The guys at Microsoft has put up a challenge to break the Guinness World Record for ‘fastest text message using a touch-screen mobile phone’ in conjunction with the release of Word Flow keyboard on the Windows Phone 8.1 mobile OS.
The entry to the records typed the following:
“The razor-toothed piranhas of the genera Serrasalmus and Pygocentrus are the most ferocious freshwater fish in the world. In reality they seldom attack a human.”
It was typed with no typos in 18.44 seconds, beating the old record by 20.53 milliseconds.
Tim Paek, senior researcher at Microsoft, describes the benefits of Word Flow:
“Instead of tapping every single letter, you’re drawing a line that connects all the letters of the word you’re trying to write. When you continuously draw that line, you are defining a shape. Eventually, you stop thinking about the letters altogether and develop muscle memory for that shape.”
At launch, Word Flow on Windows Phone 8.1 supports 16 languages: English (India); English (United Kingdom); English (United States); Hindi (Latin); Polish; Portuguese (Brazil); Russian; Spanish (Mexico); Spanish (Spain); Finnish; French (France); German; Arabic (Saudi Arabia); Italian; Turkish; Dutch (Netherlands).