Autocorrection

Janis Berneker shared this idea 1 year ago
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An autocorrection for WRIO Keyboard is already in the works. It will learn the words you type (locally, no cloud) correct if you mistype them.

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See if you can get the Google Keyboard API for this. That autocorrect is phenominal and if you can sync the patterns that google has already learnt from us then it would be all the more powerful.

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A mobile keyboard without an auto-correction feature is almost useless, so I believe this is a must.

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I'd like there to be a switch, like in Minuum Keyboard. Sometimes you just don't want autocorrect.

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In a bilingual environment, this is even trickier. When the auto-correct proposes words of the other language, this is frustrating, even more when it forces the correction on you. Example: In French, there is an word that spells "dont". However, this often gets auto-changed to "don't" (like "do not"). So unless I can control whether I do or don't use auto-correct, *AND* the reference language for the auto-correct, the feature has to be disabled, or be disablable (if such word exists in English).

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I begin the WRIO keyboard today (fre,ch speaker too) and for now I don't see any autocorrection, if I understant, this is normal and it will come better and get bigger with the time ?

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Hi, autocorrection is not yet implemented in the 0.75 build. But we're working on it and it will be added in the not-so-distant future.

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aah ok thank you very much for the wuick answer !

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Yes auto correct for English along with English punctuation, ios auto correction for English would be perfect. Sorry I know this is going to take some time with this being a brand new app. Also how do I keep capital letters in uppercase untill I need them smaller again? What if I wanted a word entireley in uppercase? Do I hava to continually swipe every letter up. Brilliant layout for landscape. Will be far better once I remember whera all the letters are. I think once all the updates come down, this app will be amazing & wlll take off very quickly.

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Hi Paul

As mentioned in the tutorial autocorrection needs some time to learn how you write and which words you use. Usually this process takes about 1-2 weeks. So at the beginning autocorrection is in learning mode and it will be enabled as soon as it has learned enough. Of course there's still room for improvements probably and we will keep working on it.

About your second question: We think that by swiping up on a letter you can type at almost the same speed. The swipe can be really short by the way so you don't lose much time. But feel free to vote for it: http://community.wrio-keyboard.com/topic/caps-lock :)

It's really important for us to know what the users want. That's why we have this community.

Thanks a lot for your support by the way! :)

Janis

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Been using for a couple of months now. Had to turn the autocorrect off - it was randomly replacing correct words with other words, corrupting sentences. Given the whole premise of this keyboard is to reduce accidental typing errors, I'd prefer it stuck with simple spell correction. Otherwise I love the ease of typing (once you learn the placement) and quick swipes to capitalize, erase, redo, etc.

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Autocorrect for English is NOT working on Android! What gives???

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Hi Kenneth

As mentioned in the tutorial autocorrection needs some time to learn how you write and which words you use. Usually this process takes about 1-2 weeks. So at the beginning autocorrection is in learning mode and it will be enabled as soon as it has learned enough.

Happy typing

Janis

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Thank you for your swift reply. It's really important fot the app developer to answer users queations & quieries, which you have done for me twice now. Thank you very much for your time out to answer my questions. I think the more that people continue to use the app, the more they will understand the finer details and the app will learn more about them & how they spell different words & different text speak. I would say "give it time" let the app get the chance to show you what it can do and see what way you feel then. (that reply took quite a long time to type because I'm still learning this new keyboard. However I am enjoying using it & letting it learn from me.

   Thank You........Paul........

On 24 May 2016, at 14:40, wrio <support@wrio.useresponse.com> wrote:

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I am seeing the same thing. I am typing and it is not auto correcting anything or suggesting anything.

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Same for me

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They told me this keyboard needs to learn first before autocorrects nothing. I dont know why it hasnt a dictionary installed where u can put your words too.

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Hi guys - thanks for your message. Indeed: right now, WRIO works with a user-based dictionary, which after 1-2 weeks usually has enough information to start making good corrections of your typos. On iOS, it is also learning but the auto correction will be activated in the next update (which we plan to release soon). We have many ideas on how to make the correction better and how to also enable a jump-start for new users. Happy to discuss :)

I hope you have a little bit of patience with it, we're sure it's worth it. Best, David

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David - understood but it's not like we're using uncommon words or phrases here - a base dictionary of some form that learns over time, a means to import one (if such a thing exists), or the ability to set up a custom dictionary when the app is first installed would be nice.

As it currently exists, I'm not likely to use WRIO further as I am not seeing the time savings - I am constantly having to go back and re type words I may have misspelled.

I really do like that app and I think with some basic additions, I'd readily make the switch to it full time.

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Hi Derreck - also understand :) Indeed, we should put that on our dev list. Shouldn't be too complicated, as it's basically importing a set of words into the dictionary to give you a jump-start. We just have to be careful not to import words that you'll never write, because then the likelihood of auto correction to make wrong correction (which is the worst!) increases. We'll keep you posted! Cheers, David

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Understood, I see what you are saying - I'll likely never type out supercalifragilisticexpialdociousness on my mobile keyboard, so need to import that.

I do type words like keyboard, computer, intel, address, milk, etc. on a frequent basis though.

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Haha, indeed :) keep you posted.

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Thanks for the update David.

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I'd like to second the need for basic autocorrect. I really like the keyboard, but ESPECIALLY since I am getting used to a new keyboard layout, I am likely to make a number of spelling mistakes.

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I'm day 2 of being a new user and are already frustrated with the auto correct not really doing much, I have considered uninstalling this and going back several times. The keyboard for this post has already reverted back to the default iOS keyboard (not sure why) and it is so quick to type with. I'll try to be patient, but a preloaded directory as mentioned prior would have made the initial impression better, new users should not be put off they should be impressed.

I like the concept though.

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Hi Rajul, I merged your question, I'm copying my answer from above:

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Indeed: right now, WRIO works with a user-based dictionary, which after 1-2 weeks usually has enough information to start making good corrections of your typos. On iOS, it is also learning but the auto correction will be activated in the next update (which we plan to release soon). We have many ideas on how to make the correction better and how to also enable a jump-start for new users. Happy to discuss :)

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I hope you have a little bit of patience with it, we're sure it's worth it.

Best, David

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Brilliant David, I agree it did take a bit of time to get used too, however as you say patience, and perserverance is vital to enjoy the new system. I was buying an Apple watch from the store today, one of the Apple reps instore asked me "what was the name of the keyboard I was using"? I told him the name & he took a look on the app store. I quickly showed him how to do capital letters, quick deletion & right swipe to undo delete, he said it looked good both in portrait & landscape. He said he would download it after his shift & have a play with it. I explained, as you said, a bit of patience and he'll pick it up in a few days then he just needs practice to enjoy it fully.

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Hi Paul - that's really neat, thanks for being a great WRIO ambassador! Maybe the rep will pass it on to Tim Cook ;-)

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Great keyboard, but without autocorrect frustrating. Is there any better timing than "soon" for iOs?

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Hi David - we're planning to release the next iOS update in June. The keyboard is learning though right now, so once the update is released, correction should start immediately. Best, David

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In my opinion currently the iOS keyboard continousely looses acceptence due to the misssing autocorrection. I see this in many blogs. This function is too essential for many people. That's a pity for your great work. At the moment you are mentioned very often in the internet and a lot of people are testing this keyboard but you will get a lot of negative feedback. Hurry up with adding this feature if you would like to profit of the current high interessent.

Thanks to stay in contact with us.

STR

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So what is the timing for Android basic autocorrect, then? I agree with STR_ - I heard about this keyboard through a tech article, and I was interested in trying it out. I imagine a lot of people are doing the same and being frustrated. I'd get the new update out ASAP if I were you.

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Yeah, I truly don't understand why basic autocorrect isn't enabled. No other keyboard does this. Swype, SwiftKey, Fleksy, etc all learn your words and your typing style while having autocorrect enabled immediately. Why can't we get simple autocorrect for words like "tge" to "the". Makes no sense.

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Hi guys - we understand the importance and are working on it full speed. I kindly ask you for a bit of patience until we get it out asap. Cheers, David

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Forces to return to SwiftKey. Without autocorrect WRIO is impossible to work with. Hurry to iOS. Please!

Also for Twitter users that hashtag symbol should be part of a hold down key like SwiftKey.

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Hi David

WRIO needs 1-2 weeks to learn how you write. While autocorrect is not implemented yet on iOS learning mode is. So if you already use WRIO Keyboard you will already prepare it so that it will start to work a lot faster if not instantly.

Have a nice weekend! :)

Janis

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I get that. But, in the meantime we can't afford to double our typing time for WRIO. Every project timing estimate in life seems to gets doubled. OT?

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How about David..... You stop annoying Janis and wasting his time complaining on a small problem like Autocorrect and practice typing your words with no spelling mistakes? That way when the Autocorrection that has been Promised in June becomes available, you will be more able to use the Keyboard with more confidence and hopefully by that stage, as all of us who have downloaded the keyboard and are continuing to increase our typing speed without the use of Autocorrect will enjoy it, however with a lot less correction needed. Give it a chance, improve your speed with words you can spell, hopefully in June you will have mastered the keyboard and the Autocorrect will not be as important, however will still be a welcomed feature.

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I don't think WRIO needs you slamming the opinions of other paying customers. I've used the app for a week and don't need your advice on how it works for me at this point.

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David please don't take exception to what I'm suggesting, I'm not slamming anyones opinion, I'm simply saying wait until June when Janis has already explained the update will be available. Sorry I've caused any Ill feelings.

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I was a beta tester and for the frst days (maybe a week or two) my typing was too slow and I wanted an autocorrect quickly. Now (2 mouth later maybe), I type very quick and don't care about autocorrect, even if it will be great when I will come but not a big need...

So Paul I agree with you, WRIO needs practice and is a really good keyboard as soon as you master it !

My two cents...

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Yes Aladin I agree with you, practice makes perfect. However, I'm far from perfect, & yes I am still a little slower, but I am a lot faster than my 1st few days. I'm constantly checklng my messages & emails for mistakes, although that is reducing every day. Speed is coming with confidence, and key memory. So yes WRIO is a brilliant piece of Technology wich can only get better with time & practice & a little patience.

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Day 1. Very slow typing D: Should I just keep typing everything to practice?

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why no cloud solution?

if you change the device, you must start from 0!

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Yea auto correction is needed I understand the bigger keys not being as difficult to press but it helps so much for fast typing.

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Auto correct not working, even after 6 weeks of waiting for it to "learn" how i type

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Hi Matthew

Thanks a lot for your feedback! :)The final version is only three weeks old but it should already have started correct. But it depends on the amount of words you type. Let us know if it still doesn't next week. You have the Android version, right?

In the meantime we're working on a way so that autocorrect can start directly after install. Will take a few weeks but then this problem should be solved anyway. :)

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I just noticed that autocorrect works. However, I have noted that things it should correct it is not. For example, an extra letter in a word. Or even in some cases where w word is only mispelled by one letter. Where other keyboards would corect it, Wrio does not. For instance, the word correct. I purposely misspelled it by one letter. Wrio did not correct it.

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Hi Kimberly

Our approach to only correct errors if we're sure it's one. Because on our initial survey we found out that most users were annoyed by wrong Auto Corrections. But of course it needs fine-tuning and we're still working on it, it's just a start. :)

Extra letters are not corrected yet, you're right. How much it corrects depends on where you hit the keys. If you slightly miss one (or two) keys it should correct it. If the correct word is in the dictionary already and the wrong one is not.

So it's high priority for us and we keep working on it. :)

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I think a lot of English speaking folks in here expect the keyboard to have an English language dictionary preinstalled and don't realize the keyboard is actually writing a new dictionary from scratch in order to meet the user's writing style and spelling. It might be important to tell the people to watch their orthography in the first few weeks of using WRIO in order to improve their experience with it the years to come.

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Hi Benjamin - yes, we're trying to solve the issue by including a basic set of words for each language that you write, that will cover roughly 50-80% of words used. So auto correct should work well from the start and the scope of wrong words finding their way into the dictionary should be small... But yes, a hint might also be good :) Thx, David

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Hi David,

but you realize this cannot come from the developers'

side for Swiss German, right? :D I mean, this is what's so great about

WRIO: it doesn't correct my spelling to another language, but to my

personal lingo (once it's learned that, that is), when I write in my own weird fashion.

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Hi Wrio-Team!

Thanks to implement and enable the missed autocorrection functionality. I'm honest! I uses the keyboard for at least 6 weeks. It is a good alternative but I'm still slower than using the standard keyboard. The main reasons are the great working autocorrection and the shortcut feature. The problem with your keyboard is in fact at the moment the worsest, really the worstest autocorrection I have ever seen. It is in no way predictable. I will give you four examples. This happened in a short message in the last two sentences: Samstag was corrected with Deshalb, Genießen was corrected with reagiert, Abend was corrected with Enter and Grüße was corrected with Hasse.

This happened continously and I'm really frustrated in the meantime. Another problem is that it is nearly impossible to recognize when wrio corrects the words. In the standard keyboard you easily recognize this because you see the corrected word before it gets corrected.

It is nearly impossible to write longer textes especially with words in mid lengths. For short words it seems to be ok, but also here in not all cases. For very long words there is no correction. I have to correct my text in nearly all cases.

Before I give up the keyboard: what did I wrong? I expect a correction of misspelled words. The correction should not replace words, especially if it makes no sence. This is a hard critism, but I have to say it how it is. Hopefully you can understand me. If you refer to your genius algorithm then I would like to know how to improve this algorithm not to replace whole words especially if the origin word was correct!

Greetings STR

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Hi STR_

Thanks a lot for your honest feedback! It's very useful for us to improve the keyboard or in this case the autocorrection.

First: do you use the iOS or the Android version? The examples you mentioned shouldn't be corrected like this of course. We noticed too that autocorrection behaves strangely in certain situations when it shouldn't. There seems to be a bug somewhere which we'll fix in the next update. It should be a lot better then. There will be other autocorrection improvements too. For example there will be additional standard dictionaries which will improve the correction of common words - specially at the beginning. And we plan to correct typos of spaces.

We're currently also thinking about how we can make the corrections more visible to the user. You're right that this needs to be improved.

By the way: if you notice a wrong autocorrection you can undo it by swiping down (on the keyboard) to undo it without moving the cursor and lose speed.

Thanks again for your feedback. We'll do our best fix these things soon. :)

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Thanks for the fast reply! Nice to see that you already recognized that there is an issue. I look really forward to use the new version with the basic set of words and fixes in the algorithm. I´m using the iOS version. I observed that it works somtimes quite good and sometimes it is horrible. But this is 50:50 and therefore I have to review my complete text always.

I know the swipe down gesture, but at first I have to recognize the correction and this is hard if you do not really expect a correction for words which are correct and completely different. And even if i recognize it I would like to stop continously undo autocorrection. Autocorrect should support me and not I should support the autocorrect feature. BTW why is it necessary to swipe down twice at the beginning of a sentence?

I´m a friend of asking the developer first before giving up a new app and before writing a bad review. Everybody needs a second chance. And I offer to help if you need some infos. It is important to get a working app, therefore feel free to ask.

Thanks

STR_

one more thing: I recognized that the strange correction is especially made with the last word in a sentence. 5 minutes ago I wrote again a short message with short sentences. And the same behavior: nearly each last word was incorrect corrected. Greetings STR_

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Thanks for the bug report, we'll have a look.

About swiping twice: If you use Auto Capitalization the first letter of a sentence is capitalized. But by swiping down you can force a lower case letter. That's why you have to swipe twice in this case to undo autocorrection.

Have a nice evening! :)

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Understood.

But is this really necessary? Even if auto capital letter is enabled if I would like to write with a small letter I easily can swipe down on the respective letter. In my opinion to swipe down on the complete keyboard is a double functionality. But it is up to you. Unfortuantly to undo autocorrection is less comfortable with swiping down twice. It is a usability discontinuity.

Greetings

STR_

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But if you swipe down at the beginning of a sentence: how should the keyboard know if you wanted to write the letter where you swiped or if you wanted to undo the last autocorrection?

But you're right, I get your point about usability.

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Any updates about a bug fix for the autocorrection bug?

In the meantime I'm sure that there is a major bug in the iOS version. It happens so often that the last word in a sentence gets corrected without any reason. In the meantime I began to write with standard keyboard again. It is a pity especially for the great idea of this keyboard. But in summary with a correct autocorrection and the word prediction I'm after 8 weeks of using WRIO much faster than with WRIO. It took me about 5 minutes to handle the missing gestures. I'm really robust in trying new features but unfortunately two months without a major improvement are really too much.

I'm sorry to say this with these direct words. You implemented autocorrection. That's true, but with a bug which is finally not fixed within 4 weeks. I waited and waited but it is too distressing to care about the text while writing with WRIO therefore today I switched back the keyboard. I will again try the keyboard in a few weeks. Hopefully you see this feedback not as an offense.

Currently I'm testing iOS 10 and iOS 10 in the meantime offers two language support as well. You have to speed up a little bit otherwise it may happen that you will lose the attractivity of your app. I had a bigger wow effect switching back to the standard keyboard than using the WRIO keyboard for the first time. But I still love your idea therefore I spent this couple of minutes to give you a feedback.

Thanks STR

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Hi STR,

Thanks for your message. We have not been aware of this bug, so this is important news. Could you give us maybe 2-3 examples of what exactly happens?

We were busy fixing a layout bug with apps on iPhone 6 that was actually not a WRIO bug but an issue where apps, that are not optimized for the iPhone 6 displayed WRIO too large. That made WRIO completely unusable in those apps. It took quite some effort to fix it and also discuss this with Apple. Therefore, improvements to auto correction were somewhat stalled.

We have now many improvements ready for auto correction which we will start rolling out for Android and iOS over the next weeks. There will also be a major enhancement so that you will see what corrections are being made and also have the choice to change those.

Would be great to also address the issue you're having, so that we finally have a well-working correction in place and can focus on additional features and usability enhancements.

Thanks a lot,

David & the team

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Hi David. I already did two weeks ago. Janis answer: We will have a look on it.

I often use the double space to end my sentences and I often use a backspace to start a new line. Sometimes this happens rarely, sometimes this happens nearly on each sentence. Wrio replace the last word in a sentence with something completely different. A negative side effect is that if you performed a backspace you first have to delete the characters you already made to go back to the previous line, then you can double swipe down to undo autocorrection.

In average I would say this happens in 5% of all written sentences. A bug like this makes a keyboard unusable. This is independent of iOS10. As you can see in the screenshot I reported the buggy autocorrection a couple days ago. A keyboard is something which you need ALWAYS. I´m a little bit confused that you do not know this issue.

I´m sorry, yesterday I switched back to the native keyboard in iOS10. I love it. It is about 20-70 % faster than Wrio (just a joke). But to be honest. It is a dramatically different. Maybe Wrio is really good for slangs, but in case you in general try to write without a slang, the native keyboard makes currently a better job.

Thanks

STR

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Hi STR,

Totally understand. Yes, I am aware of Janis' response. What would be great in addition is to have 2-3 examples of actual words (the ones you wanted to write, and the correction WRIO made). That will help us understand the issue you're having.

Many thanks & kind regards,

David

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I have been so tempted to buy this. I tried it on my husband's android, and really liked it. But AUTOCORRECT!!!! Everyone is complaining, and it seems like ALL the other keyboards have managed to have it. How was that not incorporated right from the beginning?

As I read thru the posts, the ongoing promises from Wrio started 8 months ago! My husband has been using his Wrio keyboard for 3 months and there is NO AUTOCORRECT! Yes, it's turned on! $2.99 isn't unreasonable, but I can get dozens of free keyboards that autocorrect. And don't get me wrong, we should all be better spellers, but sometimes it's just about hitting the wrong key.

And please don't answer this with "indeed." Just do it and then more people will buy the damn thing!

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While your comment is largely born of frustration, it is the same frustration that I experienced when I first attempted to utilize wrio. I have since removed wrio from my mobile device - resulting in the loss of $2.99 while I wait for necessary features to be added that should have been baked in from the get go.

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Well, it's just unbelievable to me! As I'm writing here, I've had it autocorrect or "suggest" the correct spelling. How difficult can this be when everything I use has it? (I'm using my iPad.)

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Sorry, I just wanted to add that I wouldn't be so frustrated if I didn't like the keyboard. I would really like to buy this app, but I'm not going to give them 99 cents if it doesn't have the very basics. It's not like keyboards are the latest thing; here are dozens of them, and even the free ones have autocorrect. Who on earth is working for these guys?!

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Hey Anne, thank you for your feedback. I understand that it's frustrating for you but please stay kind when posting in the community because we don't want to begin to delete posts. Of course feedback and questions are always welcome.

For a lot of people autocorrection is already working so we have to find the reason why it's not on your device. To clarify first: There's no additional bar on the keyboard which shows corrections. For now corrections are done in the background. For example if you've typed "keyboard" more than three times and WRIO already has learned enough word, it will change "keynoard" to "keyboard" directly after typing it. You can undo that autocorrection by swiping down on the keyboard. Like this WRIO Keyboard learns the word you typed in the beginning and you don't have to move the cursor to correct.

Have you seen no autocorrection at all?

The next updates will have autocorrection improvements like a start dictionary so WRIO Keyboard doesn't need to learn first before autocorrecting. Then it's easier to find out why it's not working on your devices. If you want we can send you a test build as soon as we have something.

We're also working on a separate bar which show multiple corrections so you can choose alternatives if the default correction is wrong.

So we know that our autocorrection still has some flaws but it should get better as other solutions. We're currently working on it.

Best regards and have a nice day!

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Okay, sorry I got over enthused! I guess I just don't understand the thining, thiking, thinkng behind this. Sorry, but I don't. Is there a reason for the learning curve? Why do all the other keyboards start autocorrecting immediately?

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Yes, there is a reason. :)

Before developing we did some research and asked over 150 people from all over the world about their experience with their keyboards. The main pain point was that the autocorrection often corrects something wrong. So to minimize cumbersome corrections our approach is that the keyboard only uses words you really type and not a list of thousands of words of which most of it you will never write. Because of that it has to learn at the beginning to build your personal dictionary.

We get that this leads to bad user experience at the beginning. That's why we'll change that and implement lists of the most common words for each language so it already has a base at the beginning. And it will learn new words much faster due to some other improvements.

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Okay. Thank you. That's helpful and makes sense. Sorry it wasn't clear to me earlier.

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No problem. :)

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Just wanted you to know that for all my complaining about autocorrect I went ahead and bought it! It's not perfect, but none of them are. So far, I don't find autocorrect doing much, if anything, but I make less errors to begin with so that's a plus. I do like the shape of the keyboard, but still haven't figured out how the letters are arranged. I don't text all that much. I'm gradually figuring out how to get different characters, make corrections, etc. Glad there's a community of supporters. Thanks for doing something different. :-)

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That's great to hear! :)

And there will soon be a major autocorrection update, so stay tuned. :)

Thanks for supporting us!

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Hello, I'm having issues with autocorrect.

I don't want it enabled and it remains always on. Even if i toggled it off from the settings.

Is it something I'm doing wrong or it's just a bug?

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Hey Wissam

You're on iOS, right? It's a bug and it already has been fixed in our current beta which will be released soon.

Best

Janis

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yep iOS.

Amazing keyboard despite the minor flaws. waiting for the update!

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Hi guys, we are now working on a visualization of the corrections. We will introduce a correction bar that shows and lets you choose the corrections. Cheers, David

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Great news. It also should be possible to select the language I'm currently writing in. Based on that the proposed wirds should change. In my case I'm changing between 4 languages and the autocorrect gets quite confused :-) (This also includes the set of special characters...)

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I had to turn the autocorrect off. It was replacing correct words with similar, but incorrect alternatives somewhat randomly, corrupting my sentences without me noticing sometimes. Given that the premise of this keyboard is to minimize typing errors, frankly, I'd be happy with just a good spell correction. BTW, I do type more efficiently on this keyboard I think (once I learned the layout) and love the swipes for things like caps, delete, space, retype. The only thing I'd ask for is to fix the autocorrect so I can get some spell checking that works (and doesn't second-guess what I'm typing), and a menu of alternative keyboards on the "world" key rather than just going to the next keyboard in sequence.

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Hi Jeffrey

Do you use iOS or Android? And could you give us an example (typed and corrected word) to try find the reason? That would be very helpful!

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Hi Janis. I've received the recent update and turned on the autocorrect again. I'm trying to be patient with it but am getting increasingly frustrated. If it weren't for that down-swipe to reverse the last autocorrect, I probably would have given up already. The problem is that it replaces properly spelled words with poor replacements very frequently. Having to proof-read messages before I send them to watch out for these unexpected word swaps really slows me down. For example, it replaces "sounds" with "zounds" and "day" with "dat" and "good" with "goof" -- makes me wonder who in the heck created your dictionary -- but in the end it actually makes me nervous to send a message because I'm afraid of what words it has switched that I didn't catch. In the end, I don't ever want it to replace a properly spelled word with an alternative without asking me.

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Oh, and I'm on iOS 10.1.1 now...

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Should't happen of course and it doesn't on my device. It uses the Apple dictionary and another wordlist. Would be great if you could help us to find the reason:

-Did you enable 'Use dictionaries' in the WRIO settings?

-Which language did you select in the language settings? If it is 'System languages' could you try to select 'English' instead?

Let me know if this helps. About 'hrllo': if you typed the word too often already WRIO might have learned this word and won't correct it anymore.

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Hi Guys,

I'm currently using WRIO on android and the autocorrect just doesn't appear to be working. I've activated it in the settings, but no dice. Any suggestions?

Will

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Did you selected the languages you need in the WRIO settings? Which languages do you use? It should correct mistypes like hrllo -> hello (if the r-key is typed near the e-key). It doesn't correct if you type too few or too much letters yet.

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Hey Janis,

Yeah I did. It's more for autocorrecting with apostrophes, like I'm, It's, you're, we've, they're, etc.

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This is not implemented yet but we're already working on it. :)

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Hey guys. For me the autocorrection is also not working. I got german, french and english set up as language and autocorrection enabled. The words wryo learned from my texting do work! But if i type hrllo it doesnt work (doesnt matter how fast i type or how close i'm hitting the r to the e key)

Do i need to download google keyboard?

Cheers=)

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We will have a look. WRIO uses its own wordlists for each language with the most common words. And additionaly there is support for Google's autocorrection to have even more words in it's dictionary. So you will have better corrections then but it's not really needed.

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I recently started to use WRIO on my iPhone 7. The autocorrection feature, as implemented, is extremely frustrating. As other users have written it substitutes incorrect words - e.g. deceiving for receiving, peats for pears. Unlike with the Apple keyboard, I am not offered a choice of autocomplete words to pick from. Are these likely to be addressed soon?

Thank you.

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Hi Murali

Thanks for our examples. If you notice some more, please let us know. It helps to improve our autocorrection.

We will improve our dictionary in the next update so it knows more words. We also use the Apple dictionary (see settings) but unfortunately a lot of words are missing there.

Best regards

Janis

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Hi Janis,

Thank you for your reply. I am a physician and my Apple dictionary recognizes many common medical terms that I use. The autocomplete feature allows me to pick the word or even the phrase that i want to use. Are these features that will be coming to WRIO in the near future?

Thank you.

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If the Apple dictionary recognizes the word WRIO should too. If this is not the case for you it would be great if you could give us an example.

Autosuggestion is definitely planned but in a first step we'll add a bar which let's you choose from different autocorrection suggestions. Completion will be implemented in a second step. But you're right of course, it's something important - specially for long words or slow typers. :)

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To give you a few examples - hepatorenal syndrome or acute kidney injury. The  keyboard brings up hepatorenal after I type hepato and then gives me the option to pick syndrome. Similarly after typing acute, the word "kidney" appears in the bar and if I choose it "failure", "disease" and "transplant" are choices that I get. This is through word associations that the  dictionary has "learnt". I miss this on WRIO.

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Yes, this is planned. You can vote here for this feature: http://community.wrio-keyboard.com/topic/word-prediction

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Done. Hope you will add me to your beta testing group.

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I've been giving it more of a chance and it does get better over time. Plus I got the tip of explicitly setting the language rather than relying on System Language alone. That helped a lot. My biggest wish now is for a keyboard pop up menu on the world keyboard change key to rapidly switch to another keyboard (like when I need the microphone transcription function on the standard Apple keyboard)

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We have to check if we can do that as third party keyboard.

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Hi Janis,

More examples of incorrect "autocorrection"

Typed word - Autocorrected word

hope - hole

few - hew

morning - horning

looks -cooks

link - pink

bare - mare

told - gold

luck - puck, on swiping down changed to well

safe - sane

Also, while composing this message, it changed Janis to Hanis, changed to chanted & message to massage!

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Hi Murali

Thanks for the examples. We'll investigate.

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Hi Janis,

More inappropriate corrections:

Typed word - Autocorrected word

concern - nothing

sport - aport

flood - flock

scale - scala

leading - leasing

automatically - automagically

In addition, I have noted 2 other issues:

1. Frequently, on swiping down to restore the incorrectly substituted word, WRIO inserts a space before the restored word.

2. Sometimes a "?" is automatically inserted as I am continuing to type.

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I have a request for developer. I state i review on play store with 5 star. I think you can implement a double tap system on the word texted that disable autorrect for the sected word, in that way you can have a better report on autocorrect and the users can easly correct the mistake and lack of the algorithm. Good work

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Hi Francesco

You can already swipe down on the keyboard to undo an autocorrection. WRIO Keyboard will then also learn the new word you typed.

Is this what you mean?

Double tap would be difficult as we can only detect it on the keyboard itself on iOS. And if you double tap on the keyboard we don't know if you wanted to type a letter twice.

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Please allow autocorrect to be disabed.

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Hi Kevin

You already can disable it in the settings in the WRIO app.

Best

Janis

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