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Upcoming Windows Phone 'World Flow' sets record for quickest texting on a touch screen

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 06 Apr 2014 9:54 User comments (1)

Upcoming Windows Phone 'World Flow' sets record for quickest texting on a touch screen As part of Windows 8.1, Microsoft is adding its own sliding/swiping text input, dubbed "Word Flow," which it promises will be the fastest such software available.
The virtual keyboard for Windows Phone has always been well accepted by critics and consumers, but the addition of a Swype-esque input should certainly make it more convenient. Android has native swiping input, but Apple does not.

Says Microsoft:

On January 16, 2014, Microsoft researchers and Windows Phone engineers set out to challenge the Guinness World Records fastest text message using a touch-screen mobile phone record.

Typing on a touchscreen device without having to look at the screen could be extremely useful in cases when it's either dangerous, interruptive or impolite to text. Microsoft researchers developed a novel UX and robust decoder to shape write in groups of characters. To demonstrate the feasibility of this approach, the research team broke the Guinness World record for touchscreen and blind texting, and worked with the Windows Phone team to include the WordFlow feature in Windows Phone 8.1.


The company did manage to break the Guinness record, and you can see it here:

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17.4.2014 7:45

Im pretty sure the name is word flow and not world flow.



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