Minuum was inspired by a University of Toronto research project to invent a better sight-free text entry technique for touchscreen mobile phones. This encouraged one of the researchers, Will Walmsley, to investigate various device tilting techniques relying on user motion.


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Canadian Startups to Watch This Year
Canadian startups had a strong 2014 and this year is poised to be no weaker. Inc compiled a list of eight Canadian startups it expects to do well in 2015. Among the eight is Toronto-based... more
Five Companies Make Utest's Third Cohort
The University of Toronto Early-Stage Technology incubator, co-directed by U of T’s Innovations & Partnerships Office and MaRS Innovation, has announced its third cohort of computer... more
Minuum Strikes Partnership to Put Its Unique Keyboard on Omate Smartwatches
The Minuum keyboard is now available on the Omate TrueSmart, a standalone smartwatch that launched in December 2013 after raising $1 million on Kickstarter. Capable of being either a smartphone... more
UTEST Startup Incubator Accepting Applications
UTEST, a technology startup incubator at the University of Toronto, is one of Canada's eight largest accelerators. But it's also among the quietest. The UTEST program is part of the school's... more
The Inaugural Edition of the Techvibes 20 – Powered by GoToMeeting
   We're proud to introduce the inaugural edition of the Techvibes 20. A completely rethought and redesigned reincarnation of our famous Canadian Startup Index which readers have been... more
Canadian Startup Whirlscape Releases Minuum Smartphone Keyboard to Beta Users
Whirlscape, the Toronto startup behind the Minuum keyboard, has generated a lot of post-campaign hype via its time on Indiegogo. Exceeding its initial pledge of $10,000, Minuum upped the ante by... more
Get Ready to Type on Anything with the Canadian-made Minuum Keyboard
The keyboards on my phone and tablet take up a huge amount of space—so much so, in fact, that editing or filling out web forms is a painful process that I try to avoid all together. Enter... more

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