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Reconceptualizing the way we interact with screens

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Touchscreens are everywhere. From living rooms to malls and everywhere in between, we encounter them on a daily basis.  Considering how they are literal touchpoints between the user and a service they use, their experience with touchscreens have a bearing on their impression of a particular brand or service. The true potential of touchscreens can be harnessed only if they are enjoyable and user friendly. 

How many times have we been put off by having to backspace and retype to just get something right while using our smart TV keyboards? Oftentimes, pressing through an exasperating number of keystrokes, only to get a password or search item wrong and repeating the process all over again, makes smart TV typing a cumbersome experience. In this context, where does the efficiency of the touchscreen come into picture? 

Android SDK software as a versatile solution 

An Android SDK keyboard is a versatile solution both from the perspective of end-users as well as a software that can be easily integrated into packages that offer smart TV options. 

With added benefits of faster reaction time and customizability, it can let the user type directly using their local language, replacing the original on-screen smart TV keyboard. What makes this software even more accommodative is that it can be used to interact with a variety of Smart TV brands if applied to different models of phones. By eliminating the hassle of hardware and software compatibility issues that is usually faced by such devices, the process of connecting is made a lot simpler.  

Features like intuitive gesture control and autocorrection available for an impressive list of languages makes the Android SDK keyboard integration a compelling option for smart TV typing, often powered by AOSP. On a broader level, completely secured privacy settings are put in place to protect users from keystroke monitoring and recording, which means that business related data and passwords are not exposed to risk while using the software. 

Our interactions with touchscreens go beyond the comfort of our homes, to places we frequent, like malls, cafes and bus stations. More often than not, we depend on them either for information or to avail services. In spite of their usefulness and versatility, apprehensions regarding public touchscreens range from privacy concerns to hygiene issues, even more so ever since the outset of the global pandemic. Given that common touchscreens are shared by multiple users, undesirable elements like bacteria and germs could easily be passed from person to person. These potential risks could discourage users from engaging with common screens and making the best use of them. 

How is a public keyboard SDK a better alternative keyboard?

With an efficient public keyboard SDK that can be incorporated seamlessly into any touchscreen device to facilitate any hardware-enabled gesture control system or alike, it would be possible to type without touching the surface of a display. On one hand, it ensures ease of mind for users as they enjoy a user-friendly keyboard experience on a common touchscreen and on the other hand, it also makes it easier to promote a common keyboard interface that can be integrated with any touchscreen device. 

Essentially, what this materializes is a unique way of interacting with out-of-home display, where users can rely on proven autocorrect, next-word predictions and swipe input even while on the go. In addition to these benefits, it also allows users to share safer public touchscreens with the confidence that their data is protected securely. 

Apart from the functional benefits they offer, easy to interact touchscreens encourage participation from users more intuitively. For instance, it is more likely for someone to provide their email address if they don’t have to painfully type it letter by letter, combatting a germ filled public touchscreen but instead use gestures to effortlessly do the same quickly! 

In conclusion

Whether at home or outside, users’ expectations from brand interactions have been setting new standards for brands and developers to keep up with. Keyboard integration makes technology more inclusive by making something as routine as smart TV and common screen interactions accessible to users of different ages and abilities. With technology of this potential, developers could also ensure that these experiences are in line with physical keyboards, with respect to layouts and naturality, thereby saving the trouble for end-users to relearn aspects they are much used to. Getting this right could take any touchscreen experience from being merely transactional to truly exceptional. 

Fleksy is an award-winning virtual keyboard technology provider. The Fleksy Software Development Kits (SDKs) enable developers and companies to overcome the challenge of building a top-notch typing experience across various platforms. For more information, contact us today !

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