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Swipe based input methodology for touch screen devices

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000233226D
Publication Date: 2013-Dec-02
Document File: 4 page(s) / 84K

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Abstract

This article introduces a new input methodology based on touch screen devices, with the swip on certain buttons on touch screen, it is more easier to input a character comparing with tranditional keyboard layout.

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Swipe based input methodology for touch screen devices

With the increasingly rapid development of wireless network , and handheld devices device , more and more people are starting the journey of using mobile devices, and touch screen devices as the majority , are becoming the most popular ones in the world .

People are enjoying the mobility provided by handheld devices nowadays . While on another way, handheld device means relative small size , so it also introduces certain problems comparing with traditional devices like desktop . Input methodis a pain point .

As mobile device is normally small , it has limited keyboard or screen , so for human being, it is hard to type characters very convenience . The following part describes the two popular input method .

Method 1: Full keyboard

This keyboard is a copy of computer keyboard , every key represents a single character , the advantageis that users can input specific character by single click , while the fingers of mankind are generally larger than the icon or singlekey , so it is hard to click precisely. Users often input the wrong key .

Fig 1, traditional PC style keyboard layout .

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Method 2: 9 Cell keyboard

Many traditional mobile devices have similar key board , this keyboard 26 characters are divided to 9keys 1-9, when users click key "2", it represents either number 2, or character "a", "b", or "c", user need to click the corresponding character again click more times to confirm which particular one is he /she wanted to input. T...