Yesterday, Google launched Morse code with the help of developer Tania Finlayson, a Morse code assistive technology expertise.
The updates to the keyboard will help other people for accessible communication. Google released a game which helps user to train and learn Morse code with enjoyment and encouraging more people to keep at it. Google added that this experiment is part of a larger project to support Morse code’s mission. The game will teach a user in less than an hour. It is available for both phones and desktop.
Developer Tania Finlayson added to her post, “My experience with the Morse code communicator led me to a partnership with Google on bringing Morse code to Gboard. Working closely with the team, I helped design the keyboard layout, added Morse sequences to the auto-suggestion strip above the keyboard, and developed settings that allow people to customize the keyboard to their unique needs. The Morse code keyboard on Gboard allows people to use Morse code (dots and dashes) to enter text, instead of the regular (QWERTY) keyboard. Gboard for Android lets you hook external switches to the device (check out the source code my husband Ken and I developed), so a person with limited mobility could operate the device.”
The company confirmed that this upgraded Gboard is available for both iOS and Android devices.