Smarter virtual keyboard lets you do more with less
TORONTO, March 13, 2014 /CNW/ - Minuum, a smarter virtual keyboard that frees up mobile screen space and makes typing easy, fast, and exceptionally accurate, is coming out of beta. With an updated look, multi-language support, quick access to emoji symbols, sharing of text between applications, and improvements to speed and accuracy, Minuum 2.0 is now available on Google Play for a free 30-day trial (regular price $3.99).
Minuum, created by Whirlscape, Inc. (a Y Combinator startup), is powered by revolutionary, patent-pending auto-correction algorithms that allow Minuum to be the superior input method not only for touchscreens, but also for smart watches, smart TVs, and other wearable and gesture-controlled devices (including the Leap Motion and Google Glass).
"We're working to make Minuum the best keyboard option for all touchscreen and wearable devices," said Will Walmsley, CEO of Whirlscape. "Beta testing has allowed us to iterate on our original design, and we've been encouraged by immensely positive reviews on Google Play. Now we're at the stage where the keyboard for Android is ready to be more widely used."
Strong public support has been the keyboard's hallmark since it was first announced on March 18, 2013, when Minuum's Indiegogo campaign raised 873% of its initial funding goal. Ranked by number of funders, the Minuum campaign appeared in Indiegogo's top 10 of all time—and number two among all technology campaigns. Nearly 1.3 million people worldwide viewed Minuum's teaser video, with enthusiastic support for the keyboard continuing to build during its time in beta, and its ratings on the Play Store steadily rising.
About Whirlscape Inc.
Based in Toronto, Ontario, Whirlscape is a Canadian tech startup with roots in human-computer interaction (HCI), machine learning, and natural language processing. Founded in June 2012, Whirlscape is currently participating in the Y Combinator program, and has been supported by the Creative Destruction Lab, and the UTEST program. Whirlscape develops the Minuum keyboard for Android devices, and creates wearable typing methods for OEM device integration.
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