As I understand it, the half screen keyboard poses many
problems and the final product may not be the total solution
you are waiting for.
Those of us who use fleksy understand typing in a text
field makes VoiceOver have delays and stuttering speech,
which is very annoying. So, the current thought is there
will be a half screen keyboard useful to interact with the
various areas of the screen, but you will want to change to
the full screen keyboard to enter the bulk of your text.
This seems to be the best compromise that Kosta can
There has been a Couple of attempts released to the
alpha group which didn't perform as expected. Kosta is a
steely eyed app developer, so whatever he finally releases
will be the very best app possible.
I was one of the big supporters of the half screen
keyboard, at first, but since I have been using the current
version of FlickType I really have no problems switching
between the full screen FlickType keyboard and the iOS
In my opinion the half screen keyboard will be nice.,
But not necessary.
I personally can't wait until the half size keyboard is
available. This would hopefully work more like the
standard keyboard in that one could easily view one's text
entry, navigate the cursor for editing and making
corrections, etc. As noted on this forum, there are
several circumstances where dismissing the keyboard leads
to a result in which the user must go back to the standard
keyboard. I'm thinking of the situation of trying to use
auto-correct when sending e-mail or text messages.
This will be a welcome addition and obviate the need for