Minuum keyboard coming to circular displays

Whirlscape Minuum for Moto 360

With Google and Motorola to shed more light on the Moto 360 and the LG G Watch later today, companies are hard at work on bringing their apps to Android Wear. The Moto 360 presents somewhat more of a challenge due to its circular display. Whirlscape, the company behind the Minuum, has taken on the challenge and will develop a version of its keyboard app for round displays.

The graphic above shows off how Whirlscape intends to pull this off. As to why do this, Whirlscape explained exactly why:

…But why would smart watches even need a keyboard, you might ask?

Simple: as useful as voice recognition might be for some situations, it will always remain insufficient when it comes to noisy environments and private message replies. One of the best use cases of the smart watch is the quick message reply when in a meeting, or in class; and I’m sure your boss/teacher wouldn’t be too pleased with you talking to your watch. And don’t get us started on URL/password entry…

Whirlscape warns that Android Wear may not be able to support full input immediately. Patience may be required until the necessary functionality is added to Android Wear before Whirlscape can bring their circular keyboard to smartwatches. At this point, there is no availability date but we’ll bring that information to you as soon as we have it.

In the meantime, Minuum is available for Android smartphones and smartwatches.

Source : Minuum blog