Whirlscape is a start-up based out of Toronto, Canada. It came into existence only last year, but has managed to create a lot of buzz thanks to Minuum a unique touchscreen typing keyboard. Minuum is a keyboard mainly meant for tablets and smartphones and it consists only of a single strip of alphabets spread across the bottom of the screen.

The Minuum keyboard is totally different from the traditional QWERTY keys that most of us are familiar with. However, this new set of keys worked as good as Qwerty keys and it takes only a small portion of the screen. This new keyboard is the brainchild of Will Walmsley who is also the chief executive of Whirlscape. Minuum has been undergoing beta testing for quite some time which are meant for the smartphone running on the Android platform.


Minuum had a successful campaign during the Indiegogo crusade through which the company was able to raise a hefty sum of $90000 while they originally had aimed for only a modest amount of $10000. They are expected to launch the full version of the product publicly sometime later this year.

Minuum is expected to serve much beyond touchscreen typing as it has the potential to be used in a wide range of settings, especially in wearable technologies like Google Glass, Leap Motion 3D Controller and Microsoft Kinect. This will enable users to type with a lot of freedom.

They have received confirmation for a seed funding of about half million dollars from angel investors such as FundersClub, Y Combinator, BDC Venture Capital among many others. Since launching Minuum last year, Whirlscape has grown and they have a team of ten working on improving their current offering.

With Minuum, Whirlscape accomplished their aim of simplifying the concept of using the keyboard and it comes as no surprise that they have received words of encouragement from a lot of heavyweights in the tech industry.

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