I finished Sliding Keyboard v1.9 yesterday and published it to microsoft servers for testing.
Its a small release which * doesn’t change dictionaries or supported languages
* pops up character like stock WP7 keyboard to make it easier to know where you are (read fat fingers friendly)
* reworked word matching code to notify of the first match as soon as possible (so that its added to the UI) and it continues finding other relevent matches in the background.
* one user reviewed saying whats with this crayon fixation. Well being a developer i never give into form over functionality but i have corrected it. Trace colour changed to White. Auto removal of old trace entries – looks like a line trailing your finger.
Youtube video can be seen here