MetaMoJi’s “mazec for Apple iOS 8” brings handwriting input and text conversion to any app on Apple devices throughout Japan

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MetaMoJi launched a new stand-alone version of its No. 1 handwriting conversion technology, making it available as an alternative input method for any app running on the new Apple iOS 8 operating system in Japan. Downloads of MetaMoJi mazec ranked No. 1 in the Japanese market for all paid iPad apps within 24 hours of the release and ranked No. 3 for all paid iPhone apps, including games.

mazec handstroke mode

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Apple’s iOS 8 launch finally opens the way for third party app implementations of generic input methods. Because of that advance by Apple, we are now able to introduce this week MetaMoJi mazec as a standalone app.

MetaMoJi announced today the introduction of its award-winning handwriting input and text conversion technology mazec as a stand-alone app on the new Apple iOS 8 operating system in Japan.

MetaMoJi’s mazec conversion engine has long been Japan’s most popular system for converting touch-screen handwritten characters into digital text. This new mazec module will make handwriting input available within any app on Apple devices, including iPad, iPhone and the new Apple watches. Now, users in Japan can handwrite emails, documents, social media posts and more with the MetaMoJi mazec module.

This week’s new release of MetaMoJi’s “mazec for iOS” as a stand-alone application now permits even the use of the most complex and traditional Japanese kana and kanji lettering for input and communication on all touch-screen computers, devices and keyboards operating with iOS 8.

Within 24 hours of its release, downloads of MetaMoJi mazec ranked No. 1 in the Japanese market for all paid iPad apps and ranked No. 3 for downloads of all paid iPhone apps, outpacing even some of the most popular games. MetaMoJi will roll out downloadable versions of the app for additional global languages over the next several months.

Said Metamoji co-founder and President Kazunori Ukigawa, “On smart phones, tablets and computers operating with touch technology, entering handwritten text is the most intuitive method available to users. MetaMoJi mazec has traditionally offered most touch-capable smart devices the widest range of functionality to support different types of input of hand-formed characters across multiple languages worldwide –supporting the quick conversion of even exceptionally long pieces of handwritten-text. Apple-friendly devices, however, have not been capable of supporting the underlying input method editors that are necessary for such advanced handwriting conversions – until iOS 8”.

Added MetaMoJi co-founder Hatsuko Ukigawa who leads the company’s software design teams: “Apple iOS 8 now makes it possible for users to enter handwritten text in most work and communication environments compatible with Apple’s new iOS 8 – including virtually all browsers, e-mail clients and document formats. In short, the iOS 8 launch now opens the way for third party app implementations of generic input methods. Because of that advance by Apple, we are now able to introduce MetaMoJi mazec as a standalone app.”

About MetaMoJi

MetaMoJi creates products to break barriers between devices and users with revolutionary applications on smartphones and tablet devices. MetaMoJi’s unique innovations give users the comfort of an analog experience with the convenience of digital technology. MetaMoJi’s mission is to contribute to the advancement of human beings with unique applications to collect knowledge, write documents, organize ideas and share them with others. Please visit the corporate site at http://www.metamoji.com for more information.

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