Video: Minimalist keyboard saves a ton of screen space

Credit: Minuum

We're all pretty comfortable with the traditional QWERTY keyboard, but it does take up an awful lot of room on touchscreen devices. So we have to ask: despite its ubiquity, is it really the most effective system for tablets and smartphones? Maybe not.

All sorts of alternative keyboard layouts have been popping up recently, although none of them have been widely adopted. The Minuum keyboard is an interesting QWERTY alternative that will be offered as an app for Android devices. Here's a bit of information on how Minuum works, according to its creators at Whirlscape:

"Minuum, on the other hand, eliminates the visual clutter of archaic mobile keyboards by adapting the keyboard to a single dimension. What enables this minimalism is our specialized auto-correction algorithm that allows highly imprecise typing. This algorithm interprets in real time the difference between what you type and what you mean, getting it right even if you miss every single letter."

After watching the video, it actually looks kind of complicated. Check it our for yourself — what do you think about the Minuum?

Via Minuum Keyboard

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