Get  a FULL Version of ai.type keyboard  ,  for FREE – NOW

Just Invite 3 of your friends to use the keyboard, and get a Full FREE version of version 7.

New version includes:

– New built in Message Box & Emoji Art Box!- Be the fastest and smartest typist,use thousands of ready-made messages & emoji arts for every occasion!
– Unlimited emoji use- works perfectly with our new Emoji Art FunBox
– Accent key in top row
– New prediction logic – more accurate and smarter prediction,correction,completion of words
– New category & search in theme market-to search from 80,000 themes
– Autotext, Clipboard redesign
– Next word prediction of Emoji
– Faster loading
Bugs fix & performance

Please approach support@aitype.com with your friends Email address, after they’ve install ‘ai.type keyboard’ from Google Play, and redeem your coupon.
To Download press the link below:
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.aitype.android

will.i.am launches dial: Exclusive preview of his new smart wrist device with ai.type keyboard inside !!!

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ai.type has developed and launched  a keyboard for will.i.am new smart wrist device – dial .

The Keyboard was developed and tailor made to fit the dial , and works right from the wrist device, just like it was from the user’s mobile phone. With our   predictions, correction , and completion ability , which makes typing  ‘Walk in the Park’ .

From the preview : “There is a virtual keyboard on the 1.63-inch screen if you really must tap out a message, but this is best reserved for when you are correcting something AneedA has misheard. ”

Read will.i.am exclusive preview on :

http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/william-launches-dial-the-black-eyed-pea-gives-an-exclusive-preview-of-his-new-smart-wrist-device-a6882901.html

 

Personalize Your Keyboard with ai.type’s Theme Market

We all love what we can personalize, especially when it comes to our day to day accessories and gadgets. The colors and themes that we choose seem like tiny choices but they are a huge reflection of our personality. Those little accents are the small difference that can make our day, and if we are able to choose the color and style of our phone cover, we should be able to personalize the style and look of our keyboard. After all, we do stare at the screen of our phone throughout a good portion of our day.

With the release of version 3.0, ai.type has added on the theme market feature which has allowed users to be able to customize their very own keyboards and share them with others. The theme market is a feature that a large number of users have voted for and has quickly become one of the most popular tools on the keyboard app.

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swank theme by lol on ai.type’s theme market

 

Personalize
You can customize your ai.type keyboard in a variety of different ways. First off, change your keyboard’s background by importing photos from your camera roll or an image gallery. Upload a photo of your family, dog, or even an inspiring quote to get you motivated each day. You can then change the font style and size with a wide range of different font styles available.

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Once you have a finished product that you are proud of, it’s time to show it off! Create a name for your masterpiece and upload your customized keyboard to ai.type’s theme market. The theme market currently has over 12,000 themes that ai.type users have personalized and uploaded themselves. With over 30,000 theme downloads per day, there’s a chance that your theme will be found by others and even featured on the most popular or top rated list.

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Think somebody else’s theme is a masterpiece? Give them 5 stars! With ai.type’s latest version you can now rate other themes (and your own) on a scale of 1 to 5 and the themes with the most stars will be featured in the top rated section of the theme market. The most popular section shows the themes with the most downloads. Who knows? You might even become famous, or even get just featured on ai.type’s Facebook page 😉

 

6 Ways to Improve Productivity and Type Faster with ai.type

We live in a fast-paced world where everybody is multi-tasking moving from one place to the next. It has become increasingly important to manage our time and make sure we are making the most of every moment of our day. Did you know that the average American spends 162 minutes on their phone? This time can be easily cut-down using shortcuts and features from third party keyboard apps like ai.type that offer creative solutions to help make your life easier and more productive. The following are some helpful tips to decrease the time spent typing on your phone’s ai.type keyboard:

1. Swipe Instead of Type

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Swiping has become a new phenomenon to hit virtual keyboards in recent years. The idea behind swiping is that you move your finger across the keyboard to each letter of a word without lifting it and word will appear on your screen. This new software has the ability to guess the word that you are “swiping” and if done correctly can be significantly quicker than typing. Initial developers believed that swiping could achieve over 50 word per minute and you can try it out and see for yourself!

2. Use Built-In Contacts

A new feature that has been recently developed allows you to sync your contacts to your ai.type keyboard so that they are stored in the keyboards memory. With this function, the keyboard completes the name of the contact that you are typing, while also offering the details of the contact including email and phone number as options to add to your message. Have you ever had to exit a message in order to find a contact and manually copy-paste his or her phone number into a message? With the built-in contacts feature you can easily access these details from your keyboard to save you time and a hassle.

3. Resize Keyboard

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Do you have 20/20 vision? Most people don’t, nor do they have fingertips that are the size of peas. It’s therefore easy to accidently press on the “j” letter when you meant to press on the “k”. Most of what slows down our typing is the fact that we misspell words and need to erase everything to start over again. Resizing your keyboard makes it easier to press the correct button and keep those spelling errors to a minimum.

4. Enable Auto-Completion

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If you didn’t already know, modern technology has the ability to read your mind, literally. ai.type’s artificial intelligence technology not only knows how to guess the next word you are about to type, but also learns your personal style of typing and phrases/words and you most often use. That way, ai.type can predict and complete your sentence without you even having to lift a finger, well almost. This will save you a great deal of time and effort the next time you have to type out your favorite word, supercalifragilisticexpialidocious 😉

5. Enable Auto-Correction 

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As we mentioned before in our previous blog post, a large percentage of American adults still have difficulty spelling simple words like “embarrassed” or “liaison” and if it wasn’t for autocorrect, these people would either be sending a message with a mispelled word, or pausing for a few moments to look up the correct spelling (if they cared enough). Furthermore, even if you do know the correct spelling but your fingers can’t just get the letters right, in most cases ai.type will know what word you are meaning to type and autocorrect the word for you. Autocorrect is aurguably the most helpful and time-saving keyboard features that there is.

6. Use Emoji Scrollable Layout

Many of us have experienced the perils of going through each tab of the emoji keyboard to try to find that perfect emoji for a message. Would the umbrella emoji be in the flower tab, or the bell tab? The first page, second, or fifth? And what do the images on those tabs actually stand for?!. ai.type has now come out with a new feature to enable a scrollable emoji layout that has all of the emoji characters on one tab. You can easily scroll up and down the large screen and find your favorite emoji in only a few seconds.

The History of Emojis: Our Favorite Keyboard Characters

Emojis have become an important way for our new generation to express themselves. Instead of writing full sentences or phrases like “I love you”, “That’s funny” or “How exciting”, these words have been replaced with a happy face, a heart. or a balloon. Keyboard apps like ai.type have also programed an “auto-emoji” function that can choose the right emoji to send based on the context of your message.

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Auto-emoji feature from ai.type keyboard app

One could even say that our generation has gone back thousands of years ago to the days of hieroglyphics or ancient Chinese. Although emojis might sometimes cut our sentences short- they are jam packed full of meaning and emotion, not far from the old saying “a picture is worth a thousand words”.

Back in the 90’s when pagers were the new device to hit the market, a Japanese man by the name of Shigetaka Kurita working for mobile company Docomo at the time created the first set of 12 X12 pixel emoji. A heart-shaped symbol used in pagers had already been a huge success for the company in the past and Kurita was looking for other ways to convey face-to-face communication.

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First emojis designed by Shigetaka Kurita , NTT Docomo

 

The Japanese rely on facial expression, tone of voice and posture to tell them what someone feels. It was therefore important for Kurita to be able to find a way to communicate this way in messaging- when text messages are supposed to be short and to the point. The main objective was to encode these byte-sized pictures into actually, well, two byte codes that each correspond to a unique image. This way, emojis could be easily translated to keyboards of mobile phones. It wasn’t, however, until 2010 where emoji were adopted into the Unicode Consortium Standard which contains code for displaying characters. This was meant to ensure messages sent on phones and computers appear the same on both ends. Once Apple adopted a Unicode emoji keyboard in 2011 they made their breakthrough overseas and really became international.

Set of emojis from ai.type keyboard app

Set of emojis from ai.type keyboard app

In recent years, emojis have taken on a new, more modern look and include images for “prayer” and almost every animal you could possibly think of. They have gotten so popular in American pop culture that Katy Perry even released her music video “Roar” that was mostly expressed in emoji. The “crying from laughter” emoji is currently the most popular emoji on Twitter and has is being used in over 496 million tweets in real time.

New developments are still to come and new characters are continuously being added to the emoji collection every year. Although Kurita has left Docomo and now works for a different company his legacy will live on forever- or at least until the next collection of characters will take over. What’s amazing is that the imagination of one man can reach the mobile phones of millions of people and become the new standard in daily communication.

Common Spelling Mistakes: The Autocorrect Feature at its Best

Are you a good speller? There are over a million words in the English language, less than half of them are actually used on a daily basis.  Even so, the chance that the average person can spell each one of these words correctly is highly unlikely. In fact, according to a study conducted by the London-based Spelling Society, over 50% of America’s adult population can’t spell simple words like “embarrassed”, “liaison” and “millennium”. Now, you might say that this phenomenon is occurring in recent years because of the growing dependency on spell check and autocorrect functions. On the other hand, autocorrect has improved the lives of millions by enabling them to spell correctly throughout their daily lives, whether it be in a simple text message to friends and family or an email to their boss or an important client.

 

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There are some difficult words to spell in the English language, but there are some commonly misspelled words that most people just can’t seem to get right and that autocorrect continuously works to correct. Here is a short list of 12 of the most popular words where autocorrect is often in action:

 

  1. acceptible acceptable
  2. camoflage camouflage
  3. consience conscience
  4. disipline discipline
  5. greatful grateful
  6. jewlery jewelry
  7. minature miniature
  8. ocassion occasion
  9. publicaly publicly
  10. relevent relevant
  11. seperate separate
  12. untill until

 

You’re probably asking yourselves now, why can’t English be as simple as Spanish or Italian? In those Latin languages one can usually predict the pronunciation of a word from seeing the spelling and predict the spelling of a word from hearing it pronounced (so called “two way phonemicity”). Although we can’t turn back time to the 18th century when the first dictionary was published to make sure the spelling makes sense- we can make our lives easier by letting autocorrect get the job done for us. After all, how are we ever going to remember to remove that extra “l” in until or add that “c” in occasion? 🙂 Are any of these mistakes ones that look familiar to you? What words do you most commonly use autocorrect for? Let us know in the comments section below.

Simplified Chinese Now Offered in Version 3.0 of ai.type Virtual Keyboard

Nearly 1.2 billion people around the world speak some form of Chinese as their first language. Now, ai.type is pleased to announce that it has added Simplified Chinese to its list of options for version 3.0 of the virtual keyboard. Not only is it easier than ever to type with the new Material Design but now one of the most popular languages is available in all features and in full support!

Download the new version of ai.type with Simplified Chinese here

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The new version allows users to input Chinese characters by entering the pinyin of the character and then presents a list of possible characters with that pronunciation. With this method, users enter letters in Latin phonetic and ai.type finds the most appropriate Simplified Chinese character to match it. This feature has been in the works for quite some time now and our developers are excited about its launch, as well as the reach of a much larger audience that speaks and types in Chinese all over the world. Users will enjoy all of the same features available for other languages including:

  • Auto-completion and correction
  • Next word prediction
  • Spelling and grammar check
  • A free and personalized theme market
  • Custom keyboard layout

Typing in Chinese has never been easier and more user-friendly! We would love to hear your feedback on our new language option, please try it out and let us know what you think through our support or in the comments section below.

谢谢你,有一个愉快的一天!

ai.type Reaches 20 Million Users on Google Play: A benchmark worth celebrating

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Last weekend we had a celebration in our office for passing the 20 million user mark on Google Play for Android. There was champagne, cake, and a lot of smiles and jokes around the office. This is a great feat, as a the company has been around for over three years in the Android world and the response to ai.type has always been positive and growing. The milestone truly elevates the app to a different category, with the rest of the big players in virtual keyboards, because Google doesn’t regularly reveal this info. Moreover, 20 million users is only counting Google Play, and there are a number of other app install sites that are not counted in this number and contribute to our growing user base, and that’s a great achievement!

Looking towards the future, we are excited for the launch of version 3.1 for Android this week, as it continues providing users more control over their experience while making it fun at the same time. The launch of the iOS version was also a great success and we are continuing to add new features to the app and expand the user base. Our goal is to continuously improve the virtual keyboard which can almost “read your mind” and make writing a process which has never been easier and more personaized for users on a mobile or tablet. The more users we reach and lives we are able to improve, the more of a reason to celebrate! 🙂

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Type vs. Swipe: A guide to choosing the right keyboard feature

The endless amount of apps, functions, and possibilities in the mobile world, both in Android and iOS, make it difficult to decide which to choose. App developers are always attempting to make our lives easier with the next best picture viewer, sharing platform, calculator etc., but when it comes to typing, this decision seems to carry more weight as it affects our everyday life, constantly. Can you recall an entire hour out of the day where you didn’t look down at your phone to type a message to a friend, or comment on a post?  The following is a comparison of the two most common typing methods: typing and swiping

 

The swiping feature on a mobile was introduced to Android in 2011 and enabled the user to enter words by sliding a finger from the first letter of a word to its last letter, lifting only between words. The feature is available in many forms on third party apps, including AIType, and is also currently an option known as Gesture Typing on Android keyboards.

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Pros of Swiping

  • There’s no need for pressing space between each word (it spaces automatically)
  • Apostrophes and other punctuation marks are usually automatic, no need to switch between abc and punctuation keyboards
  • Automatically learns names from your contact book for easy auto-correction
  • Erasing a word is done with one backspace
  • The feature guesses the word you are typing

 

Cons of Swiping

  • You need to know how to spell the word right (or 99% right), if you don’t you probably won’t get the right word to appear.
  • When you come across a word that’s unrecognizable, it can slow you down- you try once, erase, try second time, erase, and then finally type it regularly making the entire process quite annoying (I could have typed it in the first place)
  • Doesn’t recognize unique names (try writing Alanis Morissette!) or uncommon abbreviations
  • Doesn’t recognize special slang and won’t complete curse words for you (Duck you, man!)

Now that you have read the pros and cons and if you are still not an avid keyboard swiper, you can decide for yourself if to give this feature a try. Although swiping has become extremely popular, especially in recent years, there are still many people who haven’t gotten on the boat. Why, you ask? Well, either they do not know about it, haven’t gotten used to the features, or still believe regular touch typing is the faster option. What do you think? Have you dared to try the swiping feature and do you like it? Let us know in the comments section below!