PostedSeptember 18, 2021, 10:55 PM
Kosta Eleftheriou, creator of the FlickType virtual keyboard, accuses Apple of having withdrawn its app to offer its own copy.
The reaction of Kosta Eleftheriou was not long in coming. After the presentation of the Apple Watch Series 7 by Apple, last Tuesday, alongside its new range of iPhone 13, the creator of the FlickType app for the connected watch to the apple did not go by four ways to show his anger: “Now we know. See you in court, @Apple, ”he tweeted. The latter was accompanied by the message that the Cupertino company had sent him some time ago concerning the removal of his tool from the App Store because it did not comply with the rules of its online store, which did not allow keyboards for the Apple Watch.
The reason for his anger: in unveiling its new smartwatch, Apple introduced a new feature dubbed QuickPath, namely a full virtual keyboard that takes advantage of the new display area of the screen which is almost 20% larger than that of the previous model, the Apple Watch Series 6. Allowing words to be typed more quickly by swiping the finger, it looks a lot like what the FlickType service offers, complains Kosta Eleftheriou, who had already pointed the finger at the firm to several times in the past.
Apple disputed the charges and said that after rejecting the app, the company authorized its update.