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Look forward to testing it when it becomes available.

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Look forward to testing it when it becomes available.



Hey while 1.6 is in testing, i have been working on 1.7.

No more speed configuration. It now tries to automatically workout the tracing speed with each swipe. Works well on emulator. Phone testing later on today.

Will also try to finish localisation today evening and hopefully 1.7 should be ready for submission to microsoft.

I am also reworking the dictionary loadup. For non english dictionaries i have achieved significant improvements. from 10 seconds to slightly less than 2. Going to do english dictionary now.


I have put some improvement to reduce loading time... still working on it

Edited by Hermit Dave, 14 July 2011 - 10:33 AM.

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1.7 is woking nicely and feels better and faster, one thing that it is not picking up are words that end in a double letter like "see" and "too".

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1.7 is woking nicely and feels better and faster, one thing that it is not picking up are words that end in a double letter like "see" and "too".



to get words like see once you get on to see, you exit it for a moment (go to the next letter) and come back on to it. that is too for all double char entries like too.

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Found the best results are for too use "topo" and see use "sede" to get too and see as the first result otherwise you need to scroll to the the word.

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Latest update and it's working really well now.
One suggestion, can we add words when we need them? I notice you can not use "app" but have to use "application" spotted that in the video demo as well, adding words would fix that.

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Latest update and it's working really well now.
One suggestion, can we add words when we need them? I notice you can not use "app" but have to use "application" spotted that in the video demo as well, adding words would fix that.



well word addtion has been around since 1.5 but thanks to a user i realised that i wasn't persisting those entries (so when you restarted, you had to add them again). Fixed that in 1.9. Might try to push it out today evening
I think i have further improved the speed. Got some positive reviews finally :)


Just because i used a company, people think there's like a team of developers - not a single dev who's using all the spare time :( oh well

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v1.9 submitted to microsoft for testing

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Been away for a bit, since the last few updates it's working better than ever

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Been away for a bit, since the last few updates it's working better than ever



I am glad. Thank you for being one of the first few customers :) total paid users now 585


The last release 2.2 when live some time over the weekend. I haven't touched the word match engine for since 1.9. It is pretty good now. Next i am going to work on word prediction when manually entering (useful for not supported languages.

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One of my friends has it; he is so impressed with that. He gave me a grate feedback as well. So definitely looking to switch to it.

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One of my friends has it; he is so impressed with that. He gave me a grate feedback as well. So definitely looking to switch to it.



2.3 with word prediction has been submitted for testing. Glad to hear a good word :)

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Just got to hope MS eventually decide to give access so we can use this as a default keyboard UI.

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Just got to hope MS eventually decide to give access so we can use this as a default keyboard UI.



its not difficult... based on what i have seen i am 99% sure that the default keyboard is XAML keyboard and there's no reason why they can't allow others to use similar framework - though current keyboard requires old CE style COM hooks into the OS, Microsoft has got to make it simpler if they want to keep devs on silverlight only.


Yes can only hope that Microsoft will eventually give up extensive control :)

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