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Re: Build 75

David Nason
 

Thanks Kosta.
One other question. In the app you can manually type the first letter of a word and capitalize it, then use flick typing to type out the rest of the word.
Will this be added to the custom keyboard?

Right now if I want to type "Apple" rather than "apple" for example, if I type a capital A, then attempt to tap out the rest, I get A poor

Another issue with spaces by the way too, though you probably already know...
Above, I typed Apple manually, and apple with taps. With the latter, FlickType inserted spaces after the first quotation mark, and before the second quotation mark. But it correctly did not do so with the manually entered word.

Dave

On 30 May 2018, at 17:13, FlickType <@FlickType> wrote:

Thank you Maria.

David, adding words to the dictionary will most likely be automatic and there will also be a way to view and edit all your custom entries from the main app.

FYI, build 75 was just released to the beta group, thank you all for helping us get a good release out the door! ๐Ÿ˜

Kosta



suggestion for two finger double tap

Santiago
 

Hello,
The latest alpha is working well! Great job! I had a quick suggestion regarding the two finger double tap gesture. Maybe we can have that cycle between letters, numbers, and symbols? You know, similar to the default keyboard on iOS? Also, is having an option for the keyboard to only cover half of the screen still being considered?

Thanks again,
Santiago


Re: Build 75

 

Thank you Maria.

David, adding words to the dictionary will most likely be automatic and there will also be a way to view and edit all your custom entries from the main app.

FYI, build 75 was just released to the beta group, thank you all for helping us get a good release out the door! ๐Ÿ˜

Kosta


Re: Build 75

David Nason
 

By the way Kosta. Do you plan to add a way to add words to the dictionary in the custom keyboard?
Or is this likely to be an automatic process if you manually type a new word?

Dave

On 30 May 2018, at 09:17, Maria and Joe Chapman <bubbygirl1972@...> wrote:

HI.
Just fixing the subject line.
Maria

On 30 May 2018, at 6:08 pm, David Nason <dnason@...> wrote:


Thanks for that fix Kosta. I too can confirm that I'm no longer getting those pesky spaces in manually typed words where I've deleted a letter.
I would also echo the point about deleting new lines. If you put a new line in, then change your mind and swipe left to delete it, instead of deleting just the new line, it deletes the last thing you typed, usually a punctuation mark, on the previous line.

I'm really getting to like the 3D touch for capital letters. I had forgotten about the app switcher gesture on the left as I am on an iPhone X. But as you say, you don't necessarily have to hard press on the letter you want, you can do that first, then slide to the desired letter.

Dave
On 30 May 2018, at 07:06, Macster <@Macster> wrote:

Macky




Re: Build 75

MariaRosa Chapman
 

HI.
Just fixing the subject line.
Maria

On 30 May 2018, at 6:08 pm, David Nason <dnason@...> wrote:


Thanks for that fix Kosta. I too can confirm that I'm no longer getting those pesky spaces in manually typed words where I've deleted a letter.
I would also echo the point about deleting new lines. If you put a new line in, then change your mind and swipe left to delete it, instead of deleting just the new line, it deletes the last thing you typed, usually a punctuation mark, on the previous line.

I'm really getting to like the 3D touch for capital letters. I had forgotten about the app switcher gesture on the left as I am on an iPhone X. But as you say, you don't necessarily have to hard press on the letter you want, you can do that first, then slide to the desired letter.

Dave
On 30 May 2018, at 07:06, Macster <@Macster> wrote:

Macky


Re: Bild 75

David Nason
 

Thanks for that fix Kosta. I too can confirm that I'm no longer getting those pesky spaces in manually typed words where I've deleted a letter.
I would also echo the point about deleting new lines. If you put a new line in, then change your mind and swipe left to delete it, instead of deleting just the new line, it deletes the last thing you typed, usually a punctuation mark, on the previous line.

I'm really getting to like the 3D touch for capital letters. I had forgotten about the app switcher gesture on the left as I am on an iPhone X. But as you say, you don't necessarily have to hard press on the letter you want, you can do that first, then slide to the desired letter.

Dave

On 30 May 2018, at 07:06, Macster <@Macster> wrote:

Macky


Re: Vanishing text

David Nason
 

No me neither. So far so good๐Ÿ˜€

Dave

On 30 May 2018, at 06:57, FlickType <@FlickType> wrote:

Thank you Ed.

Speaking of solid builds, we'll be pushing this to beta tomorrow am unless anyone reports any significant issues, smile!

As usual, we've updated the wiki page and would love your feedback in order to reduce the upcoming wave of inquiries as much as possible: https://flicktype.groups.io/g/beta/wiki/Custom-keyboard

If we missed anything, or anything could be phrased more clearly, please don't hesitate to send us your thoughts.

Thank you all,
Kosta & Ashley



Adding two letter words to the dictionary

Nozi <noziphokhanda@...>
 

Hi Costa and Ashley
Is there a way of adding two letter k words to the dictionary? In the first builds of Flicktype I manage to add a couple. However now I donโ€™t seem to be able to do that for example shortened names as I use them regularly.


Re: Bild 75

Macster
 

Hi Kosta and team. I've never had the text duplicating problem, and I've only had the text disappearing once but I'm not sure what I did to achieve it. Apologies, not very useful I know. I did notice the deleting individual characters would add a space, but I'm happy to report this build fixes that issue as expected.

The only thing I need to get used to is remembering whether I'm in the app or the custom keyboard whilst trying to enter a capital letter. In the app, it's type then gesture but in the custom keyboard its gesture then type. It works perfectly, its just my brain that goes into autopilot and I keep going for the app gesture but I'm sure I'll get there!

Its certainly come a long way in a short time. I'm guessing the next big job is adding words to the dictionary? Its probably less pressing now the manual keyboard is working so smoothly but it would still be welcome obviously.

I had no idea about the 3D touch on the left of the screen gesture to activate the app switcher. I learn something new every day.

Cheers to all,

Macky

Sent from my iPod

On 29 May 2018, at 23:19, FlickType <@FlickType> wrote:

- Don't add a space when deleting manually entered characters.



Re: Vanishing text

 

Thank you Ed.

Speaking of solid builds, we'll be pushing this to beta tomorrow am unless anyone reports any significant issues, smile!

As usual, we've updated the wiki page and would love your feedback in order to reduce the upcoming wave of inquiries as much as possible: https://flicktype.groups.io/g/beta/wiki/Custom-keyboard

If we missed anything, or anything could be phrased more clearly, please don't hesitate to send us your thoughts.

Thank you all,
Kosta & Ashley


Re: Vanishing text

Ed Worrell
 

I can honestly say that I haven't had text vanish in either the email or messages app either.

This is a very solid build.

Great job Kosta and Ashley.

On May 29, 2018, at 8:40 PM, Salman Haider <salmanhaider.purdue@...> wrote:

I have not encountered either of those two issues. That said, I have only been using FlickType in messaging apps primarily.
I know that previously I had encountered those issues in the mail app. Since I haven't really used FlickType in the mail app ever since version seventy four, I can't say for sure if it still occurs. But so far, I haven't encountered them anywhere else, for what it's worth. Nor in this email.
Salman

On May 29, 2018, at 10:15 PM, FlickType <@FlickType> wrote:

Has anyone experienced vanishing text since build 74?

Also what about duplicate text?

Thanks,
Kosta






Re: Build 72

Chanelle Allen
 

Hi Alan,
I noticed the same thing with Outlook 2016 on Windows 10 when viewing group emails yesterday. I'm glad that the problem isn't with FlickType.
Chanelle

On May 29, 2018, at 22:06, Alan Lemly <@walemly> wrote:

Hi Chanelle,

Now that I know you typed an emoji, that explains why I was seeing the space
followed by the two question marks. The error is on my end because I was
reading your email with Outlook 2010 on a Windows 7 computer and it doesn't
have the ability to display emojis, so never mind.

Alan Lemly

-----Original Message-----
From: alpha@flicktype.groups.io [mailto:alpha@flicktype.groups.io] On Behalf
Of Chanelle Allen
Sent: Tuesday, May 29, 2018 12:34 PM
To: alpha@flicktype.groups.io
Subject: Re: [FlickType-alpha] Build 72


Hi Alan,
Thank you for pointing out the strange text at the end of my sentence. I
think that I was trying to write the smiling face emoji, but I switched to
the iOS keyboard to do so since I really don't know in what contexts to use
the smiling face with sunglasses emoji. Yesterday, I also noticed the
strange text you observed, but I thought that it had to do with Microsoft
Outlook on my computer and the screen reader I was using.


On May 29, 2018, at 10:30, Alan Lemly <@walemly> wrote:

Kosta and Chanelle,

I wanted to point out something I noticed in Chanelle's post below that
I've also picked up in posts from others. The paragraph that ends with I
learn something new every day ends with a period but is then followed by a
space and two question marks. I don't know what behavior is causing this but
as I've said, I've seen it on other posts and if I'm remembering correctly,
I believe they were from Chuck Dean. This seems like a bug or if not,
something procedural that we users need to be aware of and adjust for if
possible.

Alan Lemly

-----Original Message-----
From: alpha@flicktype.groups.io [mailto:alpha@flicktype.groups.io] On
Behalf Of Chanelle Allen
Sent: Tuesday, May 29, 2018 7:31 AM
To: alpha@flicktype.groups.io
Subject: Re: [FlickType-alpha] Build 72

Hi Kosta,
Thank you for replying to me. I tried dismissing the FlickType keyboard in
Messages, and sure enough, send is at the bottom right. I would not have
even thought of looking for it their because it's always above the letter p
when typing on the iOS keyboard. The "Go," "Search," and "Return," buttons
are always at the bottom right though. I learn something new every day. ??
I am also glad to hear that you will be able to add buttons to the
FlickType keyboard without making things too complicated for new users and
everyone in general. The reason why I made my requests also had to do with
our list discussion yesterday about manual typing and spacing. You have
always resolved FlickType difficulties in the past, and I am confident that
everything will work out just great.
Chanelle

On May 28, 2018, at 22:58, FlickType <@FlickType> wrote:

Hi Chanelle, and thank you for the long and thoughtful post.

We definitely want to make finer text editing easier with FlickType, so
you can expect features such as moving the cursor by character as well as
deleting individual characters to be available soon. We will also work on
improving the current automatic spacing logic so that you'll have fewer
errors that need correcting to begin with. We are simply starting with the
basics, and proceeding slowly but surely with the rest of the expected
functionality.

On the issue of the bottom row getting crammed as we add more keys, the
most likely option is to simply add back a fourth row and make the keyboard
feel almost identical to the iOS one when touch typing, but without
affecting the Flick Typing experience at all, ie you wouldn't have to worry
about accidentally hitting any control keys. This would also significantly
ease new users into the system, where each control key could also offer a
hint of how to invoke it using a gesture instead. Easing new users into the
system will be a big focus area for us in the near future.

In your email you mentioned, quote: "When dismissing FlickType, finding
and tapping the "Send" button is impossible without first double tapping the
text edit field in the Messages app". As far as I can tell, you can access
the "Send" button when the keyboard is dismissed: it's located at the very
bottom right corner. Please let me know if this doesn't work for you for
some reason.

Thank you,
Kosta











Re: Build 72

 

Hi Chanelle,

Now that I know you typed an emoji, that explains why I was seeing the space
followed by the two question marks. The error is on my end because I was
reading your email with Outlook 2010 on a Windows 7 computer and it doesn't
have the ability to display emojis, so never mind.

Alan Lemly

-----Original Message-----
From: alpha@flicktype.groups.io [mailto:alpha@flicktype.groups.io] On Behalf
Of Chanelle Allen
Sent: Tuesday, May 29, 2018 12:34 PM
To: alpha@flicktype.groups.io
Subject: Re: [FlickType-alpha] Build 72


Hi Alan,
Thank you for pointing out the strange text at the end of my sentence. I
think that I was trying to write the smiling face emoji, but I switched to
the iOS keyboard to do so since I really don't know in what contexts to use
the smiling face with sunglasses emoji. Yesterday, I also noticed the
strange text you observed, but I thought that it had to do with Microsoft
Outlook on my computer and the screen reader I was using.


On May 29, 2018, at 10:30, Alan Lemly <@walemly> wrote:

Kosta and Chanelle,

I wanted to point out something I noticed in Chanelle's post below that
I've also picked up in posts from others. The paragraph that ends with I
learn something new every day ends with a period but is then followed by a
space and two question marks. I don't know what behavior is causing this but
as I've said, I've seen it on other posts and if I'm remembering correctly,
I believe they were from Chuck Dean. This seems like a bug or if not,
something procedural that we users need to be aware of and adjust for if
possible.

Alan Lemly

-----Original Message-----
From: alpha@flicktype.groups.io [mailto:alpha@flicktype.groups.io] On
Behalf Of Chanelle Allen
Sent: Tuesday, May 29, 2018 7:31 AM
To: alpha@flicktype.groups.io
Subject: Re: [FlickType-alpha] Build 72

Hi Kosta,
Thank you for replying to me. I tried dismissing the FlickType keyboard in
Messages, and sure enough, send is at the bottom right. I would not have
even thought of looking for it their because it's always above the letter p
when typing on the iOS keyboard. The "Go," "Search," and "Return," buttons
are always at the bottom right though. I learn something new every day. ??
I am also glad to hear that you will be able to add buttons to the
FlickType keyboard without making things too complicated for new users and
everyone in general. The reason why I made my requests also had to do with
our list discussion yesterday about manual typing and spacing. You have
always resolved FlickType difficulties in the past, and I am confident that
everything will work out just great.
Chanelle

On May 28, 2018, at 22:58, FlickType <@FlickType> wrote:

Hi Chanelle, and thank you for the long and thoughtful post.

We definitely want to make finer text editing easier with FlickType, so
you can expect features such as moving the cursor by character as well as
deleting individual characters to be available soon. We will also work on
improving the current automatic spacing logic so that you'll have fewer
errors that need correcting to begin with. We are simply starting with the
basics, and proceeding slowly but surely with the rest of the expected
functionality.

On the issue of the bottom row getting crammed as we add more keys, the
most likely option is to simply add back a fourth row and make the keyboard
feel almost identical to the iOS one when touch typing, but without
affecting the Flick Typing experience at all, ie you wouldn't have to worry
about accidentally hitting any control keys. This would also significantly
ease new users into the system, where each control key could also offer a
hint of how to invoke it using a gesture instead. Easing new users into the
system will be a big focus area for us in the near future.

In your email you mentioned, quote: "When dismissing FlickType, finding
and tapping the "Send" button is impossible without first double tapping the
text edit field in the Messages app". As far as I can tell, you can access
the "Send" button when the keyboard is dismissed: it's located at the very
bottom right corner. Please let me know if this doesn't work for you for
some reason.

Thank you,
Kosta







Re: Vanishing text

Salman Haider
 

I have not encountered either of those two issues. That said, I have only been using FlickType in messaging apps primarily.
I know that previously I had encountered those issues in the mail app. Since I haven't really used FlickType in the mail app ever since version seventy four, I can't say for sure if it still occurs. But so far, I haven't encountered them anywhere else, for what it's worth. Nor in this email.
Salman

On May 29, 2018, at 10:15 PM, FlickType <@FlickType> wrote:

Has anyone experienced vanishing text since build 74?

Also what about duplicate text?

Thanks,
Kosta


Re: Bild 75

 

It might not have been clear enough from my release notes, but you can do the firm 3D press anywhere on the screen and it changes the whole layout as if you used the two finger tap. So you can perform the 3D Touch on the f for example, and without releasing your finger drag it over the Q. Also you only need to press hard momentarily for the toggle to work.

Hope that makes sense.

Kosta


On Tue, May 29, 2018 at 7:16 PM, Chuck Dean <cadean329@...> wrote:

ย No big deal. I just used the two finger tap to cap the Q.


Chuck

> On May 29, 2018, at 7:14 PM, FlickType <hello@...> wrote:
>
> Thank you Matthew. Also it seems like this gesture is not available on the iPhone X.
>
> Hopefully the conflict with the FlickType 3D Touch gesture is not too common or too bad.
>
> - Kosta
>
>
>





Re: Vanishing text

Chuck Dean
 

Not me... But I haven't been typing a lot.


Chuck

On May 29, 2018, at 7:15 PM, FlickType <@FlickType> wrote:

Has anyone experienced vanishing text since build 74?

Also what about duplicate text?

Thanks,
Kosta



Re: Bild 75

Chuck Dean
 

No big deal. I just used the two finger tap to cap the Q.


Chuck

On May 29, 2018, at 7:14 PM, FlickType <@FlickType> wrote:

Thank you Matthew. Also it seems like this gesture is not available on the iPhone X.

Hopefully the conflict with the FlickType 3D Touch gesture is not too common or too bad.

- Kosta



Re: Vanishing text

 

Has anyone experienced vanishing text since build 74?

Also what about duplicate text?

Thanks,
Kosta


Re: Bild 75

 

Thank you Matthew. Also it seems like this gesture is not available on the iPhone X.

Hopefully the conflict with the FlickType 3D Touch gesture is not too common or too bad.

- Kosta


Re: Bild 75

Chuck Dean
 

Ok, I learn something new every gay๐Ÿ˜Ž


Chuck

On May 29, 2018, at 5:53 PM, Matthew Janusauskas <mjanusauskas@...> wrote:


Force touch on the far left edge of the screen is the gesture to activate the iOS app switcher.


On May 29, 2018, at 7:19 PM, Chuck Dean <cadean329@...> wrote:


Hi Kosta,
I don't think there is a gesture for the app switcher, I think this is an iOS fluke when to close to the left side of the screen.
I had similar problems when trying to use 3D touch to enter a capital Q.


Chuck

On May 29, 2018, at 5:01 PM, FlickType <@FlickType> wrote:

What is the app switcher gesture that is similar to the new line gesture? Iโ€™m not aware of one...

Kosta

On May 29, 2018, at 16:58, Chanelle Allen <chanellem.allen@...> wrote:

Hello,
I can confirm that FlickType no longer inserts a space after deleting manually typed characters. I knew that FlickType did not announce new lines but I didn't realize that one swipe left would delete multiple line breaks until now. As of a few minutes ago, I have performed the new line gesture and ended up in the app Switcher. Maybe my finger was further to the left on the screen than usual, so hopefully, this quirk is not encountered by anyone else.

I am just glad that one of the spacing problems is resolved.๐Ÿ˜€ now, let's see how that emoji came out with FlickType and VoiceOver. Chanelle

On May 29, 2018, at 17:45, Paul Sutton <sutty_p@...> wrote:

Hi,
Just reporting that this build has fixed the inserting a space during manual typing error. Thank you.
I also wanted too add that VoiceOver does not amounts when you are deleting a new line. Also, when inserting multiple new lines, a single swipe left will delete all of the new lines that you have entered rather than one at a time..
The last thing that I would like to ask is when swiping left and right with two fingers to read word by word, is there a way of reading a manually entered word as a whole word rather than letter by letter?.
Kind regards, Paul.
On 29 May 2018, at 23:19, FlickType <@FlickType> wrote:

- Don't add a space when deleting manually entered characters.