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Re: Help After iOS Update

Shawn Krasniuk
 

Hi Benny. Direct Touch and Direct Touch typing are two different things. Direct Touch Typing is for the iOS keyboard and has nothing to do with Flicktype. Direct Touch is a new feature that Apple introduced in iOS 14 which allows Voiceover users to use self-voicing apps without having to turn Voiceover off. In iOS 14, Flicktype needs direct touch on to be able to work with your apps. You'll need to turn it on for every app you use Flicktype with. Hope that clears things up.

Regards,
Shawn,
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On Mar 27, 2021, at 2:20 PM, Benny Barber <benny.barber55@...> wrote:

Hello Tony,

 

I think the main problem for me was going from iOS 13 to 14.4.2.  With iOS 13 I have not had the issue with having to activate direct touch typing with the rotor.  Also, when I updated to 14.4.2, slide to type was on and I think that created an issue as well.  I had to make sure full access was on for FlickType too.  In retrospect, I think it was an issue with about 3 different things.

 

  1. full access needed to be turned on for FlickType
  2. slide to type needed to be turned off
  3. direct touch typing needed to be enabled on the rotor when VoiceOver and FlickType were active

These were the items that were causing me the problem.

 

Benny

 

From: hello@flicktype.groups.io On Behalf Of Tony Hernandez
Sent: Saturday, March 27, 2021 2:02 PM
To: hello@flicktype.groups.io
Subject: Re: [FlickType] Help After iOS Update

 

Hi Benny,

 

What was your solution, in case others come across the same problem?

Sent from my mobile device 



On Mar 27, 2021, at 2:59 PM, Benny Barber <benny.barber55@...> wrote:



Kosta,

 

I finally got flicktype to work. All is good. Thanks.

 

Benny   

 

 


From: hello@flicktype.groups.io <hello@flicktype.groups.io> on behalf of Kosta Eleftheriou <kostas.eleftheriou@...>
Sent: Saturday, March 27, 2021 11:03:59 AM
To: hello@flicktype.groups.io <hello@flicktype.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [FlickType] Help After iOS Update

 

Hi Benny,

 

When FlickType has VoiceOver focus, please try enabling Direct Touch from the rotor menu and see if that helps.

 

- Kosta

 

On Sat, Mar 27, 2021 at 9:01 AM Benny Barber <benny.barber55@...> wrote:

I have just updated to iOS 14.4.2 and I cannot get FlickType to work.  Whenever I get into an edit area, FlickType activates, but I cannot get it to enter any text.  As I move around the screen, all I get is feedback from each character as for example Cap A, Cap B and etc.  I uninstalled the app and downloaded it again, but the same thing occurs.  It is totally useless as is.  Any suggestions?  Thanks.

 

Benny




Re: Help After iOS Update

Tony Hernandez
 

many thanks, Benny. Be well.

Sent from my mobile device 

On Mar 27, 2021, at 3:20 PM, Benny Barber <benny.barber55@...> wrote:



Hello Tony,

 

I think the main problem for me was going from iOS 13 to 14.4.2.  With iOS 13 I have not had the issue with having to activate direct touch typing with the rotor.  Also, when I updated to 14.4.2, slide to type was on and I think that created an issue as well.  I had to make sure full access was on for FlickType too.  In retrospect, I think it was an issue with about 3 different things.

 

  1. full access needed to be turned on for FlickType
  2. slide to type needed to be turned off
  3. direct touch typing needed to be enabled on the rotor when VoiceOver and FlickType were active

These were the items that were causing me the problem.

 

Benny

 

From: hello@flicktype.groups.io On Behalf Of Tony Hernandez
Sent: Saturday, March 27, 2021 2:02 PM
To: hello@flicktype.groups.io
Subject: Re: [FlickType] Help After iOS Update

 

Hi Benny,

 

What was your solution, in case others come across the same problem?

Sent from my mobile device 



On Mar 27, 2021, at 2:59 PM, Benny Barber <benny.barber55@...> wrote:



Kosta,

 

I finally got flicktype to work. All is good. Thanks.

 

Benny   

 

 


From: hello@flicktype.groups.io <hello@flicktype.groups.io> on behalf of Kosta Eleftheriou <kostas.eleftheriou@...>
Sent: Saturday, March 27, 2021 11:03:59 AM
To: hello@flicktype.groups.io <hello@flicktype.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [FlickType] Help After iOS Update

 

Hi Benny,

 

When FlickType has VoiceOver focus, please try enabling Direct Touch from the rotor menu and see if that helps.

 

- Kosta

 

On Sat, Mar 27, 2021 at 9:01 AM Benny Barber <benny.barber55@...> wrote:

I have just updated to iOS 14.4.2 and I cannot get FlickType to work.  Whenever I get into an edit area, FlickType activates, but I cannot get it to enter any text.  As I move around the screen, all I get is feedback from each character as for example Cap A, Cap B and etc.  I uninstalled the app and downloaded it again, but the same thing occurs.  It is totally useless as is.  Any suggestions?  Thanks.

 

Benny


Re: Help After iOS Update

Benny Barber
 

Hello Tony,

 

I think the main problem for me was going from iOS 13 to 14.4.2.  With iOS 13 I have not had the issue with having to activate direct touch typing with the rotor.  Also, when I updated to 14.4.2, slide to type was on and I think that created an issue as well.  I had to make sure full access was on for FlickType too.  In retrospect, I think it was an issue with about 3 different things.

 

  1. full access needed to be turned on for FlickType
  2. slide to type needed to be turned off
  3. direct touch typing needed to be enabled on the rotor when VoiceOver and FlickType were active

These were the items that were causing me the problem.

 

Benny

 

From: hello@flicktype.groups.io On Behalf Of Tony Hernandez
Sent: Saturday, March 27, 2021 2:02 PM
To: hello@flicktype.groups.io
Subject: Re: [FlickType] Help After iOS Update

 

Hi Benny,

 

What was your solution, in case others come across the same problem?

Sent from my mobile device 



On Mar 27, 2021, at 2:59 PM, Benny Barber <benny.barber55@...> wrote:



Kosta,

 

I finally got flicktype to work. All is good. Thanks.

 

Benny   

 

 


From: hello@flicktype.groups.io <hello@flicktype.groups.io> on behalf of Kosta Eleftheriou <kostas.eleftheriou@...>
Sent: Saturday, March 27, 2021 11:03:59 AM
To: hello@flicktype.groups.io <hello@flicktype.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [FlickType] Help After iOS Update

 

Hi Benny,

 

When FlickType has VoiceOver focus, please try enabling Direct Touch from the rotor menu and see if that helps.

 

- Kosta

 

On Sat, Mar 27, 2021 at 9:01 AM Benny Barber <benny.barber55@...> wrote:

I have just updated to iOS 14.4.2 and I cannot get FlickType to work.  Whenever I get into an edit area, FlickType activates, but I cannot get it to enter any text.  As I move around the screen, all I get is feedback from each character as for example Cap A, Cap B and etc.  I uninstalled the app and downloaded it again, but the same thing occurs.  It is totally useless as is.  Any suggestions?  Thanks.

 

Benny


Re: Help After iOS Update

Tony Hernandez
 

Hi Benny,

What was your solution, in case others come across the same problem?

Sent from my mobile device 

On Mar 27, 2021, at 2:59 PM, Benny Barber <benny.barber55@...> wrote:


Kosta,

I finally got flicktype to work. All is good. Thanks.

Benny   



From: hello@flicktype.groups.io <hello@flicktype.groups.io> on behalf of Kosta Eleftheriou <kostas.eleftheriou@...>
Sent: Saturday, March 27, 2021 11:03:59 AM
To: hello@flicktype.groups.io <hello@flicktype.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [FlickType] Help After iOS Update
 
Hi Benny,

When FlickType has VoiceOver focus, please try enabling Direct Touch from the rotor menu and see if that helps.

- Kosta

On Sat, Mar 27, 2021 at 9:01 AM Benny Barber <benny.barber55@...> wrote:

I have just updated to iOS 14.4.2 and I cannot get FlickType to work.  Whenever I get into an edit area, FlickType activates, but I cannot get it to enter any text.  As I move around the screen, all I get is feedback from each character as for example Cap A, Cap B and etc.  I uninstalled the app and downloaded it again, but the same thing occurs.  It is totally useless as is.  Any suggestions?  Thanks.

 

Benny


Re: Help After iOS Update

Benny Barber
 

Kosta,

I finally got flicktype to work. All is good. Thanks.

Benny   



From: hello@flicktype.groups.io <hello@flicktype.groups.io> on behalf of Kosta Eleftheriou <kostas.eleftheriou@...>
Sent: Saturday, March 27, 2021 11:03:59 AM
To: hello@flicktype.groups.io <hello@flicktype.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [FlickType] Help After iOS Update
 
Hi Benny,

When FlickType has VoiceOver focus, please try enabling Direct Touch from the rotor menu and see if that helps.

- Kosta

On Sat, Mar 27, 2021 at 9:01 AM Benny Barber <benny.barber55@...> wrote:

I have just updated to iOS 14.4.2 and I cannot get FlickType to work.  Whenever I get into an edit area, FlickType activates, but I cannot get it to enter any text.  As I move around the screen, all I get is feedback from each character as for example Cap A, Cap B and etc.  I uninstalled the app and downloaded it again, but the same thing occurs.  It is totally useless as is.  Any suggestions?  Thanks.

 

Benny


Re: Help After iOS Update

Benny Barber
 

In addition…

 

I had been on iOS 13 and this was my initial update to iOS 14.  Also, I have been using full screen in FlickType.  I’m not sure what else you need to know.  Thank you.

 

Benny

 

From: hello@flicktype.groups.io On Behalf Of Kosta Eleftheriou
Sent: Saturday, March 27, 2021 11:04 AM
To: hello@flicktype.groups.io
Subject: Re: [FlickType] Help After iOS Update

 

Hi Benny,

 

When FlickType has VoiceOver focus, please try enabling Direct Touch from the rotor menu and see if that helps.

 

- Kosta

 

On Sat, Mar 27, 2021 at 9:01 AM Benny Barber <benny.barber55@...> wrote:

I have just updated to iOS 14.4.2 and I cannot get FlickType to work.  Whenever I get into an edit area, FlickType activates, but I cannot get it to enter any text.  As I move around the screen, all I get is feedback from each character as for example Cap A, Cap B and etc.  I uninstalled the app and downloaded it again, but the same thing occurs.  It is totally useless as is.  Any suggestions?  Thanks.

 

Benny


Re: Help After iOS Update

Benny Barber
 

Hello Kosta,

 

I enabled direct touch typing and nothing happened.  It is if FlickType is locked.  I cannot dismiss FlickType.  I have to uninstall it to be able to use the iOS keyboard.  I am totally lost as to what to do.  Thank you.

 

Benny

 

From: hello@flicktype.groups.io On Behalf Of Kosta Eleftheriou
Sent: Saturday, March 27, 2021 11:04 AM
To: hello@flicktype.groups.io
Subject: Re: [FlickType] Help After iOS Update

 

Hi Benny,

 

When FlickType has VoiceOver focus, please try enabling Direct Touch from the rotor menu and see if that helps.

 

- Kosta

 

On Sat, Mar 27, 2021 at 9:01 AM Benny Barber <benny.barber55@...> wrote:

I have just updated to iOS 14.4.2 and I cannot get FlickType to work.  Whenever I get into an edit area, FlickType activates, but I cannot get it to enter any text.  As I move around the screen, all I get is feedback from each character as for example Cap A, Cap B and etc.  I uninstalled the app and downloaded it again, but the same thing occurs.  It is totally useless as is.  Any suggestions?  Thanks.

 

Benny


Re: Help After iOS Update

Kosta Eleftheriou
 

Hi Benny,

When FlickType has VoiceOver focus, please try enabling Direct Touch from the rotor menu and see if that helps.

- Kosta

On Sat, Mar 27, 2021 at 9:01 AM Benny Barber <benny.barber55@...> wrote:

I have just updated to iOS 14.4.2 and I cannot get FlickType to work.  Whenever I get into an edit area, FlickType activates, but I cannot get it to enter any text.  As I move around the screen, all I get is feedback from each character as for example Cap A, Cap B and etc.  I uninstalled the app and downloaded it again, but the same thing occurs.  It is totally useless as is.  Any suggestions?  Thanks.

 

Benny


Help After iOS Update

Benny Barber
 

I have just updated to iOS 14.4.2 and I cannot get FlickType to work.  Whenever I get into an edit area, FlickType activates, but I cannot get it to enter any text.  As I move around the screen, all I get is feedback from each character as for example Cap A, Cap B and etc.  I uninstalled the app and downloaded it again, but the same thing occurs.  It is totally useless as is.  Any suggestions?  Thanks.

 

Benny


Fighting Back!

JP Shandra
 

Hi Kosta,
I just read an article on your legal action against Apple. I commend you on protecting your product. I’m sure it will be a long road, but wishing Ashley and you the best. I’m hoping all the developers fighting back, and negative press bring some much needed change. Along with the protection and fairness those developers deserve.
Hang in there!! I’m rooting for you guys!!
Best,
JP


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
 

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 

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