This app is based on the Google Open Source Keyboard. It preserves the robust functionality and visual appeal of the popular app that has been developed and tested over a number of years. Our extension work focuses on allowing you to improve your user experience by keeping your individual writing style.
Our app is optimized for compatibility with Swiss German input. However, it still performs well with commonly typed languages like English, German, Italian, French and others.
This app is being developed at the Disco research group of the ETH Zurich as the product of a master thesis.
Visit our website and contact us if you have questions or want any further information.
In order to improve the app and thus your user experience, we do extensive logging of everything you type. We collect the following information from your phone/tablet:
• Anonymized user ID
• Every typed character
• List of suggested words for every typed character
• X and Y coordinates of touch event on phone/tablet display
• List of effectively typed characters for every word committed
• Events keyboard close/open
• App preference state
• Device make, model and screen resolution
• GPS location
We reserve the right to forward the collected data to academic research facilities in Switzerland and abroad.
It is of utmost concern to us to preserve your anonymity. To assure this, your phone or tablet generates a unique and non-reversible ID on site which cannot be traced back to you. All communication with our servers is performed using this generated ID.
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