New World Record For Texting Set
We’ve seen a few debates on what is the fastest text input method on a smartphone and to answer the question, at least for that one day, a video was released that compared SWYPE with QWERTY. Of course, that YouTube video didn’t really resolve this question.
In March of this year, the Guiness Book of World Records got involved and included a new entry for the fastest touchscreen texter. At that time, the record belonged to Franklin Page, who in 35.54 seconds was able to type out the following sentence:
The razor-toothed piranhas of the genera Serrasalmus and Pygocentrus are the most ferocious freshwater fish in the world. In reality they seldom attack a human
It’s worth mentioning that Page is a Swype employee. Page held the crown for a period of just 5 months before being dethroned by Melissa Thompson, a 27-year old who was able to shed 9.6 seconds off of Page’s time, coming in at 25.94 seconds while typing the same sentence. Thompson is also a SWYPE texter.
The time to beat now is 25.94 and the sentence you have to type is listed above. I’m sure there’s probably a few people checking to see what time they can come in at. If you just happen to come in under 25.94 seconds, there’s a new record with your name on it, just waiting to be claimed.