Keybee Keyboard type better!

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About this app

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We live in a World where the keyboard is the most used mobile application, but we type with a layout which belongs to something else.

In 1863 Christopher Sholes wanted to fix the jams on typewriters. So he moved to the opposite the most frequent letters and letter-pairs to improve typing with both hands. The qwerty keyboard was invented. The success of qwerty was so huge that the same layout is still used today as input device on computer keyboard.

In 2007 the mobile world became touch friendly. Smartphones became our daily pocket computer and the touchscreen was introduced to use the phone with one hand.

But typing on a physical keyboard and on a touchscreen is not the same:
- different number of fingers necessary to type: ten vs one
- different gestures: no-swipe vs swipe

So sharing the same qwerty layout is not efficient.

This incompatibility created an usability problem because the device was adapted to the keyboard. How?
- Less space: limited key size and useless gap between keys
- Low speed: no swipe friendly, slow typing because floating fingers through the borders
- Less comfort: no ergonomics and uncomfortable typing, we are forced to type with two hands or switch the phone to landscape.

To fix this problem we adapted the keyboard to the device. How?
- we optimized the space by using an hexagonal structure the most efficient structure in Nature, which increases the key size in the same device area up to 50%
- we increased the typing speed up to 50% by making more swipe friendly connections between letters and letter-pairs and by removing the gaps between keys
- we improved ergonomics by arranging the layout around the center of the screen to type easily with just one finger. No need for two hands for typing.

Discover the new way of typing. For free. Forever.


Thoughts from the founder

The Qwerty on touchscreen is like using a steering wheel on a bicycle: just because I can turn it doesn’t mean that the controller should be like this. A bicycle needs a controller designed for it: the handlebar. A touchscreen needs a keyboard designed for it: Keybee Keyboard.

I want to give Keybee Keyboard for free because the keyboard is the basic human - device interaction and because it is universal. It involves all People in the World, no matter the age they have, the language they speak or the place they live. And all the greatest tech innovations are free.

I would like to thank all the Keybee Keyboard users who gave me the strength to continue this project even without external investments through their messages and reviews.

Marco Papalia.



Keybee Keyboard main features

- Twipe typing gesture (swipe on adjacent keys)
- 20+ Keybee themes
- 1000+ Emoji compatible with Android 11
- 4 original layouts (English, Italian, German, Spanish)
- Custom layout
- Custom letter pop-up
Updated on
Dec 9, 2020

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3.6
1.77K reviews
Nathaniel Young
June 1, 2021
Vary counter-intuitive, though quirky and interesting. It lacks certain key quality of life features that I have come to rely on in G-Board, though this may not be a fair comparison. Having only a single button for punctuation is quite limiting, and I feel as though the placement of the letters is sub-optimal. Often-used words like "the," "and," and "please" require more time to find, while "sting" is a quick gesture. This review took 30 minutes using this keyboard. Make layout customisable? 🐝
12 people found this review helpful
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Papalia Marco
June 1, 2021
Thank you for the feedback. You just need time to become quicker. Ps: the layout is fully customisable.
L Putzer
March 31, 2021
Better than typewise. Super intuitive, simple, and one finger typing friendly. Only drawback is the learning curve; learning games would be nice. QWERTY was hard to learn at first too. This is better, but slower for now. Please add auto space after suggestion selection.
6 people found this review helpful
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Papalia Marco
March 31, 2021
Thank you for the feedback!
A Google user
March 7, 2019
The concept is really good, I can definitely see the potential of the hexagonal key layout. However, the layout of the letters and symbols seems unoptimal to me. For example typing an extremely common word like "is" is very awkward due to the 'i' and 's' keys being vertically aligned but also not adjacent. Adding the ability to rearrange the keys would make this app go from mildly interesting to being legitimately useful.
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Papalia Marco
March 7, 2019
Thank you Devon. The point is if i switch the S with the T i will lose other useful combinations like TH for example. Btw the idea is to make Keybee rearrangeble from the user in the future.

What's new

Bug fixing for Android9