Re: Build 67
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Currently as the custom keyboard stands, I have 2 issues that are a
hinderance to me.
1. Let's use the letter "x" as an example for this first issue. As I stated
in an earlier message, the shift key is confusing to me. In my humble
opinion, I think that at the beginning of a document the keyboard should
always be in "Caps" mode. When that first letter is entered the feedback
should be "Cap x" and then go into lower case mode. When you want to type
an upper case letter in the middle of a document or sentence and you touch
the shift key, the feedback when lifting the finger should be "Caps" to let
you know that you have entered the upper case mode. Then when you touch a
letter the feedback should be "Cap x". Conversely, when you want to change
the mode from upper case to lower case and touching the shift key, the
feedback should be "lower case" when you lift your finger. Currently it is
2. As a user of FlickType, I have very limited sight and do not use any
sight to use the keyboard. I depend on the audible feedback exclusively.
With that said, all the feedback I can get assists me greatly in the typing
experience. I need character feedback and word feedback. Currently on the
direct input of letters you do not get word feedback when you space. This
is a hinderance in my typing. I need the confirmation that I have typed the
previous word correctly.
Thanks for all that you and Ashley have done. I greatly appreciate your
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Subject: [FlickType-alpha] Build 67
This is the very first, and still quite experimental, version of the manual
typing functionality. The approach we are taking is to start from the
basics, and expand as we go. As a first step, we simply bring the Touch
Typing style of the regular iOS keyboard right within FlickType, and make it
fast and easy to toggle between Flick Typing and Touch Typing using the
magic tap gesture. If you are not familiar, a magic tap is a double tap with
two fingers, and is used to perform the so-called "most-intended" action,
regardless of what element the VoiceOver cursor is currently focused on.
- You cannot yet use any flick gestures when Touch Typing, but you will be
able to in the future.
- You can now enter a new line with the Return key, just like with the iOS
keyboard. When you go back to Flick Typing, new lines will currently not be
announced when moving the cursor.
- The voice feedback for entered characters does not have a different pitch.
- You can only switch to the iOS keyboard when Flick Typing.
As you can tell, this is very different from the way manual input works in
the main app. We're doing this for a couple of reasons: One is to make it
easier for new users to fall back to a familiar typing style when needed.
Two, manually typing longer words should be easier and faster this way. We
might not be there yet, but this is the reasoning behind the approach.