multi-tapping

multi-tapping

Selecting alphabetic letters on a telephone keypad by pressing the key from one to three times depending on the placement of the letters. For example, the 2 key is also a---c. To enter "a," you would press once; for "b," twice, and for "c," three times. See T9 and multitouch.
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The goal is simple, 90 seconds to try and score billions and billions of points by multi-tapping and swiping furiously on increasingly challenging widgets.
Zi Corporation (NASDAQ: ZICA) (TSE: ZIC), a leading provider of intelligent interface solutions, today introduced powerful features to augment its eZiText(R) predictive text input software and a new input mode suited to users familiar with multi-tapping.
The single key press feature allows the user to avoid multi-tapping on the phone keypad in order to arrive at the desired letter.
Given that each key on a wireless phone represents multiple letters, Tegic's T9 Text Input enables quick and easy text entry by eliminating the inefficiency of multi-tapping on phone keypads.
In essence, T9 embedded software gives the keys on a telephone keypad the capabilities of a full QWERTY keyboard and eliminates the inefficiency of multi-tapping.
T9 enables users to enter text with just one key press per letter, which is more efficient than the multi-tapping method on cellular devices which often takes several taps to obtain the desired character.

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