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




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

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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:
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> 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 👍🏻
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> Thanks,
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> Ed
>> On Aug 18, 2018, at 5:33 PM, FlickType <hello@...> wrote:
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>> 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.
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>> - Kosta
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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


 

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



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