BlindType is a new software that allows users to input text without having to worry about accuracy. Essentially you type as fast as possible trying to hit as many correct keys as possible and the BlindType software will change incorrect spellings to correct words. It’s a nifty piece of software that have many skeptical, but for those who have tried it are thoroughly impressed. While BlindType has not yet been made available to the public, that could change soon because Google has recently acquired it. The short message posted by the BlindType dev team can be read below:
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
The logical reason for Google to acquire a text input software company is to integrate it with Google Android. The current Android keyboard is mediocre at best, while Swype is definitely the text input method software to beat. However, Swype isn’t available on every phone, so if Google could implement BlindType on every Android smartphone, users would definitely be pleased.