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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


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



 

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-----
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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


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