In 95% of phones on the market, the 12-button keypad is the input method par excellence, but devices with touch screens slowly becoming more popular van.

The data entry methods evolve and adapt to new technologies, seeking efficiency without losing ease of use, this is where comes into play Swype and his special way of entering data.

First do a quick review of these developments, we have seen exciting developments such as the introduction of haptic feedback on touch screens, providing a response to our actions, making the warmest touch experience.

Other improvements have been based on using new hardware features such as motion sensors to adapt the screen depending on the orientation of the terminal in our hands, I do not forget the improvements in voice recognition capabilities or common functionality and predictive text.

In the case of the touch screen there is a necessary and widespread resource is to present a virtual keyboard on the screen, many varieties are presented, some opt for choosing a keypad QWERTY , others have 12 buttons, and some like BlackBerry give option to use their system data entrySureType .

In this way we meet a new input method named Swype , is based on the continuous movement of the finger or stylus across the keyboard.

According to its creators allows a write speed of 50 words per minute, to better understand how it works take a look at the video that introduces this publication.

Its creator is Cliff Kushler , co-inventor of the technology predictive text T9 , used in most phones on the market. Cliff has developed this new way of data entry for the purpose of operating in a variety of devices such as tablets, game consoles, and even televisions.

The first feeling that I have to see the videos is that the person who does the testing is a virtuoso ofSwype , I think it is a system that requires a lot of training, but can be quite interesting in practice.

 

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