NEW YORK, Jan. 13, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Eatoni has solved the problem of typing on a watch, just in time for the wearables explosion. To see it in action download the Lunate app for iPhone/iPad which supplies the Lunate keyboard as an extension.
Lunate is a pure swipe keyboard. There are no keys for letters; instead, the letters are arranged around a watch face and each letter is selected with a swipe. With practice, you can input an entire word in a single fluid motion. The system works well even on dainty watches. Typing just a few characters enables you to meaningfully respond to a notification, search for a contact, launch an app, take a quiz or play a game. The Lunate interface can serve as a watch-centric replacement for hierarchical menus and scrolling lists. Yet the Lunate keyboard is powerful enough to conveniently input full text. On a watch. "The more a smart watch helps you keep your phone in your pocket or purse, the more successful it will be," says Howard Gutowitz, CEO of Eatoni. "Lunate dramatically shifts user engagement from phone to watch."
How it works: Each hour mark on the watch represents a group of letters: abc, def, etc. To input a letter: swipe inward across the desired group. Then continue swiping left, straight across, or right, to select the left, middle, or right letter in the group as your swipe exits to the other side. Watch a Vine and a tutorial.
About Lunate: Lunate is where the wrist, time and typing come together. Lunate is named after a small bone in the wrist, in the shape of a crescent moon. The orbit of the moon is a fundamental measure in the human experience of time, as the Lunate orbit of letters around the clock face will become fundamental to the design and function of wearable computers. Trademark and patent (design and utility) protection applied for. To discuss licensing opportunities, contact: [email protected]. Other trademarks belong to their respective holders.
About Eatoni: Eatoni has been inventing and selling text input solutions since 1998. The customers for its embedded software products have included many large electronics manufacturers, such as Siemens, Philips and Panasonic. More recently, the company has diversified into iOS apps, including Triage (English and N'ko script), Sebengbe (N'ko), WPM, the Human Calculator (in 160 languages) and Lunate. Eatoni aggressively seeks protection for its intellectual property.
Contact: Howard Gutowitz, 917-604-7770, [email protected]