Archive for April, 2010
Look closely at the new header on the site and you’ll see this little red car typing out the heading.1 It’s easy to miss it because that car is moving fast, but what if we told you that you can actually learn to type that fast yourself? Believe it or not, the animation is calibrated to type exactly 165 WPM (825 CPM) — which is the actual average typing speed achieved by Sean Wrona!
If you haven’t seen Sean’s name yet, look him up on the new and improved Fastest Typists section. Click on the avg. speed link at the top of the list to sort by all-time averages, which is the category totally dominated by Sean Wrona. The runner-up is almost 15 WPM behind — that’s the equivalent of being able to type up an extra 2 full essays in one hour!
As you can see, the Fastest Typists section now shows 100 results, which you can page through using the links at the bottom. And now you can also see the top people for 3 different categories: all-time speed, recent speed, and total number of races finished.
As usual, this release includes many other improvements, but the most requested new feature is probably the option to publish your typing speed on Facebook.
When you go to the TypeRacer App on Facebook, scroll down and click Publish your typing speed on your wall. After you accept the prompt to allow TypeRacer to publish posts on your behalf, you will see a preview of your scorecard before it gets posted on your wall and news feed. Or you can just keep racing until you achieve a new personal best, at which point the app will automatically prompt you to share that score. And while you’re at it, don’t forget to invite more friends to use the app (there is a link for that as well) — we appreciate it when you tell your friends about TypeRacer. Consider it a way of thanking us for this free app!
Wishing you a great summer! Keep typing and keep improving!
1 — the animation will only come up when you’re not logged in (so it doesn’t annoy people who use the site a lot)Read Full Post | Make a Comment ( 248 so far )