widescreen email and widescreen texting

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  1. THE JUICEMAN macrumors 68000

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    if we can have widescreen email apps why cant we have widescreen texting apps? anybody have an explanation?
     
  2. Small White Car macrumors G4

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    Because Apple doesn't like the widescreen keyboard. It doesn't matter if YOU like it, because that's not the point. The point is, they don't like it.

    So why have it at all? It exists because of apps that have to have a sideways mode, like Safari. The web has to be able to rotate sideways. So how will you type on it? Well they had to have a sideways keyboard. They were forced into it.

    But texting? That program doesn't rotate so there's no reason they're forced to put a sideways keyboard. So they have a choice. And given the choice...well, they don't like the sideways keyboard!

    It's as simple as that.
     
  3. THE JUICEMAN thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I agree with you but I meant why haven't 3rd party developers made this happen. apple apparently does not like widescreen email either because they haven't done this for us
     
  4. rotobadger macrumors 65816

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    I've wondered about this too. At least for me, using the keyboard in landscape mode (web) is WAY easier.
     
  5. Rat-Boy macrumors 65816

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    I wish whoever made Firemail would make it work for Texting too.

    Then I would be a happy camper.
     
  6. bigmouth macrumors 6502

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    Because a third-party mail app would duplicate an existing core app (mail). Apple has already dinged a separate gmail app.
     
  7. Niiro13 macrumors 68000

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    Because there's nothing in the SDK that even remotely lets you send SMS...there's the url link to open the sms application...but none to actually send. (while you can send emails directly with mailto)

    EDIT: Actually, I take part of it back. Of course you can send SMS through email, I believe...the user would have to select the other person's carrier and would also have to know that the other person will receive it from a random number.
     
  8. nickspohn macrumors 68040

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    1) They think it looks weird

    2) They think it wouldn't worth it.


    Basically Apple's main reasons to not include something useful. I'm sure we will see it someday, but if you were to rotate the keyboard sideways in the SMS right now, there really wouldn't be much room to see the convo, which would involve cutting and cropping the top bar.
     
  9. Rat-Boy macrumors 65816

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    That shouldn't matter.

    Firemail gives me a landscape keyboard for email and works awesome.

    Not sure why very similar development could not be used for the SMS application.
     
  10. jlake02 macrumors 68020

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    Apple doesn't seem to give a crap about what we want.. it's only what they think is best. (copy/paste, video recorder, mms, landscape, etc) :/
     
  11. THE JUICEMAN thread starter macrumors 68000

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  12. nickspohn macrumors 68040

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    keep sending it in. every time you want it, type in the basics and send it. let apple know you're serious.
     
  13. firewood macrumors 604

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    Apple's developer SDK supports a URL/API for sending text email, but not for SMS.

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  14. bigjnyc macrumors 601

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    simple because mr. god-complex himself steve jobs doesnt like it. And if he doesnt like it then you cant have it, not even as an option.
     
  15. ntrigue macrumors 68040

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    The primary reason is who wants to start a text exit using Home Button open the landscape app type 15 characters reenter SMS app and repeat?

    Texts are not long enough to justify the extra steps; while email can be many paragraphs in length the texts must be less than 160 characters. With the current state of things this is the ONLY option and not a viable one at that.
     
  16. MikePA macrumors 68020

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    I don't have an explanation, but can report biteSMS will have widescreen texting.
     
  17. joshuabaker13 macrumors newbie

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    Widescreen texting is a must!

    I don't care what apple thinks, I can't hardly get those little buttons in the current txting bar and I work sending 2500 texts a month. They really need to fix this. It seems like an easy fix, so why not?

    Joshua - joshuabaker13@gmail.com - stayner.ca
     
  18. Andruw91 macrumors regular

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    You do know they put landscape text, mail, notes in 3.0 that is coming out this summer right?
     
  19. acfusion29 macrumors 68040

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    lol.. your kidding right?

    Have you seen the 3.0 beta?
     
  20. gloss macrumors 601

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    I must be alone in having an easier time typing on the vertical keyboard.
     
  21. davelanger macrumors 6502a

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    3.0 will have this
     
  22. nowayjoze macrumors newbie

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    Nope, I'd prefer the vertical typing as well. Landscape seems akward as I have to reach further for each key.
     
  23. sergiuria macrumors 6502a

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    You are not alone my friend
     
  24. acfusion29 macrumors 68040

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    I prefer it... however when I lay down it's awkward to type vertically.
     

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