replacement iPad keyboard app?

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

  1. macrumors member

    Apr 15, 2010
    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

    macrumors newbie

    Aug 2, 2010
    A bluetooth keyboard will give you numbers and a better feel for touch typing.
  3. macrumors P6


    Mar 20, 2004
    "Between the Hedges"
    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

    Oct 27, 2010
    Ontario, Canada
    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.
  5. Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    Since apple controls the app store, they do not let apps in that alter functionality.

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