New Delhi: KeyPoint Technologies has introduced Wink It, which it claims to be India's first emoticon and image prediction keyboard for smartphone users.
Wink It predicts emoticons as users start typing characters, words and context and suggests multiple output options. It will be available in Google Playstore.
For instance, when a user types the keyword "fruit", the output options can range from images of an apple, banana, mango and several more fruits.
“Image prediction is the future of instant messaging and will answer users' requirements. We are confident that our new Wink It keyboard will allow users to express themselves better and make their communication more engaging and impressive. This new feature will certainly add on to our industry firsts and will be a step forward in offering innovative solutions to one of the largest smartphone markets of the world,” said Sumit Goswami, CEO, KeyPoint Technologies.
Wink It also comes with the added feature of auto correction and next word prediction. The company says the Wink It keyboard continuously learns users' writing styles to suggest the most accurate image to make texting considerably faster and more interesting. It will also predict emotions based not only on word inputs but also on voice input recognition, single tap, multi touch tap and glide.
According to an Amex Open Forum study in 2013, the use of emoticons has rose significantly, with nearly 60 per cent of all messages contain at least one emoticon or image and 23% of all tweets on Twitter contain at least one emoticon.