Ask DN: How would you improve the iOS keyboard?

9 years ago from Robleh Jama, Founder at Tiny Hearts Studio

  • Beth DeanBeth Dean, 9 years ago

    When the space bar was made smaller to make room for the mic button I started accidentally hitting the period key constantly. There has to be a better way to trigger voice input while having it out of the way of the keyboard.

    Interestingly I've seen a study (that I now can't find to link to, sorry) that showed people perceive Swype as faster but, in fact, is not. Would love to know more about this.

    And yes that shift key, ugh.

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    • Bardan Gauchan, 9 years ago

      Yea that mic button being so close to the space bar is super annoying. I hit it at least 7 times out of 10. They need to remove it and maybe use a gesture to activate it - like holding the spacebar for few seconds. I don't have the stats but judging by the people around me in my life, i don't think a lot of people use that feature often enough to put it in there.

      I'm also hoping that with the bigger iPhone 6, the keyboard buttons are a little bigger (hence utilizing the bigger screen). My fat fingers are no good for the current iPhone keyboard.

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