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Friday February 21, 2003
10:00 AM


[ #10726 ]
I' made a new module entry on CPAN: Device::KeyStroke::Module

    Device::KeyStroke::Mobile - Calculate key stroke times with mobile phone

      use Device::KeyStroke::Mobile;
      my $typing_times = calc_keystroke('');

    Device::KeyStroke::Mobile is a module to calculate how many times you
    need to type keypads in mobile phone to build a word. For example, when
    you type "" with a mobile keypad,

      e: 3 3
      x: 9 9
      a: 2
      m: 6
      p: 7
      l: 5 5 5
      e: 3 3
      .: *
      c: 2 2 2
      o: 6 6 6 >
      m: 6

    you need to type keys 21 times.

    This module would be useful when you conider taking a new domain name
    which is easy to type with mobile phones.

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  • now that I'm out of the us and in a part of the world where SMS is far more useful and used I might actually be able to use that for something. However, one thing to consider is the range of models of mobile phones and how they treat the special "." character as I don't think it's the same on a lot of them and not on my Nokia.

  • Nice idea. :-)

    Maybe it would be useful to add another metric that adds a weighting for consecutive letters that occupy the same key and which require the user to pause as the letter is accepted.

    For example it takes longer to type "monom" than "minim" although the number of key presses is the same.