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September 11, 2013

Randy Marsden Swype Co-Founder Launches Dryft To Complement Typing On Tablets.


Tablets don’t suffer from the same problems that smartphone do, but they come with one of their own – a user can type speedily using the significantly larger keys, but resting their fingers on the screen for a mere split second longer and turn one word into another.

Most tablet keyboards rely solely on the touch sensor to function, an approach that leads to problems due to the software’s inability to distinguish between fingers that are resting and those that are fast at work.

Dryft’s uses the accelerometer in a tablet to know whether or not a user is typing. Therefore It  lessens the need to enlarge keys around a user’s fingers. Dryft intends to do for tablets what Swype has done for smartphones – whether or not you use it explicitly, your keyboard of choice has probably integrated the gesture-based technique that Swype pioneered.

Now here’s the good part. If you want in on this action once it rolls out, you can do so by signing up for the public beta, below. The beta program is for iOS as well as Android. Dryft isn’t available yet, but they will email you once the beta is ready for testing. We have singed up for both Android and iOS so we will be keeping you informed of the beta progress.

Public Beta sign-up page 

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Dave Thornton

Senior Editor

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Been involved in technology for many years, more than I care to remember. Live in Dundee, Scotland. I like Android, Windows Phone OS, BlackBerry OS and iOS, and love writing about all things techie. Currently have a Honor 6+, Elephone P6000, Nexus 5, Chrombook C720, HTC One M7, Nokia Lumina 625, Microsoft Lumia 435, Blackberry Q10, HTC Hero and iPad mini