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TestFlight process and issues

 
Edited

Hi all,

As the demand for the beta is increasing, so are the support requests relating to issues with installing the beta for the first time through TestFlight.

Perhaps the most common issue is that it is not so obvious that you need to use the "Start testing" link in the initial email you get.

Anyone who had any trouble installing the beta from TestFlight, if you did manage to complete the process successfully in the end, could you please share any tips that might be helpful for other folks? Eventually, we'd like to take those and compile them into a permanent page here in the Wiki as well as other places, in order to ensure the onboarding process for the beta is as smooth as can be.

Thank you!
- Kosta

Typing with flicktype

George Cham
 

After using FlickType on I pad, and I phone for over a week, I'm finding typing on I phone much faster than I pad.

Kind regards,

George Cham





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Re: TestFlight process and issues

Brandon Cross
 

It's pretty straightforward, you get the Test Flight app from the app
store, go through its first time setup. You then apply for beta testing
with whatever projects you wish via the means they've asked you to do so.
Once you get an email from a project you've applied to test, there's a
button in there, click the button, it goes right to Test Flight and you're
good to go, hit download for the first time and that's it.

On Thu, Apr 5, 2018 at 4:52 PM, FlickType <@FlickType> wrote:

[Edited Message Follows]
[Reason: My apologies. The link in the email displays as "View in
TestFlight", but VoiceOver announces it as "Start testing". That was
totally unexpected.]

Hi all,

As the demand for the beta is increasing, so are the support requests
relating to issues with installing the beta for the first time through
TestFlight.

Perhaps the most common issue is that it is not so obvious that you need
to use the "Start testing" link in the initial email you get.

Anyone who had any trouble installing the beta from TestFlight, if you did
manage to complete the process successfully in the end, could you please
share any tips that might be helpful for other folks? Eventually, we'd like
to take those and compile them into a permanent page here in the Wiki as
well as other places, in order to ensure the onboarding process for the
beta is as smooth as can be.

Thank you!
- Kosta



intro and thoughts

Beth
 

Hi, all.
MY name is Beth Taurasi, and I've recently begun playing with the flicktype
keyboard. I'd like to thank the devs for creating this group because you
could get lots of suggestions and feedback for making your app better.
Secondly, I'd like to say that I for the most part like flicktype, and want
to play with it more. I honestly would love to see improvements though on
the way it handles notifications, like when Trenton, who happens to live
with me and test it on his iPod touch, sees notifications, the app goes
bonkers. Translation? It crashes or closes or something weird. That's all I
have to say. Other than that, I sent a text using flicktype to a friend,
and he was amazed.
Beth

Re: intro and thoughts

 

Thank you Beth!

The notification issue sounds really annoying and we'd love to fix it. What device are you using? And does it happen every single time a notification arrives while you are using FlickType?

- Kosta

Copy and clear on exit setting

 

Hello List,



Others might already be using the copy and clear on exit setting in
FlickType but I wanted to recommend doing so for those who might not be.
Kosta was kind enough to explain it to me in a beta support email exchange
and I'm finding it very convenient.



With this setting turned on, there is no need to return to the FlickType
menu when you've finished typing with it. You simply go to the app where you
want to paste your input and select paste when you're in the applicable text
box. I use FlickType mostly for texting so I have my messages app running in
the App Switcher and when I move to it and single finger double tap and hold
in the text box, a paste button pops up that when double tapped will insert
the FlickType text. When I return to FlickType in my App Switcher, it is
clear and ready for more typing. So, this setting automatically does what
the copy and clear menu item does when going to it from FlickType with a 2
finger swipe up.



I just find this setting very handy and wanted to share with those who might
not be aware of how it works.



Happy FlickTyping.



Alan Lemly

Re: Copy and clear on exit setting

Daniel McGee
 

I'm wondering if this could help for those who use the iPhone 10 
Would the following work. 
1 type your text in the FlickType app. 
2 swipe up with two fingers to get to the menu. 
3 finally, swipe with four fingers to another app and then try to paste your text in the app you desire. 


_____________________________
From: Alan Lemly <@walemly>
Sent: Friday, April 6, 2018 3:43 pm
Subject: [flicktype] Copy and clear on exit setting
To: <flicktype@groups.io>


Hello List,



Others might already be using the copy and clear on exit setting in
FlickType but I wanted to recommend doing so for those who might not be.
Kosta was kind enough to explain it to me in a beta support email exchange
and I'm finding it very convenient.



With this setting turned on, there is no need to return to the FlickType
menu when you've finished typing with it. You simply go to the app where you
want to paste your input and select paste when you're in the applicable text
box. I use FlickType mostly for texting so I have my messages app running in
the App Switcher and when I move to it and single finger double tap and hold
in the text box, a paste button pops up that when double tapped will insert
the FlickType text. When I return to FlickType in my App Switcher, it is
clear and ready for more typing. So, this setting automatically does what
the copy and clear menu item does when going to it from FlickType with a 2
finger swipe up.



I just find this setting very handy and wanted to share with those who might
not be aware of how it works.



Happy FlickTyping.



Alan Lemly

Re: intro and thoughts

Beth
 

Hey Costa,
I use an iPhone SE. Trenton notices it too on his iPod Touch. I don’t know
if it’s apple or what, but you’re supposed to be able to clear. iOS 11.3
btw is both of our operating systems.
Beth

On Fri, Apr 6, 2018 at 2:29 AM FlickType <@FlickType> wrote:

Thank you Beth!

The notification issue sounds really annoying and we'd love to fix it.
What device are you using? And does it happen every single time a
notification arrives while you are using FlickType?

- Kosta



Feasibility of adding opening question and exclamation marks in spanish, and Writing accented letters for adding words to the dictionary?

Gerardo Corripio <gera1027@...>
 

does Fliktype have a way as of yet, to write accented letters? for example, I’m wanting to add the musical group Maná to my dictionary, or if I’d want to add words with the ñ like niño, niña, mañana etc., how would is be done? Also among the punctuation suggestions in spanish, how hard/easy would it be to include open question or open exclamation marks, aside from the already-present closing question and exclamation marks? Oh and also for english, I can’t find the apostrophe+; I only seem to find the apostrophe+s, or a I missing somehting?

Gera
Enviado desde mi iPhone 5S de Telcel

New release: An entirely new sound treatment has arrived with build 29!

 
Edited

App changes follow below. Please report all your feedback by replying to this topic. Thank you for testing FlickType!

In this release:
- Complete revamp of of all sound effects: taps, deletions, errors, and more. Tell us what you think!
- Deletion announcements will now always use a lower pitch, and will not use the word "Deleted". You can turn that back on from the settings.
- Updated deletion sound effect, hopefully this is less intrusive. Thanks Serina! You can now also turn it off from the settings.
- Words with numbers and symbols will now be announced correctly and in detail, even if they contain no letters.
- Spelling of words now uses a higher pitch.
- Apostrophes in contractions like "it's" will be announced. Thanks Alan!
- Capital letter announcements will use the shorthand "cap" prefix instead of the full word "capital".
- Fixed pronunciation of colon symbol. Thanks Yana!
- Fixed wrong iPhone X keyboard positioning when in landscape mode.
- Added a few more words to the dictionary.

Notable earlier changes:
- Improved instructions
- Fixed stale text being read back when switching back to the app with "Copy & Clear on exit" on
- Moved keyboard higher on iPhone X to better match the system keyboard position
- Fixed repeating hint message on iPhone X
- Fixed haptic toggle sometimes not being respected
- Added new setting for haptic feedback, on by default
- Added setting to toggle the existing keyboard click sounds
- Added feedback when tapping and holding on the keyboard to accurately choose characters
- Disabled proximity sensor when keyboard is dismissed (ie when using the menu options). Thanks Ravi!
- Renamed "Auto-copy& clear" setting to "Copy & clear on exit". Thanks Peter!
- Fix occasional issue where you could not longer type upon returning from app switching. Please let us know if you are still experiencing similar issues.

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

Kosta & Ashley

PS: Don't forget to invite your friends to beta@...! The more testers we have, the faster we can improve the app.

Re: New release: An entirely new sound treatment has arrived with build 29!

George Cham
 

I like the new sound effects in this new version.
I can feel the haptic feedback on the I phone 8 it's very strong.

Kind Regards,

George Cham


________________________________
From: flicktype@groups.io <flicktype@groups.io> on behalf of FlickType <@FlickType>
Sent: Saturday, April 7, 2018 9:55:23 AM
To: flicktype@groups.io
Subject: [flicktype] New release: An entirely new sound treatment has arrived with build 29!

App changes follow below. Please report all your feedback through the TestFlight app, using the "Send Beta Feedback" option. Thank you for testing FlickType!

In this release:
- Complete revamp of of all sound effects: taps, deletions, errors, and more. Tell us what you think!
- Deletion announcements will now always use a lower pitch, and will not use the word "Deleted". You can turn that back on from the settings.
- Updated deletion sound effect, hopefully this is less intrusive. Thanks Serina! You can now also turn it off from the settings.
- Words with numbers and symbols will now be announced correctly and in detail, even if they contain no letters.
- Spelling of words now uses a higher pitch.
- Apostrophes in contractions like "it's" will be announced. Thanks Alan!
- Capital letter announcements will use the shorthand "cap" prefix instead of the full word "capital".
- Fixed pronunciation of colon symbol. Thanks Yana!
- Fixed wrong iPhone X keyboard positioning when in landscape mode.
- Added a few more words to the dictionary.

Notable earlier changes:
- Improved instructions
- Fixed stale text being read back when switching back to the app with "Copy & Clear on exit" on
- Moved keyboard higher on iPhone X to better match the system keyboard position
- Fixed repeating hint message on iPhone X
- Fixed haptic toggle sometimes not being respected
- Added new setting for haptic feedback, on by default
- Added setting to toggle the existing keyboard click sounds
- Added feedback when tapping and holding on the keyboard to accurately choose characters
- Disabled proximity sensor when keyboard is dismissed (ie when using the menu options). Thanks Ravi!
- Renamed "Auto-copy& clear" setting to "Copy & clear on exit". Thanks Peter!
- Fix occasional issue where you could not longer type upon returning from app switching. Please let us know if you are still experiencing similar issues.

Please report all your feedback through the TestFlight app, using the "Send Beta Feedback" option. Thank you for testing FlickType!

Kosta & Ashley

PS: Don't forget to invite your friends to beta@...! The more testers we have, the faster we can improve the app.

intro

Tony - The Blind Kind
 

Hi everyone,


I've been trying to join this list for a few days now and finally got it to work, I hope.


I'm excited to be a part of this beta. FlickType is awesome. Kosta and Ashley are awesome.


Happy FlickTyping!


--

Tony

Creator, The Blind Kind
Lighting Your Way Through Vision Loss
TBK Logo <https://theblindkind.com/>
Website: The Blind Kind <https://theblindkind.com/>
Twitter: @BlindKindBlog <https://twitter.com/blindkindblog>

Re: New release: An entirely new sound treatment has arrived with build 29!

Rebecca Ilniski <rilniski@...>
 

I love this new sound scheme and the new releases get better every time.

Rebecca and Zeb
email: rilniski@...
Twitter: applegirl1994

On Apr 6, 2018, at 8:35 PM, George Cham <George.cham@...> wrote:

I like the new sound effects in this new version.
I can feel the haptic feedback on the I phone 8 it's very strong.

Kind Regards,

George Cham


________________________________
From: flicktype@groups.io <flicktype@groups.io> on behalf of FlickType <@FlickType>
Sent: Saturday, April 7, 2018 9:55:23 AM
To: flicktype@groups.io
Subject: [flicktype] New release: An entirely new sound treatment has arrived with build 29!

App changes follow below. Please report all your feedback through the TestFlight app, using the "Send Beta Feedback" option. Thank you for testing FlickType!

In this release:
- Complete revamp of of all sound effects: taps, deletions, errors, and more. Tell us what you think!
- Deletion announcements will now always use a lower pitch, and will not use the word "Deleted". You can turn that back on from the settings.
- Updated deletion sound effect, hopefully this is less intrusive. Thanks Serina! You can now also turn it off from the settings.
- Words with numbers and symbols will now be announced correctly and in detail, even if they contain no letters.
- Spelling of words now uses a higher pitch.
- Apostrophes in contractions like "it's" will be announced. Thanks Alan!
- Capital letter announcements will use the shorthand "cap" prefix instead of the full word "capital".
- Fixed pronunciation of colon symbol. Thanks Yana!
- Fixed wrong iPhone X keyboard positioning when in landscape mode.
- Added a few more words to the dictionary.

Notable earlier changes:
- Improved instructions
- Fixed stale text being read back when switching back to the app with "Copy & Clear on exit" on
- Moved keyboard higher on iPhone X to better match the system keyboard position
- Fixed repeating hint message on iPhone X
- Fixed haptic toggle sometimes not being respected
- Added new setting for haptic feedback, on by default
- Added setting to toggle the existing keyboard click sounds
- Added feedback when tapping and holding on the keyboard to accurately choose characters
- Disabled proximity sensor when keyboard is dismissed (ie when using the menu options). Thanks Ravi!
- Renamed "Auto-copy& clear" setting to "Copy & clear on exit". Thanks Peter!
- Fix occasional issue where you could not longer type upon returning from app switching. Please let us know if you are still experiencing similar issues.

Please report all your feedback through the TestFlight app, using the "Send Beta Feedback" option. Thank you for testing FlickType!

Kosta & Ashley

PS: Don't forget to invite your friends to beta@...! The more testers we have, the faster we can improve the app.

Re: New release: An entirely new sound treatment has arrived with build 29!

Brandon Cross
 

I can't say I like the new sounds to be honest, though the typing is the
least of the problems. It is just a bit loud for my taste, the older one
was quiet, but I could get used to that. The deletion sound though, I
really don't like that at all, not only is it loud, its very high pitched
almost to the point of being painful.

On Fri, Apr 6, 2018 at 7:55 PM, FlickType <@FlickType> wrote:

[Edited Message Follows]
[Reason: Changed the preferred feedback channel to be through replying to
this topic, rather than through the TestFlight app]

App changes follow below. Please report all your feedback by replying to
this topic. Thank you for testing FlickType!

In this release:
- Complete revamp of of all sound effects: taps, deletions, errors, and
more. Tell us what you think!
- Deletion announcements will now always use a lower pitch, and will not
use the word "Deleted". You can turn that back on from the settings.
- Updated deletion sound effect, hopefully this is less intrusive. Thanks
Serina! You can now also turn it off from the settings.
- Words with numbers and symbols will now be announced correctly and in
detail, even if they contain no letters.
- Spelling of words now uses a higher pitch.
- Apostrophes in contractions like "it's" will be announced. Thanks Alan!
- Capital letter announcements will use the shorthand "cap" prefix instead
of the full word "capital".
- Fixed pronunciation of colon symbol. Thanks Yana!
- Fixed wrong iPhone X keyboard positioning when in landscape mode.
- Added a few more words to the dictionary.

Notable earlier changes:
- Improved instructions
- Fixed stale text being read back when switching back to the app with
"Copy & Clear on exit" on
- Moved keyboard higher on iPhone X to better match the system keyboard
position
- Fixed repeating hint message on iPhone X
- Fixed haptic toggle sometimes not being respected
- Added new setting for haptic feedback, on by default
- Added setting to toggle the existing keyboard click sounds
- Added feedback when tapping and holding on the keyboard to accurately
choose characters
- Disabled proximity sensor when keyboard is dismissed (ie when using the
menu options). Thanks Ravi!
- Renamed "Auto-copy& clear" setting to "Copy & clear on exit". Thanks
Peter!
- Fix occasional issue where you could not longer type upon returning from
app switching. Please let us know if you are still experiencing similar
issues.

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

Kosta & Ashley

PS: Don't forget to invite your friends to beta@...! The more
testers we have, the faster we can improve the app.



Re: New release: An entirely new sound treatment has arrived with build 29!

 

Thank you Brandon. For now you can turn off the deletion sound from the
setting, and we will be adding the old sounds back as an option in the next
release.

And just a general note for now as well as in the future, you can always
revert back to the previous release if you just go to TestFlight and select
"Previous builds" towards the bottom of the page.

- Kosta

http://flicktype.com
Invite your friends to beta@... today!
Follow us @FlickType <https://twitter.com/FlickType> for the latest updates!
Join the discussion: https://groups.io/g/flicktype

On Fri, Apr 6, 2018 at 5:47 PM, Brandon Cross <bcross3286@...> wrote:

I can't say I like the new sounds to be honest, though the typing is the
least of the problems. It is just a bit loud for my taste, the older one
was quiet, but I could get used to that. The deletion sound though, I
really don't like that at all, not only is it loud, its very high pitched
almost to the point of being painful.
On Fri, Apr 6, 2018 at 7:55 PM, FlickType <@FlickType> wrote:

[Edited Message Follows]
[Reason: Changed the preferred feedback channel to be through replying to
this topic, rather than through the TestFlight app]

App changes follow below. Please report all your feedback by replying to
this topic. Thank you for testing FlickType!

In this release:
- Complete revamp of of all sound effects: taps, deletions, errors, and
more. Tell us what you think!
- Deletion announcements will now always use a lower pitch, and will not
use the word "Deleted". You can turn that back on from the settings.
- Updated deletion sound effect, hopefully this is less intrusive. Thanks
Serina! You can now also turn it off from the settings.
- Words with numbers and symbols will now be announced correctly and in
detail, even if they contain no letters.
- Spelling of words now uses a higher pitch.
- Apostrophes in contractions like "it's" will be announced. Thanks Alan!
- Capital letter announcements will use the shorthand "cap" prefix
instead
of the full word "capital".
- Fixed pronunciation of colon symbol. Thanks Yana!
- Fixed wrong iPhone X keyboard positioning when in landscape mode.
- Added a few more words to the dictionary.

Notable earlier changes:
- Improved instructions
- Fixed stale text being read back when switching back to the app with
"Copy & Clear on exit" on
- Moved keyboard higher on iPhone X to better match the system keyboard
position
- Fixed repeating hint message on iPhone X
- Fixed haptic toggle sometimes not being respected
- Added new setting for haptic feedback, on by default
- Added setting to toggle the existing keyboard click sounds
- Added feedback when tapping and holding on the keyboard to accurately
choose characters
- Disabled proximity sensor when keyboard is dismissed (ie when using the
menu options). Thanks Ravi!
- Renamed "Auto-copy& clear" setting to "Copy & clear on exit". Thanks
Peter!
- Fix occasional issue where you could not longer type upon returning
from
app switching. Please let us know if you are still experiencing similar
issues.

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

Kosta & Ashley

PS: Don't forget to invite your friends to beta@...! The more
testers we have, the faster we can improve the app.





Re: intro

 

Thank you Tony, and welcome!

Could you tell us what issues you had in joining this list, and how you managed to resolve them? Might help some other folks too...

Re: intro

Tony - The Blind Kind
 

Groups.IO gave me a way to confirm my account through the browser, and it acted like I had, but when I tried to post, it told me that my account had not yet been confirmed. It was not until I clicked the link to confirm my account through the email I received that I was really confirmed and could then post, after setting a password.

Sent from my mobile device

On Apr 6, 2018, at 8:54 PM, FlickType <@FlickType> wrote:

Thank you Tony, and welcome!

Could you tell us what issues you had in joining this list, and how you managed to resolve them? Might help some other folks too...


Re: New release: An entirely new sound treatment has arrived with build 29!

Michael Sciabarrasi
 

Hello. I am a voiceover user and I just attempted to use flicktype with voiceover enabled. The app does not seem to be compatible with voiceover. Is this app meant to be used with voiceover turned off? When I tapp on a key, it doesn’t type the letter unless I double tap on it. Also, sometimes no matter where I tap on the screen it just says ready to type. Also, when I swipe up with 2 fingers with voiceover turned on it doesn’t bring me to the menu.

Re: New release: An entirely new sound treatment has arrived with build 29!

 

The app is meant to be used with VoiceOver enabled, and we'd love to get it working for you. Some folks have previously mentioned that active or assistive touch settings might interfere with the app. Do you have any such accessibility settings enabled?

- Kosta

Dictionary Word Requests and Mispronunciations`

 

We've had several common word requests that are not currently in the dictionary, as well as reports of mispronunciations of words, symbols, numbers, etc. Will you please comment with your requests and reports, and if you agree with what has been requested or reported please like the comment to help us decide what needs to be added and fixed?