WritePad SDK 5.2 for iOS


WritePad is a natural, style, writer and lexicon independent multiplatform handwriting recognition technology. WritePad SDK enables natural handwriting input in third party applications on iPad, iPhone, or iPod Touch. It is currently available in 12 languages, including English (US, UK, US Medical), Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Norwegian, Portuguese (Brazil, Portugal), Spanish, and Swedish.

WritePad SDK includes

  • WritePad recognition engine in object code and dictionaries for all supported languages. The handwriting recognition engine is compatible with the user-specified platform. The SDK can support the following devices: iPad, iPhone, and iPad Touch.
  • C/C++ header files with definition of API calls and structures.
  • Developer's Guide and API reference in Microsoft Word format.
  • Advanced sample source code in Objective-C and Swift that demonstrates how to use the WritePad API.

New features in the WritePad SDK

  • Updated handwriting recognition dictionaries.
  • Support for iOS 8 and 9, including armv7, armv7s, and arm64 architectures.
  • Improved recognition quality of individual letters and words in print and cursive modes.
  • New sample code demonstrating enhanced SDK features on iOS 9 and Xcode 7

WritePad SDK Features

  • Recognizes natural handwritten text in a variety of handwriting styles: cursive (script), PRINT and MIXed.
  • Recognizes dictionary words from its main or user-defined dictionary, as well as non-dictionary words, such as names, numbers and mixed alphanumeric combinations.
  • Provides automatic segmentation of handwritten text into words and automatically differentiates between vocabulary and non-vocabulary words, and between words and arbitrary alphanumeric strings.
  • Does not require a user to train the software and allows for most users to achieve high accuracy right "out of the box".
  • Reliably recognizes handwriting and provides spell checking and word completion features.
Licensing and Support

WritePad SDK is available for licensing by software developers and OEMs on iOS devices such as iPad, iPhone and iPad Touch.

Developer License for WritePad SDK is offered for development purposes only. The license includes access to the latest SDK updates for period of 6 months. Licensee may install up to five copies of WritePad handwriting recognition engine for demo and development purposes only. This license does not include redistribution rights to WritePad handwriting recognition engine and/or dictionaries.

You can also evaluate the handwriting recognition technology offered with the SDK by purchasing the WritePad application which is current available on iPad and iPhone platforms. Visit www.phatware.com/writepad.

Commercial License for WritePad SDK allows licensee to redistribute WritePad engine and dictionaries. It is royalty-based. The pricing is available per request.

Support: You may purchase 3 hours to engineering support via email or phone with the WritePad SDK Developer License. Additional support time can be purchased Separately at the then-current support rate. If you purchased WritePad SDK Commercial License, please refer to your license agreement for technical support options.

For more information about WritePad SDK, pricing, licensing options, or if you have any questions please submit the Developer Information Request Form.