Touch screen technology startup, BlindType, announces that they have been acquired by Google. If you are unfamiliar with BlindType, the short and long of it is that you are suppose to be able to type anywhere on your touchscreen device and the technology will KNOW what you are trying to say and automatically correct it for you. It goes above and beyond just normal smartphone autocorrect in the way that you don’t even have to be typing on your “keypad” and BlindType will decipher the seemingly random combination of characters and reveal your true message.
BlindType does this by evaluating your finger taps in relation to each other to decide what words you were actually trying to type without you having to even look down at your device. The team had this to say about the recent acquisition on their website:
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
Demos of how the software leave me very excited at the possibility of what this product could become and how it could revolutionize the way we interact with your smartphone devices. Do you think BlindType (or programs like it) could be a successful and everyday part of technological life? Or is it just another auto-correct?