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SwiftKey unisce finalmente le versioni smartphone e tablet nell’ultima beta

Nicola Ligas -

È un’annuncio molto importante quello appena fatto da SwiftKey, non solo perché le due applicazioni, finora divise dal tipo di dispositivo, diventano finalmente una, ma perché con l’avvento di questa nuova beta arrivano anche nuove funzioni, tra cui ne spicca una che ci permette di sbloccare la tastiera dal fondo dello schermo, e spostarla dove più ci piace.

Non solo, ma assieme a questa rinnovata libertà, arrivano anche layout multipli, in modo da poter adattare la tastiera alle nostre esigenze del momento, sia che preferiamo scrivere (o scorrere) con una mano sola, sia che le vogliamo impiegare entrambe. In particolare le modalità di utilizzo sono le seguenti:

  • Compact: specialmente sui telefoni più grandi, può essere difficile tenerlo in mano e scrivere con la stessa. Questa nuova funzione riduce la larghezza della tastiera e permette di scrivere con una mano sola, anche scorrendo il dito con SwiftKey Flow. Inoltre libera più spazio su schermo sui tablet. Potrete passare a questa modalità dal lato destro o sinistro dello schermo con una pressione prolungata o trascinandola.
  • Thumb: Per chi ama scrivere in landscape su tablet o smartphone, la tastiera può essere divisa in due aree, in modo da scrivere comodamente coi pollici. Staccatela dalla base dello schermo per avere una flessibilità ancora maggiore
  • Full: la tastiera tradizionale è ancora disponibile. Questo layout ha tasti per spostarsi a destra e sinistra e il tasto backspace è posizionato sopra enter, rendendo facile scrivere con due mani, quando non si deve impugnare il tablet.

A questo punto non ci resta che lasciarvi il link per la beta affinché la possiate provare da soli, ricordandovi che, una volta concluso il periodo di prova, i cambiamenti introdotti saranno assimilati sia nell’app per smartphone che in quella per tablet, che in pratica diventeranno una unica.

San Francisco, CA, October 17, 2013 — SwiftKey, the leading Android keyboard app, today announced public beta access to its latest version, dubbed ‘Layouts for Living’. The SwiftKey 4.3 update provides users with new keyboard layouts that can be resized and moved anywhere on a device, empowering people to type however they want to, regardless of screen size.

Through extensive user experience (UX) testing and feedback, SwiftKey recognized that an increasing lack of distinction between the phone and tablet form factor means users are demanding more flexibility when they type. For example, commuters in cramped trains may want to type one-handed with their left thumb, while a professional writing a document on a tablet may want to type with both thumbs. SwiftKey’s latest update aims to adapt to everyday situations such as these as well as any number of others – it’s up to each user. With Layouts for Living, SwiftKey liberates users with a huge variety of layouts.

“Allowing people to manipulate the location, size and layout of the keyboard not only makes it easier to type – it gives our users a more personalized way to interact with their technology and each other,” said co-founder and CTO Ben Medlock.

“We are committed to creating world-class user experiences that marry our powerful language technology with interfaces that learn and adapt to each user’s needs.”

In addition to being able to size and place the keyboard anywhere on the device, version 4.3 of SwiftKey also includes three preset keyboard modes:

Compact: On many larger phones it can be difficult to enter text and hold the phone with just one hand. This new feature minimizes the width of the keyboard and allows for easier typing with one hand or gesture typing using SwiftKey Flow. It also frees up more of the screen estate on tablets.

Full: Users with large screens can now opt for a full-width keyboard with left-right cursor control keys and a backspace key above the “Enter” key. By placing the keys closer together, this new layout mimics the experience of two-handed typing on a physical keyboard.

Thumb: For people typing on tablets in landscape and with wide phones in portrait the keyboard can be split into two sections, enabling fast, comfortable typing with both thumbs.

Consistent Experience

As devices of varying sizes continue to enter the market and the line between tablets and phones blur, a consistent SwiftKey experience is an ongoing priority for our fans. Responding to your feedback, SwiftKey has merged the phone and tablet apps to give a seamless experience across all device sizes.

With SwiftKey Layouts for Living, current and future customers can use one unified SwiftKey app across all Android devices. Leveraging SwiftKey Cloud, which was introduced in SwiftKey 4.2, the app also creates a cloud-based hub for each user’s personal language profile to be shared with any phone or device. SwiftKey Layouts for Living offers a beautiful user experience for all users, across all of their devices no matter the screen size.

The SwiftKey Layouts for Living beta is available to the public now and can be downloaded athttp://beta.swiftkey.net.

Fonte: SwiftKey