The flood tide of professional proofreading services has
exceeded the market demand, but many pioneering
competitors seem to be torn between quality and cost.
Furthermore, proofreading of everyday writings has
received little attention thus far, which is important for
non-native speakers. In this paper, we propose
SocialKeyboard that uses mobile crowd workers that
can be contacted in a mobile environment. By
embedding proofreading features into existing mobile
keyboards, SocialKeyboard also achieves easy access
anytime and everywhere in mobile environments.
Moreover, it aims to induce faster responses by
implementing 1) Push based task assignment to mobile
crowd workers, 2) Real-time track changes, and 3)
Synchronous task chaining of proofreading and
verification. We present a first working prototype of
SocialKeyboard and describe the interplay between
Requester, Proofreader, and Verifier. Our preliminary
evaluation showed promising results in terms of task
speed, and we plan to perform a large-scale study in
the near future.