Enable "Allow Full Access" immediately after you download. This is Apple's standard procedure for all GIF-based keyboard apps. Steps to do this can be found inside the app or go to our FAQ webpage at http://signily.com/faq/
Your final GIF-based messages may appear as if they are cut off from the sides inside iMessage; however, you can easily tap on the message twice and it will show the whole thing in its regular size. This is due to Apple's fixed set-up.
Signily is a sign language keyboard app developed by ASLized, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization. ASLized has a team of Deaf people using American Sign Language (ASL) as their primary language.
EMBRACING OUR UNIQUENESS
Signily is the first sign language keyboard app that comes in different handshapes and colors! The mood indicator and diversity in the signing community are highly valued; therefore, it is mandatory that Signily has a skin color selector. Not only does Signily represent accurate signs, it is also user-friendly and intuitive!
GIVING BACK TO OUR COMMUNITY
All proceeds go to ASLized's emoji project which aims to integrate official sign language handshapes into Unicode and to have them approved by the Unicode Consortium. This is a win-win situation for everyone who is interested in sign language!
• Currently, this keyboard app consists of right- and left-handed handshapes and signs in ASL: A to Z in QWERTY setting, 1 to 31, and a select few of mixed signs. Handshapes that move are shown as animated GIFs while the rest are static.
• There are ten colors to choose from: pink, red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple, brown, tan and white.
• There is also an option to filter or display mild profanity.
• English keyboard is available as well.
* Improvements and bug fixes
Ratings and Reviews
Please fix keyboard size
I agree with what I read from a previous reviewer. I really like this keyboard, the features, and the way it is laid out. I am very excited to use this as a tool to learn ASL. My only issue is that the individual signs are very small in the keyboard itself and are hard to make out, especially to my novice eye. I hope you can fix this issue soon, and if/when you do, I will be happy to write another review!
App store screen shots inaccurate
So I can see the handshapes clearly in the app store screen shots. That's not at all what you see when you use the keyboard on the phone. The handshapes are so tiny you can't make them out. For the letters, you can switch to Roman letters to see where the handshape is that you want. However, this only works for letters. The other two banks of features - number handshapes through 29 or maybe 30, I honestly can't tell - as well as some simple signs like YES, NO, THAT etc, unless you can pull this up on an iPad, I don't know how you'd be able to know what they are except by trial and error. Too bad. I'd like to use this but it's not useable on a phone, which is where I'd get the most use out of it.
Could be better
I understand that this is a non profit company, but I still believe that the keyboard could be a little better. The keyboard on my screen is squashed down to be small. It’s straining on the eyes and I was wondering if you guys can make it bigger? I have an iPhone X (I don’t know if that helps). The keyboard on the images look better than what I have now. I’m fine with the copy and paste. Especially since it is a 3rd party keyboard. The only issue is key size.
- 91.4 MB
Requires iOS 8.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- You must be at least 17 years old to download this app.
- Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor
- Unrestricted Web Access
- © 2015 ASLized!
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.