In the world of smartphones, non-smartphones, tablets, huge smartphones etc. the puny keyboard is a cause of headache for a lot of people. Even I cringe at the thought of using a smartphone keyboard to type just about anything, even a contact name! The lack of tactical feedback on many of the phones, the constant fear of dropping the delicate device and the abundant mistaps are nightmares to us keyboard-lovers. Which is why, Google today created Gmail Tap.
Gmail Tap may or may not save the world from cramped fingers. But it sure will save us a lot of time from mistyping and correcting a lot of words. The fundamental change that makes it much more efficient is because it uses the Morse Code to replace the traditional QWERTY keyboard that is prevalent everywhere. But how would Morse code, a 160 year old technology help us? The answer lies in its simplicity. All it uses is a dot and a dash. Those two keys are the key to a really efficient, space-saving and time-saving way to communicate with the whole world. And as always they have also made a video!
They haven’t stopped at a single solution either. They will add another keyboard so that you can type two different messages at once! As a guy says in the video, you can finally use all your five fingers at once to multitask and save even more time. They claim that they can add more features to allow you to type around 8 messages at once. That would be 8 times better, though we would then need 16 more fingers for that. Well, we’ll see how they implement it. If you really want it, you can go to www.gmail.com/tap to check out the details and download the brand new keyboard.
Do you remember the other day when they revealed how pigeons helped them rank the pages in Google’s database, or how you could get a high-speed internet connection with a cable that is coming out of your bathroom through the sewer? This is like those other times. So please don’t make an ass of yourself looking frantically for the two-button keyboard, however magical it may seem.