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Build 36 is out to alpha


 

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In this release:
- Attempt to fix lost feedback on tap & hold mode. Please let us know if the issue is fixed.
- Slightly reduced delay to enter tap & hold mode.
- Fixed tap & hold characters sometimes not being announced when releasing to enter them.
- Renamed some settings and added descriptions.
- Brought back the previous unduckable sound effect playback mode as a setting, on by default. Please test this & other sound settings as much as possible and report latency, volume or any other sound issues and feedback.
- Merged deletion feedback settings.
- Haptic setting now only appears on supported devices.
- Settings are now dismissible using the scrub / back gesture.
- Removed quick reply link setting as it caused confusion and was rarely used.
- Replaced menu options "Instructions", "We love feedback!", "Tell-a-friend" and "FlickType on the web" with a single "Help & Support" web redirect option.
- Two finger double tap when the menu is open, also known as "magic tap", will now select the "Export text" option.
- Use higher-quality voice (if available) when VoiceOver is disabled
- Updated dictionary
- Fixed crashes

Earlier notable changes:
- Added stereo panning setting for tap sound effects, on by default. Try with headphones and tell us what you think.
- Fixed long tap menu gesture activating too low on iPhone X.
- Fixed text not appearing when sharing in some apps.
- Always show "Copy & clear" menu option, even when "Copy & Clear on exit" is enabled.
- Fixed double announcement of typed text when invoking the menu.

Please reply to this topic to report all your feedback. Thank you for testing FlickType!

Kosta & Ashley


Macster
 

Hi guys. First things first, I think this is the most complete and the smoothest version yet so congratulations on a good job!

A few comments on the changes... Entering words manually certainly has a much more crisp feel and there is a definite upturn in responsiveness from press to character announcement. One small request though, could we have the option to turn off the character echo please? Announcing the letter as I type is a necessity but repeating it once I've lifted my finger is something I'm not keen on. Not a bug by any means, just personal preference. Even though I use touch typing in the standard keyboard I have the echo turned off.

I've gone through all the sound settings. I like the new marimba click sound and think I'll keep this on. As I use audio ducking by default, I noticed the clicks became more prominent with unduckable mode on as expected, but after changing between this and customizable I'm happy to report I couldn't notice any latency issues between the two. I did turn the clicks down from 60 to 40 with unduckable on but again, nothing more than personal preference there. I'm not a fan of the delete sound as it seems a bit loud /sharp, maybe this is simply due to its volume standing out from my preferred set up though. I prefer to use the change pitch for deleting, which works well with the standard Irish voice but lowers a bit too much with standard English Daniel voice which is on if VoiceOver is disabled. Is this just due to the slower speed and /or reduced quality of the non enhanced voice? A very minor issue regardless.

I'm keen to try the haptic feedback options but I'll do so on a friend's phone when the app is officially released as I'm running an SE.

I like being able to dismiss the settings with the two finger scrub and also going straight to the export text option with the two finger double tap in particular. Great uses of these gestures. Are there any plans to add a favourite contacts section for quick access? Maybe this is something the pinch gesture could be used for?

I've only been using the new build for an hour so I'll report back with anything else I notice as I go, but happy to report their have been no crashes or latency issues at all here.

Keep up the good work!

Alan


Ed Worrell
 

Hey there,

This is the smoothest running version of FlickType yet! Keep up the fantastic work.
I am in love with the new click sounds that you added a few versions back. I however an not in love with the volume of the delete sound. It would be great to have the same volume settings for the delete sound as we have for the click sounds.
Manual typing seems to be stable again, but it now is repeating characters after you lift your finger. Could we please have an option to turn off the character echo. This makes manual typing slow and confusing.

Thanks,

Ed

On Apr 16, 2018, at 8:37 AM, FlickType <@FlickType> wrote:

Please reply to this topic to report all your feedback. Thank you for testing FlickType!

In this release:
- Attempt to fix lost feedback on tap & hold mode. Please let us know if the issue is fixed.
- Slightly reduced delay to enter tap & hold mode.
- Fixed tap & hold characters sometimes not being announced when releasing to enter them.
- Renamed some settings and added descriptions.
- Brought back the previous unduckable sound effect playback mode as a setting, on by default. Please test this & other sound settings as much as possible and report latency, volume or any other sound issues and feedback.
- Merged deletion feedback settings.
- Haptic setting now only appears on supported devices.
- Settings are now dismissible using the scrub / back gesture.
- Removed quick reply link setting as it caused confusion and was rarely used.
- Replaced menu options "Instructions", "We love feedback!", "Tell-a-friend" and "FlickType on the web" with a single "Help & Support" web redirect option.
- Two finger double tap when the menu is open, also known as "magic tap", will now select the "Export text" option.
- Use higher-quality voice (if available) when VoiceOver is disabled
- Updated dictionary
- Fixed crashes

Earlier notable changes:
- Added stereo panning setting for tap sound effects, on by default. Try with headphones and tell us what you think.
- Fixed long tap menu gesture activating too low on iPhone X.
- Fixed text not appearing when sharing in some apps.
- Always show "Copy & clear" menu option, even when "Copy & Clear on exit" is enabled.
- Fixed double announcement of typed text when invoking the menu.

Please reply to this topic to report all your feedback. Thank you for testing FlickType!

Kosta & Ashley



 

I agree with Alan (Macster) about not liking the typing echo when manually entering words one key at a time. The initial announcement of the key when you find it is enough and the echo is distracting. I also find it distracting when it echoes when inputting numbers from the numeric keypad that appears with the 2 finger swipe right.

Alan Lemly

-----Original Message-----
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Sent: Monday, April 16, 2018 11:18 AM
To: alpha@flicktype.groups.io
Subject: Re: [FlickType-alpha] Build 36 is out to alpha

Hi guys. First things first, I think this is the most complete and the smoothest version yet so congratulations on a good job!

A few comments on the changes... Entering words manually certainly has a much more crisp feel and there is a definite upturn in responsiveness from press to character announcement. One small request though, could we have the option to turn off the character echo please? Announcing the letter as I type is a necessity but repeating it once I've lifted my finger is something I'm not keen on. Not a bug by any means, just personal preference. Even though I use touch typing in the standard keyboard I have the echo turned off.

I've gone through all the sound settings. I like the new marimba click sound and think I'll keep this on. As I use audio ducking by default, I noticed the clicks became more prominent with unduckable mode on as expected, but after changing between this and customizable I'm happy to report I couldn't notice any latency issues between the two. I did turn the clicks down from 60 to 40 with unduckable on but again, nothing more than personal preference there. I'm not a fan of the delete sound as it seems a bit loud /sharp, maybe this is simply due to its volume standing out from my preferred set up though. I prefer to use the change pitch for deleting, which works well with the standard Irish voice but lowers a bit too much with standard English Daniel voice which is on if VoiceOver is disabled. Is this just due to the slower speed and /or reduced quality of the non enhanced voice? A very minor issue regardless.

I'm keen to try the haptic feedback options but I'll do so on a friend's phone when the app is officially released as I'm running an SE.

I like being able to dismiss the settings with the two finger scrub and also going straight to the export text option with the two finger double tap in particular. Great uses of these gestures. Are there any plans to add a favourite contacts section for quick access? Maybe this is something the pinch gesture could be used for?

I've only been using the new build for an hour so I'll report back with anything else I notice as I go, but happy to report their have been no crashes or latency issues at all here.

Keep up the good work!

Alan


Nozi <noziphokhanda@...>
 

I’m really enjoying the latest build. Very smooth and the volume issues have been fixed