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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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A Google User
Oct 13, 2014
Looked neat. While it looked neat it covered the whole screen on my tablet and wouldn't let me change keyboard apps. My only recourse was to uninstall it. Maybe I will try it again in the future and I will like it better then.
A Google User
Oct 3, 2014
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.
A Google User
Sep 20, 2014
Lousy
A Google User
Sep 4, 2014
Great innovation Please Add voice typing option button Please make punctuation Easier I don't seem to be using left space bar button
A Google User
Aug 5, 2014
Nice work It's taking over the entire screen though, it'd be nice to have it edit on the spot without turning everything white. Also it could do with some arrow keys like the hacker KB, as well as the hold-key-for-capital thing, easier access to the hyphen. But it's a nice start, let's see how it'll look when or if at all it'll get finished.