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Re: Idea for Autocompletion Feature

David Goldfield
 

Sieghard,

The way you described your vision of the autocomplete feature was exactly how I envisioned it. A few days ago I stopped by the Flicktype Web site only to discover that this feature was already suggested in exactly the way I envisioned it. <grin>

David Goldfield, Assistive Technology Specialist WWW.David-Goldfield.Com

On 7/1/2018 3:06 PM, Sieghard Weitzel wrote:

I think what the person who posted this suggestions invisions I sthat Voiceover would speak the suggestion/prediction and that if it is correct you simply flick right at that point to finish entering the word. I really like the suggestions in the iOS keyboard, but if they are shorter words it is often just as fast to finish typing the word than it is to touch the predictions and see if what you want is one of the 3 predictions given. If this could be made to work automatically so you just tap away and, if you hear a prediction that is the right one you can flick to enter it this could be pretty fantastic. You just have to get used to ignoring suggestions if they are not correct and simply continue to type.

 

From: hello@flicktype.groups.io <hello@flicktype.groups.io> On Behalf Of Chuck Dean
Sent: Sunday, July 1, 2018 12:02 PM
To: hello@flicktype.groups.io
Subject: Re: [FlickType] Idea for Autocompletion Feature

 

 

 Hello, it seems to me that more time would be spent finding and entering the prediction than just typing with FlickType. 

 

 In the future, Kosta plans to implement the ability to use text replacements, so those commonly used phrases will insert with a possible minimum of three taps. 

 Chuck 


On Jul 1, 2018, at 11:43 AM, Kimber Gardner <kimbersinbox1963@...> wrote:

 

I would certainly like a feature like that. 

Sent from Kimber's iPhone

The happy ending still beckons, and it is in the hope of grasping it that we go on.—Annie Proulx


On Jul 1, 2018, at 11:55 AM, David Goldfield <david.goldfield@...> wrote:

Hi.

I am wondering about the feasibility and potential usefulness of a predictive typing mode within Flicktype. I would envision this as an option as I could see some users finding a feature like this annoying, whereas I'm sure that other users, myself included, would find it of great value.

Essentially, this would work similar to the predictive typing feature that we already have with the standard iOS keyboard. Suppose, as an example, I'm writing the phrase "no problem." After typing the word "no" I would type pro and Flicktype would try to guess what I'm attempting to type, based on context. As I type "pro" I imagine Flicktype announcing "problem" If that's the word that I want, I would flick right to accept it. If I want to hear possible suggestions I would flick down to explore the list, as we already do when we've completed a word. Alternatively, I could just ignore the possibility which was offered and continue to type the rest of the word, as normal. I'm wondering if such a feature is worth pursuing? Is it even feasible and would others use it? Are there possible consequences resulting from this that I'm not foreseeing? I admit that such a feature could be chatty and, perhaps, more distracting than some users would like but I can also envision that we could have settings to control certain levels of verbosity such as a setting like "start providing suggestions after X letters have been entered" and perhaps adjustable pauses between the last entered key and the actual announcement of the first suggestion. This last idea would help fast typists not get interrupted. For me, this would make using Flicktype even faster.

 

 

--
David Goldfield, Assistive Technology Specialist WWW.David-Goldfield.Com


Re: New languages

Raúl Martínez
 

Hi guys,

As far as I know Spanish is also supported, no idea wether fully or partially. At least I can use it with more or less success. The keyboard display is the English one, though, lacking for example the letter ñ or a way to type diacritical symbols.

Re: problems in messages

Benny Barber
 

When you are typing in messages and you dismiss the keyboard, the send
button is in the bottom right. Thanks.

Benny

-----Original Message-----
From: hello@flicktype.groups.io [mailto:hello@flicktype.groups.io] On Behalf
Of Sieghard Weitzel
Sent: Tuesday, July 03, 2018 12:02 AM
To: hello@flicktype.groups.io
Subject: Re: [FlickType] problems in messages

Hi Chris,

I have a 6S Plus and can confirm/reproduce this. If I type in a Message
field and dismiss Flicktype I have to explore the screen by touch, swiping
does not work and if I double tap again on the edit field Flicktype becomes
active again as a keyboard. If, however, I flick up and hold to change to
the iOS keyboard which then is on the screen I can swipe normally.


-----Original Message-----
From: hello@flicktype.groups.io <hello@flicktype.groups.io> On Behalf Of
Chris Chaffin
Sent: Monday, July 2, 2018 4:42 PM
To: hello@flicktype.groups.io
Subject: [FlickType] problems in messages

Hello,
I am new to the group and I am enjoying the system keyboard, but I have been
experiencing a few different things that I want to see if anyone else is
experiencing.
Now I am a voice over user and I am using an iphone 8.

First, in the messages app, after typing a message and dismissing the
keyboard, I am unable to swipe to either the edit field or send button. I
can only find them on the screen by exploring the screen with my finger.
And even after I find the edit field by exploring, I am still not able to
swipe from the edit field to the send button.

Second, sometimes after dismissing the keyboard, especially after writing in
the messages app, voice over acts funny and it seems that I lose some system
sounds, like the sound when the app switcher pops up. I restart voice over
and everything returns to normal.

Thanks,

Chris

Re: problems in messages

Eileen Misrahi
 

Hi All,

I can confirm that I am having the same issue in messages. To prevent the frustration, I will change to the iOS keyboard. I am sure that Kosta will find a solution in the near future.

Eileen

Re: problems in messages

Kimberly Parsley
 

I too am having the first problem, but not the second. As for the problem in messages, I also use the flick up and hold gesture as a work around.

On Jul 2, 2018, at 6:41 PM, Chris Chaffin <chaffin102468@...> wrote:

Hello,
I am new to the group and I am enjoying the system keyboard, but I have been experiencing a few different things that I want to see if anyone else is experiencing.
Now I am a voice over user and I am using an iphone 8.

First, in the messages app, after typing a message and dismissing the keyboard, I am unable to swipe to either the edit field or send button. I can only find them on the screen by exploring the screen with my finger. And even after I find the edit field by exploring, I am still not able to swipe from the edit field to the send button.

Second, sometimes after dismissing the keyboard, especially after writing in the messages app, voice over acts funny and it seems that I lose some system sounds, like the sound when the app switcher pops up. I restart voice over and everything returns to normal.

Thanks,

Chris



Re: problems in messages

 

As Kosta stated, they are working on the half sized keyboard, for now finding the Send button by touch is not all that difficult and certainly an acceptable work-around.

-----Original Message-----
From: hello@flicktype.groups.io <hello@flicktype.groups.io> On Behalf Of Shawn Krasniuk via Groups.Io
Sent: Monday, July 2, 2018 10:24 PM
To: hello@flicktype.groups.io
Subject: Re: [FlickType] problems in messages

I can verify the issue here too. This is why we need either some sort of send button or a half sized screen.
On Jul 3, 2018, at 12:02 AM, Sieghard Weitzel <@Sieghard> wrote:

Hi Chris,

I have a 6S Plus and can confirm/reproduce this. If I type in a Message field and dismiss Flicktype I have to explore the screen by touch, swiping does not work and if I double tap again on the edit field Flicktype becomes active again as a keyboard. If, however, I flick up and hold to change to the iOS keyboard which then is on the screen I can swipe normally.


-----Original Message-----
From: hello@flicktype.groups.io <hello@flicktype.groups.io> On Behalf Of Chris Chaffin
Sent: Monday, July 2, 2018 4:42 PM
To: hello@flicktype.groups.io
Subject: [FlickType] problems in messages

Hello,
I am new to the group and I am enjoying the system keyboard, but I have been experiencing a few different things that I want to see if anyone else is experiencing.
Now I am a voice over user and I am using an iphone 8.

First, in the messages app, after typing a message and dismissing the keyboard, I am unable to swipe to either the edit field or send button. I can only find them on the screen by exploring the screen with my finger. And even after I find the edit field by exploring, I am still not able to swipe from the edit field to the send button.

Second, sometimes after dismissing the keyboard, especially after writing in the messages app, voice over acts funny and it seems that I lose some system sounds, like the sound when the app switcher pops up. I restart voice over and everything returns to normal.

Thanks,

Chris






Re: problems in messages

Shawn Krasniuk
 

I can verify the issue here too. This is why we need either some sort of send button or a half sized screen.

On Jul 3, 2018, at 12:02 AM, Sieghard Weitzel <@Sieghard> wrote:

Hi Chris,

I have a 6S Plus and can confirm/reproduce this. If I type in a Message field and dismiss Flicktype I have to explore the screen by touch, swiping does not work and if I double tap again on the edit field Flicktype becomes active again as a keyboard. If, however, I flick up and hold to change to the iOS keyboard which then is on the screen I can swipe normally.


-----Original Message-----
From: hello@flicktype.groups.io <hello@flicktype.groups.io> On Behalf Of Chris Chaffin
Sent: Monday, July 2, 2018 4:42 PM
To: hello@flicktype.groups.io
Subject: [FlickType] problems in messages

Hello,
I am new to the group and I am enjoying the system keyboard, but I have been experiencing a few different things that I want to see if anyone else is experiencing.
Now I am a voice over user and I am using an iphone 8.

First, in the messages app, after typing a message and dismissing the keyboard, I am unable to swipe to either the edit field or send button. I can only find them on the screen by exploring the screen with my finger. And even after I find the edit field by exploring, I am still not able to swipe from the edit field to the send button.

Second, sometimes after dismissing the keyboard, especially after writing in the messages app, voice over acts funny and it seems that I lose some system sounds, like the sound when the app switcher pops up. I restart voice over and everything returns to normal.

Thanks,

Chris






Re: problems in messages

 

Hi Chris,

I have a 6S Plus and can confirm/reproduce this. If I type in a Message field and dismiss Flicktype I have to explore the screen by touch, swiping does not work and if I double tap again on the edit field Flicktype becomes active again as a keyboard. If, however, I flick up and hold to change to the iOS keyboard which then is on the screen I can swipe normally.

-----Original Message-----
From: hello@flicktype.groups.io <hello@flicktype.groups.io> On Behalf Of Chris Chaffin
Sent: Monday, July 2, 2018 4:42 PM
To: hello@flicktype.groups.io
Subject: [FlickType] problems in messages

Hello,
I am new to the group and I am enjoying the system keyboard, but I have been experiencing a few different things that I want to see if anyone else is experiencing.
Now I am a voice over user and I am using an iphone 8.

First, in the messages app, after typing a message and dismissing the keyboard, I am unable to swipe to either the edit field or send button. I can only find them on the screen by exploring the screen with my finger. And even after I find the edit field by exploring, I am still not able to swipe from the edit field to the send button.

Second, sometimes after dismissing the keyboard, especially after writing in the messages app, voice over acts funny and it seems that I lose some system sounds, like the sound when the app switcher pops up. I restart voice over and everything returns to normal.

Thanks,

Chris

Re: problems in messages

Maria Reyes
 

Hi Chris,
I can definitely reproduce your first problem you mentioned. What I had to do was find the send button by exploring by touch. Or you can find the next keyboard button then you should be able to find the send button by swiping.

On Jul 2, 2018, at 7:41 PM, Chris Chaffin <chaffin102468@...> wrote:

Hello,
I am new to the group and I am enjoying the system keyboard, but I have been experiencing a few different things that I want to see if anyone else is experiencing.
Now I am a voice over user and I am using an iphone 8.

First, in the messages app, after typing a message and dismissing the keyboard, I am unable to swipe to either the edit field or send button. I can only find them on the screen by exploring the screen with my finger. And even after I find the edit field by exploring, I am still not able to swipe from the edit field to the send button.

Second, sometimes after dismissing the keyboard, especially after writing in the messages app, voice over acts funny and it seems that I lose some system sounds, like the sound when the app switcher pops up. I restart voice over and everything returns to normal.

Thanks,

Chris



problems in messages

Chris Chaffin
 

Hello,
I am new to the group and I am enjoying the system keyboard, but I have been experiencing a few different things that I want to see if anyone else is experiencing.
Now I am a voice over user and I am using an iphone 8.

First, in the messages app, after typing a message and dismissing the keyboard, I am unable to swipe to either the edit field or send button. I can only find them on the screen by exploring the screen with my finger. And even after I find the edit field by exploring, I am still not able to swipe from the edit field to the send button.

Second, sometimes after dismissing the keyboard, especially after writing in the messages app, voice over acts funny and it seems that I lose some system sounds, like the sound when the app switcher pops up. I restart voice over and everything returns to normal.

Thanks,

Chris

Re: App pricing

 

Keep it simple, if the subscription works for Kosta and Ashley then that’s fine with me, just that as I said I would like to see an option to pay annually.

There can always be a donation button on their website.

 

 

From: hello@flicktype.groups.io <hello@flicktype.groups.io> On Behalf Of Daniel McGee
Sent: Monday, July 2, 2018 8:39 AM
To: hello@flicktype.groups.io
Subject: Re: [FlickType] App pricing

 

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: App pricing

 

Hi Ashley,

I agree with Leonard and would prefer an annual subscription for $11.88 (12 * $0.99) or even for $11.99, I'm not worried about a few pennies. I don't know what sort of rules Apple imposes when it comes to these subscriptions, but if you can offer it on a monthly and annual subscription I would be happy to see the option of an annual subscription added.

-----Original Message-----
From: hello@flicktype.groups.io <hello@flicktype.groups.io> On Behalf Of FlickType
Sent: Sunday, July 1, 2018 8:20 PM
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

 

Because it’s a very small market and while thiurd party keyboards may not operate using a subscription model, there are plenty of apps which use this method. Maybe companies like Microsoft, Google or Apple can afford to develop free apps for the blind, but a couple who wants to do something nice and incidently comes up with a great product for a few thousand people should not be expected to do it for free. I for one have no problem paying a buck a month for being able to type as fast as a sighted person, OK, let’s say as fast as some sighted people, there still are sighted people who can type a lot faster and also others who are slower.

 

From: hello@flicktype.groups.io <hello@flicktype.groups.io> On Behalf Of Force of nature psychic
Sent: Monday, July 2, 2018 9:15 AM
To: hello@flicktype.groups.io
Subject: Re: [FlickType] App pricing

 

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

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