Google brings the Morse code compatibility for Gboard on both Android and iOS
Google took everyone in the community by surprise through launching the support for the Morse code on the Gboard as an input method. This feature will be made available both the Android and iOS Smartphones alike from today. It should be noted that the Google has integrated Morse code into the Gboard specifically in the Android OS just after its iconic I/O 2018 and was present in the beta version. But today’s Google has finally brought the stable version of the Morse code support to both the popular OS in today’s era.
Google has also created a unique Morse Typing Trainer game which is aimed at making users understand how to use Morse code. This interactive game can easily teach users Morse code within an hour. Google has taken help of an Assistive tech developer named Tania Finlayson in going forward with the Morse code project.
Use Morse code smartly on Gboard
Google Gboard makes the best use of features and functionalities seen being used in the English keyboard to the Morse code one. Engineers has added some of most used Morse code sequences right to the auto suggestion strip which will make it more simpler and faster to type on any Smartphone. Gboard turns into a remarkable Morse code keyboard and springs up just dots and dashes for the users to enter the text instead of the usual QWERTY keyboard. Users will also be allowed to hook even some other external switches to their Smartphone thereby offering more freedom to the users with limited mobility.
Gboard with Morse Code will make the world easier for many
People with varied ailments fins it difficult to either type or get the text across on the mobile will be befitted with the Morse capability on the Gboard. Most of such individuals still rely on some of the expensive setup which includes a Morse code emitting device coupled with a printer. This setup allows them to turn their Morse coded thoughts into written letters.
The popularity of the Morse code has simply gone down over the years as less number of individuals is interested in learning it. However those who had learnt it had not just found a language to communicate but new way to express their freedom of speech. Finlayson has stated that most of the technology we have today are specifically designed for the mass market. Therefore Google has given a due thought towards ensuring that even the people with disabilities are able to make use of the Gboard with Morse code capabilities. Simply by downloading the latest version of the Google Gboard on the Android or iOS device users will be able start communicating with others using the Morse code.
Gboard with Morse code integration bring a whole new world of possibilities to the users where they can use it as a keyboard, an educational app or a game. Secondly everyone will be able to learn the Morse code with ease by simply picking up their Smartphone.