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Re: Pricing Question

Kosta Eleftheriou
 

Hi Shawn, and thank you for the kind words! ☺️

A long time ago we had a $1/month subscription, and we eventually dropped it and instead charged $2 to download the app. More recently, about 2 months ago, we made the app completely free to try with a $6 charge to access the settings.

Regardless, anyone can join our public beta here where all the features are free: https://testflight.apple.com/join/EGJKQYta

Best,
Kosta


On Tue, Mar 2, 2021 at 10:00 PM Shawn Krasniuk via groups.io <bbsshawn=icloud.com@groups.io> wrote:
Hi Ashley and Kosta. Today I was telling a friend of mine about Flicktype and how it has made my life easier when it comes to typing on the phone. Well she was impressed that she wanted to buy the app herself. The only thing is that we saw that the price is $8.49. Is this a new price or is this price what it was when you stopped the subscriptions? Because I thought that it was originally around $2. Also, she's very interested in becoming a beta tester. Do you have room for her and if so, what's your email address so I can send you her email address without cluttering this list?

Regards,
Shawn,
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Pricing Question

Shawn Krasniuk
 

Hi Ashley and Kosta. Today I was telling a friend of mine about Flicktype and how it has made my life easier when it comes to typing on the phone. Well she was impressed that she wanted to buy the app herself. The only thing is that we saw that the price is $8.49. Is this a new price or is this price what it was when you stopped the subscriptions? Because I thought that it was originally around $2. Also, she's very interested in becoming a beta tester. Do you have room for her and if so, what's your email address so I can send you her email address without cluttering this list?

Regards,
Shawn,
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Re: Exposing scammers on the App Store

Luke Davis
 

Is it just as easy to buy negative reviews as it is to buy positive ones?

If so, the only solution crazy enough to get Apple to sit up and finally act, might be to completely trash the review system by buying negative reviews for scam apps.

The end result of that, of course, will be that the scammers would start buying negative reviews for good apps, to return the favor. That would likely have the ultimate effect of making reviews completely useless to the average user, which would hopefully get Apple to step in.

I'm not proposing anyone actually start this kind of scorched earth war, but if I can think of it, I'm quite sure somebody else already has.

Luke

On Mon, 8 Feb 2021, FlickType wrote:

Two new articles about my efforts to expose scammers on the App Store:

https://9to5mac.com/2021/02/08/app-store-scam-apps-how-to-spot/

https://www.theverge.com/2021/2/8/22272849/apple-app-store-scams-ios-fraud-reviews-ratings-flicktype

- Kosta





Re: Exposing scammers on the App Store

Matthew Janusauskas
 

Hi Kosta,

Thank you for all you are doing trying to be an agent of change in this clearly broken and unfair system.
My daily mobile productivity has been forever changed thanks to FlickType, and I’m happy to do anything I can to support your excellent work and efforts.

Regards,

Matthew

On Feb 8, 2021, at 11:16 PM, FlickType <hello@flicktype.com> wrote:

Two new articles about my efforts to expose scammers on the App Store:

https://9to5mac.com/2021/02/08/app-store-scam-apps-how-to-spot/

https://www.theverge.com/2021/2/8/22272849/apple-app-store-scams-ios-fraud-reviews-ratings-flicktype

- Kosta





Exposing scammers on the App Store

 


Re: Current show-stopping issues

JP Shandra <blindambition777@...>
 

Hi Kosta,
I’m glad you guys got a partial win on removals, but astounding that developer accounts weren’t shut down.
The write up in TechCrunch is a HUGE embarrassment for Apple. Widely respected and followed...
Thumbs up!!! 👍🏻
Best,
JP

On Feb 3, 2021, at 5:06 PM, FlickType <hello@flicktype.com> wrote:

For anyone who had to buy FlickType again due to the recent update:

This was not intended and the vast majority of users have been automatically upgraded for free. If you were affected, please reach out to hello@flicktype.com so we can help you with a refund.

Meanwhile, here's another update of our ongoing saga: https://techcrunch.com/2021/02/03/apple-urged-to-root-out-rating-scams-as-developer-highlights-ugly-cost-of-enforcement-failure/

- Kosta





Re: Current show-stopping issues

 

For anyone who had to buy FlickType again due to the recent update:

This was not intended and the vast majority of users have been automatically upgraded for free. If you were affected, please reach out to hello@flicktype.com so we can help you with a refund.

Meanwhile, here's another update of our ongoing saga: https://techcrunch.com/2021/02/03/apple-urged-to-root-out-rating-scams-as-developer-highlights-ugly-cost-of-enforcement-failure/

- Kosta


Re: Current show-stopping issues

Peter Torpey
 

I think that Kosta is pretty devoted to keeping this going and making it useful for the blind.  On the other hand, he is just a single developer and as the OS changes and different devices come on line there is never any certainly in such a situation.  In the meantime we can enjoy it while we can.

 

--Pete

 

 

From: hello@flicktype.groups.io <hello@flicktype.groups.io> On Behalf Of Chuck Dean
Sent: Tuesday, February 2, 2021 7:32 PM
To: hello@flicktype.groups.io
Subject: Re: [FlickType] Current show-stopping issues

 

Doubtful.

Why worry about something there is no evidence?           

Chuck  (mobile)

Pleez x cuze enny tie ping or spelin air ores.

 



On Feb 2, 2021, at 5:51 PM, Jessica D <jldail13@...> wrote:

Hi,

With all the craziness the developer is currently going through, should I be worried that flicktype could disappear from the AppStore tomorrow?



On Feb 2, 2021, at 4:07 PM, Chuck Dean <cadean329@...> wrote:



Hello Salman,

Yes, I had exactly the same problem. I had to re-purchase Fliktype in order to get into the settings.

But it was a small price to pay, considering how much I use FlickType, so I’m not complaining.

 

Chuck  (mobile)

Pleez x cuze enny tie ping or spelin air ores.

 



On Feb 2, 2021, at 11:17 AM, Salman Haider <salmanhaider.purdue@...> wrote:

Hi Kosta,

I just wanted to mention that since the last couple or so updates, it seemed like the ability to access any of the app settings went away since the app would prompt the user to either make the purchase or restore their purchase. Tapping on the restore option gave me the error stating that no previous purchase was found. This was the case in the App Store version as well as the beta version. I ended up purchasing again to allow me to access the settings.  

Thought I'd mention this since it seems that the record of the purchase that we made previously, was not picked up via the restore option.

Salman 


Re: Current show-stopping issues

Chuck Dean
 

Doubtful.
Why worry about something there is no evidence?           

Chuck  (mobile)
Pleez x cuze enny tie ping or spelin air ores.


On Feb 2, 2021, at 5:51 PM, Jessica D <jldail13@...> wrote:

Hi,
With all the craziness the developer is currently going through, should I be worried that flicktype could disappear from the AppStore tomorrow?


On Feb 2, 2021, at 4:07 PM, Chuck Dean <cadean329@...> wrote:


Hello Salman,
Yes, I had exactly the same problem. I had to re-purchase Fliktype in order to get into the settings.
But it was a small price to pay, considering how much I use FlickType, so I’m not complaining.

Chuck  (mobile)
Pleez x cuze enny tie ping or spelin air ores.


On Feb 2, 2021, at 11:17 AM, Salman Haider <salmanhaider.purdue@...> wrote:

Hi Kosta,
I just wanted to mention that since the last couple or so updates, it seemed like the ability to access any of the app settings went away since the app would prompt the user to either make the purchase or restore their purchase. Tapping on the restore option gave me the error stating that no previous purchase was found. This was the case in the App Store version as well as the beta version. I ended up purchasing again to allow me to access the settings.  
Thought I'd mention this since it seems that the record of the purchase that we made previously, was not picked up via the restore option.
Salman 


Re: Current show-stopping issues

Jessica D
 

Hi,
With all the craziness the developer is currently going through, should I be worried that flicktype could disappear from the AppStore tomorrow?


On Feb 2, 2021, at 4:07 PM, Chuck Dean <cadean329@...> wrote:


Hello Salman,
Yes, I had exactly the same problem. I had to re-purchase Fliktype in order to get into the settings.
But it was a small price to pay, considering how much I use FlickType, so I’m not complaining.

Chuck  (mobile)
Pleez x cuze enny tie ping or spelin air ores.


On Feb 2, 2021, at 11:17 AM, Salman Haider <salmanhaider.purdue@...> wrote:

Hi Kosta,
I just wanted to mention that since the last couple or so updates, it seemed like the ability to access any of the app settings went away since the app would prompt the user to either make the purchase or restore their purchase. Tapping on the restore option gave me the error stating that no previous purchase was found. This was the case in the App Store version as well as the beta version. I ended up purchasing again to allow me to access the settings.  
Thought I'd mention this since it seems that the record of the purchase that we made previously, was not picked up via the restore option.
Salman 


Re: Current show-stopping issues

Chuck Dean
 

Hello Salman,
Yes, I had exactly the same problem. I had to re-purchase Fliktype in order to get into the settings.
But it was a small price to pay, considering how much I use FlickType, so I’m not complaining.

Chuck  (mobile)
Pleez x cuze enny tie ping or spelin air ores.


On Feb 2, 2021, at 11:17 AM, Salman Haider <salmanhaider.purdue@...> wrote:

Hi Kosta,
I just wanted to mention that since the last couple or so updates, it seemed like the ability to access any of the app settings went away since the app would prompt the user to either make the purchase or restore their purchase. Tapping on the restore option gave me the error stating that no previous purchase was found. This was the case in the App Store version as well as the beta version. I ended up purchasing again to allow me to access the settings.  
Thought I'd mention this since it seems that the record of the purchase that we made previously, was not picked up via the restore option.
Salman 


Re: Current show-stopping issues

Salman Haider
 

Hi Kosta,
I just wanted to mention that since the last couple or so updates, it seemed like the ability to access any of the app settings went away since the app would prompt the user to either make the purchase or restore their purchase. Tapping on the restore option gave me the error stating that no previous purchase was found. This was the case in the App Store version as well as the beta version. I ended up purchasing again to allow me to access the settings.  
Thought I'd mention this since it seems that the record of the purchase that we made previously, was not picked up via the restore option.
Salman 


Re: Current show-stopping issues

JP Shandra <blindambition777@...>
 

They could sue! I’m sure they have patents and trademarks, but it’s time consuming and extremely costly. Enough to put Indy developers out of business. Could take years and like playing whack a mole. There’s another counterfeiter right behind them.
This is an Apple problem. There’s glaring issues with app approval process. There’s no incentive for them to help developers like Kosta and Ashley. Apple is going to get their cut, no matter who it comes from. How bout them apples?
It’s things like this that are putting the microscope on Google and Apple. For very good reason!!!
Best,
JP

On Tue, Feb 2, 2021 at 1:14 AM Jean-Philippe Rykiel <jprykiel@...> wrote:
- Kosta & Ashley.

my god! I can't believe what I read. This is a case of identity theft.
am I wrong? Can't you sue them for that?

Cheers,

JPR


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Le 02/02/2021 à 05:55, FlickType a écrit :
> Also here’s what we’ve been going through with FlickType in recent months, for those interested: https://twitter.com/keleftheriou/status/1356011069395755009?s=20
>
> - Kosta & Ashley
>
> PS: There’s a screenshot in the thread that I think has no ALT text but is mostly described in the tweet itself. It is a screenshot of a literally empty white screen, with a single “Unlock now” button at the bottom.
>
>
>
>
>






Re: Current show-stopping issues

Ed Worrell <ed.worrell@...>
 

Hello Kosta and Ashley,

I am sorry to hear what you’ve been going through with the App Store. I hope you get all of those issues resolved sooner than later.

One of the big show stoppers for me is Flicktype not working in the mail application. I am also having a bunch of issues in 3rd party apps with FlickType not entering text in to the text field. Or the text field not recognizing the text entered and telling me to finish the form or entry. I’m honestly wondering if this is because of swiping to enter the word and it enters a space as that’s the Flicktype behavior.

One of the biggest issues for me is the space at the front of the first line of text, This happens all the time and it makes text on social media posts for my business look off and weird.

Voiceover is still having issues and stuttering after you insert a wor. It doesn’t read the word properly nor does it spell the word out correctly most of the time.Spelling the word out is the biggest issue for me in these two problems. VO starts reading the word in the middle of the word most of the time.


Also in some apps Flicktype can not be switched. Ie. I can not switch to the iOS keyboard. This is a problem mostly in number text fields.

Ed

On Feb 2, 2021, at 2:14 AM, Jean-Philippe Rykiel <jprykiel@gmail.com> wrote:

- Kosta & Ashley.

my god! I can't believe what I read. This is a case of identity theft. am I wrong? Can't you sue them for that?

Cheers,

JPR


http://www.jprykiel.com
https://www.youtube.com/c/jprykiel
http://soundcloud.com/ryksounet
https://www.youtube.com/c/jprykielhttp://facebook.com/jeanphilipperykiel

Le 02/02/2021 à 05:55, FlickType a écrit :
Also here’s what we’ve been going through with FlickType in recent months, for those interested: https://twitter.com/keleftheriou/status/1356011069395755009?s=20

- Kosta & Ashley

PS: There’s a screenshot in the thread that I think has no ALT text but is mostly described in the tweet itself. It is a screenshot of a literally empty white screen, with a single “Unlock now” button at the bottom.





Re: Current show-stopping issues

Jean-Philippe Rykiel
 

- Kosta & Ashley.

my god! I can't believe what I read. This is a case of identity theft. am I wrong? Can't you sue them for that?

Cheers,

JPR


http://www.jprykiel.com
https://www.youtube.com/c/jprykiel
http://soundcloud.com/ryksounet
https://www.youtube.com/c/jprykielhttp://facebook.com/jeanphilipperykiel

Le 02/02/2021 à 05:55, FlickType a écrit :
Also here’s what we’ve been going through with FlickType in recent months, for those interested: https://twitter.com/keleftheriou/status/1356011069395755009?s=20

- Kosta & Ashley

PS: There’s a screenshot in the thread that I think has no ALT text but is mostly described in the tweet itself. It is a screenshot of a literally empty white screen, with a single “Unlock now” button at the bottom.




Re: Current show-stopping issues

 

Also here’s what we’ve been going through with FlickType in recent months, for those interested: https://twitter.com/keleftheriou/status/1356011069395755009?s=20

- Kosta & Ashley

PS: There’s a screenshot in the thread that I think has no ALT text but is mostly described in the tweet itself. It is a screenshot of a literally empty white screen, with a single “Unlock now” button at the bottom.


Current show-stopping issues

 

Hi all,

I’d love to confirm any current show-stopping issues with FlickType and see if there’s anything I could do about them.

My understanding is that the main Direct Touch issue is solved with iOS 14.4, and that FlickType on watchOS 7.3 in unusable due to the lack of Direct Touch in the rotor.

It was also brought to my attention that the share/export button of the text in the container app is missing in the latest update, which was not intended and I will fix.

Thank you for your patience and support,
Kosta


Re: iOS 14.4 has been released... Fixes the direct touch issue.

Jessica D
 

Hi,
I’m not sure who to report this to, but if you want to use the outlook app, and have an Apple Watch, be aware that when you get a notification on your watch, voiceover won’t read it. The way I get around this, is to dismiss the notification, by pressing the digital crown, then going to the notification center, to check it.


On Jan 26, 2021, at 7:40 PM, Alan Lemly <walemly@...> wrote:


I'd recommend folks try Outlook for iOS as their primary mail app. I switched to it when the main Apple Mail app couldn't keep focus on a message in iOS 13.X and I've never regretted the move. The Direct Touch issue also seems resolved in iOS 14.4 with Outlook for iOS.

Alan Lemly  

with Outlook for iOS

From: hello@flicktype.groups.io <hello@flicktype.groups.io> on behalf of Chuck Dean <cadean329@...>
Sent: Tuesday, January 26, 2021 2:57:35 PM
To: hello@flicktype.groups.io <hello@flicktype.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [FlickType] iOS 14.4 has been released... Fixes the direct touch issue.
 
Hello Gina,
If you are using FlickType in the native mail app, these kind of problems are inherent, and Kosta has not been able to fix them. It has something to do with the new construction of the mail app by Apple, and Fliktype and Apple‘s iOS mail client does not play well together.
You shouldn’t have these problems in other applications such as messages.

Chuck  (mobile)
Pleez x cuze enny tie ping or spelin air ores.


On Jan 26, 2021, at 1:15 PM, Gina Grunden <runemagick115@...> wrote:


 I'm using Flicktype on an IPhone 10 r, and I've found that Flicktype loses focus a lot. It also doesn't seem to say the words when I flick back to delete them. I'll see if using the app in Full screen mode, or one of the other modes makes any kind of difference. kind of difference. :) 


On Jan 26, 2021, at 1:59 PM, Chuck Dean <cadean329@...> wrote:

BTW,
I had to set the direct touch with the rotor once when I sent my first email, but it has been working fine since☺️I can't get FlickType Thanks for the update.                                                   

Chuck  (mobile)
Pleez x cuze enny tie ping or spelin air ores.


On Jan 26, 2021, at 11:51 AM, Chuck Dean <cadean329@...> wrote:




Hello everyone,
I updated to ios 14.4 which seems to have fixed the direct touch issue with Flicktype.
It took about 15 minutes to update.

Good luck, 

Chuck  (mobile)
Pleez x cuze enny tie ping or spelin air ores.


Re: iOS 14.4 has been released... Fixes the direct touch issue.

 

I'd recommend folks try Outlook for iOS as their primary mail app. I switched to it when the main Apple Mail app couldn't keep focus on a message in iOS 13.X and I've never regretted the move. The Direct Touch issue also seems resolved in iOS 14.4 with Outlook for iOS.

Alan Lemly  

with Outlook for iOS


From: hello@flicktype.groups.io <hello@flicktype.groups.io> on behalf of Chuck Dean <cadean329@...>
Sent: Tuesday, January 26, 2021 2:57:35 PM
To: hello@flicktype.groups.io <hello@flicktype.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [FlickType] iOS 14.4 has been released... Fixes the direct touch issue.
 
Hello Gina,
If you are using FlickType in the native mail app, these kind of problems are inherent, and Kosta has not been able to fix them. It has something to do with the new construction of the mail app by Apple, and Fliktype and Apple‘s iOS mail client does not play well together.
You shouldn’t have these problems in other applications such as messages.

Chuck  (mobile)
Pleez x cuze enny tie ping or spelin air ores.


On Jan 26, 2021, at 1:15 PM, Gina Grunden <runemagick115@...> wrote:


 I'm using Flicktype on an IPhone 10 r, and I've found that Flicktype loses focus a lot. It also doesn't seem to say the words when I flick back to delete them. I'll see if using the app in Full screen mode, or one of the other modes makes any kind of difference. kind of difference. :) 


On Jan 26, 2021, at 1:59 PM, Chuck Dean <cadean329@...> wrote:

BTW,
I had to set the direct touch with the rotor once when I sent my first email, but it has been working fine since☺️I can't get FlickType Thanks for the update.                                                   

Chuck  (mobile)
Pleez x cuze enny tie ping or spelin air ores.


On Jan 26, 2021, at 11:51 AM, Chuck Dean <cadean329@...> wrote:




Hello everyone,
I updated to ios 14.4 which seems to have fixed the direct touch issue with Flicktype.
It took about 15 minutes to update.

Good luck, 

Chuck  (mobile)
Pleez x cuze enny tie ping or spelin air ores.


Re: iOS 14.4 has been released... Fixes the direct touch issue.

Chuck Dean
 

Hi Gina,
When I want to compose an email, I can post it in the FlickType container app, and then close the app, and then paste it into the message body of the email I want to send, or reply to. Works pretty good, only a couple more movements.

Chuck  (mobile)
Pleez x cuze enny tie ping or spelin air ores.


On Jan 26, 2021, at 2:48 PM, Gina Grunden <runemagick115@...> wrote:

Chuck: Thanks so much for replying. I thought I was doing something wrong. I'm not at all giving up on the app by any means. :-)

I did notice that the app was super snappy once downloading it again, so that was quite exciting.

On 1/26/2021 3:57 PM, Chuck Dean wrote:
Hello Gina,
If you are using FlickType in the native mail app, these kind of problems are inherent, and Kosta has not been able to fix them. It has something to do with the new construction of the mail app by Apple, and Fliktype and Apple‘s iOS mail client does not play well together.
You shouldn’t have these problems in other applications such as messages.

Chuck  (mobile)
Pleez x cuze enny tie ping or spelin air ores.

Our 1972 Honda 600 Coupe

Our 1961 Vespa 400

On Jan 26, 2021, at 1:15 PM, Gina Grunden <runemagick115@...> wrote:


 I'm using Flicktype on an IPhone 10 r, and I've found that Flicktype loses focus a lot. It also doesn't seem to say the words when I flick back to delete them. I'll see if using the app in Full screen mode, or one of the other modes makes any kind of difference. kind of difference. :)


On Jan 26, 2021, at 1:59 PM, Chuck Dean <cadean329@...> wrote:

BTW,
I had to set the direct touch with the rotor once when I sent my first email, but it has been working fine since☺️I can't get FlickType Thanks for the update.

Chuck  (mobile)
Pleez x cuze enny tie ping or spelin air ores.

Our 1972 Honda 600 Coupe

Our 1961 Vespa 400

On Jan 26, 2021, at 11:51 AM, Chuck Dean <cadean329@...> wrote:




Hello everyone,
I updated to ios 14.4 which seems to have fixed the direct touch issue with Flicktype.
It took about 15 minutes to update.

Good luck,

Chuck  (mobile)
Pleez x cuze enny tie ping or spelin air ores.

Our 1972 Honda 600 Coupe

Our 1961 Vespa 400










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