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Discussion in 'Android Accessories' started by GameGripper, Apr 13, 2010.
Any idea when the next batch of them is gonna come out?
Good thing I don't use my keyboard! :icon_ banana:
Whoa, those sold fast after hitting all the major blogs. Glad I got in! Can't want to see what this thing's like!
pre-ordered a black one, thanks! :icon_ banana:
Edit: I was just thinking, it's too bad there isn't an app (that I know of) that can map the droid's keyboard buttons to on screen presses or other keys, to make something like this universally compatible. A lot of iPhone ported games have on screen D pads and those things drive me crazy.
Well depending on the coding environment, when looking at making apps for multiple platforms you will have methods like:
and on a user input layer you'll have things like :
onDroidDpadUpKeyPress( moveCharacterUp() )
onIphoneScreenButtonUpKeyPress( moveCharacterUp() );
onAccelerometerTiltUp( moveCharacterUp() );
So all you have to do is wire up the devices specific inputs to your existing methods, which isn't much work at all. More likely moving from native iPhone to Android is much more work because its basically translating from one language to another.
Yeah I get what you're saying, i'm more referring to a global app that either launchs other apps or runs in the background that let's you map one key to another (like for apps that only let you use the dpad or on screen buttons) so that you can change the keys for compatibility with this accessory. Each app doing it on their own would be nice but that's asking too much probably.
Exactly what I had in mind. Its very hard for me to control the d-pad without having something to actually feel. Same with a,b,etc. So this is perfect.
Sweet! Just pre-ordered three.
Wow, that's how you make $30,000 in a day! Congratulations, and will be ordering a black one when they come out.
OMFG Sweet Mario!!!
Yay! I just got shipping confirmation! Hopefully it will come in before the weekend is out!
Woohoo! Got my tax back and mine's on the way! Exciting! This is going pretty darned well so far!