January 31, 2012 in Utilities (E)
[prMac.com] Zurich/Aarau, Switzerland - Typing with 10 fingers is faster and more comfortable by a self adapting key configuration: TypeWay continuously adapts the virtual keyboard to individual hands, hand sizes, hand positions, and typing habits. That supports fast touch-typing for note taking and the flow of thinking and writing, as in education, business, or journalism. The innovative app makes use of iPad's multi-touch capabilities.
The first self-adapting multi-touch keyboard TypeWay 1.0 is available on market. For typing with all ten fingers this utility app is an innovation, which fits to iPad's technology of sensing 10 touches simultaneously (on iPad even up to 11 touches are possible). Conventional keyboards require a discipline to tap in linear rows, however for example pinky finger and ring finger would prefer relative short distances. Hands are individual in size, shape, and typing habits, and may shift their position. This app uses information about touch events in several algorithms to control and refresh the configuration of keys continuously (patents and patents pending). From user's perspective the concept is in a new way simple.
The app allows fast typing e.g. for note taking, protocols, lesson-scripts, interviews, mails, and basic text editing. The keys adapt to small hands of children, pupils, and scholars. Blind typing eases the closely connected processes of thinking and writing for students and journalists, and might increase the productivity of professionals.
* Supports ten-finger typing with automatic adaptation of the key configuration to hands and typing habits
* Encourages to learn touch typing skills
* Advantages for blind typing
* By "Restore" a favorite key configuration is used
* "Freeze" fixes the actual key configuration. "Unfreeze" activates the adaptation
* Storage and basic management of text files
* The "Share" function uses Mail, Twitter, or "AirPrint" for text export
* Integrated are iOS 5 features, as cut, copy & paste, spell checker, suggestions for word correction
* Compatible with iPad
* iOS 5.0 or later
* 0.2 MB
Pricing and Availability:
TypeWay 1.0 is priced at $5.99 (USD) or local equivalent. It is available exclusively from the iTunes App Store in the Utilities category.
TypeWay is a product of Prof. Dr. Ralf Trachte as independent developer, located in Aarau, Switzerland. He is researcher, teacher, and consultant in design-theory, product design, and trend research, and realized innovative projects for universities and industry. Software architect of TypeWay is Pierre Bernard. All Material and Software (C) 2011-2012 Ralf Trachte / All Rights Reserved. Apple, Apple logo, iPad, and AirPort are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.