Bangalore-based Reverie Language Technologies will launch Swalekh Keypad, a multi-lingual keypad that supports 11 Indian languages, on the Google Play Store on January 26. Available for free on the Play Store, the application is compatible with all Android devices, smartphones and tablets. The 11 languages include- Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Oriya, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu and English. “After months of research, Swalekh has been designed and developed keeping non-English users in mind. At Reverie, we have always aimed to address the local language user experience problem from all angles – be it typing, reading, quality of fonts, content discovery etc,” said Arvind Pani, Co-founder and CEO, Reverie Language Technologies. Swalekh can be used in three modes – native, phonetic and macaronic. In the native mode, users can type using the native language character keyboard.
In the phonetic mode, even if users type in English, the text gets converted into their language of choice automatically. In the macaronic mode, users can communicate in their native language and in English. This mode enables users to write in multiple languages in a single message.The app also has an advance predictive typing feature that reduces typographic errors to a great extent, claims Pani. The company plans to bring other Indian official languages and several popular dialects into Swalekh’s fold very soon. Currently, there are more than 200 million devices worldwide which are powered by Reverie. The company provides cloud-based language solutions to enterprises, app developers, and content developers. The company is also planning to take its product offerings to international markets such as the Middle East and South East Asia over the next six months.