1. Download our Official Android App: Forums for Android!

The first onscreen keyboard

Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by devolio, Nov 22, 2008.

  1. devolio

    devolio Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    43
    Posts:
    339
    Joined:
    Oct 30, 2008

    Oct 30, 2008
    339
    37
    43
    Developer
    Michigan
    Flipping around on some sites last night, I stumbled upon...

    [​IMG]

    Now, it doesn't work exactly as you would expect, but it's definitely an improvement for using the G1 with a single hand.

    I did not have anything to do with the development of this application. You can find the application's page here.

    You can download the .apk file here.

    Those of you like me that are curious about how it was done (source code,) here you go.
     

    Advertisement

  2. STORM3333

    STORM3333 Well-Known Member
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    56
    Posts:
    160
    Joined:
    Oct 28, 2008

    Oct 28, 2008
    160
    6
    56
    I AM A CHEF BY TRADE AND NOW RUN A RESTAURANT
    CALIFORNIA
  3. justjimjpc

    justjimjpc Premium Member
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    663
    Posts:
    10,543
    Joined:
    Nov 3, 2008

    Nov 3, 2008
    10,543
    211
    663
    Washington DC, USA
    downloaded an installed ... problem is still with tiny keys.. and almost half of the screen is unused .... Keys could be twice their size and laid out in a non-qwerty style and me a better fit for our finger to touch each letter ...
     
  4. vite

    vite Lurker
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    5
    Posts:
    1
    Joined:
    Nov 22, 2008

    Nov 22, 2008
    1
    0
    5
    Did you create this in a Mac environment? I have a problem with running a sample program in it.
    Newbee at this.
     
  5. miss21

    miss21 Lurker
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    5
    Posts:
    3
    Joined:
    Nov 22, 2008

    Nov 22, 2008
    3
    0
    5
    housekeeping
    Lancaster, PA
    what is the point of this app, seriously? its not like you can use it if you want to text someone back and it is SO HARD to use without a stylus!!!!:thinking:
     
  6. devolio

    devolio Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    43
    Posts:
    339
    Joined:
    Oct 30, 2008

    Oct 30, 2008
    339
    37
    43
    Developer
    Michigan
    The source is available, so I'll make a new build later tonight with bigger keys. I think the real issue is that buttons in any android application need to be pressed pretty close to the center of the button to fire right.
     
  7. PhantomTrace

    PhantomTrace Well-Known Member
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    56
    Posts:
    132
    Joined:
    Sep 27, 2008

    Thank you for the great post! :D
     
  8. ajahxster

    ajahxster Lurker
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    5
    Posts:
    2
    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2008

    Nov 21, 2008
    2
    0
    5
    awesome trying it out now!
     
  9. nedsmith

    nedsmith Lurker
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    5
    Posts:
    1
    Joined:
    Oct 23, 2008

    Oct 23, 2008
    1
    0
    5
    Do you know of an onscreen keyboard that can be used in phone mode to make it easier to thread your way through phone-tree hell? Thanks.

    Ned
     
  10. krstofer

    krstofer Member
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    35
    Posts:
    61
    Joined:
    Oct 24, 2008

    Oct 24, 2008
    61
    0
    35
    I will download and check this out.
     

Share This Page

Loading...