Minuum Keyboard public beta lands in the Play Store

August 19, 2013
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There isn't a shortage of available keyboards for Android users, however as of today another has arrived in the Google Play Store. This latest is called Minuum Keyboard and it has arrived as a public beta. While today marks the entry in the Play Store, this isn't the first time we have heard of this keyboard though.

In fact, this was one that originally began as an Indiegogo project back in March. The app then came available (in beta form) for those who backed the project in June. Well, flash forward till today and now everyone has access to that beta. The one catch -- you will need to be willing and ready to shell out the $3.99 purchase price.

This keyboard touts itself as being the "little keyboard for big fingers" and promises to offer "simplified touchscreen typing." The simplified portion comes in with the auto-correction, but right from the beginning things look a bit different with Minuum. As the name would imply, the Minuum keyboard takes the minimal approach. In this case they use a single line of keys.

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Aside from the setup you see in the images here in the post, the Minuum Keyboard also offers a regular keyboard and voice typing. The full-sized keyboard is a newer option and can be accessed by pressing down on the keyboard with two-fingers. While we suspect the folks at Minuum would prefer users to stick with their layout, they have said the full-sized keyboard would be "especially useful" when it comes to entering a web address or password.

This latest beta release also improved the access to punctuation and allows for alternative alphabet arrangements. The punctuation can be accessed by double-spacing and those alternative alphabet arrangements include the AZERTY layout. That all being said, while this looks like an interesting option, we do offer the reminder that it is still beta and as such there may be some issues.

SOURCE: Minuum Blog, Google Play Store


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  • phor11

    As has been posted on nearly every other blog talking about this release, $4 for a beta with only 15 minutes to get a refund is just crazy.

    I’d love to try it out, but I’m not paying $4 for the privilege.