An excellent Tech-Demo but also a good reminder that human/machine interaction is more than just a classical information theory problem. It's usable as a keyboard if you increase the rate, but unless you have special needs, most of today's predictive keyboards are better.
An Excellent Keyboard Replacement I do not have a physical imparment that requires me to use Dasher. I choose to use Dasher because it is incredibly fast and intuitive. The learning curve from novice to expert is small. It has is highly customizable especially if you don't mind moving some files around. My only complaint is that the App is not well documented on the developer's website. It would behoove the developer to post a robust tutorial, one which breaks down all the options and their effects on the interface. Also, am in-App method to change the colours being used, would allow users to better integrate the app with their themes. And to the Developer's: Thank You.
Nice idea And good implementation too but the lack of an enter key (that doubles as a next /finished key) is a bit hard to live with in an android where there's frequently no longer a search/submit button.
Intruiging I am experimenting with this, having heard it mentioned during Christmas University Challenge! It feels like it has the potential to be faster than a conventional on screen keyboard, with some investment in time in order to learn the system. It is great for typing words, but a little fiddly for punctuation: the option to use conventional buttons for symbols would be welcome.
Pretty awesome. Unique style of data input. While not the fastest method definitely the most enjoyable method I have ever used
Good idea but didn't work on my LG Optimus One Tried it but there's a difference between the videos and the real thing, your finger! Couldn't see the letters as my finger was obscuring them. Would it be better to move the "origin" to the left, rather than centre of the screen? After a couple of attempts it locked up (my phone is overcrowded, so maybe not Dasher's fault) and had to switch off to recover, then reload most settings :-( Three stars as it's got great potential.
v2.5: installation help screen; command nodes for cursor movement, alphabet switching, speed changing, back, home, settings, w/slowdown & sized proportional to space; reorganise preferences and add reset; update dynamics, performance optimizations; fix orientation change; add Swedish & update Dutch translations; extend slow start; don't learn passwords; rendering improvements.