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Humor: Gmail Tap looks to get rid of traditional keyboards to allow you to “tap it” better


Google continues to be one of the lead innovating companies in the world, and they have been working even harder lately. They have just expanded their Google Maps service to the popular NES console. But today, they are reaching a much higher audience with a new service called Gmail Tap.

This is meant to be a replacement for those pesky and annoying keyboards, with overwhelming amounts of buttons. Forget auto-correction and predictions! Gmail Tap implements Morse Code, allowing users to type via a 2-button interface. It has two large buttons (as well as a space bar); one being a dash, while the other is a dot.

“You can tap it in the morning. You can tap it at night. You can tap it in the bathroom. It’s a dot and a dash to have a conversation with the entire world.” -Todd Smith, Gmail Tap Product Lead

Furthermore, users can even pull out a second Gmail Tap simultaneously, allowing you to type and send messages to multiple recipients at once.

Just what we have been waiting for, Google! You can head over to the Gmail Tap official website and learn Morse Code, as well as download the application by clicking the top-right button. Are you guys going to be tapping it all over the place from now on?

Thanks, Sam!

[Source: Gmail Tap]




  • McLabia

    Lol. LL Cool J as Todd Smith

  • tninety

    April 1st.. -.-.-…—.-.-.-.-.-.-. thats lol

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_CYQUMMC7Z4UBLSHQAJGNJBKVPM JamesS

    While I knew this was their entry for 4/1, I was kind of hoping that they had decided that the app might be kind of fun to make at least as a dummy interface where you could just play around with Morse Code. They really could have gone that extra little bit and I bet a lot of people would have downloaded it.

  • ben

    Lol I laughed my ass off the first time I saw this!! I thought it was a joke!

    • RitishOemraw

      It is a joke

  • Pkmmte

    Uhh… phandroid… why is this website showing me cats?

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_CYQUMMC7Z4UBLSHQAJGNJBKVPM JamesS

      That would be Ad Blocker’s contribution to today. ;) Pretty funny, didn’t expect it at all! (Hover your cursor over the cat or look at the AdBlocker symbol up top.)

  • Aslan Bollin

    LOL @ LL

  • Off_Road_Racing

    And now the whole world has to learn Morse code. LoL!! Sorry, but even if I knew Morse code I wouldn’t do this. It takes 5 dots and/or dashes to make 1 letter. Really? This is faster? =.P

    I’d love to send this joke to some ppL.

  • Jason

    April fools!!!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_GUFYGKI4YKCN62ZNYSSOEFE2CI Chris

    last years was better

  • Edgar

    If you type Gmail tap into the play store, it actually pops up

  • John Caine

    April fools joke or not, its a damn fine ideas.  Google, now that you have had some fun, how about making this app real ????   it would be great !!!

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  • Mikey Loredo

    SnapKeys “2i” has 4 Invisible Keys and is a lot cooler and faster than Gmail Tap (Even though gmail tap was making an April Fools, SnapKeys if for real)…. Check it out snapkeys.com