With the rise of touchscreen mobile devices, we have also seen the frustration of typing on a surface with no tactile feedback. This takes some getting used to, and even after a couple of years, still isn’t quite as comfortable (to me at lest) as using an actual QWERTY keyboard of sorts. Well here’s a new piece of software called SnapKeys that will supposedly revolutionize the way we type on our touchscreen devices.
I have to say, even after watching the video below, I’m still not entirely sure how it works. Essentially, the creators promise that you can type quickly and easily using only your thumbs on an “imaginary interface.”
They also claim that it is “faster than a PC keyboard,” which doesn’t seem very believable, especially because the video shows them typing somewhat slowly (in comparison to someone typing on a desktop keyboard.). This app should be hitting the iOS and Android platforms sometime in the very near future. Until then I will keep my skepticism firmly in place.