Google after the annual I/O 2018 keynote, launched the beta version of the Gboard for Android devices integrated with the Morse Code, with this the Gboard board app comes with the option for Morse Code creation, for this Morse icon are given with the QWERTY keypad. And now Google has announced that the new Morse Code is coming to the Gboard app in iOS platform too. And not only this, a lot of improvement has been done to the Android version of the Gboard app.
Google Morse Code in iOS Gboard app
On activation of Morse code in the Gboard app, you will get two icons, a dot and a dash, to create a Morse Code, in the keyboard area. On tapping the icons, word will be suggested by the app at the top of the screen keyboard. Google has also created a Morse Typing Trainer game to teach users how to use the Morse code to create a conversation in under an hour. The new Morse code game by the company can be played on both mobile and desktop version, however, mainly built for the mobile versions. There are different levels to proceed in the game, starting with creating letters and in higher levels, you will learn to create words with the Morse Code. The game is a piece of cake, you just need to listen to the audio created, actually, you will listen to beeps, a very short beep means Dot, and a longer beep means the Dash. Just follow the sounds created by the game to create letters and words to proceed.
Earlier this year, Google partnered with tech developer Tania Finlayson, who is an expert in Morse code assistive technology, to make Morse code more accessible for the disabled. Tania also wrote a blog post on how the communication system has been “revolutionary” in improving her own life, Finlayson was born with cerebral palsy.
Finlayson wrote about her experience with the Morse code communicator which led her to a partnership with Google to bring Morse code to Gboard. She also helped the Google team to design the Morse Code keyboard layout. And also, added the Morse sequences to the auto-suggestion strip above the keyboard, and developed the settings to allow people to customize the keyboard to their needs.
The Gboard Morse code keyboard allows the user to use Morse code (dots and dashes) to enter text, in place of QWERTY keyboard. Gboard for Android lets you hook external switches to the device so a person with limited mobility could operate the device. Now, if anyone wants to try Morse code, they can use the phone in their pocket. Just by downloading an app, anyone anywhere can give communicating with Morse code a try.