"I would constantly find myself in meetings trying to covertly respond to a phone call by texting the caller a message that I was in a meeting and would call them later," said Collins. "I wanted to find a way to send that message without having to keep retyping it when other calls came in."
After working with the technology consulting company Alakoa Corporation for nearly a year, Collins' launched his time-saving app in Apple's App Store today.
Quick Type is advertised to simplify texting and emailing on the iPhone, iPad and iPod by significantly reducing screen taps. According to Quicktypeapp.com, the app is preloaded with over 60 commonly used predefined phrases and allows users to customize those phrases or create their own. Entire phrases can be entered with a single tap of the screen.
Collins explains: "Just select the recipient or recipients, select the predefined message and send. That's it! There are no abbreviations to learn, and messages are perfect every time." Normally, if you want to text "I'm in a meeting. I'll call you later." to a friend, it would require nearly 40 taps on the screen; with Quick Type the same message can be sent with just five.
Device Requirements: * iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, 3/4G, iPad, iPod touch * Requires iOS 4.0 or later * Size 0.6 MB
Pricing and Availability: Quick Type app is only $0.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Communications and Productivity category.