Makers of BlindType bring us the amazing Fleksy keyboard, when will it come to Android?


If Fleksy looks familiar, it’s because it is. After the folks behind BlindType sold their initial concept to Google to be integrated into future versions of Android’s stock keyboard (starting with ICS), they have taken several elements of the keyboard created for the blind and repackaged it as Fleksy for iOS. Fleksy, as if by some sort of voodoo, can decipher a garbled word containing all the wrong letters and turn it into exactly the text you meant to type. Add in swipe gestures for deleting words, adding spaces, and changing punctuation, and you get one of the most intuitive typing experience ons a smartphone we have ever seen. So intuitive you can hide the keyboard completely and still tap out words with perfect autocorrection.

It’s obvious that the creators of Fleksy, Ioannis Verdelis and Kostas Eleftheriou of Syntellia, still wanted a chance to target the iOS market after selling their initial proof-of-concept software keyboard after removing BlindType from contention with its sale to Google, but there are still plans to launch the software keyboard on all mobile platforms. Hopefully this happens sooner than later, because Fleksy looks to improve the typing experience for everyone, not just the blind.

[via TechCrunch]

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  1. Touch typing the way it should be!

  2. Witchcraft!

  3. if they only had the same prediction A.I. as Swiftkey.

    1. That’s the #1 least favorite feature of mine for these third party keyboards. The inconsistent Prediction

      1. That’s why swiftkey is the best keyboard. It’s prediction doesn’t suck.

  4. Laaaaaaaame.

    BlindType rehahsed. And I have to swipe after every word?!? What’s with that?

  5. What percentage of iphones are even capable of downloading a keyboard?

  6. lmfaoo
    this changes everything….apple ??????

  7. Bring back Shapewriter, please.

    1. i still have the apk for shapewriter which stayed my favourite keyboard ever……..until i got my hands on swypebeta which is the keyboard that bought all of the patents for shapewriter…..give it a go if your handset can get it, its amazing

  8. I’m actually pretty happy with SwiftKey, except for a few bugs when using it on my Nexus 7.

  9. Since when can you replace the keyboard on iOS?

  10. This wont even make it to the app store because of Apple’s ridiculous app control policy.

  11. Bring this to android

  12. I gave this a whirl……total rubbish ( a keyboard junky) PLUS it costs $5 if you want to use it for email and texts (you cannot open a default email / text client and use the keyboard)…….stock ics/jb keyboard or swiftkey. I have no idea how the video on youtube was made……its almost fraudulent lol

  13. It looks cool but is hardly that useful. Swifkey already provides a similar level of correction. Google should just buy this too, just to make their KB better.

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