Fast Type - The World's Smartest Keyboard now for iPhone
Fast Type - The World's Smartest Keyboard now for iPhone
A new keyboard that makes it faster to type with just 6 buttons, amazing predictive technology, gesture navigation, emojis and more!
A new keyboard that makes it faster to type with just 6 buttons, amazing predictive technology, gesture navigation, emojis and more! Read more
About this project
Over 140 years ago the QWERTY keyboard was invented to prevent the mechanical arms of typewriters from jamming up. We thought it was time for an update, so we created Fast Type. Fast Type is the world's smartest and easiest keyboard. With only six buttons, Fast Type makes typing "hello" ... simply amazing! How? Our super intuitive smart keyboard assigns the (five) vowels their own keys and places all the consonants (yes, all 21 of them) on a single key.
The Fast Type keyboard takes minutes to learn and is currently available on the Google Play store. With your support through Kickstarter together we can build a modern keyboard specifically designed for your iPhone.
If you want to type the word 'hello' tap anywhere on the long consonant button once, then tap on the 'e' button, then tap twice anywhere on the long consonant button and finally tap on the 'o' button. You've spelled 'hello'
Reducing the keyboard to only 6 buttons presented many challenges. Specifically certain combinations of vowels and consonants returned dozens of word options. After many months of sleepless nights we nailed the Prediction Engine within Fast Type. This way Fast Type will always suggest the words you want when you want them.
With Gesture Navigation we simplified the user experience by getting rid of a bunch of buttons. For shift swipe up on the keyboard, for caps lock swipe up twice. For numbers and symbols swipe left or right on the keyboard. Swipe left or right again to return to the main typing view.
Emojis are faster ways to express our feelings so we made them just one tap away.
Fast Type will come pre loaded with various sound effects and a package of high quality themes so you can give your keyboard the custom look you are going for.
Your dictionary profile in the cloud. Fast Type is unlike any keyboard you have seen before but within minutes you'll quickly understand how it works. The compact design makes it easy to tap on the buttons you want. Have multiple iOS devices? No worries your dictionary profile will be saved in the cloud so you can seamlessly swap between devices.
Multi Language keyboard support, Fast Type will work in both English and Spanish right out the gate. Help us reach our stretch goals so we can add more languages.
Looks easy enough, right? Fast Type will make it quicker than ever to send out a tweet, text or to jot down that idea you have. Deep thought and effort went into designing a new mobile keyboard that is understandable, innovative and useful.
We researched every keyboard ever made to further understand our problem. We read several academic papers on human linguistics to get to the core of the solution. Our goal is to create a product that is both functional and beautiful.
After creating 100's of designs the eureka moment arrived. What if we grouped all the consonants together? What if we made a smart keyboard that works with only 6 buttons?
After creating hundreds of different keyboard designs it was time to create the first software prototype.
The first keyboard prototypes inspired us to push forward. After many months of hard work they got Fast Type to function across the Android operating system, to working in 2 languages, to implementing semantics and machine learning algorithms.
Typing on mobile devices should be quick and easy, Fast Type will make it faster than ever to send texts on the go.
We have some nice stretch goals that will be used with the extra funds if all goes well with this kickstarter project. The first stretch goal would be to adapt the Fast Type keyboard for the iPad and iPad mini. With the extra screen space we will be able to put numbers, symbols, access to your favorite emojis onto a single view.
The second stretch goal is to adapt Fast Type for the Apple Watch. Due to the smaller screen size of the Apple Watch we had to completely rethink Fast Type and simplify it even further to it's most essential elements. We are committed to designing well made products and adapting Fast Type to the Apple Watch is something we are really looking forward to.
International Languages. Our third stretch goal we will be able to add more languages to Fast Type. The new languages to be added are French, German, Portuguese, Italian and an extra language chosen by our backers! Each new language that is added requires us to fine tune the semantic rules within our algorithms.To do this correctly we must hire a linguistics expert in that language and have them sit down with our developers.
If our Fast Type keyboard for iPhone gathers enough interest we have a fourth and final secret stretch goal that will be revealed later.
Help us spread the word by sharing this kickstarter page on your favorite social network. With your help we will be able to reach all our stretch goals, as we would love to develop the Fast Type keyboard for the Apple Watch.
We are a startup from Guadalajara México. Our goal is to create the next generation of amazing mobile products that look and work beautifully. Thank you very much for your interest in Nyon, without you we are nobody. If you have any questions or doubts feel free to send us message and we'll get to you right away.
*Patent Pending on the technology and design of Fast Type by NYON OPERATIONS MEXICO S de RL de CV 2015©
Risks and challenges
We will apply the overall architecture of how Fast Type works for Android to the iPhone version. With your help and feedback we will deliver a next generation keyboard for your mobile devices.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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