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Thickbuttons - new way to type, forget about Swype tutorials

Discussion in 'App Announcements' started by PhilSTR, Jan 25, 2010.

  1. PhilSTR
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    Hi all!

    I would like to announce the application we are working right now.

    Thickbuttons - ThickButtons is a totally new idea. As you type a word, ThickButtons enlarges useful buttons by shrinking useless ones. The beauty of this idea is that it's much easier to predict which letters are unlikely to be used than to guess the full word, as other prediction technologies do.

    Usually it's enough to type one or two letters, and a few useless buttons shrink in each row, effectively enlarging the useful buttons by 15-20%. Nexus One, it means that typing becomes as easy as in landscape mode without rotating the phone. Or, this is enough to increase small HTC Diamond buttons to the size of the Motorola Droid keyboard, and to type without a stylus.

    We are currently in the private alpha mode. The release of Beta version is planned for March. Meanwhile you can follow us on twitter @Thickbuttons to stay up-to-date with the latest news.

    All comments are more than welcome! :)
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    i think this is a great idea...ive actually heard of something like this somewhere but i dont remember where. Ill definitely try it out for you guys and offer feedback
  3. PhilSTR
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    Happy that people likes our idea.

    Our review had been posted recently at jkOnTheRun so maybe you have heard from there.
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    Please let us know when this is available either by release or prerelease. As part of the Ninja News Team here in the Droid Forum I would love to take a look at it and give it a review.
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    Be sure, we will let you know. The release is planned for the late March
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    whenever you guys have even an unofficial release, feel free to post an .apk up on the forum and you can get some early insight before the release...
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    Sounds great, can't wait to try.
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    That sounds like a very interesting idea.Can't wait to give it a try.

    Good luck
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    Interesting... will stay tuned.
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    Maybe I'd actually use the onscreen keyboard :). Look forward to more info.
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    natediddy1120 I am afraid that we can't publish even a buggy version even on forums.

    @all
    Thank you for your comments, they are really inspiring us a lot!
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    great idea, i always wondered why nobody did this. can't wait to try it.
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    Looks interesting.
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    I'll try it. Will be hard to win me over from Shapewriter, but I'm always willing to give it a whirl.
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    Ive seen this before but I like swype better
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    i like the concept... excited to see a stable beta soon
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    sounds cool, but if it's not multitouch it's a waste
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    souds OUTSTANDING to me.......cant wait
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    Thanks the comment. Why do you think that without multi-touch you think it is a waste? And how do you see the multi-touch functionality for the keyboard?

    I excited to about this idea!
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    I love Swype, but will definitely try this when it's available.
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