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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by nnoble83, Jun 26, 2010.

  1. hrbib21

    hrbib21 Android Expert

    OK, same here then. Odd.

    Scratch that. I checked 'Multi-touch keyboard' in Settings>Language & keyboard and then did the long press/input method stuff and was able to choose 'Multi-touch keyboard' and it is now working.

    Now, I did do a restart after installing the new keyboard so maybe that makes a difference?
     



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  2. The Doors

    The Doors Newbie

    so this has the swipe typing like the X?
     
  3. v941726

    v941726 Android Enthusiast

    is there swiping?

    i used xscope. opened the link in another tab. clicked d/l and another tab opens. long press on the download file and press open. installs right from xscope. then go to settings, keyboard, click multi touch, uncheck swype or shapewriter or whatever others you have, and your golden
     
  4. Mrdroid921

    Mrdroid921 Android Expert

    Well I got it installed and up now, but how it is multitouch?
    I just held A with one finger, and could not touch any other
    with another finger.
     
  5. copestag

    copestag Android Expert

    hmmm maybe Im just a little slow on the uptake.......... why exactly do we need multi-touch?

    I can see where the swype features would be handy for some ( I personally cant use swype or any of its counterparts, rather just type).....

    I guess I just dont see a need to switch keyboards from stock unless youre giving me bigger buttons for my king kong thumbs
     
  6. The Doors

    The Doors Newbie

    I tried opening it with a file manager and it says "There is a problem parsing the package." what does this mean?
     
  7. hrbib21

    hrbib21 Android Expert

    It is definitely more responsive. That's reason enough for me.
     
  8. CrazyKnight128

    CrazyKnight128 Well-Known Member

    I love it! Really fast and responsive, The only thing i wish is that it vibrate on keypress worked i really like that.

    It would be sweet if someone could skin this keyboard to that would be sweet.
     
  9. andrizoid

    andrizoid Android Expert

    i dont see what they hype is...its no different than any other keyboard in my opinion. what makes it so special?
     
  10. boleap

    boleap Newbie

    Isn't this keyboard Multi-Touch?
     
  11. scary alien

    scary alien not really so scary
    VIP Member

    I don't this multi-touch works on the Eris (unless I'm doing it wrong).

    I just like the slightly bigger keys vs. stock or Swype keyboard. I'm going to keep playing with it to see which keyboard actually works best for me.

    Thanks, 'Nestor for working to make this available to us Eris-ers! [see what I did there? no "the" prefix :D]
     
  12. ral2108

    ral2108 Newbie

    the stock keyboard was always a little laggy for me. Swype was alright but not for me. this is super responsive. only thing i don't like so far is not being able to long-press for numbers and punctuation
     
  13. ACD168

    ACD168 Android Expert

    This is wayyyyyyyy better than stock key board. try "multi touching" which means type something like wayyyyyyy. touching 'y' repeatedly, or multi touching, works great!!!!!!!1 thanks nest!
     
  14. scary alien

    scary alien not really so scary
    VIP Member

    I must have fat fingers, lol--I do like this keyboard, but the multi-touch feature that I saw demonstrated on the Droid X where you can touch one letter and still type new ones...I can't do that :thinking:

    No big deal...it should work if VZW lets me do the upgrade thing and actually purchase the Droid X (one of the phones in my family's plan has its contract end date in July...I think I might be eligable...)--and, I'll still have my Eris!
     
  15. thenestor

    thenestor Android Expert

    I agree, it's not doing multi touch on any phone right now, and it's annoying to switch to ?123 just to get an apostrophe. Fun to play with though.
     
  16. ACD168

    ACD168 Android Expert

    no need to switch to ?123... simply hit the "." twice, and you get an "," much simpler:D BTW thanks for the .zip worked great! i love this keyboard!
     
  17. ppbb

    ppbb Well-Known Member

    great keyboard. the biggest issue i had with the stock keyboard was the period key right next to the space bar. i would inadvertently hit period when hitting space bar.

    this keyboard is fast and responsive. great for someone who can't root. good to know we can still pickup some cool add ons.
     
  18. jpzsports

    jpzsports Well-Known Member

    Is it true that it doesn't have compact querty???
     
  19. CrazyKnight128

    CrazyKnight128 Well-Known Member

    I like i said i like it alot. I actually like it more than better keyboard. Its way more responsive then both better and the stock keyboard.
     
  20. jpzsports

    jpzsports Well-Known Member

    I tried it out and I love it!! Soooo responsive :)
     
  21. Busphan

    Busphan Newbie

    Correct me if I'm wrong, but the multi-touch function just allows you to hold any letter with one finger and continue typing with another while doing so. I can do this with the keyboard on my eris. By the way, I'm rooted and running ELB 2.7.
     
  22. thenestor

    thenestor Android Expert

    Someone else mentioned it was doing it correctly on darchdroid on their Hero, so there's something in those ROMs making it possible. It might just be the lib/libjni_*.so files in your ROM, so I'll try updating it with those and test it out.
     
  23. CrazyKnight128

    CrazyKnight128 Well-Known Member

    Hey,TheNestor would you be able to make the haptic feed back to work?
     
  24. alexhendershott

    alexhendershott Well-Known Member

    is this confirmed working on CE Eris by Framework? I tried flashing in recovery which didn't work and I tried a file manager which says, "Application not installed."
     
  25. thenestor

    thenestor Android Expert

    It will be easier for a more experienced dev to fix the haptic feedback. It realty is working, it's just too short of a duration.
     

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