Has anyone created a specialised mobile keyboard?

Richard Gaskin ambassador at fourthworld.com
Tue Aug 4 20:27:42 EDT 2020


I would encourage you to consider very carefully the standard keyboard 
layouts provided by the OS before embarking on a custom one.

It's not only a lot of work to make a keyboard, but the common ones are 
very good, with Swype-like behavior, word prediction, and other things 
that can be cost-prohibitive for a solo dev to implement.

Users are *very* accustomed to standard input controls. Deviating from 
those may be useful in unusual designs, but given the high value of 
consistency for common tasks like text entry you'll want to weigh the 
pros and cons carefully before deciding your use-case is too far outside 
of those supported by the OS.

-- 
  Richard Gaskin
  Fourth World Systems


Graham Samuel wrote:
 > What I want to do is to design my own keyboard with numerals and a
 > few additional special symbols, but I don’t know if it’s possible
 > to do in native mode, as it were.
 >
 > Graham
 >
 > Sent from my iPhone
 >
 >> On 4 Aug 2020, at 14:41, JeeJeeStudio via use-livecode <use-livecode 
at lists.runrev.com> wrote:
 >>
 >> You can set which keyboard you want, like email, numeric
 >>
 >> it's in the dictionary, search on mobile keyboard
 >>





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