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First Show Stopping Bug

Brandon Cross
 

Hello, today I experienced the first bug that actually stopped me from
using the keyboard. Today, I needed to make a transfer between two of my
bank accounts, so I load up my banking app, and go to do it, when FlickType
loads in. OK, not really the keyboard I want for that particular
application, so I do the flick up and hold gesture to switch to the iOS
keyboard, only to find that it doesn't work. After a bit of general tapping
around, I noticed the keyboard was completely unresponsive. This means taps
as well as gestures are not being accepted. Thinking this a fluke, I just
quit out of the app and try again, same thing. I ended having to go another
app and switch its keyboard to the iOS one before I could get FlickType to
not load up in the banking app. I did re-order it so it wasn't the first
keyboard, and restart the phone. But even being in the second position, it
still loaded up eve when I completely closed out the app and went through
again.

It is worth noting that my banking app uses its own custom variant if a
keyboard for entering an amount in the transfer section, since you don't
enter decimals, as the app sort of parses what you enter and puts the
decimal in the right place. So for $100.00, you would just type 1, 0, 0, 0,
0 and it would be correct. This isn't the only app I have that uses a
custom numbers keyboard, right off hand I can think of at least one other,
PayPal. That one does the same thing but it has a, '00' button to save you
a bit of time.

Since FlickType or iOS isn't really respecting the order of keyboards, I'm
going to have to make sure FlickType isn't up when I load into my banking
app. I'm hoping you guys can get something going for a fix to this, though
as its with a specific app with a specific custom variant, might prove
tricky.

Thanks -- Brandon

Punctuation and return key suggestion

Jean-Philippe Rykiel
 

Hello Flicktype team.
I don't know if many users are like me, but I find myself using the comma more frequently than the period even when typing a short message. I was wondering if Flicktype could have an option to make comma appear first in the punctuations list, instead of the period, as it is now.
As for the return key, flick right and hold is good but a little slow. How about down with two fingers?
Best regards,
JPR

Re: Invisible text

Chuck Dean
 

Hello,
I personally have not had this problem, however I have noticed some emails coming from the beta group that had no text.
Chuck

On Jun 28, 2018, at 11:32 PM, Julian <mrc1818@...> wrote:



Hello,

While I personally have yet to experience this issue, I've been informed by 2 people I know that sometimes when they use FlickType to write text messages or email, that they've been told by the recipient that the body of the message appears to be blank. When the sender goes back to review their message, there appears to be a bunch of blank spaces. Has anyone else experienced something similar? Sent from my iPhone


Invisible text

Julian
 

Hello,

While I personally have yet to experience this issue, I've been informed by 2 people I know that sometimes when they use FlickType to write text messages or email, that they've been told by the recipient that the body of the message appears to be blank. When the sender goes back to review their message, there appears to be a bunch of blank spaces. Has anyone else experienced something similar? Sent from my iPhone

Re: 2 major queries about the modern app

 

Hi Abdullah,

Thank you very much for downloading! Sounds like you have not yet upgraded to the custom keyboard, you can start your 7 day trial in the upgrade tab and then you will be able to use the keyboard in all apps. For FlickType, you do not need to wait to hear the feedback from each specific letter, you can lightly tap where you think each letter in the word is, flick right and then FlickType will give you a list of words, which you can flick down to scroll through. The keyboard does not work how typical keyboards have worked in the past, instead, it is pattern based and does not offer a word until all the letters in the pattern have been entered. If this feels like a big leap of faith, you can tap and hold the screen to navigate the keys until you feel comfortable, but I suggest you give the word hello a try as it does come quite natural to most people.

Please let us know if we can help with anything else!
Ashley

2 major queries about the modern app

Abdullah Zafar <abdullah@...>
 

Hello there. This abdullah here. I recently discover this keyboard and liked it so much, therefore want to use as my default keyboard. But i am facing the following 2 problem while getting started. Keep in mind while reading below that i am a voiceover user on iOS.

1. I have enabled the keyboard along with full access. Now, whenever i open the keyboard in any app such as messages, it said “not subscribed”. It repeats the same phrase again and again when i touch the keyboard or perform any gesture. Why is it? Note: when i open the keyboard app and switch to the “demo” tab, then it doesn’t say like this. But in all other apps, it kept repeating the same sentences. Note number2: the internet connection is always active on my phone.
2. I prefer to type in single tapp mode “direct touch typing”. But in this keyboard, when i tap on a character lightly, it inserts the character but doesn’t speak the inserted character. Even the option “echo character” is turned on in app settings. Why is it? How to fix?

Re: Paying for custom keyboard?

Chuck Dean
 

Hello,
When Fleksy first came out I paid nineteen dollars and ninety nine cents as a one time purchase price. Unfortunately, even this high purchase price did not generate enough revenue to sustain the app, so they released it to the general public.
In order to please the masses the developers had to make Fleksy appear more like a qwerty keyboard, which made Fleksy almost impossible for the visually impaired to operate.

As you can see, a one time purchase price will have to be very expensive to fund ongoing improvements, maintenance and other languages.

Ninety nine cents a month is surely affordable for anyone who owns an iPhone and will generate a steady revenue flow, so FlickType will not end up in the scrap heap like Fleksy.

Chuck

PS. Three and a half cents a day seems like a steal for a handful of magic. 😎

On Jun 28, 2018, at 12:19 PM, Chuck Dean <cadean329@...> wrote:

From the developer:

As we have a developing product that we will be making considerable updates
and improvements to, coupled with a small market, an ongoing subscription
model is the best way to ensure that the project is sustainable and will be
around for a long time. This, as well as the fact that we want to ensure
everyone is paying for what they’re using and not paying a one time
purchase for a product that they don't use a year or two down the road, we
feel that a subscription is best for everyone. That being said, things are
not set in stone as we are going to be fluid and adaptable to the
circumstances.

Please let us know if you have any other questions,
Ashley


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

Our 1972 Honda 600 Coupe <http://www.cadean.com/> Our 1961 Vespa 400
<http://cadean.com/Vespa.html>




On Fri, Jun 22, 2018 at 6:41 AM, Jessica D <jldail13@...> wrote:

Hi,
I just opened FlickType and went to the upgrade tab.

I see that when it’s released, FlickType will require a monthly $0.99
subscription.

I don’t understand why this is.
Can you please explain why you feel this is necessary, & consider making
it a 1-time purchase?

A lot of us, myself included, have limited funding available, and can only
use iTunes cards to purchase items from the App Store and iTunes.
When paying for a subscription, that funding disappears very quickly.

Thanks for your understanding,
Jessica




Re: Paying for custom keyboard?

Chuck Dean
 

From the developer:

As we have a developing product that we will be making considerable updates
and improvements to, coupled with a small market, an ongoing subscription
model is the best way to ensure that the project is sustainable and will be
around for a long time. This, as well as the fact that we want to ensure
everyone is paying for what they’re using and not paying a one time
purchase for a product that they don't use a year or two down the road, we
feel that a subscription is best for everyone. That being said, things are
not set in stone as we are going to be fluid and adaptable to the
circumstances.

Please let us know if you have any other questions,
Ashley


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

Our 1972 Honda 600 Coupe <http://www.cadean.com/> Our 1961 Vespa 400
<http://cadean.com/Vespa.html>

On Fri, Jun 22, 2018 at 6:41 AM, Jessica D <jldail13@...> wrote:

Hi,
I just opened FlickType and went to the upgrade tab.

I see that when it’s released, FlickType will require a monthly $0.99
subscription.

I don’t understand why this is.
Can you please explain why you feel this is necessary, & consider making
it a 1-time purchase?

A lot of us, myself included, have limited funding available, and can only
use iTunes cards to purchase items from the App Store and iTunes.
When paying for a subscription, that funding disappears very quickly.

Thanks for your understanding,
Jessica



Paying for custom keyboard?

Jessica D
 

Hi,
I just opened FlickType and went to the upgrade tab.

I see that when it’s released, FlickType will require a monthly $0.99 subscription.

I don’t understand why this is.
Can you please explain why you feel this is necessary, & consider making it a 1-time purchase?

A lot of us, myself included, have limited funding available, and can only use iTunes cards to purchase items from the App Store and iTunes.
When paying for a subscription, that funding disappears very quickly.

Thanks for your understanding,
Jessica

Re: 3 finger single tap

Morzorak@...
 

I have tried several times and can’t seem to get it to work. I have tried after swiping right to complete a word, and in the middle of one. No luck either way. Also doesn’t seem to matter where on the screen I 3 finger hold.I just get the standard message of ‘’center of screen, and then the context help message.

Re: System-wide FlickType keyboard now available on the App Store!

Jean-Philippe Rykiel
 

Hello there.
I just purchased Flicktype keyboard. Looks great. All I need now is French language.
Best regards from Paris France,
JPR

Re: Shift and capslock

Chuck Dean
 

Hi Jessica,
I’m sorry, but there is no caps lock on FlickType keyboard. I would suggest that you switch to the iOS keyboard to enter things went at caps lock is necessary.
Chuck

On Jun 28, 2018, at 10:56 AM, Jessica D <jldail13@...> wrote:

Hi,
I'm trying to login to something on my restored iphone.

How can I activate and use the shift and caslock functions of flicktype?

Thanks,
Jessica

Shift and capslock

Jessica D
 

Hi,
I'm trying to login to something on my restored iphone.

How can I activate and use the shift and caslock functions of flicktype?

Thanks,
Jessica

Re: System-wide FlickType keyboard now available on the App Store!

Brandon Cross
 

I think the reason this is happening is because with voiceover on, the
normal way to access the control center, as Ashley properly explained, has
been altered. For voiceover users, what you do is explore to the top and
touch one of the items in the status bar, then lift and swipe up with three
fingers. For non-voiceover users, the gesture is to simpy swipe up with one
finger from the bottom. My theory is that FlickType is designating a region
for VoiceOver not to interfere with, such as how playing the instruments in
Garage band is possible even with voiceover on.

On Thu, Jun 28, 2018 at 1:32 AM, FlickType <@FlickType> wrote:

Hi Dave,

Thanks for reaching out on behalf of your friend. The control center is
accessed by pulling up from the bottom of the screen, typically this also
requires that you touch down at the very bottom of the screen before
dragging up. My suggestion is that your friend starts exploring from higher
on the screen and work their way down towards the bottom rather than
starting low initially and dragging upwards.

Does this make sense? If they're still having trouble please let us know
what iOS version they are on, as well as which FlickType version.

Thanks, again!
Ashley



Re: System-wide FlickType keyboard now available on the App Store!

 

Hi Dave,

Thanks for reaching out on behalf of your friend. The control center is accessed by pulling up from the bottom of the screen, typically this also requires that you touch down at the very bottom of the screen before dragging up. My suggestion is that your friend starts exploring from higher on the screen and work their way down towards the bottom rather than starting low initially and dragging upwards.

Does this make sense? If they're still having trouble please let us know what iOS version they are on, as well as which FlickType version.

Thanks, again!
Ashley

Re: System-wide FlickType keyboard now available on the App Store!

Dave Speck
 

Hello,
Happy to see the new release on the app store. A friend is trying it on an iPhone six and while using the explore gesture to locate the dismiss button or the next keyboard button, ends up in the control center more often than not. Is this a known issue regarding that model? Do you have any suggestions which I may forward? I don't seem to have this issue on the eight plus.
Thank you.

Re: Swiping through controls/elements in Messages

Jessica D
 

Hello, yes, I've seen this as well. Running iOS 12 on the 7+.

Sent from my Apple Watch

On Jun 27, 2018, at 5:45 PM, David Matters <morzorak@...> wrote:

Hello All:
I have noticed the following behavior:
When in Messages, and FlickType is the active keyboard, but not currently open or on the screen, much like when you first enter into a thread, I am unable to swipe off/from the text field to other elements, such as the record audio button or the messaging apps button. I have to tap on say a message before I am able to then swipe through elements on the screen. I am able to use the rotor set to vertical navigation to swipe up and off the text field. Once anywhere else on the screen I am able to swipe just fine except for the bottom row of elements (buttons and the text field). If I then set another keyboard as the active keyboard this behavior corrects itself until I go back to the FlickType keyboard. I have not tried/tested this in other apps so not sure if it is only with the Messaging app.

I am running iOS on an 8+ w/ 11.4

Any thoughts?
Dave ...

Re: 3 finger single tap

Eileen Misrahi
 

Hi Dave,

The way you use this gesture is to take 3 fingers and tap once and hold it there there. You need to keep the fingers on the screen to hear all the text. Once you take your fingers off the screen, it will stop reading. HTH.

Best,
Eileen

Swiping through controls/elements in Messages

David Matters <morzorak@...>
 

Hello All:
I have noticed the following behavior:
When in Messages, and FlickType is the active keyboard, but not currently open or on the screen, much like when you first enter into a thread, I am unable to swipe off/from the text field to other elements, such as the record audio button or the messaging apps button. I have to tap on say a message before I am able to then swipe through elements on the screen. I am able to use the rotor set to vertical navigation to swipe up and off the text field. Once anywhere else on the screen I am able to swipe just fine except for the bottom row of elements (buttons and the text field). If I then set another keyboard as the active keyboard this behavior corrects itself until I go back to the FlickType keyboard. I have not tried/tested this in other apps so not sure if it is only with the Messaging app.

I am running iOS on an 8+ w/ 11.4

Any thoughts?
Dave ...

Re: System-wide FlickType keyboard now available on the App Store!

Brandon Cross
 

Yes, I as well miss that flick left and hold gesture. Especially when
deleting numbers and symbols, because even if you have typed words past
them, those still count as one word each. so, '50%' is 3 words.

On Wed, Jun 27, 2018 at 12:21 PM, Ed Worrell <ed.worrell@...> wrote:

Kosta and Ashley,

Congratulations on getting the first build of the system wide keyboard
extension live in the App Store. It’s been fun to help with the progress of
making the keyboard what it is today, and I can’t wait to help with
whatever else you two ask us (The beta and Alpha testers) to assist with
next. Great job!


Ed Worrell

On Jun 27, 2018, at 7:12 AM, FlickType <@FlickType> wrote:

Dear FlickType friends,

We could not be any more excited today to share with you our biggest
news yet: The brand new, system-wide FlickType keyboard is now available on
the App Store! Link: https://bit.ly/FlickType. Packed with emoji, cursor
control, better dictionary and so much more! A huge thank you to all our
amazing testers, we couldn't have done it without you ☺️

The new container app is also much easier to navigate, has improved
instructions and is totally free to use. For the system-wide custom
keyboard, we are offering a free 7-day trial, and after that it's just 99
cents per month. Continuing to build out this technology is no small task,
and this will support our ongoing development costs so that we can continue
to provide you with the very best VoiceOver typing experience available.

All beta testers can continue to use the custom keyboard free of charge,
but we hope that you will also support us by simply downloading FlickType
from the App Store and choosing the "Upgrade" option. You will still
receive new beta builds as usual, and your subscription will continue
unless cancelled from your App Store settings.

Once again, a big thank you to everyone for your help and support over
the last few months, and we can't wait to show you what else we've planned
for the future of VoiceOver typing. Please help us spread the word!

Warmly,
Kosta and Ashley

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