Should Apple Consider Swype Technology on the iPod Touch?

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by MikesMethod, Sep 27, 2008.

  1. MikesMethod macrumors newbie

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    If you do not know what swype is, it is a keyboard technology where you basicall trace a rough path of the letters in the word you would like to type.

    http://cnettv.cnet.com/9742-1_53-50003669.html

    There is a link showing a demonstration. I think this would be great on apples Ipod Touch and:apple: Iphone. What do you think?
     
  2. 4DThinker macrumors 68020

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    I think it's been on Treos/Palm PDAs for a decade or so, and Apple would have to license it to use it. I'm not positive, but I think the Newton had it. With a sensitive screen allowing a reasonably accurate touch keyboard I think gesture typing would lose the race every time.
     
  3. sparky99 macrumors newbie

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    Appstore has something called Writing pad which does this, and very well too, in my opinion.

    Currently, one can make a note and e-mail it. It would be nice if all apps could have this option for text entry.
    :D
     
  4. aethelbert macrumors 601

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    Sounds a lot like graffiti on Palm OS. I hated that. I can't imagine how hard it would be to do that with a finger on such a small space. It was hard enough with a stylus.
     
  5. ebow macrumors 6502a

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    To the OP, I agree, Apple should definitely consider adding this kind of technology as an option. I've used it in the app WritingPad, which sparky99 mentioned, and it's pretty neat, but I don't want to use it all the time.

    akonradi, this is nothing like Graffiti. You drag your finger or a stylus across an image of a full keyboard, tracing a path between the letters of your word, and it figures out which word you meant. With Graffiti you draw a rough version of each individual letter. Check out the video (linked) or WritingPad, which is free on the iTunes app store.
     
  6. Stan20 macrumors newbie

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