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Wrio throws out the traditional QWERTY keyboard in favor of a comfier approach

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Wayne Konwinski
May 24, 2016 21:47
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The smartphone keyboard has remained largely unchanged over the past decade, ever since the original iPhone was launched.

It does away with the QWERTY keyboard we re used to in favor of hexagon-shaped keys.

The app was actually successfully crowdfunded last year after being beta tested with 800 users — research that revealed an increase in typing speed of between 20 and 70 percent compared to standard QWERTY keyboards.

It s important to note that while the Wrio keyboard doesn t offer a traditional QWERTY layout, the keys are still roughly in the same place — you ll be slowed down at the start, but it shouldn t be too hard to get used to it.

Most punctuation keys have been moved from the primary keyboard to a secondary one, although a few important ones remain, such as the period, comma, question mark, and exclamation point.

You ll also be able to access emojis with a gesture — simply swipe up on the key that switches between the primary and secondary keyboard and you ll get access to the emoji keyboard.

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