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FlickKey Release Notes

Monday, June 25, 2012
Version 1.8
The Popup Flick-keys have now been expanded to eight selections. (Previously, the were only three choices.) Please not that not all languages have been updated yet. Emoticons have been added to the Popups for the “;” and “:” keys. PLEASE NOTE that the graphical icons are the new Unicode 6 emoticons and will only display correctly on iOS 5+ devices. So DO NOT use them in messages to non-iOS 5+ users! They will not display correctly. Common Questions and Exclamations have been added to the Popup's for the “?” and “!” keys. Also, look at the Popups for the “@” keys, and for the numbers keys for more additions.

Thursday March 15, 2012
Version 1.7
The backspace key now repeats when you hold it down. A Greek keyboard layout has been added. Also, better flick detection, and the app has been tested with iOS 5.1.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Version 1.6
A switch has been added in the Settings screen to switch between the default 'FlickKey' keyboard layout and a conventional layout (except for the "P" character.) Tuning the "FlickKey Key Layout" switch to off will switch to a QWERTY, QWERTZ, or AZERTY keyboard layout depending on the default language. Common endings have been added for English. Flick to a corner of the center bottom key and pause. You will then see common endings in the popup flick-keys. (The dash means that choosing these will backspace over a space, if present, to the left of the cursor. Also: Bug fixes and compatibility with iOS 5.

Thursday, September 8, 2011
Version: 1.5
An Autocorrect / Auto-completion Bar has been added. While some love to hate autocorrect, as autocorrect sometimes replaces correctly typed words, it corrects more of your mistakes along the way. Overall, this new feature significantly reduces the overall correction rate. (And if it doesn’t, you can turn it off on the Settings screen.) The basic flick detection has also been improved. Try the Popup Keys again. You now do not have to wait for the popup key display to access any of the selections. Some new keyboard layouts have been added for other languages. Basic keyboard layouts for French/Belgian, German, Russian, and Ukrainian have been added. (Look in the Popup Keys for characters that are not on the main screens. If you would like to submit a keyboard layout, or modify one, send me an email and I’ll send you an editable text file and I might include your changes in the next release!)

SUNDAY, JUNE 26, 2011
Version 1.3.1 A new free version is available. The free version has a miniaturized version of the FlickKey keyboard. It is called “FlickKey Mini”. Give it a try as it is quite amazing to see just how small FlickKey can be made and still be functional. (Search for “flickkey” in the iTunes App Store.)

The position of three keys has been swapped. The Backspace is now in the position that the Shift key had. The Shift key has been moved up, and now requires a flick up to activate. This change has been made to make backspacing much easier. Further, the ‘double headed’ arrow to the left of the backspace will backspace over the previous word. Additionally, you may now swipe the text area to the left to also backspace a word at a time. (In a future version, it is planned to get “auto-repeat” working with the backspace, and to add a ‘redo’ command.)

The “?” and “!” keys on the main screen now operate like the period+space+shift key. A period is added and the Shift is turned on. This change lessens the need to flick the Shift on. The “?” and “!” keys on the numeric screen remain the same as they were. Also, the ‘return key’ now turns Shift on.

Additional popup keys have been added to the English version. For instance: mathematical symbols have been added into some of the popups on the Numeric screen.

Version 1.2.1 FlickKey now defaults to an International keyboard layout for all iOS devices that are set to a non-English Country Code. This is accessed through the “Settings” icon in iOS. Once in “Settings” navigate to “General”, then “International”, then “Language” to set the Country Code. (Please note that the language of any secondary keyboards, installed through “Settings”, has no effect.) For a list of what accented characters are in the popup keys for which characters, click on “Tips” at the top of this web page, then go down to “Advanced Operation”.