Swyping Text Messages Quicker Than Tapping
New technology could soon be installed in mobile phones which according to the inventor increases the speed at which texts can be written. Called swyping, users drag their finger across the letter keys rather than tapping.
In a press release for the Daily Telegraph, the US inventor Cliff Kushler, who previously invented predictive text software said: “We’ve squeezed the desktop computer, complete with keyboard and mouse, into something that fits in a pocket.”
“The information bandwidth has become very constricted. I thought if we can find a better way to input that information, it could be something that would really take off.
“The most important thing was that it could accurately figure out which word you wanted to spell.
“It needed to work no matter what.” Mr Kushler also claims that the new technology will speed up texting by around 30% because the technology can work out what the intended word should be at a faster rate than is currently the case, when a word is typed out The software even allows for any misspellings.
He also felt it wouldn’t just be mobile phones that would benefit from this innovative technology but video games, satnav devices and ticket machines and anything else that requires a keyboard.
At a recent demonstration of the software it was shown that the technology could even get over the hurdles of capital letters, spacing and correct punctuation.
The director of United States technology sourcing at Samsung told the Daily Telegraph: “It has tremendous potential.”