Tap Launches New 'TapAcademy' for Learning to Use Its Wearable Keyboard

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.


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.


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 starting today, and the Tap Keyboard can be purchased from the Tap website or from Amazon for $179.

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4 weeks 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.
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3 weeks 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.

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3 weeks 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.
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3 weeks 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.

That’s like saying a car is worse than a bike because you have to take on driving lessons and such. Having to learn something never made that thing inherently bad. Just less accessible. But likely with a higher ceiling of possibilities.
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3 weeks ago
I’ll bet brass instrument players would be naturals at this.
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3 weeks 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!
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3 weeks 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:
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Impressive tech!
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