Virtual QWERTY Keyboards to be used with Fingers...
"Marco Trevisan (Treviño)"
mail at 3v1n0.net
Fri Feb 29 18:50:14 CET 2008
Thomas Gstädtner ha scritto:
> Without a doubt it's slower then standard-qwerty if you take only the
> non-capital non-special chars.
> The biggest problem with qwerty is, that you simply don't have the space
> to make it usable on the neo in non-landscape mode.
Well, a keyboard just for landscape mode would be sufficient imho...
> Apple has a really good and efficient design for their qwerty keyboard
> on a much bigger screen without a high bezel, and as also Gustavo
> mentioned it's not really good usable (that's my personal experience,
> too). Also they use about 50% of the whole screen for the keyboard what
> (imho) sucks.
Well, it sucks, but not so much... I Feel with it like I feel with the
A1200 one or the IphoneSMS java app (always for motorola)... Also if
they're small I've not so big fingers :P (normal size, btw)
> What you're talking about already exists - the qtopia guis have such a
> predictive qwerty keyboard that works - maybe it's possible for you to
> give it a try or find a video.
No it isn't the same thing... I meant reducing the size of each
key-button keeping it proportional to the possibility of being pressed
to complete a word (ie: It's hard to find a "r" after "hel", but it's
more probabile that next char will be a "l" for example, so why showing
"r" and "l" of the same size, on the keyboard?!)
Predictive keyboard acts on words, I'd act on input (keys).
Have I been more clear?
> Imho this is already possible - enter currently needs about 30% of the
> screen for input, is really fast for 1-finger-touchscreen-input, and it
> has 144 possible keys.
Of course I'll valutate your solution as soon as I'll have a freerunner
in my hands :P...
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