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Re: Typing speed, perspective of a person with very limited vision

 

Hi Scott,

Sincerely appreciate the thoughtful review and comparison, thank you!

In regards to your first point with the unintentional invocation of the shift shortcut, we've been considering this issue for fast two-handed typists like yourself and we think we may have come up with a simple solution where we require a little longer two-finger tap to invoke shift, that way the system doesn't misunderstand quick successive taps. We will be implementing a fix for this soon.

As for your second issue, we agree that the dictionary is not as extensive as we'd like. Due to the nature of our autocorrect engine and ranking system it is quite a large undertaking to update the existing dictionary, though this is high on our list of goals it will take us a little bit of time to get there. We hope the convenience of adding words to the dictionary helps a little bit in counteracting this shortcoming.

Thanks, again!
Ashley

On Sun, Aug 26, 2018 at 11:09 PM, Field, S. (Scott) wrote:


restaurant and found it was a pleasure to type out a short message using
FlickType  as I could see the large typed words and didn’t need to read it
back, that was the most pleasant experience I have had when typing out a
message on my phone in a noisy area. 

The app is getting better with every release and it is clear that Kosta and
Ashley are working hard to get it right for the blind and low vision
community, the efforts are truly appreciated. 

Thank you

Re: [Flick Type] text predictability

Alan Robbins
 

Ashley,

iPhone 6s.
Don't understand what you mean by keyboard? Nothing external, on the iPhone I have the built in one, flicktype, and imogee. I generally use flicktype and thus the question. I am finding that predictability is better the closer to the letters I get. However, given it is full screen, when I drag my finger around to kind of get an idea of where letters are located compared to the IOS built in keyboard, does not seem that different. Suggestions?

Al

-----Original Message-----
From: hello@flicktype.groups.io <hello@flicktype.groups.io> On Behalf Of FlickType
Sent: Monday, August 27, 2018 7:15 PM
To: hello@flicktype.groups.io
Subject: Re: [FlickType] [Flick Type] text predictability

Hi Al,

It seems as though the predictability for you is extremely low compared to what should be the case, especially for 4 or 5 letter words which are typically not troublesome. What type of device are you using? What keyboard do you typically use on your device? The app does not take into account what words have previously been typed at this time, but even without that, we have an extremely powerful autocorrect engine that is reliable out of the box.

Thanks,
Ashley

Re: Music stops when flick type keyboard is invoked.

 

Does this mean if I have audio ducking on music will stop? If so then I think that should be fixed because I prefer to have this on.

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Sent: Monday, August 27, 2018 4:23 PM
To: hello@flicktype.groups.io
Subject: Re: [FlickType] Music stops when flick type keyboard is invoked.

Hi All,

Our users have been able to listen to music and podcasts without issue while using FlickType when their audio playback is set to unduckable and not customizable in the FlickType settings. You may need to restart the audio once after changing the setting but it should work from there on out. If you still have trouble, please restart your device and try again.

Jessica,
Will you please use this link and send us the information to help us find the crash. Please don't worry about the screen recording bullet for now, but please do send the crash logs and the remaining information: https://flicktype.groups.io/g/hello/wiki/Reporting-Bugs

Thanks!
Ashley

Re: Typing speed, perspective of a person with very limited vision

Field, S. (Scott)
 

Hi Ashley
Thank you so much for the prompt response. I honestly didn't know that words were automatically added to the dictionary when you slow press them, that is certainly helpful, so with more extensive use it will get better and better.
Great to hear that you will be implementing a change to mitigate the accidental two finger tap. As always, the app just get better and better.
Regards

Scott Field



On 2018/08/28, 01:34, "hello@flicktype.groups.io on behalf of FlickType" <hello@flicktype.groups.io on behalf of @FlickType> wrote:

As for your second issue, we agree that the dictionary is not as extensive as we'd like. Due to the nature of our autocorrect engine and ranking system it is quite a large undertaking to update the existing dictionary, though this is high on our list of goals it will take us a little bit of time to get there. We hope the convenience of adding words to the dictionary helps a little bit in counteracting this shortcoming.



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Re: Typing speed, perspective of a person with very limited vision

Field, S. (Scott)
 

Hi Chuck

Thanks so much for the info on slow pressing to add words, I got into the habit of switching to another keyboard when words weren’t being recognised, should have done some more reading before speaking up

Fleksy is far from perfect for low vision users.  I am just used to it as I have used it for a long time.  Flicktype is far better than Fleksy for our community of users. 

Regards

Scott Field

 

From: <hello@flicktype.groups.io> on behalf of Chuck Dean <cadean329@...>
Reply-To: "hello@flicktype.groups.io" <hello@flicktype.groups.io>
Date: Monday, 27 August 2018 at 19:16
To: "hello@flicktype.groups.io" <hello@flicktype.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [FlickType] Typing speed, perspective of a person with very limited vision

 

Also, if you are using the minimal keyboard, how do you insert a new line, and how do you change to the iOS keyboard. These were the main problems I had with fleksy besides the prediction engine didn't seem as accurate. 




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Re: Music stops when flick type keyboard is invoked.

Field, S. (Scott)
 

Hi
My personal preference is for the music/podcast to stop when using FlickType as you are relying on the voice feedback in FlickType while typing. I am not able to appreciate a good song or interesting podcast whilst trying to decipher the spoken words in FlickType. So, I like it the way it is currently. As with most things, a settings option to change this can suit everyone though and risks making the app more complex than necessary. Who said being an app developer was easy (
Regards
Scott Field


On 2018/08/28, 06:42, "hello@flicktype.groups.io on behalf of Sieghard Weitzel" <hello@flicktype.groups.io on behalf of @Sieghard> wrote:

Does this mean if I have audio ducking on music will stop? If so then I think that should be fixed because I prefer to have this on.

-----Original Message-----
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Sent: Monday, August 27, 2018 4:23 PM
To: hello@flicktype.groups.io
Subject: Re: [FlickType] Music stops when flick type keyboard is invoked.

Hi All,

Our users have been able to listen to music and podcasts without issue while using FlickType when their audio playback is set to unduckable and not customizable in the FlickType settings. You may need to restart the audio once after changing the setting but it should work from there on out. If you still have trouble, please restart your device and try again.

Jessica,
Will you please use this link and send us the information to help us find the crash. Please don't worry about the screen recording bullet for now, but please do send the crash logs and the remaining information: https://flicktype.groups.io/g/hello/wiki/Reporting-Bugs

Thanks!
Ashley








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Re: Typing speed, perspective of a person with very limitedvision

Tangela Mahaffey <tangela.m.m@...>
 

Hi,

 

I agree with you about the toggle for the two finger tap to change case, as I do end up envoking that accidentally much more often than I actually intend to use it, and typically when I do want to capitalize a word, I just long press on the letter anyway.

 

 

However, when you manually enter a word in Flicktype, it actually IS saved to your dictionary when you leave the app you’re in as I understand it.

Re: Music stops when flick type keyboard is invoked.

 
Edited

Hi Scott, and Sieghard,
Hehe, yes, though we always try to do our best to accommodate as many people as possible. As it is now, there's an option so that you can either listen to audio while typing or so that the audio does not interfere with typing depending on preference. The opposite setting from unduckable is customizable, and yes, the music should not play with this setting on.

Warmly,
Ashley

On Mon, Aug 27, 2018 at 10:44 PM, Field, S. (Scott) wrote:


My personal preference is for the music/podcast to stop when using FlickType
as you are relying on the voice feedback in FlickType while typing. I am not
able to appreciate a good song or interesting podcast whilst trying to
decipher the spoken words in FlickType. So, I like it the way it is currently.
As with most things, a settings option to change this can suit everyone though
and risks making the app more complex than necessary. Who said being an app
developer was easy (

Question

Ken Clarkg
 

I may be way off base, but I was wondering if it could be possible to remove the end top of document markers so you would not get stopped when flipping thru and could flip thru the whole document?
🦇man and Ken

Re: Question

Ken Clarkg
 

The reason I said this the way I sai it is because the program seems to think each word is a document.
🦇man and Ken

On Aug 31, 2018, at 11:49 AM, Ken Clarkg <khclark1@...> wrote:


I may be way off base, but I was wondering if it could be possible to remove the end top of document markers so you would not get stopped when flipping thru and could flip thru the whole document?
🦇man and Ken



Way cool

Jennifer Gail <jennifergg711@...>
 

Re: Way cool

 

Thank you Jennifer. Did you mean to send an empty message body?

- Kosta

Not supporting

Sameh Sawalha <sameh.sawalha@...>
 

Hi
It does not support Arabic.

Full screen mode

Ken Clarkg
 

I like to use the full screen mode the best and this Apple Watch just fabulous until I want to move up a lion or down the line I wish we could figure out a gesture like maybe a two finger stroke up for a two finger stroke down to go to the next or previous line that would be great

🦇man and Ken Sent from my iPhone

Re: Full screen mode

 

Just out of curiocity, but what is this about Flicktype and the Apple Watch?
It used to be that a 2-finger swipe down inserted a new line or maybe that was in Fleksy, but now it does other things and I think the swipe right with a brief hold works quite well.

-----Original Message-----
From: hello@flicktype.groups.io <hello@flicktype.groups.io> On Behalf Of Ken Clarkg
Sent: Wednesday, September 5, 2018 6:53 AM
To: flicktype <hello@flicktype.groups.io>
Subject: [FlickType] Full screen mode

I like to use the full screen mode the best and this Apple Watch just fabulous until I want to move up a lion or down the line I wish we could figure out a gesture like maybe a two finger stroke up for a two finger stroke down to go to the next or previous line that would be great

🦇man and Ken Sent from my iPhone

Re: Full screen mode

Ken Clarkg
 

I don't know how I wrote watch in there I think I meant worked. Also I can't get that three finger swipe to work for me to go from line to line!

On Sep 5, 2018, at 9:34 AM, Sieghard Weitzel <@Sieghard> wrote:

Just out of curiocity, but what is this about Flicktype and the Apple Watch?
It used to be that a 2-finger swipe down inserted a new line or maybe that was in Fleksy, but now it does other things and I think the swipe right with a brief hold works quite well.


-----Original Message-----
From: hello@flicktype.groups.io <hello@flicktype.groups.io> On Behalf Of Ken Clarkg
Sent: Wednesday, September 5, 2018 6:53 AM
To: flicktype <hello@flicktype.groups.io>
Subject: [FlickType] Full screen mode

I like to use the full screen mode the best and this Apple Watch just fabulous until I want to move up a lion or down the line I wish we could figure out a gesture like maybe a two finger stroke up for a two finger stroke down to go to the next or previous line that would be great

🦇man and Ken Sent from my iPhone






Going line by line and a full screen mode

Ken Clarkg
 

Does anybody know how to get that line by line gestures to work in the full screen mode what’s the trick

Re: Going line by line and a full screen mode

 

Hi Ken, the gesture to navigate by entire sentences is a three finger left or right flick, but it does not work if you have Zoom enabled.
- Kosta

Re: Going line by line and a full screen mode

Ken Clarkg
 

When I use the three finger left or right swipe all it does is read the whole document no matter what I do?

On Sep 5, 2018, at 11:50 AM, FlickType <@FlickType> wrote:

Hi Ken, the gesture to navigate by entire sentences is a three finger left or right flick, but it does not work if you have Zoom enabled.
- Kosta



Re: Going line by line and a full screen mode

Tangela Mahaffey <tangela.m.m@...>
 

Unfortunately to the best of my knowledge, this is a limitation of Apple, and not somethingFlicktype can fix. Would love to be wrong about this, however.