Are they going to give it free to those who bought it before it got changed?  I 
am not going to buy it again, and who knows if they will change it to something 
else soon after we buy it like what they did the first time.

Cheers,

Cris

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From: viphone@googlegroups.com [mailto:viphone@googlegroups.com] On Behalf Of 
Alan Lemly
Sent: Sunday, April 8, 2018 7:49 PM
To: viphone@googlegroups.com
Subject: Re: Fleksy VO Coming Back as FlickType

Mike,

No, the FlickType keyboard has no shift keys which makes it easier to type with 
since you only have to be concerned with the location of the letter keys. If 
you are manually typing a word such as a proper name which you wish to 
capitalize, you type the first letter which will be lower case and then do a 
single finger swipe up which will capitalize it. FlickType automatically 
capitalizes the first word in a new sentence so you don't have to worry about 
that.

Alan Lemly

Sent from my iPhone

On Apr 8, 2018, at 6:28 PM, Mike B. 
<mb69ma...@charter.net<mailto:mb69ma...@charter.net>> wrote:
Hi Alan,

After doing some readingabout this app I have 1 question.  Does this keyboard 
have a shift key for capitalizing letters?  I didn't catch anything about this. 
 Thanks much.
Take care.  Mike.  Go Dodgers!
Sennt from my iBarstool.
Arguing with a woman is like reading a software license agreement.  In the end 
you have to ignore everything, & click I agree.
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Sent: Wednesday, April 04, 2018 10:51 AM
Subject: Fleksy VO Coming Back as FlickType

Hello,

I'm posting this to both viphone and iDevices.

Those of you who ever experienced the original Fleksy app later renamed Fleksy 
VO will be excited to learn that the app is coming back renamed FlickType. 
Those who don't know what I'm talking about should sign up as beta testers of 
FlickType and give it a go and submit your feedback. You can visit its website 
at www.flicktype.com<http://www.flicktype.com> where there is a link to submit 
an email to sign up as a beta tester.

The original Fleksy which was released about 2012 came out when Apple did not 
allow third party keyboards. It was a separate app that presented a keyboard at 
about a third of the bottom of your iPhone screen in portrait mode. The keys 
were oversized in a high contrast presentation for those with any vision and 
there was no spacebar. Any content produced with Fleksy had to be copied and 
pasted into whatever app you wanted to send the text in such as your Mail or 
Messages app. FlickType continues in the same vein since it uses the original 
Fleksy source code which went into the public domain after Pinterest acquired 
the Fleksy Keyboard and the original Fleksy VO was no longer supported.

What is great about FlickType is its predictive engine. You simply start typing 
where you think the keys you want are located and do a single finger swipe 
right when you're done. FlickType will announce the word it thinks you wanted 
and more times than not will get it right. If it's not right, simply do a 
single finger swipe down to cycle through its other choices. These choices are 
all presented audibly and when you hear the correct one, you just start typing 
the next word. You don't need to insert any spaces since FlickType does that 
automatically. When you type the last word in the sentence and FlickType has 
announced it, simply single finger swipe once again and FlickType will place a 
period at the sentence end. You simply start typing the next word and FlickType 
will automatically capitalize it. Only letter keys are presented on the main 
FlickType keyboard which makes it very easy to rapidly type your text with only 
a single finger. To access other keys such as numbers or symbols, you do a 2 
finger swipe right or left to cycle through these. To capitalize a letter such 
as a proper name, single finger swipe down after you've entered the letter and 
it will be capitalized. Any words or names you enter manually can be added to 
your custom dictionary by doing a single finger swipe up after FlickType 
announces the word. Developing a complete dictionary is highly recommended 
since that is what feeds FlickType's predictive engine. When your typing is 
done, do a 2 finger swipe up to access the FlickType menu where your text is 
reviewed for you and you can access the menu choices to copy it for pasting in 
the app where you want it to go. It is very easy to learn and I strongly 
recommend those unfamiliar with it to try it since sometimes there is just no 
substitute for typing even though dictation is very handy.

The FlickType developer who is the original Fleksy developer as I understand it 
has said they hope to have a FlickType iOS keyboard at some point. Personally, 
I'm not too fussed about whether they ever do this since my experience with 
Fleksy was that it became much less usable and efficient in my opinion once it 
became an iOS keyboard. I find that even with the FlickType separate app and 
having to copy and paste its output as was the case with Fleksy VO that I can 
still output text much more quickly than with either the standard iOS keyboard 
or with the Fleksy keyboard.

Here is a link to the AppleVis site announcing Fleksy becoming the latest 
inductee into the AppleVis App Hall of Fame for those wanting to review a 
little history:

https://www.applevis.com/blog/ios-apps-advocacy-applevis/fleksy-becomes-latest-inductee-applevis-ios-app-hall-fame

I wish David Woodbridge's excellent podcast on the original Fleksy app was 
still available on AppleVis but apparently it no longer is due to its age.

For those interested in signing up as beta testers of FlickType, go to the 
website previously mentioned. You'll have to install TestFlight on your device 
which is required to beta test iOS apps but I think you'll find the effort well 
worth it. You'll be given access to the FlickType app where you can start 
learning and using it.

Alan Lemly
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