I was using WRIO for quite a while, and really liked the idea. The larger buttons certainly are an
advantage compare to the standard iPhone keyboard.
However, I still
didn't really get used to the keyboard layout. Buttons tend to be too far away
from the layout we're used to. E.g., the 'K' at the bottom right is pretty far
away from the standard keyboard. So I didn't really got faster when using this layout.
What I noticed:
- I like the swipe right
for a space. I actually don't need two space buttons right in the middle.
That's a waste.
- The swipe left for backspace
is pretty good, but becomes a bit tedious when deleting several
- You have to get used to all
characters except for the letters anyway, so it doesn't really matter
where they are.
So I thought about
another layout which might improve the experience and make typing even faster.
Mainly because I don't need to think about the position of the characters
anymore. What I'd suggest:
- Optimize the alphabet and
numbers first, and place anything else around these buttons
- Add a backspace button to
simplify the deletion of several characters
- Keep one space button only
(as swipe right is just perfect)
So I'd suggest to
provide an alternative keyboard layout which can be selected from the settings.
Attached you'll find a proposal on how this might look like (for German
keyboard). I'm pretty sure this is more intuitive to use and the user will have
a much steeper learning curve (and therefore is really satisfied with the
Hope this will get
quite a few votes and you'll consider such an option!