Minuum Keyboard ready for beta testing – aims to change how we type

June 17, 2013
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QWERTY has been around, and basked in relative comfort, since 1873, when Remington first trademarked it for use on their typewriters. We're pretty sure no one has really had a problem with it, even in touchscreen form... no one that is, except for Minuum. Their goal? They're aiming to "re-revolutionize" the way we type.

For myself, QWERTY has never been an issue. I remember personally, long before the introduction of Android to the masses, having to manually type in stuff via a QWERTY keypad on my old Blackberry, in 2007. It feels like so long ago, but it certainly was never a hassle to type everything out, and my transition from touchpad to touchscreen certainly didn't make it anymore difficult.

Minuum however, aims to change the way we've all been doing it, by putting the traditional QWERTY keyboard into a horizontal row at the bottom of the screen. By doing this, they say it will intuitively learn how you type, and also reformat itself to avoid any future spelling mistakes you may make.

Minuum promises a full version if the BETA goes as well as they hope. Although Minuum might come off as difficult to use for the first little bit, the company promises that you'll get the hang of it in no time at all. Their Indiegogo campaign (like kickstarter) gained steam in March, and the beta will be arriving tomorrow for backers. This means we'll finally be getting our hands on the actual APK. If you're able to give it a try, leave us your thoughts in the comments below.

SOURCE: Droid-Life


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  • http://silverfang77.tumblr.com/ Silver Fang

    Interesting concept. I’d be willing to try it out. It would take a lot to make me give up SwiftKey though.

    • Manny Subia

      Agreed!!………I’ve been using Swiftkey since the OG Droid,……I still think it’s the best keyboard out there aside from any Gesture based keyboard, Which I personally don’t use lol

  • Markymarc18

    “…by putting the traditional QWERTY keyboard into a completely diagonal row at the bottom of the screen.”

    A diagonal row of keys? Wouldn’t that be kind of awkward (not to mention intrusive)? I’m guessing “diagonal” was meant to be “horizontal.”

  • friyana manekshaw

    Sounds interesting..would love to try it…long ago i had the hard key pad (bb) and when i got a touchscreen phone found it hard to adjust…but swiftkey made it easier and i realised well…i could do this! With minuum it would be interesting to see if it can make typing even smoother…

  • Achsah

    Would love to try it..

  • Eye4Detail

    This layout + gesture (swipe) typing could be cool. I can’t see it being much faster than SwiftKey, otherwise.

  • Liaw Kim Poh

    at first look I don’t think I will love it, but will really have to try it out first!

  • Captain Crunch

    I’ve tried all of the major / popular keyboards both for my phone and tablet. Would love to see how Minuum changes the game.

  • Babs Oyed

    Looking forward to trying this

  • PSWF

    I have been dying to give this a try since I saw the first demo of it, please guys, if there’s anyway I can test, please let me know! It looks awesome. The only complaint I have ever had with my Note 2, is the size of the screen, once the keyboard is opened. This just HAS to be the solution!

    thanks.

    kind regards

    Paul

  • anon

    Who wrote this article? “completely diagonal row”. Really?

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