App Request: Keyboard switcher (via orientation)

Discussion in 'Android App Developers' started by KZIWarrior, Apr 2, 2010.

  1. KZIWarrior

    KZIWarrior Silver Member

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    I think this had been asked about before but figured I'd bring it up again. Actually I don't know why someone hasn't jumped on it yet (unless it's not 'possible' because of something in the OS). How about a small app that will allow you to set default different keyboards based on screen orientation:icon_ banana:

    Example: I LOVE Swype when I'm in portrait mode because of the one hand operation but when I'm in landscape mode I find the HTC keyboard more convenient. The app will switch the keyboard method automatically when the screen is rotated.

    Anyone???
     
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    I'm not sure a keyboard switcher app would be entirely possible.

    What would work, however, is if the actual keyboard app were programmed that way - swype/shapewriter/whatever in portrait and qwerty in landscape.
     
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    I *completely* agree. I basically can't swype on the landscape keyboard, but swype is far better for me on portrait. Right now I'm using smartkeyboard pro, which I really like in landscape, but I'd love it if my phone simply knew to put up the swype keyboard whenever it's in portrait!
     
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