That was the day when the Fleksy people had come to us to help them out to test and refine their keyboard, which was supposedly and specifically mentioned that the keyboard was designed for the blind iPhone users. Do you guys also remember that on the initial released the price was $15 for the reason that the blind community was a small market? We all had mixed opinion about it, but it seemed that most of us supported them to stay them on float, right?
Now, let us fast forward it to 2014 when on iOS 8, Apple has opened the keyboard's OS to the developers. Most of us were excited about it because we could finally use Fleksy across the entire OS. However, this excitement did not last that long, and it turned into frustrations because we could hardly use the Fleksy keyboard anymore. When you look at the Fleksy app directory entry here in Applevis, you will see that the comment thread went from intensive excitement down to horrible frustrations.
I'm sincerely wondering what happen to the Fleksy team dedications for the blind community. They used to be very accomodating and responsived to the inquiry and comment of the blind community. I guesss the time has changed since June 12, 2012. We are no longer the priority. Instead of beta tester, we are now just bunch of experimental blind rats inside the Fleksy laboratory, which they had tested their product before selling their productx to the sighted humans.
The following texts are from Ioannis, one of the Fleksy developers, post on june 12, 2012:
We have developed a new typing technology for blind users of iPhone devices. We think this will a leap forward in iOS accessibility and will let blind users type a lot quicker and easier than the built in keyboard. This is the website: http://www.fleksy.com/ We are looking for beta testers to help us refine our technology ahead of its public launch. We would really appreciate your feedback. Would you be interested to participate? Please email me at email@example.com and I will send you instructions to download a free version. Thank you in advance.
Enclosing: Personally, I'm very angry about this situation. At this point, i don't care about the Fleksy keyboard anymore, regardless, if it becomes accessible again or not. Even this keyboard is the last available keyboard in the world. I would rather not to use any computing device than using a product from this type of people. I would suggest to you guys to leave a review on the Appstore itself, so maybe to those of you who still want to use this keyboard, They will take you seriously.