It's not often I look at a product or service and say "I really really hope this isn't real, and it's an elaborate fake". Alas, this day has come. It's time for a look at something which cropped up on my radar today, namely a service called FileThis. I won't do them the search-engine-ranking honor of providing a direct link to their site, but a quick search will find them, and their app on the Play Store and iTunes store....
RR33 Finger Keyboard 2 Skins, WP7 Style
Like your current keyboard but sometime wish you could add a bit more flavor to it? Well if you are into the new movement towards Windows Phone 7 themes then you will love the work done here by RR33. With a lot of hard work he has brought to light a new on-screen keyboard based on the new Windows Phone 7 style of keyboards. The keyboard features portrait and landscape and it also includes a nice arrows bar. This is for just about every screen resolution including QVGA, WQVGA, VGA, and WVGA. You also have the choice to include the arrow bar or not.
I’ve completely remade layouts to suit my skins : replaced popup key by pressed key effect, added predTXT to all versions, added landscape arrows bar
Check out the thread for more info.
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