Sunday, July 16, 2017

Dear mobile keyboard makers, this is not OK

Over the weekend, Redditors aptly raged over the introduction of ads atop the default software keyboard on the HTC 10. The annoying promo showed up on TouchPal’s keyboard app, which comes preloaded on some HTC handsets. It was apparently an error – HTC asked users to uninstall updates for the keyboard, and TouchPal is said to have apologized and explained that it mistakenly flipped a switch and enabled the ads. Error or not, this is exactly the kind of user-hostile experience that developers should avoid at all costs. A keyboard already takes up about half of the display, and demands…

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