[FlickType] The new flick type app

Chuck Dean

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From: "Corie Brown" <corie@...>
Date: June 29, 2018 at 10:56:45 PM MST
To: hello@flicktype.groups.io
Subject: Re: [FlickType] The new flick type app
Reply-To: hello@flicktype.groups.io

 I am aware of that. Doesn't address the problem for anyone who would like to see the text...just not in a font that can be read by anyone without vi from the other side of the room! 

Also I have had a few instances of typing lengthy emails, but when I swipe FlickType keyboard off screen, none of my text has transferred to my email!  Is this a known issue?  Reliability is paramount for many of us I’m sure. 

On 30 Jun 2018, at 06:44, Chuck Dean <cadean329@...> wrote:

 You can toggle the visual announcements on and off with a three finger triple tap; just like the screen curtain. 
 I hope this helps, 

On Jun 29, 2018, at 10:27 PM, Corie Brown <corie@...> wrote:

The keyboard is great as and I am happy to pay a small monthly fee for ongoing development. 
 However, one thing that is driving me crazy is the lack of control over the size of the letters that appear as I type. Short words are massive! This is preventing me from using the app in meetings and public spaces, which is frustrating as I think the functionality is brilliant. 
 Is it feasible to introduce an option for users to select a maximum font size? 

On 30 Jun 2018, at 04:30, Maria Reyes <Mreyes7121@...> wrote:

Yes I think one will be coming soon. If I could I defenantly pay the 99 cents per month fee.

On Jun 29, 2018, at 11:23 PM, Chuck Dean <cadean329@...> wrote:

 There is not a half screen option at this time, however one may be possible in the near future. Unfortunately, it is not as easy as it sounds. Fleksy had problems with stuttering speech, and FlickType will probably also have problems. 

On Jun 29, 2018, at 8:10 PM, Tyler Wood <tcwood12@...> wrote:


This is very valid actually.

I tend to go between flick type and braille screen input for the most part.

Now, for a few questions. I'd rather not make this into a separate thread because I might be blatantly missing something.

Is there a way to get flick type to show up at the bottom of the screen only, similar to the default keyboard? As it stands now, flicking down with one finger and occasionally, if my finger isn't high enough on the screen, then hitting send is a little counter intuitive. Maybe that's because of iOS limitations, though, or maybe there's a hidden setting somewhere I'm failing to find.

I also find when typing a message when I use a notification action and need to change to flick type as the default keyboard for some reason the switch keyboard doesn't show up at the bottom left of the screen. Again, I could be missing something.

Regardless, love this keyboard. I was on android for a while and this is one of the main reasons I came back to iOS among others. It's truly a joy to use and certainly, in my mind anyway, far surpasses flexi. The amount of work put into this and features added in such a short time is simply staggering.

On 29-Jun-2018 9:34 PM, Chuck Dean wrote:
When Fleksy first came out I paid nineteen dollars and ninety nine cents as a one time purchase price. Unfortunately, even this high purchase price did not generate enough revenue to sustain the app, so they released it to the general public. 
In order to please the masses the developers had to make Fleksy appear more like a qwerty keyboard, which made Fleksy almost impossible for the visually impaired to operate. 

As you can see, a one time purchase price will have to be very expensive to fund ongoing improvements, maintenance and other languages. 

Ninety nine cents a month is surely affordable for anyone who owns an iPhone and will generate a steady revenue flow, so FlickType will not end up in the scrap heap like Fleksy. 


PS. Three and a half cents a day seems like a steal for a handful of magic.  😎 

On Jun 29, 2018, at 7:25 PM, Tyler Wood <tcwood12@...> wrote:


On the other side of that coin, paying a one time fee of $15 and using the app for 2 or 3 years saves me that bit of extra money. Considering I am in Canada even moreso here.

I wish there was a way to get around apples greedy 35% snatched from the jar, though. I'd gladly pay with pay pal or something so the developer gets all of my money.

On 29-Jun-2018 9:23 PM, Christy S wrote:

What I think, to be honest, is that what comes out to $12 a year is more than reasonable to support ongoing development. There are apps out there that cost double that or more which may or may not continue to develop. This way if anyone chooses to no longer use the app for whatever reason, you cancel the subscription and you're done. There's no paying a good chunk for something only to find out two months later that you have wasted that money.

On 6/29/2018 9:01 PM, leonard morris wrote:
I am currently using flick type classic because I don't want to pay a 99cents monthly fee. I might reconsider if there was a yearly subscription fee or a one time life Time fee would be OK. What do you think? Every country has an identity, history, custom, and culture. It’s a unique landscape in determining how its people Live, work, and play.

On Jun 30, 2018, at 9:32 AM, George Cham <George.cham@...> wrote:

It you are no longer beta testing FlickType, you are more than welcome to Unsubscrive from the list.
To ensure that you don't receive anymore beta notification.
Go to testflight, it FlickType and FlickType clasic is there.
Then you have the option to stop testing.
This will remove the apps from testflight and your apple id

Kind regards,

George Cham

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From: hello@flicktype.groups.io <hello@flicktype.groups.io> on behalf of Keith Gillard <kgillard@...>
Sent: Saturday, June 30, 2018 10:50:44 AM
To: hello@flicktype.groups.io
Subject: Re: [FlickType] Welcome to the FlickType discussion group
I did not subscribe! I was added by the developer! When I signed up for the beta! Then the developer remove me from the beta testing since I guess I wasn’t giving any feedback! Then I unsubscribe from the mailing list but the developer has added me once again! Without my permission without any action! Not impressed! Should take this to Apple! I know that I can and sub from the link below but I want my email address out of his database so I don’t have to go through this bullshit anymore! Peace out cheers… Keith

Sent from my Space Gray iPhone 8

> On Jun 29, 2018, at 5:17 PM, Dave <dave.beckett.uk@...> wrote:
> Keith, This may sound like a silly question. But why did you subscribe, in the first place?
> Also, if you go to the bottom of the eMail, you can unsubscribe yourself.
> -----Original Message----- From: Keith Gillard
> Sent: Friday, June 29, 2018 11:49 PM
> To: hello@flicktype.groups.io
> Subject: Re: [FlickType] Welcome to the FlickType discussion group
> Please unsubscribe me from this group and remove my email address from your database! I’m asking nicely for now! Thank you!
> Sent from my Space Gray iPhone 8
>> On Jun 29, 2018, at 2:55 PM, FlickType <hello@...> wrote:
>> Hi all, and welcome to our group!
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>> We hope you enjoy typing with FlickType. Thank you for your continued support, and please let us know how we can make it better for you in the future!
>> Warmly,
>> Kosta and Ashley


Thank you Chuck. Hopefully we are addressing the reliabilities issues with the next App Store release shortly. On the font issue we'll probably add an option for maximum size at some point.

- Kosta