Tap, the company behind the futuristic Tap wearable keyboard, today announced the launch of a new TapAcademy app for iOS that's designed to make it easier to learn to use the keyboard.

Tap is a keyboard that you wear on your thumb and fingers, using a series of finger taps to type different letters, numbers, and symbols.

tapkeyboardacademy
Sensors built into the finger rings detect the movement of your fingers, translating your gestures into words for a novel, type anywhere experience. Of course, because it uses gestures, the Tap requires customers to learn a whole new way of typing.

In our Tap review earlier this year, we found it easy to learn to use the Tap through the existing Tap system, but this new method makes it even simpler to learn and then master.

taponhand
TapAcademy is a 30-day course that you use for 10 minutes a day to learn all of the letters, numbers, and symbols that you need to use the Tap effectively as a keyboard replacement for iOS devices, Macs, and more.

Tap says that its TapAcademy app will turn Tap users into expert tappers, with most people achieving speeds of 30 to 40 words per minute.

tapkeyboardcase
TapAcademy is available from the iOS App Store starting today, and the Tap Keyboard can be purchased from the Tap website or from Amazon for $179.

Tag: Tap

Top Rated Comments

tex210 Avatar
46 months ago
(https://www.macrumors.com/2018/11/16/tap-keyboard-tapacademy-app-launch/)


Tap, the company behind the futuristic Tap wearable keyboard (https://www.tapwithus.com/), today announced the launch of a new TapAcademy app for iOS that's designed to make it easier to learn to use the keyboard.

Tap is a keyboard that you wear on your thumb and fingers, using a series of finger taps to type different letters, numbers, and symbols.



Sensors built into the finger rings detect the movement of your fingers, translating your gestures into words for a novel, type anywhere experience. Of course, because it uses gestures, the Tap requires customers to learn a whole new way of typing.

In our Tap review (https://www.macrumors.com/review/tap-futuristic-hand-worn-keyboard/) earlier this year, we found it easy to learn to use the Tap through the existing Tap system, but this new method makes it even simpler to learn and then master.



TapAcademy is a 30-day course that you use for 10 minutes a day to learn all of the letters, numbers, and symbols that you need to use the Tap effectively as a keyboard replacement for iOS devices, Macs, and more.

Tap says that its TapAcademy app will turn Tap users into expert tappers, with most people achieving speeds of 30 to 40 words per minute.



TapAcademy is available from the iOS App Store (https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/tapacademy/id1424336981) starting today, and the Tap Keyboard can be purchased from the Tap website (https://www.tapwithus.com) or from Amazon (https://www.amazon.com/Tap-Bluetooth-Wearable-Controller-Smartphone/dp/B07BVVFZYY) for $179.

Article Link: Tap Launches New 'TapAcademy' for Learning to Use Its Wearable Keyboard (https://www.macrumors.com/2018/11/16/tap-keyboard-tapacademy-app-launch/)
I still think sign language would be better.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
AngerDanger Avatar
46 months ago
The hero image on their site depicts my biggest issue with this device:



An order to make use of it on iOS/Android, you actually have to hold your hands closer to your body instead of reaching out and typing on the screen. If you thought capacitive screens made bad keyboards, consider that they don't require a separate app to teach you how to do something you already know how to.

Attachment Image
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ignatius345 Avatar
46 months ago
What about on iPad?
On the rare occasions when I've used an iPad to write, I just use the Magic Keyboard which does the job quite nicely. I have never been so pressed for space I couldn't perch it on an airplane seat tray or something. But again, to each their own!
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Kabeyun Avatar
46 months ago
I’ll bet brass instrument players would be naturals at this.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
coolfactor Avatar
46 months ago
They really need to show more demo video than just the abstract marketing video on their website. I'm surprised by this. Where are the live demos?

Edit: found some great videos:



Impressive tech!
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Kabeyun Avatar
46 months ago
No actually, I was thinking a system that understands ASL gestures.
Gotcha. I heard about this company ('http://www.motionsavvy.com') last year, but no idea if they’ve got a consumer facing product yet.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)

Popular Stories

iPhone 14 Pro Purple Front and Back MacRumors Exclusive

iPhone 14 Pro Renders Highlight Multiple Design Changes

Wednesday May 25, 2022 8:56 am PDT by
Leaker Jon Prosser today shared ostensibly accurate renders of the iPhone 14 Pro, providing the most accurate look yet at what the device could look like when it launches later this year. In the latest video on YouTube channel Front Page Tech, Prosser revealed renders of the iPhone 14 Pro made by Apple concept graphic designer Ian Zelbo, highlighting a range of specific design changes...
iPad Pro USB C Feature Coral

Deals: Apple's iPad Pro Reaches Up to $449 Off in Amazon's Latest Sales

Wednesday May 25, 2022 10:09 am PDT by
Amazon is marking down a wide variety of 11-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pro models this week, with prices starting as low as $749.00 for the 11-inch tablet. You'll find the full list of sales below, all of which can be found on Amazon. Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with some of these vendors. When you click a link and make a purchase, we may receive a small payment, which helps us keep...
apple account card

Wallet App Now Supports Apple Account Cards on iOS 15.5

Wednesday May 25, 2022 5:01 pm PDT by
Apple appears to have recently updated the Wallet app to allow users to add an Apple Account Card, which displays the Apple credit balance associated with an Apple ID. If you receive an App Store or Apple Store gift card, for example, it is added to an Apple Account that was previously visible in the App Store and Apple Store apps. As of today, the Apple Account balance can also be added to...
iphone 13 pro max display bleen

iPhone 14 Max Reportedly Weeks Behind Schedule [Updated]

Thursday May 26, 2022 7:25 am PDT by
The iPhone 14 Max is currently behind schedule by around three weeks, according to Haitong International Securities analyst Jeff Pu. Yesterday, Nikkei Asia reported that at least one iPhone 14 model was three weeks behind schedule due to the impact of lockdowns on Apple's supply chains in China, but it was not clear which iPhone 14 model this related to. Now, Pu has clarified that the model...
iPhone 13 Always On Feature

iPhone 14 Pro Screen Refresh Rate Upgrade Could Allow for Always-On Display

Tuesday May 24, 2022 7:23 am PDT by
Last year's iPhone 13 Pro models were the first of Apple's smartphones to come with 120Hz ProMotion displays, and while the two iPhone 14 Pro models will continue to feature the technology, their screens could well boast expanded refresh rate variability this time round. To bring ProMotion displays to the ‌iPhone 13 Pro models‌, Apple adopted LTPO panel technology with variable refresh...
Apple Tap to Pay iPhone

Apple Stores Rolling Out iPhone-to-iPhone Contactless Payments Starting Today

Wednesday May 25, 2022 6:54 am PDT by
Apple in February unveiled a new "Tap to Pay on iPhone" feature that will allow compatible iPhones to accept payments via Apple Pay, contactless credit and debit cards, and other digital wallets, with no additional hardware required. Apple began testing the feature at its Apple Park Visitor Center earlier this month, and now Bloomberg's Mark Gurman has tweeted that the feature will begin...
apple tv 4k design green

Apple Releases tvOS 15.5.1 for Apple TV HD and Apple TV 4K

Wednesday May 25, 2022 9:42 am PDT by
Apple today released tvOS 15.5.1, a minor update to the tvOS operating system that first launched in September 2021. tvOS 15.5.1 comes about 10 days after the launch of tvOS 15.5. tvOS 15.5.1 can be downloaded over the air on the Apple TV through the Settings app by going to System > Software Update. ‌‌‌‌‌‌Apple TV‌‌‌‌‌‌ owners who have automatic software updates...