Back at CES, we visited a little booth of developers that claimed they had revolutionized the virtual keyboard. One of these developers then held out his tablet, looked straight at me, and began to type a sentence out while not looking a...
Back at CES, we visited a little booth of developers that claimed they had revolutionized the virtual keyboard. One of these developers then held out his tablet, looked straight at me, and began to type a sentence out while not looking at the tablet. Okay, I was intrigued.
Fleksy Keyboard is a new keyboard that had the soul purpose of creating a keyboard for the blind. Some of you might have come across the video online, where they demonstrated how it would work for the blind. That being said, a lot of you might have not been so intrigued simply because it did not appeal to you. Well I am here to tell you that even though their target audience was maybe for the blind, the style of this keyboard is right up my alley.
What I really love about Fleksy Keyboard is the way it looks. It has a slick Holo-like look to it, and when tapping the keys, the letters jump off the screen. When hitting the spacebar, a streak of light beams across the middle of the keyboard, which is pleasing to the eyeballs. Other than having great animations, the keyboard is relatively like a lot of the other keyboards out there.
When it comes to accurately guessing the word you intended to spell, Fleksy is a little hit or miss. If there is a word that is not stored within the keyboard, you can swipe up twice for the keyboard to remember the word. Swipe up one more time it will forget that word. If you complete a word and it was not the word you wanted, you can swipe to the left and it will completely delete the word. Swiping to right will put a period, so there is a good amount of swiping going on even if it is not “Swype.”
I love the keyboard strictly because of the style and animations. I recommend not having the spell checker option on, because for some reason it kept adding an S at the end of my words. If you want to look more into Fleksy, head over to their site and check it out. It is still in the beta phase, and not yet released in the Play Store. They might still be looking for beta testers, so head to the site and see if you can snag a download. Check out my video review below, and let us know what you think.