We are excited about Apple’s decision to open their platform to third party input methods. This is hugely beneficial for developers who want to leverage handwriting in their applications for iOS 8, and we will be ready with tools to support them.
Nantes, France (PRWEB) July 01, 2014
MyScript®, the acknowledged market leader in accurate, high-performance handwriting recognition and digital ink management technology, announces the support of MyScript handwriting recognition technology for iOS 8.
MyScript technology provides a versatile and natural way for users to leverage handwritten input on iOS devices. For the upcoming iOS 8 release, MyScript is readying two input panel applications that offer user friendly alternatives to keyboard entry. The apps will be available on the App Store. The core technology can be leveraged by developers to create applications for iOS 8 including note-taking applications, music notation programs, education applications, games and more.
The first input panel application in development for iOS 8 allows real-time text input using fingertip and stylus. The auto scrolling input panel will provide an alternative to onscreen and physical keyboard in any application requiring text entry such as email, text editor, calendar, web browser, SMS, MMS, etc. Handwritten input will be converted into digital text in real time in the active application. The input panel will allow the user to leverage intuitive gestures for easy editing. Words and sentences will be quickly moved, split, joined, overwritten, and erased. To help users write long words and phrases, the writing area will scroll over progressively.
The second app under development for iOS 8 allows superimposed character input. This input panel allows users to continuously and quickly write characters on top of each other, making short text entry convenient and efficient. Users will be able to easily input phone numbers, look up names in address books, compose tweets, and write chat or SMS messages with their fingertips. Handwriting will be captured at rotations up to 40°, allowing for greater flexibility for mobile users. The handwritten input will be instantly recognized, converted to digital text, and sent to the target application.
"We are proud to offer the best handwriting recognition as a preferred digital input method to iPhone and iPad users,” said Denis Manceau, Director of Global Product Management, MyScript. “We are excited about Apple’s decision to open their platform to third party input methods. This is hugely beneficial for developers who want to leverage handwriting in their applications for iOS 8, and we will be ready with tools to support them.”
MyScript is targeting the demo applications and related developer widgets to be available on schedule with the iOS 8 official launch. To receive the latest updates on MyScript technology for iOS 8, join the MyScript Global Developer Program http://dev.myscript.com/.
MyScript is the acknowledged market leader in accurate, high-performance handwriting recognition and digital ink management technology. MyScript technology combines digital ink management with easy searching of handwritten text, as well as the accurate recognition of complex mathematical equations, geometric shapes and music notation. MyScript solutions are available on all leading desktop and mobile operating systems including Microsoft® Windows®, Apple® Mac OS®, Linux®, iOS® and Android™. With nearly 100 languages supported and a truly international team, MyScript serves customers worldwide from its headquarters in Nantes, France, and regional offices located in China, Japan, Korea, the U.S., and beyond. For further information, please visit http://myscript.com.
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