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Re: App pricing

Chuck Dean
 


 Hello, 
 A one time price would have to be so expensive hardly anyone would be able to afford FlickType. 
 The Fleksy app was $19.99 and even at that very high price, did not generate enough revenue to sustain the app's development. 
 
 Other keyboards are not as complex as the FlickType keyboard. FlickType has a predictive engine that is not needed in any other keyboard. 
 
 Personally I am happy to pay a monthly subscription to help the continuation of this app and to reward Kosta and Ashley for their fine work. 
 If you feel a monthly subscription is not for you, then don't use the FlickType custom keyboard. FlickType Classic will always be available and free. 
 
 Chuck 

On Jul 2, 2018, at 9:14 AM, Force of nature psychic <neilmccullough3@...> wrote:

I don't think a A subscription based product would work. People just wouldn't pay. I myself don't really fancy paying an ongoing subscription  for this application. I am more than happy to pay a one-off charge and then if there is a major update in years to come paying another one but on a monthly basis I don't think this is the correct way to go. In my personal opinion sided people do not have to pay a monthly subscription for any keyboards out there so why should we.

Neil 

On 2 Jul 2018, at 16:38, Daniel McGee <danielmcgee134@...> wrote:

To kosta and Ashley

I'm sure you have already considered this but just throwing it out there anyway.
If people are finding money to be tight at the moment or feel pressure in anyway in adding to there list of subscriptio ns,. Have you considered adding a tip jar to the container app? This way, maybe people won't feel so pressurised and when they have the money, can donate in the form of in app purchases to the apps development for its future.
To get a sense of what I am trying to explain, checkout the apps: downcast and Twitterrific to see what I mean.

Also, for really big updates, maybe charge an in app purchase to unlock the special feature instead of always having an active subscription.
Of course, I am more than happy to pay for a subscription, these are just ideas as alternatives for different country markets and people's own respective situations in regards to money.
What does everyone think about the extra ideas for the apps future development?
Kind regards to all
Daniel


From: hello@flicktype.groups.io <hello@flicktype.groups.io> on behalf of FlickType <hello@...>
Sent: Monday, July 2, 2018 4:19:47 AM
To: hello@flicktype.groups.io
Subject: Re: [FlickType] App pricing
 
Hi Leonard,

Thanks for your feedback. Our pricing plans are fluid and we will try to come up with a pricing structure that works for everyone, but for now, we've found that this is the most accessible pricing structure for the largest number of people.

Stay tuned,
Ashley

On Sun, Jul  1, 2018 at 04:09 pm, leonard morris wrote:

>
> Every country has an identity, history, custom, and culture. It’s a unique
> landscape in determining how its people Live, work, and play.
>
> ( #window-49477356 )
>



Re: App pricing

Force of nature psychic
 

I don't think a A subscription based product would work. People just wouldn't pay. I myself don't really fancy paying an ongoing subscription  for this application. I am more than happy to pay a one-off charge and then if there is a major update in years to come paying another one but on a monthly basis I don't think this is the correct way to go. In my personal opinion sided people do not have to pay a monthly subscription for any keyboards out there so why should we.

Neil 

On 2 Jul 2018, at 16:38, Daniel McGee <danielmcgee134@...> wrote:

To kosta and Ashley

I'm sure you have already considered this but just throwing it out there anyway.
If people are finding money to be tight at the moment or feel pressure in anyway in adding to there list of subscriptio ns,. Have you considered adding a tip jar to the container app? This way, maybe people won't feel so pressurised and when they have the money, can donate in the form of in app purchases to the apps development for its future.
To get a sense of what I am trying to explain, checkout the apps: downcast and Twitterrific to see what I mean.

Also, for really big updates, maybe charge an in app purchase to unlock the special feature instead of always having an active subscription.
Of course, I am more than happy to pay for a subscription, these are just ideas as alternatives for different country markets and people's own respective situations in regards to money.
What does everyone think about the extra ideas for the apps future development?
Kind regards to all
Daniel


From: hello@flicktype.groups.io <hello@flicktype.groups.io> on behalf of FlickType <hello@...>
Sent: Monday, July 2, 2018 4:19:47 AM
To: hello@flicktype.groups.io
Subject: Re: [FlickType] App pricing
 
Hi Leonard,

Thanks for your feedback. Our pricing plans are fluid and we will try to come up with a pricing structure that works for everyone, but for now, we've found that this is the most accessible pricing structure for the largest number of people.

Stay tuned,
Ashley

On Sun, Jul  1, 2018 at 04:09 pm, leonard morris wrote:

>
> Every country has an identity, history, custom, and culture. It’s a unique
> landscape in determining how its people Live, work, and play.
>
> ( #window-49477356 )
>



Re: App pricing

Daniel McGee
 

To kosta and Ashley

I'm sure you have already considered this but just throwing it out there anyway.
If people are finding money to be tight at the moment or feel pressure in anyway in adding to there list of subscriptions,. Have you considered adding a tip jar to the container app? This way, maybe people won't feel so pressurised and when they have the money, can donate in the form of in app purchases to the apps development for its future.
To get a sense of what I am trying to explain, checkout the apps: downcast and Twitterrific to see what I mean.

Also, for really big updates, maybe charge an in app purchase to unlock the special feature instead of always having an active subscription.
Of course, I am more than happy to pay for a subscription, these are just ideas as alternatives for different country markets and people's own respective situations in regards to money.
What does everyone think about the extra ideas for the apps future development?
Kind regards to all
Daniel


From: hello@flicktype.groups.io <hello@flicktype.groups.io> on behalf of FlickType <hello@...>
Sent: Monday, July 2, 2018 4:19:47 AM
To: hello@flicktype.groups.io
Subject: Re: [FlickType] App pricing
 
Hi Leonard,

Thanks for your feedback. Our pricing plans are fluid and we will try to come up with a pricing structure that works for everyone, but for now, we've found that this is the most accessible pricing structure for the largest number of people.

Stay tuned,
Ashley

On Sun, Jul  1, 2018 at 04:09 pm, leonard morris wrote:

>
> Every country has an identity, history, custom, and culture. It’s a unique
> landscape in determining how its people Live, work, and play.
>
> ( #window-49477356 )
>



Re: New languages

Jean-Philippe Rykiel
 

Letter by letter? for each word? Maria, what would be the benefit of using Flicktype then?
Cheers,
JPR

Re: New languages

Jean-Philippe Rykiel
 

Hello Kosta.
thank you so much for this very informative reply. Now I understand.
Fleksy had the same approach, but I Imagine you cannot use their dictionary can you. Shame because the work has already been done in terms of probability. Although I find that Fleksy makes much more mistakes in French than it does in English.
Anyway, Tell me if I can help, and how ;  I am just starting to realise the extents of the work.
Cheers,
JPR

FW: Transaction failed

Rod Hutton <rod_hutton@...>
 

Hello,

I just wanted to write back quickly before you spend too much time on my issue to let you know that all is working perfectly for me.
I've forwarded my previous message (see below) just to give you the full story.
By the way, after letting 5 hours or so go by, success came after using the Restore button in the Update tab, after which my subscription was confirmed on my 3rd device.

Thank you once again, and keep up the amazing work! Smile

Take good care,

Rod Hutton
Toronto, Canada

Sent from Outlook for Windows

-----Original Message-----
From: Rod Hutton <rod_hutton@...>
Sent: July 1, 2018 7:49 PM
To: hello@FlickType.groups.Io
Subject: Transaction failed

Hello,

I have subscribed to full access and my subscription is active and working properly on two devices, but, when I tried on a third device, I try to choose the update button and I get the message transaction failed.

My user ID is:
User ID, 4BC9AEBA-6691-4C2F-894F-EB98997AEE73


I would appreciate any help you can render.

Thank you very much, and I just wanted to mention that I think you’re app is brilliant.

Rod Hutton

Re: New languages

Maria Reyes
 

Couldn’t you type it letter by letter instead of tap typing it?

On Jul 1, 2018, at 7:27 PM, FlickType <@FlickType> wrote:

Hi JPR,

With regards to adding new languages, FlickType is a bit unique due the nature of how much inaccuracy it is designed and expected to tolerate. Simply grabbing an existing dictionary is not enough, because there are often valid words that are very uncommon, but have letters similar to words that are much more common. One such example for English is the word "fir", spelled F I R and referring to the tree, which is extremely close to the letters of the word "for", F O R. It would be very frustrating for users if there's even a small chance they get "fir" when they try to type "for", because that small chance would be amplified by just how common the word "for" is. To address this, we need to have a good understanding of how common or uncommon words are in each language we support. For a language like English, we have a pretty good idea ourselves of what words are common and what are not, although even with English there are some slang terms and jargon that are only common for some people and some areas, but not others. Language modules of other keyboards are not publicly available for us to use, and language modules that are available are usually from public sources like Wikipedia or news articles, which do not capture the way people use the language when they type on their device. For example, the term "GOP" that refers to the Republican Party in the US would far surpass nearby words such as "top" and "hop", while "lol" would barely even exist. So what we need is not as readily available, or even as objective as you might expect, even though there are some workarounds, each with varying levels of required effort.

All in all, I'd say that adding new languages to FlickType compared to other keyboards is not qualitatively different, but it's quantitatively harder since we need to have more accurate word frequency data than the average keyboard.

- Kosta


Re: App pricing

 

Hi Leonard,

Thanks for your feedback. Our pricing plans are fluid and we will try to come up with a pricing structure that works for everyone, but for now, we've found that this is the most accessible pricing structure for the largest number of people.

Stay tuned,
Ashley

On Sun, Jul 1, 2018 at 04:09 pm, leonard morris wrote:


Every country has an identity, history, custom, and culture. It’s a unique
landscape in determining how its people Live, work, and play.

( #window-49477356 )

Re: App feedback

 

Hi Lorna,

Thank you, very much, for the feedback. We will be improving those gestures, but I hope you've found that you can enable the next keyboard and dismiss buttons in the settings for now. And, yes, once we implement our half screen keyboard we should be golden.

Thanks, again!
Ashley

On Sun, Jul 1, 2018 at 10:59 am, Lorna Payne <lornapaynemusic@...> wrote:


I just wanted to offer a little feedback, as since the most recent update I
have noticed a bug. In certain apps, not all, the dismiss keyboard button
disappears and the flick down and hold doesn't seem to work. Trying it a
couple of times caused the app I was using to crash, my VoiceOver to become
non responsive temporarily. Turns out one time of trying this my control
center to appear and my mobile data to be switched off... Somehow! I also find
the flick gestures to navigate to be inconsistent. Sometimes it seems to work
perfectly and others not at all. Dismissing the keyboard to read what I've
written, if I then want to go back to writing its not always easy to tell
where in the field I am.

Re: Info needed

 
Edited

Hi Gianluca,

Thanks for the message. Yes, we plan to add several other languages but with only one developer it will take us some time.

Stay tuned!
Ashley

Re: French???

 
Edited

Hi Jean-Philippe,

Thanks for your message! We plan to add French and several other languages, but it will take us some time as we only have one developer at the moment. When we get the app in a stable place we will start adding languages.

Stay tuned!
Ashley

On Wed, Jun 27, 2018 at 01:34 pm, Jean-Philippe Rykiel wrote:


I love this app. It reminds me off flexy at its beginning. Tell me, what can I
do to persuade you to include French language in this app?

Re: Accessibility Matters Interviews Flicktype Team Thursday

Chuck Dean
 


Thanks, you and Siri think alike.😎 
 Chuck 

On Jul 1, 2018, at 6:14 PM, Shawn Krasniuk <bbsshawn@...> wrote:


Well you're 2 hours behind me so that's 9:00 am for you. 


On Jul 1, 2018, at 8:04 PM, Chuck Dean <cadean329@...> wrote:


Hello, is that central daylight time, or central standard time? 
 What I really need to know is what time will the show air in phoenix, Arizona? 
 
 Thanks, chuck 

On Jul 1, 2018, at 2:23 PM, Shawn Krasniuk <bbsshawn@...> wrote:

Hey all. As you may or may not know, I host a radio show on a local station in Winnipeg called Accessibility Matters. It can be heard Thursdays at 11:00 AM on 95.9 CKUW. This Thursday,, I interview the developers of this app, Ashley and Kosta, and we talk about how they came up with the idea to develop this great app, and a whole lot more. So don't forget to listen to Accessibility Matters Thursday at 11:00 AM central time on 95.9 CKUW. There are several ways to listen. You can go to ckuw.ca and click on the listen live button when it airs, you can ask Google Assistant or Alexa to play CKUW on TuneIn, or if you miss it or can't listen to it at the moment, on that same website listed above, you can find the archives section and download it there. I also host a Whatsapp group where I post the day's episodes every week. You can join it by double tapping this link: https://chat.whatsapp.com/6hVRrEBrvWS5tWdkcpKbpH
And of course, if you have any feedback on the episode, let me know.

Shawn
Sent From My New MacBook Air
Facebook Username: Shawn Krasniuk
Twitter Handle: shawnk_aka_bbs
Skype username: bbstheblindrapper
Facetime: bbsshawn@...

Re: Accessibility Matters Interviews Flicktype Team Thursday

Shawn Krasniuk
 


Well you're 2 hours behind me so that's 9:00 am for you. 


On Jul 1, 2018, at 8:04 PM, Chuck Dean <cadean329@...> wrote:


Hello, is that central daylight time, or central standard time? 
 What I really need to know is what time will the show air in phoenix, Arizona? 
 
 Thanks, chuck 

On Jul 1, 2018, at 2:23 PM, Shawn Krasniuk <bbsshawn@...> wrote:

Hey all. As you may or may not know, I host a radio show on a local station in Winnipeg called Accessibility Matters. It can be heard Thursdays at 11:00 AM on 95.9 CKUW. This Thursday,, I interview the developers of this app, Ashley and Kosta, and we talk about how they came up with the idea to develop this great app, and a whole lot more. So don't forget to listen to Accessibility Matters Thursday at 11:00 AM central time on 95.9 CKUW. There are several ways to listen. You can go to ckuw.ca and click on the listen live button when it airs, you can ask Google Assistant or Alexa to play CKUW on TuneIn, or if you miss it or can't listen to it at the moment, on that same website listed above, you can find the archives section and download it there. I also host a Whatsapp group where I post the day's episodes every week. You can join it by double tapping this link: https://chat.whatsapp.com/6hVRrEBrvWS5tWdkcpKbpH
And of course, if you have any feedback on the episode, let me know.

Shawn
Sent From My New MacBook Air
Facebook Username: Shawn Krasniuk
Twitter Handle: shawnk_aka_bbs
Skype username: bbstheblindrapper
Facetime: bbsshawn@...

Re: Accessibility Matters Interviews Flicktype Team Thursday

Chuck Dean
 

 Hello, 
 Please ignore my last email. 
 I just asked Siri. You are two hours ahead of phoenix. 
 Chuck 

On Jul 1, 2018, at 6:04 PM, Chuck Dean <cadean329@...> wrote:


Hello, is that central daylight time, or central standard time? 
 What I really need to know is what time will the show air in phoenix, Arizona? 
 
 Thanks, chuck 

On Jul 1, 2018, at 2:23 PM, Shawn Krasniuk <bbsshawn@...> wrote:

Hey all. As you may or may not know, I host a radio show on a local station in Winnipeg called Accessibility Matters. It can be heard Thursdays at 11:00 AM on 95.9 CKUW. This Thursday,, I interview the developers of this app, Ashley and Kosta, and we talk about how they came up with the idea to develop this great app, and a whole lot more. So don't forget to listen to Accessibility Matters Thursday at 11:00 AM central time on 95.9 CKUW. There are several ways to listen. You can go to ckuw.ca and click on the listen live button when it airs, you can ask Google Assistant or Alexa to play CKUW on TuneIn, or if you miss it or can't listen to it at the moment, on that same website listed above, you can find the archives section and download it there. I also host a Whatsapp group where I post the day's episodes every week. You can join it by double tapping this link: https://chat.whatsapp.com/6hVRrEBrvWS5tWdkcpKbpH
And of course, if you have any feedback on the episode, let me know.

Shawn
Sent From My New MacBook Air
Facebook Username: Shawn Krasniuk
Twitter Handle: shawnk_aka_bbs
Skype username: bbstheblindrapper
Facetime: bbsshawn@...

Re: Accessibility Matters Interviews Flicktype Team Thursday

Chuck Dean
 


Hello, is that central daylight time, or central standard time? 
 What I really need to know is what time will the show air in phoenix, Arizona? 
 
 Thanks, chuck 

On Jul 1, 2018, at 2:23 PM, Shawn Krasniuk <bbsshawn@...> wrote:

Hey all. As you may or may not know, I host a radio show on a local station in Winnipeg called Accessibility Matters. It can be heard Thursdays at 11:00 AM on 95.9 CKUW. This Thursday,, I interview the developers of this app, Ashley and Kosta, and we talk about how they came up with the idea to develop this great app, and a whole lot more. So don't forget to listen to Accessibility Matters Thursday at 11:00 AM central time on 95.9 CKUW. There are several ways to listen. You can go to ckuw.ca and click on the listen live button when it airs, you can ask Google Assistant or Alexa to play CKUW on TuneIn, or if you miss it or can't listen to it at the moment, on that same website listed above, you can find the archives section and download it there. I also host a Whatsapp group where I post the day's episodes every week. You can join it by double tapping this link: https://chat.whatsapp.com/6hVRrEBrvWS5tWdkcpKbpH
And of course, if you have any feedback on the episode, let me know.

Shawn
Sent From My New MacBook Air
Facebook Username: Shawn Krasniuk
Twitter Handle: shawnk_aka_bbs
Skype username: bbstheblindrapper
Facetime: bbsshawn@...

Re: Transaction failed

 

Thank you Rod, and we will investigate.

In the meantime, can you please confirm that you are using the exact same Apple ID on your third device as with the other two? You can check this by going to the iOS Settings app, then tapping on your name at the very top, and selecting "iTunes and App Store".

Also, have you tried using the "Restore" option at the top left of the FlickType upgrade screen?

Warmly,
Kosta

Transaction failed

Rod Hutton <rod_hutton@...>
 

Hello,

I have subscribed to full access and my subscription is active and working properly on two devices, but, when I tried on a third device, I try to choose the update button and I get the message transaction failed.

My user ID is:
User ID, 4BC9AEBA-6691-4C2F-894F-EB98997AEE73


I would appreciate any help you can render.

Thank you very much, and I just wanted to mention that I think you’re app is brilliant.

Rod Hutton

Re: New languages

 

Hi JPR,

With regards to adding new languages, FlickType is a bit unique due the nature of how much inaccuracy it is designed and expected to tolerate. Simply grabbing an existing dictionary is not enough, because there are often valid words that are very uncommon, but have letters similar to words that are much more common. One such example for English is the word "fir", spelled F I R and referring to the tree, which is extremely close to the letters of the word "for", F O R. It would be very frustrating for users if there's even a small chance they get "fir" when they try to type "for", because that small chance would be amplified by just how common the word "for" is. To address this, we need to have a good understanding of how common or uncommon words are in each language we support. For a language like English, we have a pretty good idea ourselves of what words are common and what are not, although even with English there are some slang terms and jargon that are only common for some people and some areas, but not others. Language modules of other keyboards are not publicly available for us to use, and language modules that are available are usually from public sources like Wikipedia or news articles, which do not capture the way people use the language when they type on their device. For example, the term "GOP" that refers to the Republican Party in the US would far surpass nearby words such as "top" and "hop", while "lol" would barely even exist. So what we need is not as readily available, or even as objective as you might expect, even though there are some workarounds, each with varying levels of required effort.

All in all, I'd say that adding new languages to FlickType compared to other keyboards is not qualitatively different, but it's quantitatively harder since we need to have more accurate word frequency data than the average keyboard.

- Kosta

App pricing

leonard morris
 

I deleted the threat regarding the cost of this app. However I am wondering if you could have both pricing schemes for example, the monthly as well as an annual fee. I put my yearly services on my credit card and my monthly services on my debit cart. I'm trying to cut down on my emails from Apple and banks. By the way iPad the older flick Type app for quite some time but to be honest I didn’t like it initially. I think it’s because I probably didn’t know what I was doing but I find myself now using it more and more. I dictated the last part of this message but the part about pricing I used Flick Type classic. regardless I’ll probably end up buying that app sometime next week and I’m looking forward to listening to that radio show coming up.

Every country has an identity, history, custom, and culture. It’s a unique landscape in determining how its people Live, work, and play.

Re: Accessibility Matters Interviews Flicktype Team Thursday

Shawn Krasniuk
 


Hi Jessica. Unfortunately, we don't do podcasts because since CKUW is a nonprofit radio station, we can't afford podcast software. The only ways to listen to the show is what I've listed previously. 


On Jul 1, 2018, at 4:51 PM, Jessica D <jldail13@...> wrote:

Hi,
Does "accessibility matters" have a podcast? 
How can I subscribe? 


On Jul 1, 2018, at 5:23 PM, Shawn Krasniuk <bbsshawn@...> wrote:

Hey all. As you may or may not know, I host a radio show on a local station in Winnipeg called Accessibility Matters. It can be heard Thursdays at 11:00 AM on 95.9 CKUW. This Thursday,, I interview the developers of this app, Ashley and Kosta, and we talk about how they came up with the idea to develop this great app, and a whole lot more. So don't forget to listen to Accessibility Matters Thursday at 11:00 AM central time on 95.9 CKUW. There are several ways to listen. You can go to ckuw.ca and click on the listen live button when it airs, you can ask Google Assistant or Alexa to play CKUW on TuneIn, or if you miss it or can't listen to it at the moment, on that same website listed above, you can find the archives section and download it there. I also host a Whatsapp group where I post the day's episodes every week. You can join it by double tapping this link: https://chat.whatsapp.com/6hVRrEBrvWS5tWdkcpKbpH
And of course, if you have any feedback on the episode, let me know.

Shawn
Sent From My New MacBook Air
Facebook Username: Shawn Krasniuk
Twitter Handle: shawnk_aka_bbs
Skype username: bbstheblindrapper
Facetime: bbsshawn@...