The makers of BlindType have just released a working demo of their latest project on iOS, and it’s coming soon to Android. The new alternative keyboard is called Fleksy and it boasts many of the same features BlindType once did.
BlindType, the keyboard replacement app, is sort of a legend among Android users. Back in 2010, BlindType was introduced as the next revolution in virtual keyboards. Shortly after, Google was quick to acquire it. We waited for what seemed like ages to see some sort of resemblance of BlindType in the stock Android keyboard, but it never really came.
The stock keyboard in Android 4.0 and 4.1 are both improved over previous generations. Still, neither features the amazing next level of auto-correct, blind typing that we were expecting. Fortunately, it looks like we won’t have to wait much longer.
Fleksy is essentially BlindType 2.0. Originally engineered to help solve some of the problems that the visually impaired face in smartphone and technology interaction, the good folks behind BlindType and Flesky quickly realized everyone could utilize the features found in their virtual keyboard software.
As you’ll see in the demo video below, Fleksy takes the blind typing, gestures and seemingly magical auto-correct we were once promised by BlindType, and actually delivers.
The video you see is from the actual iOS demo app available now. And according to the comments on the original TechCrunch article announcing Fleksy, it works very well.
We’ll be keeping a close eye on Fleksy for any news on an Android compatible release. Until then, we’ll just have to hope that before too long, our BlindType powered dreams will finally come true.