There are some good iPhone® keyboards out there, but they all share one problem: the inefficient QWERTY layout designed in 1873...for a typewriter! That's crazy. I wondered, can we do better?
What if the most-used keys were bigger and central where your thumb likes to be? What if common letter combos were adjacent, with circular paths like how your thumb really moves? HERO does all this, which saves you 3 feet every tweet! You can also drag across adjacent letters for faster entry, and enter common symbols on the main view. Be efficient. Get HERO!
"WOW! This is LOOOOOOOOOONG OVERDUE! The more you use it, the easier and faster it gets!"
"Who would've thought, a keyboard that makes sense to use with your thumbs."
"What a mobile keyboard should've been from the beginning!"
HERO Keyboard requires iPhone or iPad with iOS 8, and includes:
I'd love to hear from you! I'm Corey Stone, the HERO founder and a User Experience Designer, husband, and father of four in Lawrence, Kansas. After Industrial Design school at KU in 1997, my Ergonomics master's thesis at Iowa was an EMG study on physical keyboards, so I've had this idea brewing for quite awhile. Thanks for stopping by, and you can reach me at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Our developers are Vishnu Aggarwal (iOS) and Aaron Nwabuoku (Android).
Apple displays a somewhat alarming message if you turn on "Full Access" for any third-party keyboard, but rest assured that HERO Keyboard does not collect, record, or monitor your keystrokes or personal information. If you're still worried, you can use HERO without Full Access, except you won't be able to switch from the default gray theme.