in the future as Nuance has confirmed that they are discontinuing Swype for Android and iOS.
The app market became the dot-com market of the 90s with many companies are closing due to not enough revenue or better apps being made.