Versions of EdgeWrite by Others

Continuous EdgeWrite: Dictionary-Based Disambiguation Instead of Explicit Segmentation by the User
Benoit Martîn, Poika Isokoski, Gregory Karmann, Thomas Rollinger
Continuous EdgeWrite Other researchers created a version of EdgeWrite that does not require explicit segmentation between characters, but which uses a dictionary to disambiguate continous multi-character sequences and turn them into words. This work culminated in a full paper published at the ACM AVI 2012 conference held on Capri Island, Italy from May 21-25, 2012. [ACM]
EdgeWrite with Integrated Corner Sequence Help
Benoit Martîn and Poika Isokoski
Corner sequence help Other researchers created a help system for use with EdgeWrite that improves the learning of character strokes. The system used color coding, letter placement, and animation to indicate which corners were used to complete which EdgeWrite characters. This work culminated in a full paper published at the ACM CHI 2008 conference held in Florence, Italy from April 5-10, 2008. [ACM]
Korean EdgeWrite
Eru Hojin Kim
Some vowels from Korean EdgeWrite Eru Hojin Kim designed "Korean EdgeWrite," a version for joysticks based on the Korean alphabet Hangeul. The project, which was conducted at the Human Computer Interaction Laboratory in the School of Engineering at the Information and Communications University, in Daejeon, South Korea, involved redesigning the EdgeWrite character set for Hangeul consonants, vowels, space, and backspace. [PDF] [Website]
ELEW
Tue Haste Andersen and Shumin Zhai
ELEW Tue Haste Andersen and Shumin Zhai implemented an EdgeWrite variant called "Edgeless EdgeWrite," or ELEW. ELEW removes the need for strokes to hit absolute corner locations by using a shape matching gesture recognizer. This allows ELEW to remove the plastic edges of a physical square and to alter some of the EdgeWrite letters accordingly. They coupled this version of EdgeWrite with musical feedback to see if the sounds improved learning of gestures. [PDF]
WatchPad EdgeWrite
Franz Coriand and Gábor Blaskó
WatchPad EdgeWrite Franz Coriand and Gábor Blaskó of Columbia University implemented a finger-controlled version of EdgeWrite for the IBM/Citizen WatchPad 1.5. This wrist watch runs the Linux operating system for which Coriand wrote this version of EdgeWrite. The watch is well-suited to EdgeWrite because it is too small for an on-screen stylus keyboard and already has elevated physical edges that form a square. [Video]
EdgePad
Ian "Woogal" Ward
EdgePad for the GP32 Ian "Woogal" Ward implemented a version of EdgeWrite called EdgePad for the four-way directional pad on a GP32 game device. The GP32 game device is an open source handheld platform that does not have a touch screen or stylus, so it was in need of a text entry method for some applications. [Website] [Interview]
JMEdge
Xavier Richez
JMEdge Control Panel Xavier Richez wrote JMEdge, a Windows application that runs in the System Tray and translates joystick events into text input. JMEdge is similar to Joystick EdgeWrite, except that it lacks any visualization of strokes being made, and it requires a button-press to segment between letters—return to center is not used. JMEdge is part of the JoyMouse++ system that enables a joystick to emulate the mouse on a desktop computer. [Website]