FlickType Keyboard, a third-party Apple Watch software keyboard that we reviewed last November, today launched a third-party SDK, and several popular apps have already been updated with support for FlickType.
FlickTypeKit provides FlickType magic to other apps.
In supported third-party applications, FlickType automatically appears as an alternative input method. Best of all, developers do not need to update their code or make any changes to their existing interface to do this integration work.
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The following apps now support FlickType integration:
FlickType uses two simple girl gestures and a unique patch algorithm to get a full QWERTY keyboard that provides a surprisingly impressive writing experience on the small Apple Watch screen.
One thing to note: Flick Keyboard is not like a third party keyboard on the iPhone and iPad because watchOS does not support downloadable keyboards. What FlickType uses instead, uses a backdoor approach of different types.
It really means that the FlickType iPhone app contains a watchOS component that can be installed on your watch and used stand-alone like any other Apple Watch app to print custom text, which can then be sent to the message app.
Here is an overview of the key features:
- ] Limited Vision: FlickType is designed to be as accessible as possible , with large keys, highly readable visual announcements, high contrast colors and much more.
- Write with your ears: FlickType can talk back to you when writing or editing, giving you a completely eye-free writing experience. People who are blind write millions of words each month using it and writing as fast as everyone else.
- Comfortably smart: Say goodbye to pain slowly editing. Delete and replace whole words with a single finger. Check the cursor directly from the keyboard. When writing, do not take off and try to be accurate. Just press-type where it feels right, and FlickType's unique algorithm will find the right word from the pattern of your taps.
- Fast, easy and fun: FlickType users write a full three to four times faster than standard keyboard, VoiceOver writing or even dictation for changes. And using the standard QWERTY setup means you don't have to learn a new way of writing. Emoji, text shortcuts and deep customization options let you write flight and fun, just as it should be.
FlickType Keyboard is a free download from the App Store.
Although this is a subscription program, you use FlickType in a third party application, Party app does not require a subscription. However, if you use FlickType as a system board keyboard on iOS, it requires a subscription, either $ 0.99 per month or $ 11.99 per year.