This didn8217t take long at all. Just two days after the Apple event on September 14 there is already a big dispute. FlickType developer Kosta Eleftheriou is upset about the Apple Watch 7 including a new feature that is very reminiscent of his watch app a few years after it was initially rejected. The story includes multiple rejections an attempted acquisition and a lawsuit. But the Apple event showed the story isn8217t finished.
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To untangle this story we have to go all the way back to the beginning. Eleftheriou released the FlickType app for the Apple Watch to the App Store in 2019. The default methods of adding type on the wearable include speaking into the microphone or writing it with your finger. FlickType allows you to swipe over a QWERTY keyboard.
FlickType was then booted from the App Store for violating guidelines that at the time restricted keyboard apps on the Apple Watch. Eleftheriou claims the powerful tech company had8230 Read more.