Typing on a small touch screen device like a smartphone is often a serious hassle for users and the advent of more and more sophisticated predictive text input technologies has subsequently dawned as a response to the problem. Apple’s (NASDAQ: AAPL) massive iPhone sales figures in Q4 this year for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, up nearly 16% from the same quarter last year to some 39.2M units, gives investors a good indication of the size of the predictive text market.
Predictive text helps eliminate the need to perform additional inputs by guessing at what the user is trying to type, but not all predictive text input technologies are the same and when you pop the hood on a given execution of such a technology, the key differences, which make all the difference, often leap off the page at you. Such is the case with WordLogic’s (OTCQB: WLGC) advanced, patented predictive intelligence technology aimed primarily at the mobile and tablet markets, as showcased brilliantly by the company’s core offering, the award-winning iKnowU Keyboard, for which the iOS 8 version was approved late last month by Apple.
iPhone and iPad users can now get the iOS 8 version of this innovative virtual keyboard from the Apple App Store, and WLGC is understandably quite proud to be reaching a target market of around 1B iOS devices with what is considered by many in the industry today to be the most intuitive and feature-rich virtual keyboard available. The blazing speed at which users are able to easily complete sentences using this keyboard is, of course, not limited to iOS devices, and WLGC has a full-feature version for Android mobiles and tablets as well, which incorporates the same powerful WordChunking™ (access to other forms of words and phrases after inputting only a few characters) and Gesturing™ (reduces text entry input to only a few slight gestures of the fingertip) features that allow Apple users to chain phrases and complete sentences in sub-second intervals. iKnowU isn’t limited to handhelds either and is a serious time saver, as well as ease-of-use facilitator for a wide range of devices, from PCs, Smart TVs and media players, to devices like automotive navigational systems and game consoles.
The iKnowU Keyboard’s word and phrase prediction capabilities are powered in part by the company’s REACH™ technology (chosen as Top 5 pick at the major international wireless telecommunications industry trade show, the CTIA, in Las Vegas last year by Mobile World Live), which seamlessly reaches out into other installed Apps and resident/web data sources without the user having to leave their current App. The predictive intelligence capabilities of the iKnowU Keyboard harness the full force of a proprietary cloud-based dictionary engine that allows individuals or even entire organizations to have a tailored user experience, with industry specific terms and phrases that are all synched across multiple devices, enabling an entire workforce for enhanced communication speed, accuracy, and relevance, making the technology perfect for BYOD enterprises. iKnowU can also be skinned to suit individual tastes, with multiple keyboards and themes readily available.
The company’s predictive intelligence also goes far above and beyond the industry standards, actually learning from the user with Smart Learn technology and is able to predict names of people and places, as well as email/physical addresses or websites, while adjusting both available actions, as well as the display in real-time. iKnowU is constantly learning and becomes more and more accurate with each subsequent use, teaching itself to understand the personal writing style and tendencies/tastes of the user(s). iKnowU is able to handily serve up desired information about things like travel directions, as well as listings for nearby/desired restaurants suitable to the user(s) tastes and even deliver ratings/reviews, driving contextual data directly to the user(s) fingertips from sources like Google using Intuitive Search technology, all without leaving the active application. Intuitive Search also dovetails exceptionally well with the growing drive for companies to generate new revenue from key word searches by existing customers and furthermore integrates directly with social media, serving up products of interest directly from the instant messaging window.
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