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BlindType — the Amazing Keyboard of the Future 125

kkleiner writes "BlindType has created a new touchscreen keyboard program of the same name that changes size, orientation, and position to match your wandering fingers as they type. BlindType also features some of the most impressive typing correction software I've ever seen. The result is a practical touchscreen interface that knows what you meant to type, even if you make mistakes. Lots of them. In fact, you can type without looking at the screen at all."
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BlindType — the Amazing Keyboard of the Future

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  • Feh (Score:5, Insightful)

    by Pojut ( 1027544 ) on Friday July 30, 2010 @12:18PM (#33084572) Homepage

    I still find a touchscreen keyboard to be a bit wonkey...for me, it isn't an accuracy problem, but a tactile problem.

  • by slaxative ( 1867220 ) on Friday July 30, 2010 @12:20PM (#33084614)
    If you can't type on a keyboard without looking at it, you're doing it wrong.
  • by Asgerix ( 1035824 ) on Friday July 30, 2010 @12:31PM (#33084848) Homepage
    That was my reaction too, until I RTFA and realized that it is about phones with a touchscreen.
    Summaries published by kdawson ought to have some kind of warning label, perhaps something like "Warning: This summary may not reflect the contents of the related article!"
  • Re:Feh (Score:3, Insightful)

    by MozeeToby ( 1163751 ) on Friday July 30, 2010 @12:34PM (#33084894)

    With the auto correction on most touch phones these days typing out complete words and sentences isn't really a problem once you get used to it. Especially hard to get past for me was wanting to hit backspace to correct it when you see mistakes, if you just plow on through it will usually fix the errors as you go. The problem is trying to type things that aren't complete words; email addresses, URLs, abbreviations, uncommon names and punctuation are all still very difficult to type and I don't see how this keyboard can improve them.

  • by MozeeToby ( 1163751 ) on Friday July 30, 2010 @12:37PM (#33084952)

    Just add 'lol' 'omgwtfbbq' 'brb' 'afk' and 'QQ' to the dictionary. I highly doubt that they didn't realize that people would want to add words, names, and places that they don't know about. Same system to add those can be used to add all the annoying text speak you want.

  • Re:Feh (Score:2, Insightful)

    by haystor ( 102186 ) on Friday July 30, 2010 @12:41PM (#33085010)

    It might provide an acceptable solution to the person who never learned to type or spell.

  • by CWCheese ( 729272 ) on Friday July 30, 2010 @12:42PM (#33085028)
    So true, the craft of touch typing is seldom taught now, nearly everyone I hire recently have been two finger peck typists. While they are rather quick to type, you can see that few of them can compose while typing, they continually watch their index fingers and marvel that I can sit and type notes while engaging them in a meeting. Don't presume that I'm slamming them, I honestly am sad they were not taught proper touch typing skills and had the benefit of it through their careers. Knowing where the keys reside on a QWERTY keyboard compensates a little for the lacking tactile feedback of touchscreens. Alas, my fingers are fat now and can't easily tap just a single key on any screen keyboard, even when I know where it is.
  • by Pharmboy ( 216950 ) on Friday July 30, 2010 @12:53PM (#33085228) Journal

    They do, where it says "Posted by kdawson". Assuming you aren't new here.

  • by Anonymous Coward on Friday July 30, 2010 @01:07PM (#33085460)

    If it works as well as depicted, then I hope it gets incorporated in the iOS. If it's not incorporated into the iOS then it would only be marginally useful. Queue the Android vs. iOS comments now... but I love my iPhone anyway. If it works, Apple ought to buy it from them and hire them.

  • passwords? (Score:2, Insightful)

    by Maestr055 ( 1868106 ) on Saturday July 31, 2010 @03:15AM (#33093616)
    how would this allow you to type a nonsense password? Also, I noticed a lack of special keys and numbers but hey, guess it's still in development.

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