iPhone 4 App Review: Type n Walk

By on May 15, 2011
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The app that lets you see while you type.

Good: no more embarrassment of bumping into things, supports email, sms, Facebook and Twitter
Bad: doesn't automatically post text on Facebook and Twitter
Price: AED 4 (appox.)
* The price is the Suggested Retail Price at the time of review. Please call a retailer to confirm the latest price for this product.

Have you ever bumped into a person, car, lamp posts, glass doors, dogs, while being so engrossed sharing your life’s nobody-cares-about bits on Facebook from your iPhone? Well, ‘there’s app for that!’ to solve your problem.

Let me introduce you to Type n Walk, an app that allows you to share your life’s nobody-cares-about bits on Facebook from your iPhone while letting you look ahead using the device’s camera. It’s ingeniously simple and works equally simply as well.

The app screen is divided into two parts, one for the keyboard and the other for the typing area. However, instead of the usual white canvas, it is replaced by the camera’s view finder.

The app lets you type over the view finder and then use the text on a number applications, namely Facebook, Twitter, email and SMS.

The integration with email and SMS is seamless, as it instantly places the text where it should be, allowing you to add the recipients and send it off immediately. However, for Facebook and Twitter, the text only gets copied to the clipboard, requiring you to manually paste the text. Depending on the speed of the application and of the Internet connection, it will take you away from the camera view finder for a short while. That’s when we will have to look up, I guess.

Type n Walk is a great app for Twitter and Facebook fanatics, however we wish it would paste texts directly to those applications without requiring manual work. For $0.99, it’s a must have app for the social rats, especially when it could potentially save you from public shame and embarrassment.


Mufaddal Fakhruddin is the Editor for IGN ME and thinks writing in third person about himself in an about me section is weird.

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