MyScript, which specializes in handwriting recognition and digital ink management technology, has announced two input panel applications that offer user-friendly alternatives to keyboard entry. Both applications run on any iOS 8 device, regardless of size.
The core technology featured in the apps is also available to developers who want to create note-taking applications, education applications, games and more. The first application available is MyScript Stack, which allows superimposed input (also known as overwriting) in a single character interface. The input panel allows users to continuously write characters on top of each other.
Users can input phone numbers, look up names in address books, compose tweets, and write chat or SMS messages with their fingertips. The handwritten input is instantly recognized and converted to digital text.
The second application is MyScript Stylus, which provides a text entry in natural writing mode, cursive and handprint using a stylus or the user’s finger. This is useful in any application requiring text entry such as email, text editing, calendar, a web browser, etc., according to Denis Manceau, director of Global Product Management, MyScript. To help users write long words and phrases, the panel area scrolls over progressively and delivers a truly natural writing experience, he adds.
Both MyScript Stack and MyScript Stylus share common functionalities enabling users to correct and edit content using candidates and intuitive gestures like insert, overwrite, erase, split or line breaks. Both input panels work in any application and support 58 languages. MyScript Stack is available now on the Apple App Store. MyScript Stylus for iOS 8 will be available later in September.
Developers can leverage the technology showcased in the iOS 8 applications by joining the MyScript Developer Program. The program and self-service web portal provides developers with immediate access to developer toolkits, a robust forum for peer support and knowledge sharing, and additional resources such as documentation, videos, and webinars. To learn more, visit http://dev.myscript.com.