TipTapSpeech now for the iPhone and IPad


TipTapSpeech, now for the iPad, makes old things new.

In 1968 Douglas Engelbart and Bill English headed a team at SRI that deputed the worlds first mouse and chorded keyset….

Keyboard, chorded keyset, mouse
Keyboard, chorded keyset, mouse 1968

in what is known as “The Mother of All Demos”

Bill English at SRI during the 1968 Demo

And now, the chorded keyset in it’s newest incantation.

The original Engelbart keyset working with the iPad

This is a brainchild of our TipTap Group– who also brought you other where old meets new products such as the iphone app TipTapSpeech

TipTapSpeech Now available for the iPad and iPhone on iTunes

TipTapSpeech.

How it works:

The movable buttons on the screen have a numerical value:

1, 2, 4, 8, 16

By pressing them simultaneously the numbers are added together.

1 = a

2 = b

1 + 2  = c

4 = d

4+1 = e

Simply type in the words—SWIPE the middle key down…and it speaks your words…using text-to-speech. Here is a video of my nephew Andres typing his name.

TipTapSpeech Now available for the iPad and iPhone on iTunes

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One thought on “TipTapSpeech now for the iPhone and IPad

  1. Hi Valerie – Between Cuba and the Chorded Keypad, you lead an interesting life! Now can you tell me me you ported the text into the iPad. Exciting road ahead, I think!
    Peter

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