Description of App
MBraille brings you a mobile braille keyboard.
With the free features you can type, edit and send tweets and text messages using contracted or uncontracted English braille.*
With the full version you can also use braille to
- call contacts or telephone numbers
- send email
- do facebook status updates
- add calendar entries
- fire away internet search engine queries
- the text typed is automatically put to clipboard when you switch apps.
- interact with other 3rd party applications
- check spelling
- save and open text files
- sync to dropbox
- use MBraille as third party keyboard
The keyboard is also available as a separate in-app purchase.
MBraille fully support both iPhone/iPod and iPad
An experienced blind MBraille user can easily surpass the sighted typists using the built in virtual keyboard.
*uncontracted Braille is supported and help is available for Arabic, Croatian, Danish, Finnish, French, German, Hungarian, Norwegian, Polish, Spanish, Swedish, and Turkish
UI and Braille are also supported for Czech, Italian, Portuguese, and Slovakian, only help is still missing.
MBraille supports iPhones, iPod touches and iPads.
"An iPhone without MBraille, just isn't a fully operational iPhone anymore!" --Cliff Isaksen, Norway
AppleVis granted MBraille and MPaja a Golden Apple, which we accept with deep gratitude:
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What's New in Version 1.2.11
- new dot commands: .dial and .web
- much improved iPad support
- .sms and .dial can take a phone number as argument, in addition to contact name
- better punctuation support
- sending text messages is now possible in the free version
- misc. bugfixes
- more supported languages
This is a pretty cool update. You can now give BlindSquare commands from MBraille keyboard plus send Whatsapp messages.
What's New in Version 1.5.0
- improved calendar support
- improved text browsing
- A new setting that enables clearing the text buffer automatically after sending it.
- support for more 3rd party applications such as BlindSquare
- full support for Hungarian and initial support for Slovak braille.
What's New in Version 1.6.0
- re-execute old commands from history
- full help in Polish
- typing speed test command
- translation to Italian (with the exception of help)
- bug fixes
What's New in Version 1.6.1
- Improved compatibility with iOS7
- Support for Portuguese, Braille and UI, excluding help
- Support for Slovenčina (Slovakian) Braille and UI, excluding help
What's New in Version 1.7.0
- Danish and Turkish contracted Braille
- Braille learning mode for sighted
- bug fixes
What's New in Version 1.7.1
- Added two finger swipe up to hear the number of characters and words in the text.
- improved SMS performance
- fixed history command regression
What's New in Version 1.8.1
- Prevent screen locking on iOS 7.1
- Added documentation on how to type % & @ and other special characters.
- Portuguese and Italian braille fixes.
- Some small bugs fixed.
What's New in Version 1.8.2
Fixed initial layout on iPad.
Documentation improvements for English, Croatian, Hungarian.
Some small bug fixes.
Hello all,I have been trying to send sms using mBraille and sometimes my message was not sent and it just got lost. Have anyone face this? This happen quite often though I can't reproduce this reliably in terms of regularity. Can someone help? Thanks in advance.
Unfortunately, this is not just an issue with MBraille. This also happens with other apps like Fleksy where you use a different keyboard program. Sometimes, and the reason to my knowledge is still unknown, the apps just seem to lose sync with the OS. When this happens, the only way to get SMS sending back is to restart your phone. It can be a pain, but if you wish to use MBraille or other keyboard apps, you will either need to copy your text to the clipboard, go into messages, and send it that way using the paste function, or restart your phone to get the program back in sync with the OS.
I have had this problem as well and am not sure what the issue is. I thought it might have something to do with the fact that after i type s m s and the name of my contact and the send screen comes up there is often a few second lag. In that lag I will touch the screen a few times and those touches take a minute and then all register at the same time. I was thinking that maybe one of those touches is typing a random letter in the contact field and that is making it not send right. I'm not even sure if that makes since though, and it sounds like sockhopsinger has a much better understanding of what is going on.
This issue has been a problem since the release of iOS7. I don't know why they can't fix it. Again, it's not just MBraille that has this problem.
I'm having a similar issue, but I don't have trouble sending the messages. The app will give me an alert saying that the message has been sent, but the person I send it to doesn't receive it. I also went to the messages app, and my message I typed in MBraille shows up there, and says delivered, even when the recipient hasn't gotten anything. I hope they can resolve this issue soon.
Hi folks, when referring to English contracted Braille, does this app support the differences between US Braille and UK Braille? For example, in UK Braille the pound sign is dots 1, 2, 3 together; in US Braille it's something else I believe. IN UK Braille, the decimal point, plus, minus and suchlike are also different. I would be reluctant to get it were I forced to write in the US Braille coce, not so much because I couldn't but because I believe I should be able to write in the Braille code I use all the time. IOS for the most part implements UK Braille pretty well incidentally.
Improved announcements and editing.
Added a setting to auto-capitalise text after punctuation.
Added dot command history search.
Accept dates without a year for calendar entries.
Added Romanian and Farsi braille tables.
Percent sign is now 4-25-1234 in English.
I love this app! It's great for dashing off emails and text on the go. But now, I cannot clear the text from the buffer By shaking the device when I am finished typing. I would like to see that feature return in the next update.
You can re-enable shake to clear with the dot command:
.set shake-to-clear on
Note the hyphens in "shake-to-clear"
Hope this helps,
I really love this app. It has made texting super quick and easy for me. Now that iOS 8 allows for custom keyboards, and the direct touch typing bug is fixed, is there a way to make MBraille my third-party keyboard? If there isn't a way to do this right now, is it a possibility for the future? I really love this app, and would like to use it for most, if not all of my typing across iOS.
This is a wonderful app. I would much prefer to use this than the iOS built-in braille input.
So would I. The braille screen input could be great, But when I'm in contracted mode, it doesn't echo characters and words. It only echos words, and my accuracy suffers when I don't here the characters I'm typing. It does okay in grade 1, but I want to use grade 2, so Here I am with MBraille again. I'm using the free version, so the only functionality I have is text messaging, and I would really like to use this as a system-wide keyboard. Hopefully the developers will have that in the works soon.
When typing with MBraille, it's like some of my contractions are actually entered as computer braille. For instance, if i pype the word being, the first time I tipe it, it writes it as being. if I type it again, it writes be+. I have contracted braille on, and there doesn't seem to be any other setting that would fix this. Any suggestions?
Iʻve got some language skills and braille level that make using VoiceOver frustrating on any of my devices... I use VoiceOver mostly in English, but also in Italian on one device (and that is a daily pain), and my Braille skills in English are level 1.
So... Iʻm thinking if I can figure a braille input method for me that allows to switch between different braille language inputs, that could be really cool. If I can get that to work with e.g. Italian, Finnish, Brazilian Portuguese, and Hawaiian, that would make me so happy.
What's New in Version 2.0.0
Improved editing for all users.
User interface refinements.
Existing pro version users get spelling support and text macros via a new alias command.
New in-app purchase for document managent extension featuring saving and loading files, Dropbox sync, text search.
Bugs mercilessly squashed.
You can switch languages in MBraille directly from the keyboard without leaving the app.
but sorry, there is no Hawaiian braille support.
Also, if you use self voicing, it will switch the Voice as well, so if you'll get Italian spoken like a native, instead Italian with English accent.
Hope this helps,