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Sunday, 24 July 2011

Android Keyboard that Uses Google

An Android Keyboard that Uses Google Scribe

Google Scribe may not seem very useful, but it's one of the features that could significantly improve virtual keyboards from mobile phones. Instead of showing suggestions from a dictionary, Google Scribe can provide contextually-relevant suggestions.

Scrybe is a free Android keyboard that uses Google Scribe to generate suggestions. It's not developed by Google and it uses an unofficial Google Scribe API, but it's an interesting application.

Scrybe needs to fix many issues to become really useful. If you delete some letters from word, Scrybe is not able to detect that you're not writing a new word. Another problem is that you can't type very fast because Scrybe tries to fetch the suggestions.

Reddit users think that SwiftKey has a better approach: it preloads the data, so there's no lag. "So this is basically the same thing as SwiftKey, but offloaded to Google's servers? Seems to work well, but no better (and slower) than SwiftKey," says Podspi. SwiftKey is $3.99 and there's a two-week trial.

{ Thanks, David M. }

1 comment:

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    ultra keyboard is the best i think. it has its own tool bar.. you can swype and translate in over 30 different languages ..
    dvanlinton 8 months ago

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    Its already slow in the emu... how would you us to use that in real life with a poor edge connexion?
    carloslegrutier 8 months ago

    Swiftkey is better, it guesses the next word before you type

    Swype is the best because you can randomly slide over the screen and get words.