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Re: The Large Text and Privacy Concerns

Chuck Dean
 

Before you start typing, you could do a three finger triple tap to turn on the screen curtain.

On Jun 8, 2018, at 2:31 AM, David Nason <dnason@...> wrote:


Hi Kosta and Ashley,

As a low vision user, for the most part I really like the large text that appears as I type in the custom keyboard.
However, I was in a bar yesterday with a friend and was typing a message on my phone. My friend, knowing nothing about FlickType, simply asked me if I was aware that everything I type is appearing in large font and that she could read every word I type.

So I wondered whether we could get a privacy toggle, for example a three finger double tap or something, that would allow us to disable this feature when in a public setting?
As I am now very self conscious when using the keyboard in such a setting.

Many thanks,
Dave



Re: The Large Text and Privacy Concerns

George Cham
 

That's a good point. I tried turning screen curtin on. But it did not work. I think privacy is an issue in open settings like a public place.

Kind Regards,

George Cham



From: alpha@flicktype.groups.io <alpha@flicktype.groups.io> on behalf of David Nason <dnason@...>
Sent: Friday, June 8, 2018 7:31:13 PM
To: alpha@flicktype.groups.io
Subject: [FlickType-alpha] The Large Text and Privacy Concerns
 

Hi Kosta and Ashley,
 
 As a low vision user, for the most part I really like the large text that appears as I type in the custom keyboard.
 However, I was in a bar yesterday with a friend and was typing a message on my phone. My friend, knowing nothing about FlickType, simply asked me if I was aware that everything I type is appearing in large font and that she could read every word I type.
 
 So I wondered whether we could get a privacy toggle, for example a three finger double tap or something, that would allow us to disable this feature when in a public setting?
 As I am now very self conscious when using the keyboard in such a setting.
 
 Many thanks,
 Dave




The Large Text and Privacy Concerns

David Nason
 

Hi Kosta and Ashley,

As a low vision user, for the most part I really like the large text that appears as I type in the custom keyboard.
However, I was in a bar yesterday with a friend and was typing a message on my phone. My friend, knowing nothing about FlickType, simply asked me if I was aware that everything I type is appearing in large font and that she could read every word I type.

So I wondered whether we could get a privacy toggle, for example a three finger double tap or something, that would allow us to disable this feature when in a public setting?
As I am now very self conscious when using the keyboard in such a setting.

Many thanks,
Dave


Build 81 The Dictionary

David Nason
 

Hi Kosta and Ashley,

I just added a word to the dictionary using the container app. Honestly I found the process a little confusing.
After typing the desired word into the text field, it wasn't really clear what to do next.
Even after pressing the Done button in the bottom right, the new word stayed at the top of the screen, giving me the expectation that the process was not yet complete and I needed to find some kind of confirmation button. It was only when I moved away from the dictionary Tab, then back to it, that I found my new word to have dropped into place in the alphabetical list.

Now I know how it is ok, but I still think it could be a clearer process for people.

Dave


Re: Build 81

George Cham
 

Ok, I've worked it out. I added a lot of emoji. But if full emoji support is comming, then I'll wait for the full complement.

Kind Regards,

George Cham



From: alpha@flicktype.groups.io <alpha@flicktype.groups.io> on behalf of George Cham <George.cham@...>
Sent: Friday, June 8, 2018 6:34:44 PM
To: alpha@flicktype.groups.io; alpha@flicktype.groups.io
Subject: Re: [FlickType-alpha] Build 81
 
I'm still confused. To add more emoji's, do I need to add the emoji keyboard to my list of keyboards in settings?

Kind Regards,

George Cham



From: alpha@flicktype.groups.io <alpha@flicktype.groups.io> on behalf of FlickType <hello@...>
Sent: Friday, June 8, 2018 9:37:27 AM
To: alpha@flicktype.groups.io
Subject: Re: [FlickType-alpha] Build 81
 
Currently, only the first 6 emojis you enter in the textfield will be available as emoji shortcuts. We can expand this to include some more, but we might always want to limit it since flicking through dozens and dozens of emoji won't be that great, and we plan to offer full emoji support in the future anyway.

Thank you for the facebook messenger report, it's good to be aware of it. I do want to note though that you can still do what you need to do without the Classic app, since you can now also type and export using the new container app, in the "Demo" tab. It doesn't yet have shortcuts for copy and clear, or automatically copy and clear on exit, but the share sheet does include a "Copy" option. Just making sure everybody's aware.

Thanks for the feedback, please keep it coming, smile!

Kosta




Re: Build 81

George Cham
 

I'm still confused. To add more emoji's, do I need to add the emoji keyboard to my list of keyboards in settings?

Kind Regards,

George Cham



From: alpha@flicktype.groups.io <alpha@flicktype.groups.io> on behalf of FlickType <hello@...>
Sent: Friday, June 8, 2018 9:37:27 AM
To: alpha@flicktype.groups.io
Subject: Re: [FlickType-alpha] Build 81
 
Currently, only the first 6 emojis you enter in the textfield will be available as emoji shortcuts. We can expand this to include some more, but we might always want to limit it since flicking through dozens and dozens of emoji won't be that great, and we plan to offer full emoji support in the future anyway.

Thank you for the facebook messenger report, it's good to be aware of it. I do want to note though that you can still do what you need to do without the Classic app, since you can now also type and export using the new container app, in the "Demo" tab. It doesn't yet have shortcuts for copy and clear, or automatically copy and clear on exit, but the share sheet does include a "Copy" option. Just making sure everybody's aware.

Thanks for the feedback, please keep it coming, smile!

Kosta




Build 80, a add to dictionary using the classic keyboard.

Chuck Dean
 

Hi everyone,

Out of curiosity I entered a couple of words into the FlickType classic keyboard's dictionary. Guess what... They work in the custom keyboard too.
I like the way the classic keyboard enters words into the dictionary, better than the container, so this is pretty cool.👍
Chuck


Re: Build 81

 

Currently, only the first 6 emojis you enter in the textfield will be available as emoji shortcuts. We can expand this to include some more, but we might always want to limit it since flicking through dozens and dozens of emoji won't be that great, and we plan to offer full emoji support in the future anyway.

Thank you for the facebook messenger report, it's good to be aware of it. I do want to note though that you can still do what you need to do without the Classic app, since you can now also type and export using the new container app, in the "Demo" tab. It doesn't yet have shortcuts for copy and clear, or automatically copy and clear on exit, but the share sheet does include a "Copy" option. Just making sure everybody's aware.

Thanks for the feedback, please keep it coming, smile!

Kosta


Re: Bild 81

Macster
 

Hi Kosta, Ashley and team,

I really like the option to customize the emojis. I can see myself using this frequently😝. I've managed to add the one with the tongue their, but tried adding a random one before that, the orange heart, and it showed in the list of 6 no problem in the settings, but wouldn't appear whilst typing and flicking up from the full stop, stopping at the fifth one before. Any ideas?

Just a small addition to the welcome tab, you haven't mentioned the two fingers swipe left and right to navigate by words.

Thank you for the FlickType classic idea of the stand alone app by the way. I will certainly use both as we progress. One of the main reasons for this is due to a known bug in Facebook messenger. If you are typing to someone, regardless of which keyboard you are using, and if you don't finish the message and hit send but instead come out of the app for a call or whatever reason, messenger will crash. Upon restart, you can type to any other user as normal but if you try to return to the friend with the half typed message then it will crash again. This only happens with VoiceOver on. Besides the extreme fix of deleting and re installing the app, the only way around it is to turn voiceover off, use the force to locate the friend you were typing to and press their name to re enter the conversation, then turn VoiceOver back on. A bizarre one I know. Apologies this is slightly off topic but I just wanted to explain my reasons for still using the classic app sometimes as copying and pasting to messenger in particular can avoid this situation.

As always, the speed and consistency of the updates is fantastic, keep up the good work.

Macky

On 7 Jun 2018, at 23:19, FlickType <@FlickType> wrote:

- Added a "Welcome" tab
- Renamed "Type" tab to "Demo", and added an educational header.
- When running in demo, "Next keyboard" button is hidden and "Dismiss" button is always available.
- When running in demo, the hint for next keyboard is not announced.
- New setting to customize your emoji shortcuts. You can now choose up to 6 of your favorite or most-used emojis.
- Bumped version to 2.0



Re: Build 81

Ed Worrell
 

 Hey Kosta, Ashley. And listers, 
 
 I love the ability to customize emojis, I have run into a problem though. I didn't realize how many of them I use on a regular basis. I find myself wanting the ability to add more. 
 
 Ed 


On Jun 7, 2018, at 4:42 PM, George Cham <George.cham@...> wrote:

How do you add new emoji

Kind regards,

George Cham

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Sent: Friday, June 8, 2018 8:33:38 AM
To: alpha@flicktype.groups.io
Subject: Re: [FlickType-alpha] Build 81
 
Thank you George for catching that. For some reason the wrong version is showing in the settings. I’ll fix it with the next build. 

Kosta

On Jun 7, 2018, at 15:23, George Cham <George.cham@...> wrote:

Just installed the latest alpha version of FlickType.
In the settings it's saying version build 80.
I've also installed the FlickType clasic.

Kind regards,

George Cham

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To: alpha@flicktype.groups.io
Subject: [FlickType-alpha] Bild 81
 
- Added a "Welcome" tab
- Renamed "Type" tab to "Demo", and added an educational header.
- When running in demo, "Next keyboard" button is hidden and "Dismiss" button is always available.
- When running in demo, the hint for next keyboard is not announced.
- New setting to customize your emoji shortcuts. You can now choose up to 6 of your favorite or most-used emojis.
- Bumped version to 2.0




Re: Build 81

Chuck Dean
 


Hi George, 
 
 Go to the container app, then to settings. You will see emoji, with the current four in a line. Using the iOS and emoji keyboards to edit or add emoji into this line. 

On Jun 7, 2018, at 3:42 PM, George Cham <George.cham@...> wrote:

How do you add new emoji

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 FlickType <hello@...>
Sent: Friday, June 8, 2018 8:33:38 AM
To: alpha@flicktype.groups.io
Subject: Re: [FlickType-alpha] Build 81
 
Thank you George for catching that. For some reason the wrong version is showing in the settings. I’ll fix it with the next build. 

Kosta

On Jun 7, 2018, at 15:23, George Cham <George.cham@...> wrote:

Just installed the latest alpha version of FlickType.
In the settings it's saying version build 80.
I've also installed the FlickType clasic.

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 FlickType <hello@...>
Sent: Friday, June 8, 2018 8:19:57 AM
To: alpha@flicktype.groups.io
Subject: [FlickType-alpha] Bild 81
 
- Added a "Welcome" tab
- Renamed "Type" tab to "Demo", and added an educational header.
- When running in demo, "Next keyboard" button is hidden and "Dismiss" button is always available.
- When running in demo, the hint for next keyboard is not announced.
- New setting to customize your emoji shortcuts. You can now choose up to 6 of your favorite or most-used emojis.
- Bumped version to 2.0




Re: Build 81

 

You simply enter the emojis you want in the emoji text filed in the settings.

Kosta


On Jun 7, 2018, at 15:42, George Cham <George.cham@...> wrote:

How do you add new emoji

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 FlickType <hello@...>
Sent: Friday, June 8, 2018 8:33:38 AM
To: alpha@flicktype.groups.io
Subject: Re: [FlickType-alpha] Build 81
 
Thank you George for catching that. For some reason the wrong version is showing in the settings. I’ll fix it with the next build. 

Kosta

On Jun 7, 2018, at 15:23, George Cham <George.cham@...> wrote:

Just installed the latest alpha version of FlickType.
In the settings it's saying version build 80.
I've also installed the FlickType clasic.

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 FlickType <hello@...>
Sent: Friday, June 8, 2018 8:19:57 AM
To: alpha@flicktype.groups.io
Subject: [FlickType-alpha] Bild 81
 
- Added a "Welcome" tab
- Renamed "Type" tab to "Demo", and added an educational header.
- When running in demo, "Next keyboard" button is hidden and "Dismiss" button is always available.
- When running in demo, the hint for next keyboard is not announced.
- New setting to customize your emoji shortcuts. You can now choose up to 6 of your favorite or most-used emojis.
- Bumped version to 2.0




Re: Build 81

George Cham
 

How do you add new emoji

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 FlickType <hello@...>
Sent: Friday, June 8, 2018 8:33:38 AM
To: alpha@flicktype.groups.io
Subject: Re: [FlickType-alpha] Build 81
 
Thank you George for catching that. For some reason the wrong version is showing in the settings. I’ll fix it with the next build. 

Kosta

On Jun 7, 2018, at 15:23, George Cham <George.cham@...> wrote:

Just installed the latest alpha version of FlickType.
In the settings it's saying version build 80.
I've also installed the FlickType clasic.

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 FlickType <hello@...>
Sent: Friday, June 8, 2018 8:19:57 AM
To: alpha@flicktype.groups.io
Subject: [FlickType-alpha] Bild 81
 
- Added a "Welcome" tab
- Renamed "Type" tab to "Demo", and added an educational header.
- When running in demo, "Next keyboard" button is hidden and "Dismiss" button is always available.
- When running in demo, the hint for next keyboard is not announced.
- New setting to customize your emoji shortcuts. You can now choose up to 6 of your favorite or most-used emojis.
- Bumped version to 2.0




Build 2.0.81

Chuck Dean
 

Hi Kosta. I updated FlickType and installed the classic keyboard.
So far everything is OK👌.

Chuck


Re: Build 81

 

Thank you George for catching that. For some reason the wrong version is showing in the settings. I’ll fix it with the next build. 

Kosta

On Jun 7, 2018, at 15:23, George Cham <George.cham@...> wrote:

Just installed the latest alpha version of FlickType.
In the settings it's saying version build 80.
I've also installed the FlickType clasic.

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 FlickType <hello@...>
Sent: Friday, June 8, 2018 8:19:57 AM
To: alpha@flicktype.groups.io
Subject: [FlickType-alpha] Bild 81
 
- Added a "Welcome" tab
- Renamed "Type" tab to "Demo", and added an educational header.
- When running in demo, "Next keyboard" button is hidden and "Dismiss" button is always available.
- When running in demo, the hint for next keyboard is not announced.
- New setting to customize your emoji shortcuts. You can now choose up to 6 of your favorite or most-used emojis.
- Bumped version to 2.0




Re: Bild 81

George Cham
 

Just installed the latest alpha version of FlickType.
In the settings it's saying version build 80.
I've also installed the FlickType clasic.

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 FlickType <hello@...>
Sent: Friday, June 8, 2018 8:19:57 AM
To: alpha@flicktype.groups.io
Subject: [FlickType-alpha] Bild 81
 
- Added a "Welcome" tab
- Renamed "Type" tab to "Demo", and added an educational header.
- When running in demo, "Next keyboard" button is hidden and "Dismiss" button is always available.
- When running in demo, the hint for next keyboard is not announced.
- New setting to customize your emoji shortcuts. You can now choose up to 6 of your favorite or most-used emojis.
- Bumped version to 2.0




Build 81

 

- Added a "Welcome" tab
- Renamed "Type" tab to "Demo", and added an educational header.
- When running in demo, "Next keyboard" button is hidden and "Dismiss" button is always available.
- When running in demo, the hint for next keyboard is not announced.
- New setting to customize your emoji shortcuts. You can now choose up to 6 of your favorite or most-used emojis.
- Bumped version to 2.0


Re: Build 80

Salman Haider
 

Thanks for the clarifications Kosta.

I now feel a lot better about the entire situation, knowing that
there's a FlickType Classic app on the way and will always be there,
while development continues on the new FlickType container app and the
associated custom keyboard.

This approach sounds much better.

Thanks again for clarifying, and as always, really appreciate all the
hard work and effort that you put into this.

Salman

On 6/6/18, FlickType <@FlickType> wrote:
Thank you Alan for the opportunity to make sure everyone's on the same
terminology page:

A container app is an app that also includes one or more app extensions,
such as a custom keyboard, a share extension or a widget for the Today
screen. Container apps are usually where you go to read instructions or
configure settings for the app extensions.

Only one app will contain the custom keyboard extension, and it will be
known simply as "FlickType". This is the app you have right now and have
always had, and you, beta and App Store users won't need to download
anything new to get the custom keyboard feature update. We think this is
what most people expect.

The new app will be called "FlickType Classic", and will be exactly what is
currently on the App Store, which does not include a custom keyboard. It
will simply be there for the few people that want to stick with the original
app for any number of reasons.

Regarding "in-app keyboard": As you know, to use a custom keyboard you need
to first add it under the iOS Keyboards list. New users who just want to
give it a quick spin and see if they like it, usually don't want to go
through installing it first. So we are also running the custom keyboard
inside the container app (in the tab called "Type"), and this is what I
referred to as the "in-app keyboard". I can see how that might be confused
for the keyboard that runs inside other apps. I'm not sure what the best
term would be for this, happy to hear suggestions. Demo keyboard, perhaps?

Hope this helps,
Kosta




Re: Build 80

 

Kosta,

Thanks so much. This is of great help and my personal fog has lifted. Now that you explained the in-app keyboard, I think the terminology you're using is perfectly fine.

And I want to again thank you and Ashley for all your hard work. I'm thinking you guys must never sleep.

Alan Lemly

-----Original Message-----
From: alpha@flicktype.groups.io [mailto:alpha@flicktype.groups.io] On Behalf Of FlickType
Sent: Wednesday, June 06, 2018 9:42 PM
To: alpha@flicktype.groups.io
Subject: Re: [FlickType-alpha] Build 80

Thank you Alan for the opportunity to make sure everyone's on the same terminology page:

A container app is an app that also includes one or more app extensions, such as a custom keyboard, a share extension or a widget for the Today screen. Container apps are usually where you go to read instructions or configure settings for the app extensions.

Only one app will contain the custom keyboard extension, and it will be known simply as "FlickType". This is the app you have right now and have always had, and you, beta and App Store users won't need to download anything new to get the custom keyboard feature update. We think this is what most people expect.

The new app will be called "FlickType Classic", and will be exactly what is currently on the App Store, which does not include a custom keyboard. It will simply be there for the few people that want to stick with the original app for any number of reasons.

Regarding "in-app keyboard": As you know, to use a custom keyboard you need to first add it under the iOS Keyboards list. New users who just want to give it a quick spin and see if they like it, usually don't want to go through installing it first. So we are also running the custom keyboard inside the container app (in the tab called "Type"), and this is what I referred to as the "in-app keyboard". I can see how that might be confused for the keyboard that runs inside other apps. I'm not sure what the best term would be for this, happy to hear suggestions. Demo keyboard, perhaps?

Hope this helps,
Kosta


Re: Build 80

Ed Worrell
 

Hey Kosta,

Thanks for clearing those points up for us all. I think you should keep it simple and simply call it FlickType demo. You could even put a small block of text in the text field that says something such as:

Double tap here to take the FlickType keyboard for a test drive.

Ed

On Jun 6, 2018, at 8:41 PM, FlickType <@FlickType> wrote:

Thank you Alan for the opportunity to make sure everyone's on the same terminology page:

A container app is an app that also includes one or more app extensions, such as a custom keyboard, a share extension or a widget for the Today screen. Container apps are usually where you go to read instructions or configure settings for the app extensions.

Only one app will contain the custom keyboard extension, and it will be known simply as "FlickType". This is the app you have right now and have always had, and you, beta and App Store users won't need to download anything new to get the custom keyboard feature update. We think this is what most people expect.

The new app will be called "FlickType Classic", and will be exactly what is currently on the App Store, which does not include a custom keyboard. It will simply be there for the few people that want to stick with the original app for any number of reasons.

Regarding "in-app keyboard": As you know, to use a custom keyboard you need to first add it under the iOS Keyboards list. New users who just want to give it a quick spin and see if they like it, usually don't want to go through installing it first. So we are also running the custom keyboard inside the container app (in the tab called "Type"), and this is what I referred to as the "in-app keyboard". I can see how that might be confused for the keyboard that runs inside other apps. I'm not sure what the best term would be for this, happy to hear suggestions. Demo keyboard, perhaps?

Hope this helps,
Kosta