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
4 days ago
Alicia When i downloaded the app the app never appeared
A Google User
6 days ago
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!
A Google User
Nov 16, 2014
Funtioning
A Google User
Nov 12, 2014
Pushing forward, but could do with std. tweaks Firstly: thank you very much for the effort of putting this together. Some functions I'd suggest down the line tho include del and space keys that persist between the alph & numchar pads, more intuitive autocaps (esp. after '.'s: autocap+space?), and as mentioned before; access to '.' & ',' on the alph pad - press and hold? Or perhaps split the numchar pad to 2 layers and set press-hold fn's for most of the alph keypad? Phew! That took a while to finish. looking forward to getting my WPM up. Thanks again
A Google User
Oct 29, 2014
love it thanks!