Ideas for Verses

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Undo button or some kind of relief for accidental typos during fill in the blank game.

Hi, first of all I love this app. Very helpful and well thought out. There is one issue I am having right now. After I have spent some time and feel I have a verse down I spend some time on the last level of fill in the blank. Many times I will know what the next word is but my thumb hits the wrong letter. I have found that on long multiverse scriptures I can not focus on testing my memory but instead it turns into a game of "can I make it all the way without a typo?" The answer is no. We all make typos on phones since the keyboards are so small. I find I cannot pass some of the memory levels without mistakes because of this. It kinda just takes my focus off of memorizing. Is it possible to add an undo button for typos? I know people could use if for cheating but they would only be cheating themselves. Or maybe there is another solution.

  • Guest
  • Feb 15 2016
  • Will not implement
  • Feb 29, 2016

    Admin Response

    Kevin,

    Solid suggestion. We've chewed on this same problem ourselves and completely agree with you that any amount of "Can I make it through this passage without making a typo?" is unhelpful and not the point of the app.

    We haven't yet come up with a way to both provide typo forgiveness while also not reducing the confidence that you can have that, after finishing Type Out, you know the passage perfectly.

    That being said, our current working idea is an optional setting called (surprise) "Typo Forgiveness" that gives you a hit "radius" around each key. E.g., if you're supposed to tap "s" the game will accept all the keys around "s" (w, e, d, x, z, a). We're not sure we like this solution just yet, so we're going to keep thinking on a way to reduce the influence of typos while preserving the efficacy of the game.

    Thank you for using Verses and taking the time to share your thoughts!!

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  • Michael Coughlin commented
    February 23, 2016 16:32

    Absolutely. 

     

    I have found that on long multiverse scriptures I can not focus on testing my memory but instead it turns into a game of "can I make it all the way without a typo?"

  • Mark Payne commented
    March 01, 2016 16:48

    Absolutely agree. This is one of the few remaining big negatives for Verses and really needs a resolution of some kind. It does become a game of keyboard accuracy, which is obviously not the point. When you fail to get a perfect score on a long passage for the 3rd time running because of this, then the frustration quotient hits an all time high and the value of the app is hugely undermined.

  • Rick Austin commented
    March 18, 2016 18:32

    "...so we're going to keep thinking on a way to reduce the influence of typos while preserving the efficacy of the game." Are you worried that someone might cheat while attempting to memorize Scripture? Seems like it.

    This is not a competition! If a user says its a typo rather a mistake, treat it as a typo. If he is lying and it's not really a typo, who is he cheating? Only himself. So allowing the user to declare whether something is a typo or not is a built-in test of character and integrity.

    The Verses app needs to trust its users to do the right thing. Come to think of it, there should be a Verses Collection available for those who are tempted to cheat while memorizing Scripture. :-)

  • Guest commented
    April 11, 2016 10:13

    I see that problem but I find that when I really know the passage and my mistakes are only typos, my "health" circle comes close enough. I consider that good enough and move on.