SnapKeys Updates Its Invisible Keyboard For Android So You Can Move Its Keys To Fit Your Fingers

SnapKeys, an ‘invisible’ touchscreen keyboard maker, has updated its Si Revolution Android keyboard app, adding the ability to position the keys anywhere on the screen. The size of the keyboard can also be customised, to better fit individual typing styles. Being able to move and squeeze the four letter keyboard allows it to accommodate one-fingered typing, for instance.

SnapKeys’ software works on Android devices, and is designed to do away with the age-old QWERTY layout by grouping letters into four islands to free up the screen to show off more content. Its Si Revolution keyboard lets users tap anywhere on each of the four keys to form words — rather than having to tap on specific letters. Its word-prediction tech does then does the rest.

Since so few precise taps are required, the keyboard can also disappear entirely — with the user needing only to tap a basic general position on the screen to spell words. Hence SnapKeys’ ‘invisible keyboard’ claim (you can still use the keyboard with the four islands visible, if you prefer). While it’s attempting to reorder the QWERTY world, SnapKeys has opted for an alphabetic letter layout to offer up enough familiarity to encourage users to get over the inevitable learning hump.

QWERTY may not be the best way to type but it has stuck around for a long time for a reason, thanks to habit, muscle memory and people’s unwillingless to have to slow down while they relearn a skill they have mastered already. Which explains why many alternative keyboard makers choose to keep QWERTY and tweak the input mechanism instead, such as finger-dragging method Swype — or recent tablet-targeting entrant Dryft, which moves the keys to fit your natural QWERTY typing position.

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