Since the SDK is out can we finally expect a horizontal keyboard??

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by XenNightz, Mar 9, 2008.

  1. XenNightz macrumors member

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    I'm no real programmer so I'm calling on all you hacker folks. Can we get a horizontal keyboard soon? :D
     
  2. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    The only places there isn't a horizontal keyboard already are in Phone and Notes. You can just tilt the iPhone for one everywhere else.
     
  3. anti-microsoft macrumors 68000

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    and maps and calendar and mail and contacts and youtube and iTunes...:D
     
  4. XenNightz thread starter macrumors member

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    It may be easier to say that the only place there IS a horizontal keyboard is in Safari...

    I love posting messages on the net in horizontal mode. I wanna do that when texting! Damn you Apple!!
     
  5. anti-microsoft macrumors 68000

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    I also like the horizontal keyboard 'cos the keys are bigger and easier to press/type-on.
     
  6. XenNightz thread starter macrumors member

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    Yep. And it looks cool typing horizontally on a device with no keys :cool: hehe, awesome:D
     
  7. MacBoobsPro macrumors 603

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    The horizontal keyboard only allows a small window above to see what you are typing. While I agree it is easier to type with it is very awkward trying see what you have written.
     
  8. CD3660 macrumors 68040

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    This can be a problem but otherwise I really like the horizontal keyboard.
     
  9. XenNightz thread starter macrumors member

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    Typing this from my iPhone I can say that I have enough room to see what I'm typing. All you really need to see is one line at a time. I can see four. So it's good enough. Plus after you're done typing you can push done to see and go over everything you just typed. It'd be really perfect if they didn't zoom the text in so much and left the size as big as when you just double click an area. Get on your iPhone and post a reply and you'll see what I mean. How when you click "done" then double click on the text and the page and text zooms out. That's the size I mean.

    Damn I love this keybored. Please guys, hook us up!!!
     
  10. CD3660 macrumors 68040

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    I see what you mean.
     
  11. hollerz macrumors 6502a

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    You'll only get it on apps made by developers, you won't get it in SMS unless Apple puts it in!
     
  12. XenNightz thread starter macrumors member

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    Yes. I was thinking that maybe the developers of iSMS could put it in theirs. Or some other third party developer can make a full SMS app replacement.
     
  13. bbplayer5 macrumors 68030

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    Both keyboard modes are horizontal :p Im assuming you mean the "long" keyboard? :p
     
  14. XenNightz thread starter macrumors member

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    hmm, I guess you're right. ;)But when I say horizontal keyboard my real meaning is the phone being held horizontally.:cool:
     

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