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Author Topic: GMail Tap  (Read 2332 times)
TANAKASAN
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« on: April 01, 2012, 03:11:18 AM »

Just released today is a new service from Google called GMail Tap. I've seen this technology somewhere else before and I can't remember, can anyone assist?

http://mail.google.com/mail/help/promos/tap/index.html

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LB3KB
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« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2012, 03:43:35 AM »

I take it they announced that today ?

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M0LEP
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« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2012, 04:14:22 AM »

It'll never catch on! Wink Wink
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PA0BLAH
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« Reply #3 on: April 01, 2012, 04:39:36 AM »

Some Finnish Telephone producer has it default aboard, for years already.

I believe it is Nokia.

This announcement is presented by google as an april fool, but the advantages for hams are demonstrated very well. You can sent messages while driving your car. Better not with your phone in the pocket of your pants. Could give your partners strange thoughtsabout your bahaviours.

By the way, how about reading the last topic (started by me) before starting a new topic just aboiut exactly the same?

Furthermore there is a type of key available you just use two fingers with vertical movement to put the dots and dashes.
I do remember the advertisement.

I guess when exercising that kind of key is faster then a set of paddles, because the thumb is slower in side movements that the pointing finger in vertical movement.
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KF4O
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« Reply #4 on: April 01, 2012, 05:17:38 AM »

April Fool's!
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AB2RC
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« Reply #5 on: April 04, 2012, 05:36:47 AM »

It might have started as a April's Fool gag, but it was actually implemented for Android phones

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.martynhaigh.mailtap

It can be used for input to any app that needs a keyboard, just change the default input method.




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M0LEP
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« Reply #6 on: April 04, 2012, 06:33:39 AM »

There was also a similar app for Nokia phones a fair few years ago...
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K7KBN
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« Reply #7 on: April 04, 2012, 09:42:31 AM »

New cell phone law:  you have to be able to use the GMail Tap at 25 WPM before you can get another phone.   Grin
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