Google buys BlindType, mobile touch typing tech

Google buys BlindType, mobile touch typing tech

Billed as a virtual keyboard for mobiles that lets users type quickly without having to carefully pick away at every letter, BlindType has been purchased by Google.

Making sense of your sloppy typing

The technology claims to predict what the user intended to write “with a success rate not previously seen on any other system,” converting your messy gibberish into fine examples of the Queen’s Engligh.

That bold claim seems to be borne out by the video below:

Here’s the company’s official announcement of their acquisition:

We are excited to announce that BlindType has been acquired by Google!

We want to thank everyone for their overwhelming support and positive feedback. We know that typing on your mobile device can be a frustrating experience, which is why we’ve worked hard to make touch typing easier and faster than ever – the way it should be.

We’re excited to join Google, and look forward to the great opportunities for mobile innovation that lie ahead.

The BlindType team


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