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Gboard for iPhone now has a Morse code keyboard

Discussion in 'Straight Keys - CW Enthusiasts' started by WX1FLY, Jul 12, 2018.

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  1. WX1FLY

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    It only lets you tap out Morse and turns it into letters. Curious what motivated Google to offer this.
     
  2. KC3JIN

    KC3JIN Ham Member QRZ Page

    I'd suspect a mix between ''because we can" and the stated intent of "some people lack the dexterity to type on a conventional keyboard".

    They're also rolling out an app that purports to teach Morse in less than an hour, but that's typing and not receiving.

    You beat me to this by six hours, darn it :) believe I'll be trying it out today!
     
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  3. N3HEE

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    This was developed for people with disabilities and limited mobility. The buttons on the keyboard act like keyer paddles. Press and hold for multiple dits or dahs. Interesting idea. We'll have to wait and see how useful it is. Notice how they are teaching the code :( It uses pictures.

    https://experiments.withgoogle.com/collection/morse
     
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  4. KE0CAA

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  5. KC3JIN

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    WELL I DONT KNOW ABOUT GLASS ARM BUT I SURE CANT FEEL MY FINGERS NOW HIHI

    seriously though, the onscreen typing is awkward (to me) but does have the way for some truly rad peripherals..
     

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