egzthunder1 · Nov 8, 2010 at 06:00 am

Give Your Thumbs a Raise with Thumb Keyboard for Android

Android is a very versatile system and one of the things that we have seen was the birth of many conceptually different keyboards and input methods. This time XDA member appelflap brings us a different type of keyboard. This one in particular is made for comfort rather than anything else as the typical qwerty layout is split into two sections, which happen to be more natural the the thumbs. The keyboard will be fully loaded with all the features that you would expect (gestures, arrows, word suggestions, etc). So, stay tunned for more…

The keyboard was just released and seems to be working rather well for quite a few people already. The learning curve may not be as bad as you would expect as the qwerty is still there, just rearranged in the screen’s real estate. Give it a go and make sure that you let the dev know what works and what doesn’t.

Somehow the brains does the remapping remarkably well. Left/right to up/down doesn’t seem a problem. The result is that the keys can be defined with a greater width and that for thumb typing the phone can be hold in much more natural way.

(Press-and-hold the keyboard icon for settings and fast selecting another keyboard)

I’m very curious what other users think about this concept… Also I’m very interested in getting feedback on the usability of this concept.

You can find more information in the application thread.


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egzthunder1 is an editor on XDA-Developers, the largest community for Android users. I have been an active member of xda-developers since 2005 and have gone through various roles in my time here. I am Former Portal Administrator, and currently part of the administrator team while maintaining my writer status for the portal. In real life, I am a Chemical Engineer turned Realtor in the Miami area. View egzthunder1's posts and articles here.
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