Rumor: Apple buys keyboard app for tablets founder of Swype




Apple would have a keyboard app for tablets bought from the founder of Swype. The app follows to detect the fingers of the user or the user rests his hands on the screen or actually typing.

The co-founder of Swype and one of the founders of the keyboard app expels, works according to his LinkedIn profile since last September at Apple. Moreover expels stopped enrollment for testers of its app, which never materialized. Expels should be released this year. Apple says at TechCrunch never go into individual acquisitions of small businesses.

Expels follows the fingers of the users by making use of the tilt sensor and the touch screen of the tablet. If the user types, the tilt sensor that can register by the sudden pressure that cause a small movement. Thereby expels know the difference between fingers resting on the screen and typing.

The app uses that data to track finger across the screen, so that the keyboard on the place where the user wants to type. The keys are transparent so they take up less space on the screen. Expels gave a demo at the TechCrunch Disrupt conference last year, but that looked unimpressive from: keyboard corrected the demonstration some words incorrectly. Expels is for use with two hands on tablets and a version that works with a big hand for smartphones.

Apple will probably use the technology for its own keyboard. When technology expels in Apple’s own keyboard appears, is unknown. Since last autumn, users can use alternative keyboards on iOS. One of these keyboards is Swype, one of the founders so now works at Apple.


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