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Re: New release #30: An entirely new sound treatment has arrived, now more refined

 

Hi Maria,

Have you tried to shake the phone and tap "undo"? This is a quick way to undo all the text you've entered.

Ashley

Re: Looking for alpha testers

MariaRosa Chapman
 

HI.

I would also like to be added to the alpha group.

thanks
Maria

On 8 Apr 2018, at 3:18 pm, Nozi <noziphokhanda@...> wrote:

Please add me to the Alpha group as well.


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

Trenton Matthews
 

When I use headphones with my iPod touch, I made sure to turn up the sound volume for sounds and notifications to 100to make sure sounds were being heard.

I typing this message via FlickType while a brown noise sleep machine is in the background in my headphones, and I am not doing too bad with typing!


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From: flicktype@groups.io <flicktype@groups.io> on behalf of Shameless FanGirl <shamelessfangirl@...>
Sent: Saturday, April 7, 2018 11:07:24 PM
To: flicktype@groups.io
Subject: Re: [flicktype] New release: An entirely new sound treatment has arrived with build 29!

Good evening,

I appreciate the new sounds, because, as I’ve said before, they are a much-needed break with what had been there since the beginning. I appreciate the new typing sound (the one now present in landscape mode) because it’s easy to hear when I’m working in louder environments such as in transit, in the midst of a lot of people, etc. I am experiencing something interesting though with the usage of lightning earphones. This isn’t exclusively a flicktype issue, but something which sometimes happens with sounds generally, and I’m curious as to whether or not anyone else has seen, or is seeing this. When I use my phone and flicktype via the handset only, (no earphones) the sounds are very pronounced. Yet when I plug in my EarPods, they’re muted almost to the point of inaudibility. I have auto-ducking turned off, so yeah, this is annoying to me, because I am a geek, and am having fun with the new sound options...just wish I could enjoy them privately. Lol

Thanks guys for a great app, and for, as I once said before, returning me to my texting input roots

Angie
On Apr 7, 2018, at 8:34 PM, Rocco Fiorentino <roccof466@...> wrote:

Hi all, loving the new release and FlickType in general; in fact, I'm using the app to type this message. I'm also extremely grateful for the amount of enthusiasm and responsiveness from the developers, I truly appreciate your passion for the app and user support. Having said that, I have a few general thoughts:

1. I love the new sounds. However, can there be a different sound other than the keyboard clicks for when a two finger swipe is performed to access the menu? Not a huge deal, but just food for thought.
2. Speaking of the menu, is the tap an hold gesture still supposed to exist to bring up the menu? I love the swipe up, but feel like it could get annoying for new users who may be manually trying to enter something and go outside the range of the keyboard. I only discovered this gesture by accident.
3. I like the announcement of contractions, but I wish only the's was announced because of VoiceOver's default lack of pronouncing it. I think words like I'm or aren't would be better pronounced normally, as before. Not sure if this makes sense? If I need to clarify please let me know. :)

On another note, like others have mentioned, it took me a while to get groups. Io to cooperate and allow me to reply /post. I finally got it but not initially user friendly. I'll reply to that respective topic tomorrow. Thank you again for bringing this back and bringing a much needed typing revamp to iOS.



Re: Suggestion for accessing main screen of app and reducing verbosity with VoiceOver

George Cham
 

Hi David an all.
I agree with the welcome feedback.
It copy and clear is turned on, then there is no need to have copy and clear on exit.
I also would like to see, when the menu is brought up, at the bottom of the menu, it instead of back, it should say, continue typing.

Kind regards,

George Cham





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Numbers 6:24-26



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From: flicktype@groups.io <flicktype@groups.io> on behalf of David Woodbridge <davidwoodbr@...>
Sent: Sunday, April 8, 2018 2:47:41 PM
To: flicktype@groups.io
Subject: [flicktype] Suggestion for accessing main screen of app and reducing verbosity with VoiceOver

Hi all,

I’m wondering in order to reduce verbosity, that after doing a two finger flick up from the keyboard to access the main app screen, we had “main menu” or “menu” rather than “welcome to FlickType. Happy typing”.

Given how much I use the app and like it, the welcome.. is starting to get a bit annoying smile.

David

Re: Looking for alpha testers

Nozi
 

Please add me to the Alpha group as well.

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

Shameless FanGirl
 

Good evening,

I appreciate the new sounds, because, as I’ve said before, they are a much-needed break with what had been there since the beginning. I appreciate the new typing sound (the one now present in landscape mode) because it’s easy to hear when I’m working in louder environments such as in transit, in the midst of a lot of people, etc. I am experiencing something interesting though with the usage of lightning earphones. This isn’t exclusively a flicktype issue, but something which sometimes happens with sounds generally, and I’m curious as to whether or not anyone else has seen, or is seeing this. When I use my phone and flicktype via the handset only, (no earphones) the sounds are very pronounced. Yet when I plug in my EarPods, they’re muted almost to the point of inaudibility. I have auto-ducking turned off, so yeah, this is annoying to me, because I am a geek, and am having fun with the new sound options...just wish I could enjoy them privately. Lol

Thanks guys for a great app, and for, as I once said before, returning me to my texting input roots

Angie

On Apr 7, 2018, at 8:34 PM, Rocco Fiorentino <roccof466@...> wrote:

Hi all, loving the new release and FlickType in general; in fact, I'm using the app to type this message. I'm also extremely grateful for the amount of enthusiasm and responsiveness from the developers, I truly appreciate your passion for the app and user support. Having said that, I have a few general thoughts:

1. I love the new sounds. However, can there be a different sound other than the keyboard clicks for when a two finger swipe is performed to access the menu? Not a huge deal, but just food for thought.
2. Speaking of the menu, is the tap an hold gesture still supposed to exist to bring up the menu? I love the swipe up, but feel like it could get annoying for new users who may be manually trying to enter something and go outside the range of the keyboard. I only discovered this gesture by accident.
3. I like the announcement of contractions, but I wish only the's was announced because of VoiceOver's default lack of pronouncing it. I think words like I'm or aren't would be better pronounced normally, as before. Not sure if this makes sense? If I need to clarify please let me know. :)

On another note, like others have mentioned, it took me a while to get groups. Io to cooperate and allow me to reply /post. I finally got it but not initially user friendly. I'll reply to that respective topic tomorrow. Thank you again for bringing this back and bringing a much needed typing revamp to iOS.



Something I would like to see on FlickType.

Chuck Dean
 

Something I would like to see on FlickType.

Hello all,
I would like to see an easier way to access the export type button. Perhaps a hard press on iphones that have 3D touch.


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

Our 1972 Honda 600 Coupe

Our 1961 Vespa 400

Email subject repeat.

Chuck Dean
 

Email subject repeat.
Hi all,
I would like to see a toggle to enable the user to turn off the email subject to be repeated in the email body.
If I remember correctly, this one of the first changes in the original Fleksy app.


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

Our 1972 Honda 600 Coupe

Our 1961 Vespa 400

Suggestion for accessing main screen of app and reducing verbosity with VoiceOver

David Woodbridge
 

Hi all,

I’m wondering in order to reduce verbosity, that after doing a two finger flick up from the keyboard to access the main app screen, we had “main menu” or “menu” rather than “welcome to FlickType. Happy typing”.

Given how much I use the app and like it, the welcome.. is starting to get a bit annoying smile.

David

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

Rocco Fiorentino
 

Hi all, loving the new release and FlickType in general; in fact, I'm using the app to type this message. I'm also extremely grateful for the amount of enthusiasm and responsiveness from the developers, I truly appreciate your passion for the app and user support. Having said that, I have a few general thoughts:


1. I love the new sounds. However, can there be a different sound other than the keyboard clicks for when a two finger swipe is performed to access the menu? Not a huge deal, but just food for thought.
2. Speaking of the menu, is the tap an hold gesture still supposed to exist to bring up the menu? I love the swipe up, but feel like it could get annoying for new users who may be manually trying to enter something and go outside the range of the keyboard. I only discovered this gesture by accident.
3. I like the announcement of contractions, but I wish only the's was announced because of VoiceOver's default lack of pronouncing it. I think words like I'm or aren't would be better pronounced normally, as before. Not sure if this makes sense? If I need to clarify please let me know. :)

On another note, like others have mentioned, it took me a while to get groups. Io to cooperate and allow me to reply /post. I finally got it but not initially user friendly. I'll reply to that respective topic tomorrow. Thank you again for bringing this back and bringing a much needed typing revamp to iOS.


Re: Looking for alpha testers

Rocco Fiorentino
 

I’d gladly be an alpha tester, please add me.

Thanks so much,
Rocco

On Apr 7, 2018, at 5:58 PM, FlickType <@FlickType> wrote:

Hi all,

We recently crossed 500 beta testers, and it won't be long before we hit a thousand or more. This poses some significant challenges when it comes to iterating fast on the app, while ensuring that no critical bugs make it to such a large group of users. Even though the app is still very much in beta, we want our testers to be using it as a daily tool that they can rely on, and we don't want to become more risk-averse in how we develop the app.

To this end, we are introducing a new "alpha" program. The idea is to have a smaller group of users who are willing to receive more frequent, and sometimes less polished versions of the app, and based on their feedback, builds that are deemed acceptable will then be pushed to the wider beta group which could eventually, and hopefully, number thousands of people.

If you are interested, the only thing you need to do is just let us know and we will add your email to the internal Alpha group. Everything else will be the same, including how you get builds from TestFlight. There is nothing else that you need to do on your end. We might create a special sub-group in the mailing list to gather all feedback from the alpha group there, rather than have everyone be notified about messages relating to builds that they can't yet get. We do want the alpha discussion to be done in the open though, so everyone can read about it and anticipate what's coming. More details on how to submit alpha feedback will be coming soon.

Thank you for your incredible help and support so far, you guys have been awesome!
- Kosta


Re: Punctuation & Symbols

Brandon Cross
 

agreed

On Sat, Apr 7, 2018 at 9:33 AM, Benny Barber <rebelben@...> wrote:

I'm not too thrilled with the read back of all punctuation and symbols. It
seems too verbose if you have a lot of them. I would think the spell words
setting would suffice for those that want to hear all punctuation and
symbolsread back. I noticed that when you bring up the menu the read back
that occurs then does not read all punctuation and symbols. Could we have
a
toggle to turn on and off all the punctuation and symbols read back?



Also, I noticed that when you have a number that might have a decimal
within
it and you swipe right, the read back is only the numbers after the
decimal.
It seems it would be more accurate for the read back to be all the numbers
and symbols in the string just type. For example: $25.55

Right now the read back is "55". It would seem to be more appropriate for
the read back to be "twenty five dollars and fifty five cents".



Just my thoughts. I'll keep checking it out. Thanks.



Benny






New beta tester

Everett E. J. Ford
 

thank you for adding me

reply links

George Cham
 

Can anyone tell me how the reply links will work at the bottom of the message?
I'm having problems with the apple mail app, were the message is not being sent even tho I'm getting a sound, but when I check, and try to send it, I'm getting a error message.
That's why I'm using the outlook app.

Kind regards,

George Cham





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Punctuation & Symbols

Benny Barber
 

I'm not too thrilled with the read back of all punctuation and symbols. It
seems too verbose if you have a lot of them. I would think the spell words
setting would suffice for those that want to hear all punctuation and
symbolsread back. I noticed that when you bring up the menu the read back
that occurs then does not read all punctuation and symbols. Could we have a
toggle to turn on and off all the punctuation and symbols read back?



Also, I noticed that when you have a number that might have a decimal within
it and you swipe right, the read back is only the numbers after the decimal.
It seems it would be more accurate for the read back to be all the numbers
and symbols in the string just type. For example: $25.55

Right now the read back is "55". It would seem to be more appropriate for
the read back to be "twenty five dollars and fifty five cents".



Just my thoughts. I'll keep checking it out. Thanks.



Benny

Punctuation & Symbols Read Back

Benny Barber <rebelben@...>
 

I’m not too thrilled with the read back of all punctuation and symbols.  It seems too verbose if you have a lot of them.  I would think the spell words setting would suffice for those that want to hear all punctuation and symbolsread back.  I noticed that when you bring up the menu the read back that occurs then does not read all punctuation and symbols.  Could we have a toggle to turn on and off all the punctuation and symbols read back?

 

Also, I noticed that when you have a number that might have a decimal within it and you swipe right, the read back is only the numbers after the decimal.  It seems it would be more accurate for the read back to be all the numbers and symbols in the string just type.  For example:  $25.55

Right now the read back is “55”.  It would seem to be more appropriate for the read back to be “twenty five dollars and fifty five cents”.

 

Just my thoughts.  I’ll keep checking it out.  Thanks.

 

Benny

Looking for alpha testers

 

Hi all,

We recently crossed 500 beta testers, and it won't be long before we hit a thousand or more. This poses some significant challenges when it comes to iterating fast on the app, while ensuring that no critical bugs make it to such a large group of users. Even though the app is still very much in beta, we want our testers to be using it as a daily tool that they can rely on, and we don't want to become more risk-averse in how we develop the app.

To this end, we are introducing a new "alpha" program. The idea is to have a smaller group of users who are willing to receive more frequent, and sometimes less polished versions of the app, and based on their feedback, builds that are deemed acceptable will then be pushed to the wider beta group which could eventually, and hopefully, number thousands of people.

If you are interested, the only thing you need to do is just let us know and we will add your email to the internal Alpha group. Everything else will be the same, including how you get builds from TestFlight. There is nothing else that you need to do on your end. We might create a special sub-group in the mailing list to gather all feedback from the alpha group there, rather than have everyone be notified about messages relating to builds that they can't yet get. We do want the alpha discussion to be done in the open though, so everyone can read about it and anticipate what's coming. More details on how to submit alpha feedback will be coming soon.

Thank you for your incredible help and support so far, you guys have been awesome!
- Kosta

Explore the alternative way to enter numbers and symbols

 

Hi List,



As the FlickType Wiki says:



There are two ways to input numbers and symbols: 1) 2-finger flick left or
right will give you access to the full numbers and symbols keyboards. 2) Tap
and hold the keys. There is now a new line at the top of the keyboard full
of symbol and number groups. Drag your finger over one and release to select
it. Navigate with flick down and up to other symbols and numbers in the same
group. Explore.



I strongly encourage users to explore the alternative way to enter numbers
and symbols. Single finger press and hold on the FlickType keyboard and
slide up until you hear @, period, number sign and a few others on a new
line that pops up above the qwerty keyboard. If you release on the @ symbol
in this line, FlickType will insert it into your output section and you can
single finger flick down to cycle through other choices within that group.
If you've set up your email address within the app, one of the choices
that's available in the @ sign group list is your email address. This is a
very quick way to generate input of your email address which many sites and
apps seem to require. By the same token, in the number sign group, one of
the available options is your phone number. This can be a faster way to
input some symbols and I highly recommend that everyone explore the options
available in this alternative input method and become familiar with what's
available under each group via flicking down.



Happy FlickTyping.



Alan Lemly

Re: iCloud sync

Tony - The Blind Kind
 

Awesome, loking forward to checking that out.


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>

On 4/7/2018 12:44 PM, FlickType wrote:
Yes, we have this in our plans and will be moving our roadmap over to the wiki today so you can have access to this information. You'll be able to find the wiki here: https://groups.io/g/flicktype/wiki/home

Re: iCloud sync

 

Yes, we have this in our plans and will be moving our roadmap over to the wiki today so you can have access to this information. You'll be able to find the wiki here: https://groups.io/g/flicktype/wiki/home