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Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by vincentp, Dec 8, 2009.

  1. vincentp

    vincentp Android Expert
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    I'm speaking for myself here, but I think a large number of Droid users would agree with me; a keyboard that supports multi-touch would be wonderful, IMO. Any developer with the know-how and time to develop a nice replacement keyboard app that uses the Droid's innate multi-touch support would be a big winner. I personally would be willing to pay the price of more premium apps ($5-10) for such an upgrade. Since we've already seen PicSay and Dolphin incorporate multi-touch, I'd think it wouldn't be too tough to get into a keyboard.

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  2. dima1109

    dima1109 Newbie

    Agreed. The developers of all the Better Keyboards need to get on with the program and include multitiouch functionality. I don't need ten billion skins for my keyboard, I just need it to work well. Sadly, this had been something I've really missed about the iPhone, a good, accurate soft keyboard.
  3. FupaDroid

    FupaDroid Newbie

    i dont get it, whats with multitouch? why is iphone the only phone that has full multitouch capabilites? we are obviously up to date here, the technology is out there. htc utilizes it sort of? so we are told the droid "supports" it but doesnt utilize it? what the hell is going on. i think a developer should just make an app that applies to the whole OS of android that makes multi touch/pinch zoom local so it would work with everything all the time. why has this not happened!?
  4. dima1109

    dima1109 Newbie

    Apparently, Apple got some kind of a patent for their implementation of multitouch that others can't use; this only applies in the US though. The reason someone can't just make a system-wide application is because multitouch-based functions and gestures are application-specific. Even in iPhone, pinching does not always zoom. You would need to define what the motion means in every individual application. My guess is that Apple includes the necessary pinch-zoom functions in their SDK, while Google doesn't.
  5. FupaDroid

    FupaDroid Newbie

    interesting. i do keep hearing these rumors of a patent, but i also keep hearing it is not true. i would really like to know. but if all else fails wouldnt somebody be able to offer the multitouch free of charge even if it is patented? say a developer has the SDK, but then offers a service that implaments the multitouch into the SDK free of charge? i think thats how HTC and that dolphin browser gets away with it. i dunno i could be completely wrong here
  6. theSmith7

    theSmith7 Lurker

    Since I don't have a Droid myself I can't claim to have done this. Butttt there is a stock rom of the Milestone (European Droid) out there on somewhere... where multitouch is properly supported in the stock apps I believe.
  7. krazykrivda

    krazykrivda Well-Known Member

    Can anyone confirm this? If so, now that the droid is rooted...??
  8. Daragonis

    Daragonis Lurker

    I, personally, would do some terrible..terrible things for a multitouch keyboard so that I can effectively use the soft kb faster than the physical one lol. Please devs... oh god please... XD
  9. I agree-- this would be orgasmic and I would gladly pay like five to ten bucks for this, if there were a demo I could try first.
  10. chyau.00

    chyau.00 Well-Known Member

    even on the milestnoe ( i have one)...it doesnt support multi touch keyboard

    guesss we have to stick with our physical keyboard for that

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