In a market that is rapidly becoming saturated, we have yet another entry. BlindType is a replacement software keyboard, but it’s one with a little twist. As the name might suggest, BlindType seeks to remove the visual aspect of typing on your smartphone’s software keyboard. Know the QWERTY layout by heart? This keyboard is for you.
Irrespective of where you tap on the screen, BlindType can figure out where on the keyboard you meant to hit by comparing the positions of your previous keypresses. Even if you shift your typing up an entire row of keys, BlindType will (probably) adapt and adjust to accommodate you. You can also turn off the visible virtual keyboard completely and just type on whatever content you’re viewing. It’s a difficult concept to explain, so if you haven’t seen it already, check out the original BlindType video which shows the keyboard’s full capabilities, demoed on an iPad.
Having seen the first video, many Android users were concerned that they would be unable to ever experience BlindType on their Android devices. BlindType’s response? No fear! In a post on the BlindType blog yesterday, the keyboard's developers demonstrated the latest version of the keyboard running on a Nexus One. The comparison with the stock Android keyboard really drives home how high BlindType’s error tolerance is.
So, you must be wondering when you can get your thumbs on this new app. Unfortunately, there is not a definitive answer. But have hope, BlindType has issued a reassuring statement to the masses:
Chances are, no matter what smartphone you have, you'll be able to get your hands on BlindType very soon.