ShapeWriter now WVGA Compatible

Posted On: Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Today has been a good day. First i got my hands on an Alpha release of SkyFire that supports WVGA, and now Shapewriter!

If you remember my post about ShapeWriter and if you’ve been waiting for it to support WVGA, you’ll be happy to know that the guys at ShapeWriter have finally released a WVGA compatible version of their award winning keyboard.

ShapeWriter is the award winning keyboard solution for iPhone, which was recently released for Windows Mobile devices. The keyboard elevates touch screen devices to new levels of usability. Instead of “hunting and pecking” letters, single gestures on a touch keyboard produce an entire word. For example: a stroke that roughly connects the w, o, r and d keys is recognized by ShapeWriter’s intelligent algorithms as the word “word”. Experienced users can write much faster on ShapeWriter than on a conventional keyboard.

After having used this keyboard on both the iPhone and Xperia, all i can say is that this keyboard is simply amazing! I tried a couple of words and it barely missed any and always presented alternate choices if the automatically selected word was not the one intended. Give it a whirl, download here.


7 Responses to “ShapeWriter now WVGA Compatible”

  1. Unknown

    Is Shapewriter working fine on both landscape and potrait modes?

  2. Melk

    Eh, usually in landscape you have the hardware keyboard. But nice to know.

  3. msalmank

    @Naveen - Yes it is. Previously the VGA version crashed in landscape... now it works great. (In the WVGA version they simply made the VGA version come up correctly - i.e. the width is not completely from left to right but the keyboard is centered and no issues)

  4. sadento

    hey guys i know you all have the xperia i am really thiking about jumping in tho but with a 800$ price tag im just wondering if there in anyway enought ppl folowing it that they are gonna start making more panels and customisations? sorry 'bout the speeling i kind of just need some1 to sell me the phone igues lol like tell me why i should get it thanks


  5. msalmank

    @Sadento - Honestly, i think Xperia is the best device out there. I tested out HTC Touch Pro, but i preferred Xperia over it. Despite its graphics problems and other issues with the initial ROM, the second ROM is shaping out to be quite stable, fast, and most problems fixed.

    But then... living in Pakistan, i don't get options to buy a Phone on contract. So Touch Pro and Xperia pretty much cost the same for me.

    If you want to go for the best device out there, that also has a hard-keyboard... then go for an Xperia. If you want to make a smaller impact on your wallet, go for Touch Pro. For me... Xperia's turning out to be worth every penny paid for it.

    Best of luck with making your choice!

  6. Melk

    I tried this keyboard, but it's useless if you don't write in english.

  7. Unknown

    @Melk - True... its good for english only!

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