Re: Build 53

Sharon Kim

hello all,
I hope this email finds you well.
So I have the latest update of flicktype, and here are my observations.
Now I'm aware, that some of these things are things that you guys are
already aware of, but I'll just put it down here, in case one slips
through the cracks.
1. It appears to be rather laggy.
I don't know why, but whenever I use the system wide keyboard, it just
seems slow, and clunky to me. It almost feels like I'd save more time
by switching back and forth between apps.
2. When you change to the flicktype keyboard, there is a bit of time
where nothing happens. No tap sounds, voice over doesn't talk, it's
almost like the phone freezes, but this only happens when I change to
another keyboard. What I have to do, is to make random gestures,
swiping, just random things, tapping, till it starts talking to me.
Usually it will within like five seconds or so, but in that time,
there is no feedback, no nothing. it's just like frozen in time or
something. lol.
3. Now this is a big one for me. We are not able to use the words we
have put in the custom dictionary.
The reason why this is a big one is because, with the dictionary you
guys are using, and I know there is an intended change, but with the
dictionary that's being used now, there are actual words missing from
it. I gave you guys several examples in a couple tweets a week or so
back. Because of this, I have added those words to my custom
dictionary, which I cannot use if I use the system wide keyboard.
All in all, I think this is a great start, but I think there has to
definitely be an increase in response time. It's not just about the
tap sounds coming in slower, it's just everything. The entire keyboard
feels to me, a bit clunky and laggy.
So for now, I'm switching back and forth between apps, but I'm sure
given time this will improve.
That's all from me.
I hope you all havea lovely day.

On 5/2/18, Chanelle Allen <chanellem.allen@...> wrote:
Hello Maxter and List,
On my phone, flicking right after a word also does not announce a full stop.
For me though, this behavior only occurred in the Mail app but not in Notes
or Messages.

On May 2, 2018, at 00:20, George Cham <George.cham@...> wrote:

Ok, is there a way of giving the user the option of decreasing the text
size it they wish?

Kind Regards,

George Cham

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Sent: Wednesday, May 2, 2018 3:09:18 PM
Subject: Re: [FlickType-alpha] Build 53

Good morning guys.

Great effort on another build with multiple improvements. Here are my very
early thoughts.

When typing, each word I type is announced with a pitch change, the pitch
going up as I would expect it to do if I was deleting. The only time
normal pitch is heard is when flicking right for a full stop then the last
word of the sentence is as expected....

Unfortunately flicking right for a full stop doesn't announce full stop.
It is inserted, as I noticed if I flick down then the comma, colon etc are
announced and if I flick back up then full stop is heard, just not on the
initial flick right.

The three fingers swipe... I really like the flick left and right to
navigate sentences. This could become a very powerful tool, alongside the
two fingers left and right to navigate words. And the 3 finger flick down
works as expected to dismiss the keyboard. My only concern here is screen
space if a half screen keyboard is implemented in future. As I'm currently
using an SE, if I put 3 fingers on the screen vertically they take up very
nearly half the screen. This should be ok for left and right gestures but
leaves less margin for error for the 3 finger swipe down, and more so if
someone uses landscape mode as default. (I use portrait) Sorry, I know
I've used my flux capacitor here and identified a potential problem that
doesn't exist yet or may never exist but just a thought that crossed my

I like being able to change the keyboard sound as I've been using the
marimba effect as standard for a while now.

Apologies I can’t comment on the visual changes.

I know it's early days, but I'm very excited at the potential of this
extension and I'm looking forward to its journey through development!


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