BlindType 'allows for super sloppy typing'

With a new software keyboard meant for iOS and Android devices, you can type in almost gibberish and the software will still give you the correct word.

BlindType
Video screenshot by Leslie Katz/CNET

BlindType is a new software keyboard meant for iOS and Android devices. Made by a company based in San Francisco, it reduces typing errors by predicting words even if you tap on the wrong letters. Yes, most mobile phone onscreen QWERTY keypads already do this. For example, in a situation where you type "hwllp" when you mean to say "hello," the software will fix it for you.

The difference with BlindType is that its algorithms seem to be much more tolerant and you can type in almost gibberish and the software will still give you the correct word. Watch the video to see the touch-typing software in action.

In fact, makers Kostas Eleftheriou and Panos Petropoulos are so confident you will be able to blind type with it that there's a mode that doesn't even show the onscreen QWERTY. You can see this in the clip from the 1:15 mark.

We know Apple won't approve an app that will replace its default keyboard. But according to Engadget, the BlindType makers will submit it for approval anyway, "to put pressure on Apple to finally allow this kind of thing." Even if that attempt fails, we would love to use this on Android in the future. The developers of BlindType have not announced a release date, but say on the company's Web site that the patent-pending tool is "coming soon."

(Source: Crave Asia)

 

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