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Re: ½ screen keyboard

Chuck Dean
 

.Hi Ed,
Personally .

On .Aug personally, I like the half screen. It allows me to interact with the fields above, yet is large enough for my fat fingers , 2018, at 10:48 AM, Ed Worrell via Gro.uops.Io <ed.worrell=icloud.com@groups.io> wrote:

Hello,

I have just installed iOS 12 beta 9 and all is well again with the FlickType half screen option. What ever Apple did in this build seems to have fixed the issues I was having with interacting with the upper half of the screen.

I personally would like to see the size of the keyboard a little smaller. I really don’t like the half screen option. I would like to see it the same size of the default iOS keyboard. In the future I would also like to see a minimal size keyboard, I really find myself missing this option from the original Fleksy days.

Thanks,

Ed

On Aug 22, 2018, at 10:20 AM, Chuck Dean <cadean329@gmail.com> wrote:

Hi Kosta ,
I am finding the ½ screen keyboard is working well as long as I do not try moving the cursor .

I find if I have to move the cursor I am better off using the rotor and flicking by word or letter , an obvious advantage of the ½ screen keyboard.
Also , when I need to read the text back, I simply touch in the text field and let VoiceOver review for me.



I am beginning to wonder if the to finger and three finger gestures are still necessary with the ½ screen keyboard .

Again , just spitballing.😎
Chuck (mobile) Pleez x cuze enny tie ping or spelin air ores.




Re: ½ screen keyboard

David Nason
 

Yep, as long as it is working well, I would see myself using standard iOS gestures such as rotor navigation for moving the cursor etc too.

Dave

On 22 Aug 2018, at 18:48, Ed Worrell via Groups.Io <ed.worrell=icloud.com@groups.io> wrote:

Hello,

I have just installed iOS 12 beta 9 and all is well again with the FlickType half screen option. What ever Apple did in this build seems to have fixed the issues I was having with interacting with the upper half of the screen.

I personally would like to see the size of the keyboard a little smaller. I really don’t like the half screen option. I would like to see it the same size of the default iOS keyboard. In the future I would also like to see a minimal size keyboard, I really find myself missing this option from the original Fleksy days.

Thanks,

Ed

On Aug 22, 2018, at 10:20 AM, Chuck Dean <cadean329@gmail.com> wrote:

Hi Kosta ,
I am finding the ½ screen keyboard is working well as long as I do not try moving the cursor .

I find if I have to move the cursor I am better off using the rotor and flicking by word or letter , an obvious advantage of the ½ screen keyboard.
Also , when I need to read the text back, I simply touch in the text field and let VoiceOver review for me.



I am beginning to wonder if the to finger and three finger gestures are still necessary with the ½ screen keyboard .

Again , just spitballing.😎
Chuck (mobile) Pleez x cuze enny tie ping or spelin air ores.




Re: ½ screen keyboard

Ed Worrell <ed.worrell@...>
 

Hello,

I have just installed iOS 12 beta 9 and all is well again with the FlickType half screen option. What ever Apple did in this build seems to have fixed the issues I was having with interacting with the upper half of the screen.

I personally would like to see the size of the keyboard a little smaller. I really don’t like the half screen option. I would like to see it the same size of the default iOS keyboard. In the future I would also like to see a minimal size keyboard, I really find myself missing this option from the original Fleksy days.

Thanks,

Ed

On Aug 22, 2018, at 10:20 AM, Chuck Dean <cadean329@gmail.com> wrote:

Hi Kosta ,
I am finding the ½ screen keyboard is working well as long as I do not try moving the cursor .

I find if I have to move the cursor I am better off using the rotor and flicking by word or letter , an obvious advantage of the ½ screen keyboard.
Also , when I need to read the text back, I simply touch in the text field and let VoiceOver review for me.



I am beginning to wonder if the to finger and three finger gestures are still necessary with the ½ screen keyboard .

Again , just spitballing.😎
Chuck (mobile) Pleez x cuze enny tie ping or spelin air ores.


Re: ½ screen keyboard

Ed Worrell <ed.worrell@...>
 

Hey Chuck and Kosta,

I too was wondering if this could be a possibility with VoiceOver. I am still having issues with it crashing and not interacting with the screen below/to the top of the screen. This is from what I can tell an issue with iOS 12 beta 8. I am now just getting around to installing iOS 12 beta 9, I will soon see if this is any different.

On Aug 22, 2018, at 10:20 AM, Chuck Dean <cadean329@gmail.com> wrote:

Hi Kosta ,
I am finding the ½ screen keyboard is working well as long as I do not try moving the cursor .

I find if I have to move the cursor I am better off using the rotor and flicking by word or letter , an obvious advantage of the ½ screen keyboard.
Also , when I need to read the text back, I simply touch in the text field and let VoiceOver review for me.



I am beginning to wonder if the to finger and three finger gestures are still necessary with the ½ screen keyboard .

Again , just spitballing.😎
Chuck (mobile) Pleez x cuze enny tie ping or spelin air ores.


½ screen keyboard

Chuck Dean
 

Hi Kosta ,
I am finding the ½ screen keyboard is working well as long as I do not try moving the cursor .

I find if I have to move the cursor I am better off using the rotor and flicking by word or letter , an obvious advantage of the ½ screen keyboard.
Also , when I need to read the text back, I simply touch in the text field and let VoiceOver review for me.



I am beginning to wonder if the to finger and three finger gestures are still necessary with the ½ screen keyboard .

Again , just spitballing.😎
Chuck (mobile) Pleez x cuze enny tie ping or spelin air ores.


Build 155

Chuck Dean
 

Hi kosta .
I tried turning on " always show letters " to see the change . I noticed a bunch of red screens when this was turned on.
Now I have it turned off and I have only seen one red screen .
Just thought you would like to know ,
Chuck


Re: A question for George Cham

George Cham <George.cham@...>
 

Hi have turned off show keys.
Roll test It out  and   see  if no red screen 

Kind regards,

George Cham

‘May the Lord bless you and protect you. May the Lord smile on you and be gracious to you. May the Lord show you his favor and give you his peace.’
Numbers 6:24-26
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From: 32021353320n behalf of
Sent: Wednesday, August 22, 2018 10:52 am
To: Alpha
Subject: [FlickType-alpha] A question for George Cham
 
Hi George ,
Do you have always show lettersthe turned on within FlickType ?
With this new build , I turned on always show letters and I have gotten a bunch of red screens.
I turned it off and no red screens .
Just wondering , chuck



A question for George Cham

Chuck Dean
 

Hi George ,
Do you have always show lettersthe turned on within FlickType ?
With this new build , I turned on always show letters and I have gotten a bunch of red screens.
I turned it off and no red screens .
Just wondering , chuck


Re: Build 155

Benny Barber
 

Kosta,
I can't give any feedback on the visual changes, but the container app changes seem to be a good move. I would like to take this opportunity to request your consideration in a change in the spelling feedback feature. Currently the only options are all or nothing. Would it be possible to have 4 options? The 4 would be 1. All categories2. No spelling feedback 3. Only after the flick right to space 4. Only moving through words with the 2 finger flick right/left and moving through the alternative word list.. I only like the spelling feedback with the 2 finger flick right/left and and flicking through the alternative word list. Spelling feedback after a flick right to space is a bit bothersome to me. Thanks for your consideration.
Benny

On Aug 21, 2018, at 6:21 PM, FlickType <hello@flicktype.com> wrote:

While there are no changes related to the half-screen keyboard in this release, we are still working on it and hope to have an update with improvements soon.

What's new:
- Bigger, more visually accessible key labels.
- Changed icon for "Next Keyboard" button.

Container app:
- Renamed "Email support" button to "Feedback" and removed "flicktype.com" button.
- Updated the "Welcome" and "Upgrade" tabs.
- Swapped order of "Demo" and "Upgrade" tabs.

Please let us know what you think about the container app changes, as well as the keyboard itself. Thank you!



Build 155

 

While there are no changes related to the half-screen keyboard in this release, we are still working on it and hope to have an update with improvements soon.

What's new:
- Bigger, more visually accessible key labels.
- Changed icon for "Next Keyboard" button.

Container app:
- Renamed "Email support" button to "Feedback" and removed "flicktype.com" button.
- Updated the "Welcome" and "Upgrade" tabs.
- Swapped order of "Demo" and "Upgrade" tabs.

Please let us know what you think about the container app changes, as well as the keyboard itself. Thank you!


Re: Build 154

Benny Barber
 

Well, I'm not having very good luck with the half screen keyboard. I am
running 11.4.1 on a 5S. Typing an email or responding to an email has been
very difficult. The gestures work inconsistently and the text may be in the
body of the email, but seem to disappear in FlickType. The Text may be
there, but I cannot get FlickType to read it back. I also cannot get the
read back gestures (2 finger & 3 finger flick) to read back the text.
Interacting with the upper half of the screen is difficult as well. It does
sometimes seem the keyboard is full screen. I just don't know how far to
touch in the upper half of the screen. After interacting with the upper
half, getting starting with FlickType again is difficult because I cannot
make FlickType read everything I just typed. Sometimes Flicktype just
crashes and I'm back to the iOS keyboard. Also, the FlickType gestures seem
sluggish as well. I have to flick multiple times to get a response. I know
I'm rambling, but currently it just seems like everything is not working
well. I don't like the jittery voice too. All of the above is the same in
the messages app. I had to type this on my PC. Thanks.

Benny

-----Original Message-----
From: alpha@flicktype.groups.io [mailto:alpha@flicktype.groups.io] On Behalf
Of FlickType
Sent: Saturday, August 18, 2018 5:18 PM
To: alpha@flicktype.groups.io
Subject: [FlickType-alpha] Build 154

We've been working hard to bring you the much desired half-screen mode. In
this very experimental build, we have added a new "Keyboard Height" setting
with the following options:
- "Full screen", which is the default mode FlickType has always operated in.
- "Almost full screen", which is 80% of the height and intended solely as a
WhatsApp workaround (previously called "Reduced height").
- "Half screen", which is exactly half the height of the screen.

The new "Half screen" option will also cause all text edits to be directly
committed to the underlying text field in real-time. This also means that
some voice announcements and sound effects from iOS itself will interfere
with the intended FlickType feedback. You will also have to play around with
the iOS typing feedback settings and see what works best for you. We'd love
to hear back your findings.

Known issues with the half screen mode:
- If you move the app cursor inside a word, FlickType will crash. Only move
the cursor by whole words to prevents this.
- When deleting the very last word of the document, iOS will announce
"Bottom of document", suppressing the FlickType deletion announcement. A
workaround is to always have a word or punctuation mark after your cursor
while you compose your text. The same sometimes happens when changing a
word.
- Other occasional crashes.

Please let us know your experience with this, and any information you share
about what worked for you and what didn't will be extremely valuable moving
forward.

Warmly,
Kosta and Ashley

PS: We'd love some feedback on our new homepage if you have a minute:
https://www.flicktype.com


Re: Build 154 email and punctuation problems.

George Cham <George.cham@...>
 

Hi chuck, I'm only seeing the red screen  on The iPhone.

Kind Regards,

George Cham

‘May the Lord bless you and protect you. May the Lord smile on you and be gracious to you. May the Lord show you his favor and give you his peace.’
Numbers 6:24-26
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From: alpha@flicktype.groups.io <alpha@flicktype.groups.io> on behalf of Chuck Dean <cadean329@...>
Sent: Sunday, August 19, 2018 4:25:12 PM
To: alpha@flicktype.groups.io
Subject: Re: [FlickType-alpha] Build 154 email and punctuation problems.
 
 Hi George,
Weird, I haven’t seen a red screen in quite some time. You and I used to get them all the time, but I don’t think I’ve seen one in over two weeks.
Chuck

On Aug 18, 2018, at 11:18 PM, George Cham <George.cham@...> wrote:

Hi  costa, when writing text in either messages or email on I phone, before I start, getting red screen on half screen keyboard.

Kind regards,

George Cham

‘May the Lord bless you and protect you. May the Lord smile on you and be gracious to you. May the Lord show you his favor and give you his peace.’
Numbers 6:24-26
Get Outlook for iOS
 

From: 32061006000n behalf of
Sent: Sunday, August 19, 2018 4:10 pm
To: Alpha
Subject: [FlickType-alpha] Build 154 email and punctuation problems.
 
Build 154 email and punctuation problems.

Hi kosta,
I am having a lot of crashes while replying to emails. The keyboard flashes, then changes to the iOS keyboard, but I can not get back to FlickType without shutting down the email app.
I am also having problems with the cursor jumping around when composing new emails. This happens in both landscape and portrait modes.

Also, the punctuation is inconsistent. Some times I can enter a comma or other punctuation mark, and other times only a period

Btw, I am not getting any weird announcements delay, stuttering, or unwanted announcements. The only thing is the first prediction is a higher pitch than the next choices. A little weird, but I could live with it.

I am using FlickType Classic to type this, as I tried with the half screen keyboard three times but failed.
Chuck




Re: Build 154 email and punctuation problems.

Chuck Dean
 

 Hi George,
Weird, I haven’t seen a red screen in quite some time. You and I used to get them all the time, but I don’t think I’ve seen one in over two weeks.
Chuck

On Aug 18, 2018, at 11:18 PM, George Cham <George.cham@...> wrote:

Hi  costa, when writing text in either messages or email on I phone, before I start, getting red screen on half screen keyboard.

Kind regards,

George Cham

‘May the Lord bless you and protect you. May the Lord smile on you and be gracious to you. May the Lord show you his favor and give you his peace.’
Numbers 6:24-26
Get Outlook for iOS
 

From: 32061006000n behalf of
Sent: Sunday, August 19, 2018 4:10 pm
To: Alpha
Subject: [FlickType-alpha] Build 154 email and punctuation problems.
 
Build 154 email and punctuation problems.

Hi kosta,
I am having a lot of crashes while replying to emails. The keyboard flashes, then changes to the iOS keyboard, but I can not get back to FlickType without shutting down the email app.
I am also having problems with the cursor jumping around when composing new emails. This happens in both landscape and portrait modes.

Also, the punctuation is inconsistent. Some times I can enter a comma or other punctuation mark, and other times only a period

Btw, I am not getting any weird announcements delay, stuttering, or unwanted announcements. The only thing is the first prediction is a higher pitch than the next choices. A little weird, but I could live with it.

I am using FlickType Classic to type this, as I tried with the half screen keyboard three times but failed.
Chuck




Re: Build 154

 

Thank you, Chuck. The good news about the crashes is that they should be fixable, and you should not be losing any text with the half screen mode since all text changes are immediately sent out to the app text field.

- Kosta




On Sat, Aug 18, 2018 at 10:27 PM Chuck Dean <cadean329@...> wrote:
Hi Kosta ,
I notice the half screen keyboard crashes most when I am replying to an email . The keyboard will flash and then switch to the iOS keyboard.
Also, it is hard to know exactly where the cursor is .

I have been writing in notes with no problems 😎


I just had the keyboard crash . I inserted the smiley face , and then did a two finger swipe left to insert a period and the keyboard flashed and changed to the iOS keyboard. I couldn't get anything to work until I hit the home button and then opened the email app in the app switcher .
I hope this helps ,
Chuck



Re: Build 154 email and punctuation problems.

George Cham <George.cham@...>
 

Hi  costa, when writing text in either messages or email on I phone, before I start, getting red screen on half screen keyboard.

Kind regards,

George Cham

‘May the Lord bless you and protect you. May the Lord smile on you and be gracious to you. May the Lord show you his favor and give you his peace.’
Numbers 6:24-26
Get Outlook for iOS
 


From: 32061006000n behalf of
Sent: Sunday, August 19, 2018 4:10 pm
To: Alpha
Subject: [FlickType-alpha] Build 154 email and punctuation problems.
 
Build 154 email and punctuation problems.

Hi kosta,
I am having a lot of crashes while replying to emails. The keyboard flashes, then changes to the iOS keyboard, but I can not get back to FlickType without shutting down the email app.
I am also having problems with the cursor jumping around when composing new emails. This happens in both landscape and portrait modes.

Also, the punctuation is inconsistent. Some times I can enter a comma or other punctuation mark, and other times only a period

Btw, I am not getting any weird announcements delay, stuttering, or unwanted announcements. The only thing is the first prediction is a higher pitch than the next choices. A little weird, but I could live with it.

I am using FlickType Classic to type this, as I tried with the half screen keyboard three times but failed.
Chuck




Build 154 email and punctuation problems.

Chuck Dean
 

Build 154 email and punctuation problems.

Hi kosta,
I am having a lot of crashes while replying to emails. The keyboard flashes, then changes to the iOS keyboard, but I can not get back to FlickType without shutting down the email app.
I am also having problems with the cursor jumping around when composing new emails. This happens in both landscape and portrait modes.

Also, the punctuation is inconsistent. Some times I can enter a comma or other punctuation mark, and other times only a period

Btw, I am not getting any weird announcements delay, stuttering, or unwanted announcements. The only thing is the first prediction is a higher pitch than the next choices. A little weird, but I could live with it.

I am using FlickType Classic to type this, as I tried with the half screen keyboard three times but failed.
Chuck


Build 154

Chuck Dean
 

Hi Kosta ,
I notice the half screen keyboard crashes most when I am replying to an email . The keyboard will flash and then switch to the iOS keyboard.
Also, it is hard to know exactly where the cursor is .

I have been writing in notes with no problems 😎


I just had the keyboard crash . I inserted the smiley face , and then did a two finger swipe left to insert a period and the keyboard flashed and changed to the iOS keyboard. I couldn't get anything to work until I hit the home button and then opened the email app in the app switcher .
I hope this helps ,
Chuck


Re: Build 154

George Cham <George.cham@...>
 

Hi Paul. I have that same problem.
I swipe up then down. However when I do  2 fingers on the screen , voiceover  does not read the     entire  document.

Kind Regards,

George Cham

‘May the Lord bless you and protect you. May the Lord smile on you and be gracious to you. May the Lord show you his favor and give you his peace.’
Numbers 6:24-26
Get Outlook for iOS


From: alpha@flicktype.groups.io <alpha@flicktype.groups.io> on behalf of Paul Sutton <sutty_p@...>
Sent: Sunday, August 19, 2018 1:19:02 PM
To: alpha@flicktype.groups.io
Subject: Re: [FlickType-alpha] Build 154
 
Hey everyone,
 Just a few things I have noticed with the half screen mode.
 When I swipe right to insert a period VoiceOver just says "space". After checking what I had written by holding 3 fingers on the screen how ever it says that the period is there.
 The other thing I noticed was that after writing 2 sentences the first sentence that I wrote would not be read by VoiceOver but it was in the text field.
Apart from these I haven't found any more problems. To be honest it seems mor accurate.
Kind regards, Paul.
PS i am running Ios version 11.4.1 on an iphone 7.
> On 19 Aug 2018, at 03:42, Ed Worrell via Groups.Io <ed.worrell@...> wrote:
>
> Hey kosta,.. Its all good. I am ok with this as the full screen option is still working perfect. Half screen mode will work in the future and it will be great I'm sure of it 👍🏻
>
>
>
> Thanks,
>
> Ed
>> On Aug 18, 2018, at 5:33 PM, FlickType <hello@...> wrote:
>>
>> Thank you Ed. I'll try my best to address iOS 12 issues, but given that it's still in beta and therefore a moving target, as well as the half screen mode being the biggest challenge we've ever attempted to tackle, it might take a while before things are stable with iOS 12.
>>
>> - Kosta
>>
>>
>>
>
>
>




Re: Build 154

Paul Sutton
 

Hey everyone,
Just a few things I have noticed with the half screen mode.
When I swipe right to insert a period VoiceOver just says "space". After checking what I had written by holding 3 fingers on the screen how ever it says that the period is there.
The other thing I noticed was that after writing 2 sentences the first sentence that I wrote would not be read by VoiceOver but it was in the text field.
Apart from these I haven't found any more problems. To be honest it seems mor accurate.
Kind regards, Paul.
PS i am running Ios version 11.4.1 on an iphone 7.

On 19 Aug 2018, at 03:42, Ed Worrell via Groups.Io <ed.worrell=icloud.com@groups.io> wrote:

Hey kosta,.. Its all good. I am ok with this as the full screen option is still working perfect. Half screen mode will work in the future and it will be great I'm sure of it 👍🏻



Thanks,

Ed
On Aug 18, 2018, at 5:33 PM, FlickType <hello@flicktype.com> wrote:

Thank you Ed. I'll try my best to address iOS 12 issues, but given that it's still in beta and therefore a moving target, as well as the half screen mode being the biggest challenge we've ever attempted to tackle, it might take a while before things are stable with iOS 12.

- Kosta




Re: Build 154

Ed Worrell <ed.worrell@...>
 

Hey kosta,.. Its all good. I am ok with this as the full screen option is still working perfect. Half screen mode will work in the future and it will be great I'm sure of it 👍🏻



Thanks,

Ed

On Aug 18, 2018, at 5:33 PM, FlickType <hello@flicktype.com> wrote:

Thank you Ed. I'll try my best to address iOS 12 issues, but given that it's still in beta and therefore a moving target, as well as the half screen mode being the biggest challenge we've ever attempted to tackle, it might take a while before things are stable with iOS 12.

- Kosta


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