The 5-TILES touchscreen keyboard has been released as a beta version by ETAOI Systems today.
As the name suggests, it uses just five keyboard tiles to type the alphabet rather than 26. This makes it particularly well-suited to devices with small screens, such as smart watches, as well as conventional smartphones.
ETAOI systems has also removed the purchase cost from the standard version of 5-TILES, turning it into a free Android app. Customers who’d paid for the previous PRO version will be given free access to chargeable features and design themes in the future.
|We spoke to Michal Kubacki, the inventor of 5-TILES and CEO of ETAOI Systems, at the finals of the Smart UK Project earlier this year. You can hear him talk about the product during the podcast that was broadcast on 9th February 2014 (around 16 minutes in). You can listen to the interview via the built-in audio player on our website or by downloading the MP3 file.