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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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.
A Google User
Jul 7, 2014
Good but hard to get used to. I like this keyboard but its hard to learn.
A Google User
May 22, 2014
"123" Portrait mode needs work. I like it, but the portrait keyboards seem a bit cramped. Maybe there could be two pages for the numbers, punctuation, and special character? This would make room for delete and space keys. (Using Moto X)
A Google User
May 3, 2014
No way to set it up