Swiping

Dack Wisper shared this idea 1 year ago
Under Consideration

I understand that there are several gestures that could hinder swipe writing, especially the backspace. but if the back space designed to be a gesture that is recognized only by one of the space buttons, could operate a swipe writing:


Space right button, the finger slides to the left and words are deleted and space button on the right side slides to the right, and deleted words are rewritten.


That's my suggestion.

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Hi Dack. Thanks lot for your feedback. We think that with two finger typing you not only get faster but do less typing (or swiping) errors. And you can use additional gesture for deleting, capitalizing and so on.

As implementing swipe would need a lot of changes of the concept we can't just add it as option. But we'll definitely keep it in mind and let your idea open so users can vote! :)

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@Dack Wisper I respect your opinion but there are a ton of good swiping keyboards out there so if you want one, go get one. People should learn to respect the idea of an app. Ofcourse features and additions can be added because users come up with a good idea but people need to learn that you cannot expect developers to make an app especially for your needs, the main idea and philosophy should be respected. That is why there are so many different keyboard apps, because everyone likes it different. When people asked the Fleksy developper to add swipe typing, he denied it because the keyboard was meant as a tap-to-type... Sorry for my rant, this is not at all personal, it just bugs me that people don't see this.

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Easy guys. Everyone has its own opinion and it's very important for us that everyone can post it here. Of course we can't implement every single idea but it's important that we can discuss it here. We want a community with an open atmosphere where everyone can participate.

In the end we all want the same: a perfect keyboard for mobile devices. :)

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Yes ofcourse, I don't want to heat things up or disrespect someone's opinion!

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Hi Ricky, thanks for the idea. I'll merge it with this one for voting. Priority is now on the auto correction / prediction bar. Cheers, David

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Was that regarding the nintype style hybrid swyping? I can't see it..

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Hey Ricky

You're right. It's not entirely the same but for implementing two hand swipes we need swipe support tool. :)


Of course we also tried this approach but learning curve is way steeper then - especially because we already have a non-qwerty hexagon layout. Our experiences showed that with swiping in general you get more typos or wrong corrections. And since we can use swipe gestures to delete, restore, capitalize or undo auto corrections it's overall much faster.

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