KALQ Keyboard (Official) Beta

KALQ Keyboard (Official) Beta


This is the BETA release of the KALQ keyboard (official).

KALQ is optimized for rapid two thumb typing on touchscreen devices. It works on tablets as well as smartphones with a large display.

The design is based on work by researchers from Max Planck Institute of Informatics, Montana Tech and University of St.Andrews. The design considers multiple human factors affecting the movement of thumbs. A user study showed that users could speed up typing by more than 30% over their regular speed with a default Qwerty layout. Please visit the homepage for more information
http://www.mpi-inf.mpg.de/~oantti/KALQ/.

Installation instructions:
- Android version 4.x: go to "Settings", select "Language and Input", then check option "KALQ Keyboard (Official). Early beta release". Then select KALQ as "Default" keyboard.
- On older Android versions: go to "Settings", select "Language and Input", then "Configure input methods", then check option "KALQ Keyboard (Official). Early beta release". Then return to "Language and input" and select KALQ keyboard in "Current input method".

*Please ignore the default warning message when you enable the KALQ keyboard: the application does NOT log nor send any data.*

Recent changes:
This new version adds umlauts and accented letters. To access them, press and hold the corresponding letter.
A bug was fixed that produced small text on smartphones.
Added possibility to limit keyboard height, giving more space to application content. This can be useful for smartphone users in the landscape mode.
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About KALQ Keyboard (Official) Beta
This is the BETA release of the KALQ keyboard (official).

KALQ is optimized for rapid two thumb typing on touchscreen devices. It works on tablets as well as smartphones with a large display.

The design is based on work by researchers from Max Planck Institute of Informatics, Montana Tech and University of St.Andrews. The design considers multiple human factors affecting the movement of thumbs. A user study showed that users could speed up typing by more than 30% over their regular speed with a default Qwerty layout. Please visit the homepage for more information
http://www.mpi-inf.mpg.de/~oantti/KALQ/.

Installation instructions:
- Android version 4.x: go to "Settings", select "Language and Input", then check option "KALQ Keyboard (Official). Early beta release". Then select KALQ as "Default" keyboard.
- On older Android versions: go to "Settings", select "Language and Input", then "Configure input methods", then check option "KALQ Keyboard (Official). Early beta release". Then return to "Language and input" and select KALQ keyboard in "Current input method".

*Please ignore the default warning message when you enable the KALQ keyboard: the application does NOT log nor send any data.*

Recent changes:
This new version adds umlauts and accented letters. To access them, press and hold the corresponding letter.
A bug was fixed that produced small text on smartphones.
Added possibility to limit keyboard height, giving more space to application content. This can be useful for smartphone users in the landscape mode.

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Android Market Comments
A Google User
Jan 2, 2015
This concept is desperately needed for tablets! Somebody needs to develop a typing system for tablets. The qwerty layout has always been klunky; and dvorak really doesn't work well for thumbs either. It seems a curved keyboard modeled off dvorak would work better; but that idea seems out of the question at the moment. For some reason, in landscape mode, an editor pops up and it doesn't support text "copy." This app is still in beta; so we'll hang back for now on judgment. SOME OBSERVATIONS: It feels like the letters on the left and right should be reversed. The vowels should be on the left. That feeling may be due to my familiarity with DVORAK layout. Everything is on the wrong side. update: the development process for this app is nonexistent. Nobody is rethinking the key layout; so... *uninstall*.
A Google User
Dec 25, 2014
Bad layout I am usually eager to try new input methods but this one... If I had a nickel for every time I wanted to throw my phone, I'd be rich. I tried this for two weeks. Typed just as fast at the end as I did when I started.
A Google User
Dec 15, 2014
great app Great app Only wish it did not echo keys when logging in.
A Google User
Nov 22, 2014
Alicia When i downloaded the app the app never appeared
A Google User
Nov 20, 2014
Good, but needs work. I genuinely liked the app, but it's still in beta and I'd like to see a lot more work put into it. I used it for a day, but I love SwiftKey & I had to go back. I use emojis & I like having the period of the main screen. Also when I go onto the browser it will put (.com) as its own button. But all in all, I like where you're headed. I'll definitely check out the full version!