I imagine anyone who uses QWERTY would stick with QWERTY for their touchscreen devices, but I’m curious about thoughts from anyone who uses non-standard layouts. Personally I’m sticking with QWERTY for a few reasons:
- QWERTY is quite suitable for touchscreens, even for something similar to the reason that they were designed: the original attempt to avoid key jams by putting common bigrams far apart here serves to avoid really small movements while swiping on screen not being picked up by the algorithm.
- I think, just to maintain my QWERTY skills at a minimum for the situations I can’t avoid it, it’d be useful to have some QWERTY in my regular activities to just keep the layout in my mind, especially in a way that shouldn’t interfere with my typing muscle memory.
- I suspect it may become annoying to try to get my own layout on a mobile touchscreen in a way that I can swipe to spell things.