Apple files 'swipe-gesture' patent application

Posted by digee , 12/27/2008, 07:24:26 Reply   Forum

Dear Fitaly,

As a huge advocate of the Fitaly keyboard, I don't see how Apple can have a patent for the sliding or swiping idea. It seems that Fitaly and other keyboards have used the sliding idea for many years prior to Apple submitting a patent. I really hope Fitaly is able to make their keyboard a universal input method and bring it to the masses. Apple is moving in the right direction for portable computers, but I hope other keyboard sliding methods will continue to innovate. If users of Fitaly have not read about Apple's "swipe-gesture" patent, look at CNET's article. Please make your finger sized board soon to remain strong in the market.

James Garritson
Related link: Apple's "Swipe Gesture" seems like a swipe of Fitaly

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