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Re: Build 236

Salman Haider
 

Hi Kosta,

 

Wanted to give some feedback regarding the latest beta, and various bugs that I have been encountering. Yes, this is specifically pertaining to the 236 release.

 

Firstly, and this is not really a bug, one thing I’ve noticed is the higher pitch of Voiceover speech when I tap type and swipe right to get the word that I’ve typed. Voiceover now announces that word in a higher pitch than it ever has before.

 

Now, to the bugs…

 

I for one, have encountered bugs while typing in all types of fields and in various apps. So the behavior is not limited to a certain app or type of field. Among the apps that I have encountered these bugs are Whatsapp, Messages, Mail, Safari, Google, Facebook, Messenger, Amazon, and so on…

 

In regular text fields, while I am typing, when I tap type and swipe right, I hear the word that I’ve tried to type (as I should). However, if I swipe right again to insert a punctuation, like a period, Voiceover simply repeats the previous word that I had typed. Even though, a period has actually been inserted.

 

Next, I have encountered the bugs that both Ed and JP have already mentioned in prior messages under this thread. “The keyboard doesn’t announce the word or punctuation options/suggestions when flicking up or down”, and, also the bug where “when I type a word, it says space, followed by spelling the word. If I delete the last word, it says beginning of document.”

Unlike Ed and JP however, I have encountered these bugs outside of Outlook. I don’t even have Outlook on my device. I have encountered them in Safari, Whatsapp, the Google app, etc.

 

Typing in multi-line text fields is almost impossible for me at this point. Whatever I tap type is either repeated twice, or is repeated twice with a sort of a stutter with Voiceover sometimes stuttering on the first part of the word, and sometimes on the last part of the word. I will try and explain this with an example. I was trying to type the following sentence: This version definitely seems to have some bugs.

Here are two variations of how Voiceover feedback has sounded like after I have tried typing each of those words while composing that sentence:

 

  1. ThisThis VerVersion DefDefinitely se eems seems to ha-have SomeSome bugs

  2. Th-This ersion initely se-eems to he-ave so-ome bugs.

 

Swiping left either doesn’t do anything, or simply deletes the last word I typed, and I can’t delete anything past that. Tapping and holding in the top half of the screen to have the typed text repeated back, does nothing either.
In addition, at various points during the typing experience, I am not able to swipe up or down to go through the suggestions as the same word keeps getting repeated over and over. Or, swiping up or down produces the "ding" Voiceover sound that suggests that I have reached the top or bottom of the list. The issue with the punctuation also occurs here too; not able to either swipe through the list of punctuation, or the same one is repeated over and over

  

I hope this gives you some idea and my explanation makes some sense. Basically, I have been encountering a lot of bugs with this new 236 release, and I have to revert back to an earlier version for a smoother and seamless typing experience.

Salman


Re: Build 236

Jean-Philippe Rykiel
 

Hello Kosta.

I don't use Flicktype on a daily basis, as it is only available in English and Spanish for now, still waiting for French, but not trying to rush you here, anyway, the mailing list has been quite tame for a while, and I think it is the fact that it got busy again a few weeks ago that made me want to try it again, just to see how things were going. So, I don't know exactly when that was, but the trouble I'm having in the mail application was present on the version available at this time, and still is in last version.

Including, unpredictable results, every manually type character is followed  by a space, and punctuations not being pronounced. As I stated before, I don't have These issues in notes, message, or of course Flicktype app itself.

Cheers and thank you for what you do.

JPR


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Le 18/01/2020 à 03:18, FlickType a écrit :
Thank you all for the feedback. If you could please clarify, is the feedback related to build 236 specifically, or more general as of recently?
- Kosta


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Re: Request for reviews

 

Thanks, JP. I finally figured out to drill down into the Ratings and reviews section and was able to give a nice review after following Gordon's instructions.

 

Alan

 

From: hello@flicktype.groups.io [mailto:hello@flicktype.groups.io] On Behalf Of JP Shandra
Sent: Friday, January 17, 2020 9:13 PM
To: hello@flicktype.groups.io
Subject: Re: [FlickType] Request for reviews

 

Hi Alan,

When in description of app there’s a section the says Ratings and Reviews. Press the See All button. There you will find Write a Review button. Tap to rate will only give a star rating, not a review.

Follow the instructions Gordon provided. It’s a fully accessible process.

JP



On Jan 17, 2020, at 6:29 PM, Alan Lemly <walemly@...> wrote:



Kosta,

 

I can't say I've found the rating screen in the Apps Store to be very accessible. I'm going to type what I've just experienced in an effort to get comments from you and others so I can successfully rate FlickType and also provide a favorable comment about it. Here was my experience:

 

I open the Apps Store from my home screen.

I select Search from the bottomline menu and type Flicktype in the search box.

I open the FlickType app description by double tapping on it in the search results.

In the ratings and reviews section which is after all the screen shots, I come to a button that says tap to rate. Maybe I'm stupid but I'm expecting to be taken to a screen that presents me with a one to five star that I can select and maybe a text box where I can type in a comment but I get nothing when I double tap on the tap to rate button.

 

If you'd like me to rate FlickType, perhaps you can turn on Voiceover with your device and use your eyes to give me some further specific instructions on how to rate the app. And I realize my problem might be something with my own brain and this rating screen so I welcome instructions from anyone who could guide me on the steps to rate an app.

 

Thanks in advance.

 

Alan Lemly

 

-----Original Message-----
From: hello@flicktype.groups.io [mailto:hello@flicktype.groups.io] On Behalf Of FlickType
Sent: Friday, January 17, 2020 3:20 PM
To: hello@flicktype.groups.io
Subject: [Special] [FlickType] Request for reviews

 

It would mean the world to us if you took a moment and left us a review on the App Store - it really, really helps us!

 

Here's a handy link that will take you straight into the App Store and open the review page - open from your iPhone or iPad: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/flicktype-keyboard/id1359485719?action=write-review

 

Thank you,

Kosta & Ashley

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Re: Request for reviews

JP Shandra
 

Hi Alan,
When in description of app there’s a section the says Ratings and Reviews. Press the See All button. There you will find Write a Review button. Tap to rate will only give a star rating, not a review.
Follow the instructions Gordon provided. It’s a fully accessible process.
JP

On Jan 17, 2020, at 6:29 PM, Alan Lemly <walemly@...> wrote:



Kosta,

 

I can't say I've found the rating screen in the Apps Store to be very accessible. I'm going to type what I've just experienced in an effort to get comments from you and others so I can successfully rate FlickType and also provide a favorable comment about it. Here was my experience:

 

1.      I open the Apps Store from my home screen.

2.      I select Search from the bottomline menu and type Flicktype in the search box.

3.      I open the FlickType app description by double tapping on it in the search results.

4.      In the ratings and reviews section which is after all the screen shots, I come to a button that says tap to rate. Maybe I'm stupid but I'm expecting to be taken to a screen that presents me with a one to five star that I can select and maybe a text box where I can type in a comment but I get nothing when I double tap on the tap to rate button.

 

If you'd like me to rate FlickType, perhaps you can turn on Voiceover with your device and use your eyes to give me some further specific instructions on how to rate the app. And I realize my problem might be something with my own brain and this rating screen so I welcome instructions from anyone who could guide me on the steps to rate an app.

 

Thanks in advance.

 

Alan Lemly

 

-----Original Message-----
From: hello@flicktype.groups.io [mailto:hello@flicktype.groups.io] On Behalf Of FlickType
Sent: Friday, January 17, 2020 3:20 PM
To: hello@flicktype.groups.io
Subject: [Special] [FlickType] Request for reviews

 

It would mean the world to us if you took a moment and left us a review on the App Store - it really, really helps us!

 

Here's a handy link that will take you straight into the App Store and open the review page - open from your iPhone or iPad: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/flicktype-keyboard/id1359485719?action=write-review

 

Thank you,

Kosta & Ashley

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Re: Build 236

Gordon
 

Yeah it took me about 4 tries to type the word dog earlier. It wasn't even listed in the list of choices until I did it several times and finally got it. I've been using this keyboard since the first day it went live to be used everywhere on IOS. But something happened with last Monday's update that started this inaccuracy thing.

On 1/17/2020 8:40 PM, JP Shandra wrote:
Hi Kosta,
My earlier response was to build 236. I had minor issues before, but not to the extent of newest build.
In response to Gordon on accuracy. I’m experiencing the same. Most noticeable on left side of screen. Words with Q, W, A, S, D. I’m never getting word on first, even third time.
JP

On Jan 17, 2020, at 6:18 PM, FlickType <@FlickType> wrote:

Thank you all for the feedback. If you could please clarify, is the feedback related to build 236 specifically, or more general as of recently?
- Kosta



Re: Build 236

JP Shandra
 

Hi Kosta,
My earlier response was to build 236. I had minor issues before, but not to the extent of newest build.
In response to Gordon on accuracy. I’m experiencing the same. Most noticeable on left side of screen. Words with Q, W, A, S, D. I’m never getting word on first, even third time.
JP

On Jan 17, 2020, at 6:18 PM, FlickType <@FlickType> wrote:

Thank you all for the feedback. If you could please clarify, is the feedback related to build 236 specifically, or more general as of recently?
- Kosta



Re: Build 236

Chuck Dean
 

The problems I have been having in unite the mail App or have been present throughout iOS 1 3.                       

Chuck  (mobile)
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On Jan 17, 2020, at 7:18 PM, FlickType <hello@...> wrote:

Thank you all for the feedback. If you could please clarify, is the feedback related to build 236 specifically, or more general as of recently?
- Kosta




Re: Request for reviews

Gordon
 

So when I did my rating and review, I kept flicking until I got to the option to select how many stars I wanted. After selecting 5 stars, I continued and found the button to write a review. The first edit box is for the title, and the second is for the text of the review. After I did that and hit save, it prompted me to add a nickname to be displayed for my review.

On 1/17/2020 8:29 PM, Alan Lemly wrote:

Kosta,

 

I can't say I've found the rating screen in the Apps Store to be very accessible. I'm going to type what I've just experienced in an effort to get comments from you and others so I can successfully rate FlickType and also provide a favorable comment about it. Here was my experience:

 

1.      I open the Apps Store from my home screen.

2.      I select Search from the bottomline menu and type Flicktype in the search box.

3.      I open the FlickType app description by double tapping on it in the search results.

4.      In the ratings and reviews section which is after all the screen shots, I come to a button that says tap to rate. Maybe I'm stupid but I'm expecting to be taken to a screen that presents me with a one to five star that I can select and maybe a text box where I can type in a comment but I get nothing when I double tap on the tap to rate button.

 

If you'd like me to rate FlickType, perhaps you can turn on Voiceover with your device and use your eyes to give me some further specific instructions on how to rate the app. And I realize my problem might be something with my own brain and this rating screen so I welcome instructions from anyone who could guide me on the steps to rate an app.

 

Thanks in advance.

 

Alan Lemly

 

-----Original Message-----
From: hello@flicktype.groups.io [mailto:hello@flicktype.groups.io] On Behalf Of FlickType
Sent: Friday, January 17, 2020 3:20 PM
To: hello@flicktype.groups.io
Subject: [Special] [FlickType] Request for reviews

 

It would mean the world to us if you took a moment and left us a review on the App Store - it really, really helps us!

 

Here's a handy link that will take you straight into the App Store and open the review page - open from your iPhone or iPad: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/flicktype-keyboard/id1359485719?action=write-review

 

Thank you,

Kosta & Ashley

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Re: Request for reviews

 

Kosta,

 

I can't say I've found the rating screen in the Apps Store to be very accessible. I'm going to type what I've just experienced in an effort to get comments from you and others so I can successfully rate FlickType and also provide a favorable comment about it. Here was my experience:

 

1.      I open the Apps Store from my home screen.

2.      I select Search from the bottomline menu and type Flicktype in the search box.

3.      I open the FlickType app description by double tapping on it in the search results.

4.      In the ratings and reviews section which is after all the screen shots, I come to a button that says tap to rate. Maybe I'm stupid but I'm expecting to be taken to a screen that presents me with a one to five star that I can select and maybe a text box where I can type in a comment but I get nothing when I double tap on the tap to rate button.

 

If you'd like me to rate FlickType, perhaps you can turn on Voiceover with your device and use your eyes to give me some further specific instructions on how to rate the app. And I realize my problem might be something with my own brain and this rating screen so I welcome instructions from anyone who could guide me on the steps to rate an app.

 

Thanks in advance.

 

Alan Lemly

 

-----Original Message-----
From: hello@flicktype.groups.io [mailto:hello@flicktype.groups.io] On Behalf Of FlickType
Sent: Friday, January 17, 2020 3:20 PM
To: hello@flicktype.groups.io
Subject: [Special] [FlickType] Request for reviews

 

It would mean the world to us if you took a moment and left us a review on the App Store - it really, really helps us!

 

Here's a handy link that will take you straight into the App Store and open the review page - open from your iPhone or iPad: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/flicktype-keyboard/id1359485719?action=write-review

 

Thank you,

Kosta & Ashley

??

 


Re: Build 236

Gordon
 

I've noticed some of this behavior in the most recent public version that I currently have. And accuracy is still off compared to where it was prior to last Monday when the app got its first update. I used to be able to type really fast and hit each word pretty much every time, but now it's much slower and I hardly ever hit the correct word on the first try. I usually have to flick down several times to get the right word, and sometimes that doesn't happen and I have to do it again. I do most of my typing in the stock messages app on the iPhone.

On 1/17/2020 8:18 PM, FlickType wrote:
Thank you all for the feedback. If you could please clarify, is the feedback related to build 236 specifically, or more general as of recently?
- Kosta


Re: Build 236

 

Thank you all for the feedback. If you could please clarify, is the feedback related to build 236 specifically, or more general as of recently?
- Kosta


Re: Build 236

Salman Haider
 

I have been encountering the bugs that have been mentioned by Ed and JP in previous messages. regarding being unable to switch punctuation, not being able to delete past the last word, and such. I do not use the outlook app myself, however those bugs that they have mentioned, I am definitely encountering in other apps as well, particularly ones that have multi line text fields. Like pages on Safari for instance. In addition to that, There are also some issues with voiceover feedback, which really make it difficult to continue typing in such fields. I will try and explain this in more detail in another message that I send you later, once I have a little more time to write out the description of the behavior encountered. But I just wanted to give you a heads up for now.
aSalman         


Re: Build 236

Peter Torpey
 

I didn’t realize that other users were using OUtlook. I am using the Apple e-mail app and see some of the same issues using iOs 13.3 on an iPhone XR.

In fact, here is another interesting issue which I just observed.

I wrote my last response using a blue tooth keyboard after dismissing the Flicktype keyboard with the single finger swpie down gesture.

I then turned off my blue tooth keyboard and tried to reply to this message using Flicktype. Performing a single finger double tap using VoiceOver in the body of the message did not bring up the Flicktype keyboard. In fact I could not seem to get into edit mode. Seems like after dismissing the Flicktype keyboard that it disappeared and I didn’t know how to bring it back. So I’m turned on my blue tooth keyboard again to type this reply.

—Pete


Re: Build 236

Peter Torpey
 

I have never used the full screen mode of Flicktype but will begin testing that mode if it is a help.

However, I have experienced some of the sameS issues when composing e-mail messages that CHuck has reported. Specifically the three finger swipe seems to only work once in a while and two finger swipes sometimes drop me out of edit mode. Sometimes Flicktype will report that I am at the beginning and end of a document when I swipe left or right with one finger making it seem that my mail message is empty even though there is text in the boyd of the message. Don’t know if this is only a problem with e-mail, but that is most of what I use.

—Pete

ent from my iPhone


Re: Build 236

Shameless FanGirl
 

for whatever reason, this build wasn't pushed to me via testflight.

On Jan 17, 2020, at 1:21 PM, Ed Worrell via Groups.Io <ed.worrell=icloud.com@groups.io> wrote:

Results seem to be on par with previous builds.

I am still seeing spaces inserted into words that are manually typed. Just like your name in the pervious email. This doesn’t seem to happen in all apps. Mostly the Apple email app. I am noticing that the standard keyboard seems to be a little more stable as well.

It’s a pretty good build in my opinion.

Ed

On Jan 17, 2020, at 2:06 PM, FlickType <@FlickType> wrote:

Thank you Ed. Does that mean it's working better in other apps, or the same as the previous build?

To give you some more background, the change in this build dramatically simplifies the code by removing dozens of workarounds that I've been using, and those are incredible fragile and hard to maintain, given each new iOS release.

- Kosta





Re: Build 236

Ed Worrell
 

Results seem to be on par with previous builds.

I am still seeing spaces inserted into words that are manually typed. Just like your name in the pervious email. This doesn’t seem to happen in all apps. Mostly the Apple email app. I am noticing that the standard keyboard seems to be a little more stable as well.

It’s a pretty good build in my opinion.

Ed

On Jan 17, 2020, at 2:06 PM, FlickType <@FlickType> wrote:

Thank you Ed. Does that mean it's working better in other apps, or the same as the previous build?

To give you some more background, the change in this build dramatically simplifies the code by removing dozens of workarounds that I've been using, and those are incredible fragile and hard to maintain, given each new iOS release.

- Kosta



Request for reviews

 

It would mean the world to us if you took a moment and left us a review on the App Store - it really, really helps us!

Here's a handy link that will take you straight into the App Store and open the review page - open from your iPhone or iPad: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/flicktype-keyboard/id1359485719?action=write-review

Thank you,
Kosta & Ashley
🤗


Re: Build 236

 

Thank you Ed. Does that mean it's working better in other apps, or the same as the previous build?

To give you some more background, the change in this build dramatically simplifies the code by removing dozens of workarounds that I've been using, and those are incredible fragile and hard to maintain, given each new iOS release.

- Kosta


Re: Build 236

Ed Worrell
 

Hey K o s t a,

Yes. Everything seems to be working great in all other apps.

Ed

On Jan 17, 2020, at 1:46 PM, FlickType <@FlickType> wrote:

Besides Outlook being worse, is it overall any better in the other apps and use cases? Or the same as the previous build?
- Kosta



Re: Build 236

 

Besides Outlook being worse, is it overall any better in the other apps and use cases? Or the same as the previous build?
- Kosta