Above: TouchPal (触宝)’s promo video for their smartphone swipe-typing technology. Note the (probably unauthorized) Lady Gaga soundtrack.
Francis Pisani over at Winch5 has a feature on TouchPal Cootek, a China born-and-bred smartphone swipe-typing technology. Pisani claims that their keyboard works much better than the Swype that’s offered on Samsung phones. Amongst Cootek’s many features are predictive text (all hail T9!), contextual and location-aware dictionaries, and of course, better Chinese input support. And it’s the last one we’ll dig into here. (For the other features, I recommend watching the embedded video above.) Images taken from their Chinese website, captions by me: