Mobile APplications Lab
APL 1.0
ECE1778S
ECE1780F
Apr. 7, 2013

Ioannis Verdelis, Founder and COO of Fleksy, To Give a Talk at UofT/APL on Monday April 7 at 5pm in BA1180

Where and When: Monday April 7 at 5:00pm in BA1180

Talk Title: A third party keyboard revolution is starting on iOS

Abstract: Until recently, third party keyboards were famously not available for iOS users - driving many users to Android. In February, Fleksy became the first company to offer a third party keyboard experience on the iOS platform. In the first public talk since the launch, the co-founder of Fleksy discusses the technical and commercial challenges of working on a platform where no other keyboard made it. He also presents the benefits of the approach for third party developers.

Ioannis Verdelis is the Founder and COO of Fleksy, a San Francisco-based startup bringing disruptive innovation to the computing and mobile markets. Fleksy's flagship product is a revolutionary keyboard that makes typing on a touchscreen so easy that users don't even have to look at the screen. Fleksy has won the Best of the App Store Award from Apple, the CES Design and Engineering Award, and the SXSW Interactive Award.

Mr. Verdelis is very engaged in the entrepreneurial ecosystem through a variety of organizations. He is a member of the Young Entrepreneur Council, Empact Sphere, the Startup America Partnership, and Founders Network.


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About the APL:

The Mobile Applications Lab (APL) focuses on novel algorithms, technologies, and systems that use the advanced sensing and visual+acoustic+tactile interaction mechanisms of modern smartphones/tablets. In other words, we explore ways to create disruptive mobile apps with a particular focus on sensing and information processing.

Our physical lab, in the Bahen Center for Information Technology (Room 4158), hosts a variety of dedicated stations for application exploration, simulation, and testing, including iOS and Android equipped development stations (more platforms to come soon). This facility is open to any and all UofT student/employee/faculty who are interested in mobile applications research (if you are interested to use our facility, please send an email to Prof. Aarabi at p (AT) arh (D0T) am).

If you are interested in creating and learning about mobile apps, please visit the ECE1778S course website or the ECE1780S course website.
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