Ever wonder how fast you type on your pre/pixi keyboard? You can quickly find out for free with the Two Thumbs Up Typing Test now available in the Palm application catalog. Just download the app, press the Begin Test button at the bottom of the instructions, take the one-minute test, and then view your typing speed.
To make things more interesting, Sierra Blanco Systems has teamed up with preCentral.net and webOSroundup.com to sponsor what is probably the first ever thumb-typing competition and survey. After seeing your score, please press the continue button and take a brief (seven question) survey, and then submit your typing speed and survey. It only takes an additional minute or two. After Labor Day, September 6, a random drawing of survey participants will be held. Prizes include gift certificates and webOS T-shirts. On the sponsor page there is also a discount code good for 10% off PreCentral Store purchases. In addition, the fastest typists will be invited to compete in a live (hopefully) “type-off” to see who is fastest. Prizes will be awarded to the top typists.
The date and other details of the type-off will be announced after Labor Day. SBS will also start posting survey results. You'll be able to see how your speed ranks with others. Labor Day is coming up soon, so download and take the test and survey as soon as possible.
We've created a separate Twitter account just for Sierra Blanco Systems. SBSCentral was created so that you can find out when we have new releases, etc. In addition to posting a Twitter message with @SBSCentral (with a 140-character limit), you can send us a direct message through our Contact Us page or send email to firstname.lastname@example.org. We'd love to hear questions, requests for new features, praise, and even bug reports and complaints. -- Greg
SBS is proud to provide web design and hosting services for the Orange County chapter of the Southern California Quality Assurance Association. Our founder, Greg Stevenson, is a charter member of the group which was started over 10 years ago. The mission of SCQAA-OC is to promote the sharing of information relating to software quality practices, principles, concepts, and methods for the betterment of its members and their companies. In addition to enabling sharing through meetings, seminars, and workshops, SCQAA-OC also reinforces software quality and testing practices through educational meetings, and sponsors software quality events throughout Southern California.
preDevCamp is a not-for-profit software development gathering being held on August 8, 2009. Its purpose is to help local developers share their knowledge in developing Palm pre applications using both traditional web standards and the Mojo SDK. The event is currently being planned in over 60 cities around the world. Sierra Blanco Systems team members are the organizers for preDevCamps in Orange County, California and in Sumy, Ukraine. SBS founder, Greg Stevenson, is one of three preDevCamp global organizers. We encourage you to click the preDevCamp.com link above to register for the camp nearest you.