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Fleksy Keyboard wins Guiness World Record for fastest texting

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Fleksy Keyboard wins Guiness World Record for fastest texting
A long time Fleksy user, Marcel Fernandes, took part in a speed texting test at an official Guinness event and broke the record for “fastest texting on a touch-screen mobile phone.”

Fernandes was able to hammer out the 160 character phrase in just 18.19 seconds using the Fleksy keyboard. While we are very impressed with this feat, we are not surprised given how this keyboard seems to understand what you want to type even if you are tapping out complete gibberish.

What is even more telling however is that Fleksy has taken the throne from what many thought would be the fastest method of typing on a smartphone for some time, Swyping, or Swype-like style typing. The previous record time of 18.44 seconds was held by Gaurav Sharma, who used Word Flow on Windows Phone 8.1.

That is what makes the Fleksy keyboard so unique. Since winning awards at CES 2013, the team at Fleksy has been beefing up the keyboard’s amazing text prediction and correction engine and introducing other features as well, such as an invisible keyboard. Who needs a keyboard to look at when Fleksy can figure out what you mean anyway?

Originally built for the iPhone, Fleksy has since been introduced on Android, and the company released an SDK for developers on iOS. In March, Fleksy for Android hit version 2.0, adding personalization and gamification to the mix.

“We’ve been passionate about building the most comfortable, beautiful, and fastest smartphone keyboard ever since we started” says Ioannis Verdelis, Founder and COO of Fleksy. “The Guinness World Record is a great testament to our progress, and we are pleased that our latest improvements make Fleksy the world’s fastest keyboard for smartphones.”

To celebrate this latest milestone, the team at Fleksy has updated the app for iOS and Android and is offering extended trials and app discounts. In iOS, the update adds support for 6 more languages. For Android, the app has been updated with a new World Records Challenge, which will allow you to try and beat the new world record set on a Fleksy keyboard.

Furthermore, Fleksy is offering its keyboard for 50% off in Google Play until May 29th and the free trial has added two-weeks on top of the initial 30-day period. 

In the meantime, if you want to test yourself, here is the phrase used by Guinness to measure texting prowess and speed:

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source: Fleksy
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posted on 15 May 2014, 08:27

1. Super3310 (Posts: 63; Member since: 06 May 2014)


Wow.such a unique one

posted on 15 May 2014, 08:29 1

2. sgodsell (Posts: 1391; Member since: 16 Mar 2013)


Its nice, but who really needs that speed.

posted on 15 May 2014, 08:35 6

3. IliyaBeshkov (Posts: 244; Member since: 09 Jul 2012)


It's not about the keyboard.. it's about the person who is writing..

posted on 15 May 2014, 09:18 2

5. hassoups (Posts: 381; Member since: 06 Jun 2013)


Exactly. Keyboards these days are almost identical in speed. Still, I'm using Fleksy now lol.

posted on 15 May 2014, 09:21 2

6. Finalflash (Posts: 1872; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)


It's both, predictive text isn't going to happen without a good algorithm behind it and likewise, if would take much longer to type out the word without any errors as well.

posted on 15 May 2014, 09:38

7. IliyaBeshkov (Posts: 244; Member since: 09 Jul 2012)


I know that, but the keyboard ads always say that their software is the fastest.. For speed records not only the algorithm is important, but the person reactions and the latency of the touchscreen..

posted on 15 May 2014, 09:18

4. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 2800; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


Congratulations...

posted on 15 May 2014, 09:41 1

8. Jason2k13 (Posts: 657; Member since: 28 Mar 2013)


i been using fleksy for 1 week now, and its not recommended for fast typers. Predictions are way off and some letters don't appear when typing fast.

I know this, because i sent a message to the developers and they said it themselves that they are working on a fix for this.

posted on 15 May 2014, 10:14 4

9. CX3NT3_713 (Posts: 2000; Member since: 18 Apr 2011)


I prefer windows phone 8.1 keyboard...

posted on 15 May 2014, 13:25

10. Elfmonster (Posts: 99; Member since: 23 Dec 2013)


I tried it. It's OK. But I ran back to my womb, which I spell "SwiftKey."

posted on 15 May 2014, 16:51 1

11. Dastrix (Posts: 612; Member since: 23 Nov 2012)


Windows Phone 8.1 Word Flow is better.

posted on 06 Jun 2014, 04:35

12. MobileGuru (Posts: 82; Member since: 18 Jan 2014)


The invisible keyboard mode might just sway me away from Swiftkey provided it has similar prediction engine prowess.

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