replacement iPad keyboard app?

Discussion in 'iPad Apps' started by EldoInTheWeeds, Jan 20, 2011.

  1. macrumors member

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    I use the iPad for recording orders. Our part numbers are alphanumeric, so it is a PITA to keep switching between the letter and number keyboards on the standard iPad keyboard. Does anyone make a replacement keyboard app with the numbers along the top? Seems like Apple would have made retractable numbers along the top of the standard keybaord or maybe included a button where you hold it down and the numbers appear and then when you release it they disappear.
     
  2. babylonlarry, Jan 23, 2011
    Last edited: Jan 23, 2011

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    A bluetooth keyboard will give you numbers and a better feel for touch typing.
     
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    Actually sounds like a cool thing to have added on
    I am not aware of anything like that, but you might want to submit it to Apple
     
  4. macrumors regular

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    As far as I know, it's not possible for a third-party to change the keyboard system-wide. An app can provide it's own (ie. iVNC does) but it only works in that application.
     
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    maflynn

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    Since apple controls the app store, they do not let apps in that alter functionality.
     

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