Keyboard Designer

The Development of the Keyboard Designer

17 Oct
Gerrit Humberg posted on October 17, 2020
- Revisions:
- Fixed a problem that occurred when the function type to show/hide the edit bar was assigned to a popup (thanks to Roland!)
- Keyboard image can now be shared again (Thanks to Mike!)
17 Oct
Gerrit Humberg posted on October 17, 2020
- Revisions:
- EDP: Fixed a problem saving the color after removing an image (Thanks to Mike!)
- EDP: Fixed a problem with special characters in ZIP file names
- Fixed problem with display of change notification
- Fixed a problem that occurred when the function type to show/hide the edit bar was assigned to a popup (thanks to Roland!)
- Keyboard image can now be shared again (Thanks to Mike!)
- Minor adjustments
10 Oct
Gerrit Humberg posted on October 10, 2020
- Revisions:
- EDP: Fixed a problem with saving the color after removing an image (Thanks to Mike!)
- EDP: Fixed a problem with special characters in ZIP file names
- Fixed problem with display of change notification
- Minor adjustments
03 Oct
Gerrit Humberg posted on October 03, 2020
New:
- Show notification after update
- New features for Extended Design Package (EDP, in-app purchase)
- EDP: Images can now be used for the background of keyboards and keys
- EDP: Import of fonts (settings tab)
- EDP: Export and import does now support ZIP files (contains keyboard data, images, fonts)
- Extended Keyboard Package (EKP, in-app purchase) now available offering additional function types
- EKP: Special functions: Tab, F1, F2, Button A, ...
- EKP: Change keyboard (to other installed keyboard)
- EKP: Voice input (if Google voice input is installed)
- EKP Show history (input and clipboard)
- EKP: Support UTF-8 (e.g. for SSH)
- EKP: Start apps (e.g. for translators, notes, ...)
- EKP: Empty key

Revisions:
- Reworked selection lists
- Problem solved, that app might crash after switching back to it (Thanks to Austin for reporting!)
- The edges of marked keys are now displayed correctly
- The borders of popups are now always drawn
- EDP: Fixed a problem that could occur when moving design and mode after deleting another one before (Thanks to Vincent + Mike!)
- Minor bug fixes (Thanks to Austin, Mike + Robin!)
30 Sep
Gerrit Humberg posted on September 30, 2020
Revision:
- EDP: Fixed a problem that can occur when importing keyboards (Thanks to Austin!)
26 Sep
Gerrit Humberg posted on September 26, 2020
New:
- EDP: Export and import does now support ZIP file (contains keyboard data, images, fonts)

Revisions:
- Fixed bug when deleting characters when entering passwords (Thanks to Thomas!)
- EDP: Fixed issue with moving designs or modes (Thanks to Mike!)
- EDP: Images as key background are now displayed again
- EDP: Rounded keys are now also possible for keys with an image background
- The edges of marked keys are now displayed correctly
- The borders of popups are now always drawn
19 Sep
Gerrit Humberg posted on September 19, 2020
- New:
- EKP: New function type to start apps (e.g. for translators, notes, ...)

- Revisions:
- Selection lists are now displayed as dialogs so that all entries can always be selected (Thanks for the feedback to everyone!)
- EDP: Background images of popups are now also shown in the preview
- EDP: The OK button is now also displayed when copying functions or keys, if there are a lot of modes (thanks to Austin!)
- EDP: Copying the send function no longer loses the individual text sizes (thanks to Austin!)
- EKP: The additional fields for special functions, history, keyboard changes are now also displayed in popups (Thanks to Christoph!)
- EKP: The history of the clipboard is now displayed (Thanks to Niko!)
- Minor bug fixes (Thanks to Mike & Robin!)
06 Sep
Gerrit Humberg posted on September 06, 2020
- New:
- EDP: Images can now be used for the background of keyboards and keys
- Revisions:
- EDP: Fixed a problem that could occur when moving design and mode after deleting another one before
25 Aug
Gerrit Humberg posted on August 25, 2020
- Revisions:
- EDP: Fixed problem that could occur when moving designs (Thanks to Vincent!)
- Problem solved, that app might crash after switching back to it (Thanks to Austin for reporting!)
23 Aug
Gerrit Humberg posted on August 23, 2020
- Revisions:
- EDP: Adding fonts from SD card is now also supported and it is now also possible to share them as a ZIP file to the app (Thanks to Austin for the tip!)
16 Aug
Gerrit Humberg posted on August 16, 2020
New:
- Show notification after update
- EDP: Import of fonts (settings tab)
- Extended Keyboard Package (EKP, in-app purchase) with new function types
- EKP: Special functions: Tab, F1, F2, .., Button A, ...
- EKP: Change keyboard (other installed keyboard)
- EKP: Voice input (if Google voice input is installed)
- EKP Show history (input and clipboard)
- EKP: Support UTF-8 (e.g. for SSH)
- EKP: Empty key
26 Jul
Gerrit Humberg posted on July 26, 2020
New:
- EDP: You can now change the sorting of designs and modes
- EDP: Color codes can be entered directly
- EDP: Use of a font installed on the device for your keyboard (Settings tab)

Revisions:
- Adjustment of the unicode search to find symbols in a better way
- Fixed problem with incorrect output of some characters (e.g. small i without dot u0130) (Thanks to D.Y.!)
- Symbols of the symbol search are now displayed in the middle, as some have been cut off (thanks for the hint!)
- Fixed: the character groups were sometimes not displayed when the designer was launched from the keyboard (thanks for the hints!)
- Fixed that sometimes the reference to another mode was not taken over when exporting / importing or copying (thanks to Roland!)
- Preparations for word lists and other features of version 4
17 Jul
Gerrit Humberg posted on July 17, 2020
New:
- EDP: You can now change the sorting of designs and modes
- EDP: Color codes can be entered directly
- EDP: Use of a font installed on the device for your keyboard (Settings tab)
Revisions:
- Adjustment of the unicode search to find symbols in a better way
- Fixed problem with incorrect output of some characters (e.g. small i without dot u0130) (Thanks to D.Y.!)
- Symbols of the symbol search are now displayed in the middle, as some have been cut off (thanks for the hint!)
- Fixed: the character groups were sometimes not displayed when the designer was launched from the keyboard (thanks for the hints!)
- Fixed that sometimes the reference to another mode was not taken over when exporting / importing or copying (thanks to Roland!)
- Preparations for word lists and other features of version 4
21 Jun
Gerrit Humberg posted on June 21, 2020
- Revisions:
- Sometimes the text on the OK key was not displayed (thanks to Leander!)
21 Jun
Gerrit Humberg posted on June 21, 2020
- Revisions:
- Sometimes the text on the OK key was not displayed (thanks to Leander!)
- The function names were not completely displayed on some devices
- Now all types of spaces (e.g. blank space) are displayed in the formula bar (thanks for the tip!)
19 Jun
Gerrit Humberg posted on June 19, 2020
- Revisions:
- The function names were not completely displayed on some devices
- Now all types of spaces (e.g. blank space) are displayed in the formula bar (thanks for the tip!)
12 Jun
Gerrit Humberg posted on June 12, 2020
New:
- EDP: Vibration or sound when a key is pressed
- EDP: Mark multiple keys
- EDP: Copy designs and keys
- EDP: Setting the font size of sub-functions
- Help texts for all settings can now be activated on the design tab
- The currently used design can now also be set on the test tab

Revisions:
- Fixed an issue where swiping up was not triggered at certain keyboard heights
- Rework of the default keyboard
- Fixed problem that checkboxes on Settings tab were not set after changing the app
- Optimization of memory management when app is started multiple times
- Fixed problem that the push function was sometimes not executed (Thanks to Csabi!)
- The "magnifier" is now called "edit bar"
- Optical adjustments in the surface
- Minor corrections
05 Jun
Gerrit Humberg posted on June 05, 2020
- New:
- Help texts for all settings can now be activated on the design tab
- The currently used design can now also be set on the test tab
- Revisions:
- Fixed problem that the push function was sometimes not executed (Thanks to Csabi!)
- The 'magnifier' is now called 'edit bar'
- Optical adjustments in the surface
- Minor corrections
24 May
Gerrit Humberg posted on May 24, 2020
- Revisions:
- Fixed problem that the symbols of sub-functions were no longer displayed (thanks to Thomas!)
21 May
Gerrit Humberg posted on May 21, 2020
- Revisions:
- The cursor is now placed at the end after copying and thus corresponds to the system behavior (thanks to Austin!)
- Optimization of memory management when app is started multiple times
- Minor fixes reported by users
12 May
Gerrit Humberg posted on May 12, 2020
- Revisions:
- Fixed problem that the function window could not be opened a second time
- EDP: Fixed problem that vibration was set to 250 ms
- EDP: If the device does not support vibration, a corresponding message is displayed
08 May
Gerrit Humberg posted on May 08, 2020
- Revisions:
- EDP: It is now possible to delete several keys at the same time
- EDP: Problem with inserting keys fixed (thanks to Austin)
- EDP: Function for switching vibration and sound on / off now works
- EDP: Vibration and sound are now also present for magnifyer
- EDP: Vibration type can now also be set
05 May
Gerrit Humberg posted on May 05, 2020
The list of countries in which the Keyboard Designer can be installed in the Play Store has been expanded to include many countries today! Especially residents of the countries where Spanish is used as the official language can now put together their own keyboard.

The following countries have now been added: Argentina, Chile, Costa Rica, Domenican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Colombia, Cuba, Liechtenstein, Mexico, Namibia, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Uruguay, Venezuela

The same applies here as in all previous countries: Feedback and questions are always welcome!
03 May
Gerrit Humberg posted on May 03, 2020
- Revisions:
- Fixed problem that checkboxes on Settings tab were not set after changing the app
- Vibration is now stopped before the next key is triggered
- The button selection was sometimes displayed when using the magnifyer
01 May
Gerrit Humberg posted on May 01, 2020
- New:
- EDP: Vibration or sound when a key is pressed
- EDP: Mark multiple keys
- EDP: Copy designs and keys
- EDP: Setting the font size of sub-functions
- Revisions:
- Fixed an issue where swiping up was not triggered at certain keyboard heights
- Rework of the standard keyboard
- Graphical adjustments
13 Apr
Gerrit Humberg posted on April 13, 2020
- Revisions:
- Fixed problem that sometimes only the splash screen was displayed when importing via clipboard
- Fixed problem that occurred when exporting contains 5-digit unicodes
- Fixed problem that the actions of the magnifyer could not be changed
04 Apr
Gerrit Humberg posted on April 04, 2020
Today I am particularly pleased that after a lot of work in the alpha and beta phase I can finally finish version 3.0.0! It was developed and tested for about 1 year. As always, I look forward to your feedback!

- New:
- Support Android Q
- Splashscreen when starting the app
- New versioning consisting of major, minor and revision number
- Show the version number on the designer key
- Show changes of the last three versions in the designer
- Setting to close key selection without having to press the X symbol (thanks to Leander)
- The Extended Design Package (EDP) is now available, which provides additional functions for a one time fee
- EDP: Export and import of keyboard data
- EDP: Round buttons
- EDP: Color gradients for keys and backgrounds
- EDP: Unlimited number of output characters, keys per row and rows
- EDP: Display instruction how to import keyboards (thanks to Max)

- Revisions:
- Optical improvements of the designer
- Minimum height reduced from 10 to 5 % to support single-line layouts in a better way
- If a symbol but no function is selected, function 'Add output to editor' is set automatically (thanks to Austin for the idea!)
- Fixed problem with deleting popup keys (thanks to Max!)
- Action right and left at the edges now possible (thanks to Leander!)
- Set function type to "None" automatically when symbol is deleted (thanks to Leander)
- Rework of the drawing of keys, they will now be centered correctly
- Many minor fixes
13 Mar
Gerrit Humberg posted on March 13, 2020
- New:
- Display instruction how to import keyboards (thanks to Max)
- Revisions:
- Rework of the drawing of keys, they will now be centered correctly
- Now version number can be shown in sub-functions (thanks to Leander)
- If a move function is executed in the magnifyer, the character will no longer be marked (was problem with narrow columns)
- Minor corrections
08 Mar
Gerrit Humberg posted on March 08, 2020
- New:
- Snack bars are not shown when the function type is changed automatically
- Setting to close key selection without having to press the X symbol (thanks to Leander)
- EDP: possibility to enter symbols directly with keyboard (required by many users)
- Revisions:
- Set function type to "None" automatically when symbol is deleted (thanks to Leander)
- Fixed problem with swipe functions on the edge
- Color for unsafe type area is now exported
- Minor corrections
29 Feb
Gerrit Humberg posted on February 29, 2020
New:
- Support Android Q
- Splashscreen when starting the app
- New versioning consisting of major, minor and revision number
- Show the version number on the designer key
- Show changes of the last three versions in the designer
- The Extended Design Package (EDP) is now available, which provides additional functions for a one time fee
- EDP: Export and import of keyboard data
- EDP: Round buttons
- EDP: Color gradients for keys and backgrounds
- EDP: Unlimited number of output characters, keys per row and rows

Revisions:
- Optical improvements of the designer
- Minimum height reduced from 10 to 5 % to support single-line layouts in a better way
- If a symbol but no function is selected, function "Add output to editor" is set automatically (thanks to Austin for the idea!)
- Fixed problem with deleting popup buttons (thanks to Max!)
- Action right and left at the edges now possible (thanks to Leander!)
- Many minor fixes
19 Feb
Gerrit Humberg posted on February 19, 2020
Bug fixes:
- Fixed a problem that could occur when moving functions in popups
- The keyboard is now always completely displayed after switching to landscape mode

Many thanks to Austin for reporting these two bugs!
16 Feb
Gerrit Humberg posted on February 16, 2020
Version 3 has been made available to internal testers as an alpha release today. On the one hand, many small improvements in appearance and operation have been implemented, on the other hand, the extended design package is part of the new version. This includes the often requested features for export and import, rounded keys and color gradients. It will also be possible to add a no more limited number of keys to a line and to output an unlimited number of characters.
13 Feb
Gerrit Humberg posted on February 13, 2020
Bug fixes:
   - Fixed an issue that could occur when moving functions in the designer
26 Jan
Gerrit Humberg posted on January 26, 2020
I have been looking for a name for a function for several weeks, which I will introduce with the Keyboard Designer in version 4. When I was brainstorming creatively, I came up with a name today: Stickure! Since the domain stickure.com was still available, I saved it straight away. I'm not going to reveal what is behind it, yet...
23 Jan
Gerrit Humberg posted on January 23, 2020
Now that the app is very stable and I have received some inquiries from other countries, I have now decided to activate the keyboard designer for the following countries: Australia, British Virgin Islands, Ireland, New Zealand and the United Kingdom.

Have fun with the Keyboard Designer!
05 Jan
Gerrit Humberg posted on January 05, 2020
Bug fixes:
 - Entering characters in a crossword puzzle of a newspaper app is now possible (including deletion)
 - After exiting the designer, a subsequent crash could occur
15 Dec
Gerrit Humberg posted on December 15, 2019
Bug fixes:
   - An error could occur when updating all colors using the simplified settings (thanks for notifying support!)
   - The keyboard was not fully opened during a certain game (thanks for the feedback!)
11 Dec
Gerrit Humberg posted on December 11, 2019
Bug fixes:
   - Fixed issues that occur when using an app that does not use standard functions (reported through support)
   - Minor bug fixes
06 Nov
Gerrit Humberg posted on November 06, 2019
Bug fixes:
- Key is no longer marked if held during a mode change
- Sometimes the entire keyboard was not visible after the screen was rotated
- Popup key could not be deleted in the designer
- Sometimes the smartwatch did not stretch the keyboard over the entire surface
31 Oct
Gerrit Humberg posted on October 31, 2019
Welcome to all users in Spain! From today, the app is also officially available in Spanish!

-Phone / Tablet / Smartwatch:
- User interface now available in Spanish (Gracias Pablo !!!)
- It is now sufficient to move the finger horizontally under the popup to select a different key instead of touching it directly, if the popup has multiple keys (thanks to the unknown user providing this tip!)
- Preparations for version 3.0
21 Sep
Gerrit Humberg posted on September 21, 2019
-Phone / Tablet:
- User interface now available in Spanish (Gracias Pablo !!!)
- Smartwatch:
- User Interface now available in Spanish (Gracias Pablo !!!)
04 Sep
Gerrit Humberg posted on September 04, 2019
- Phone / Tablet:
- User interface now also in Switzerland and Austria in German
- Fixed issue when adding or deleting UTF16 Unicodes as an icon
- Change of the design name is now taken over directly
- Smartwatch:
- User interface now also in Switzerland and Austria in German
19 Jul
Gerrit Humberg posted on July 19, 2019
The following fixes are included in this release:
- Provision of Italian and French special characters with appropriate language setting
- Icons in toolbar now abbreviated to clarify what is added or deleted
- On the first click on "Add" of the design tab, the user is asked if he really wants to create a new design (after the first installation this could be unclear)
- Improved speed when starting the designer
- Minor optical corrections
29 Jun
Gerrit Humberg posted on June 29, 2019
Today was the first time a promotional video in the Play Store published! It shows the most important functions of the Keyboard Designer as well as their usage.

This required the creation of a You Tube channel. The video can also be accessed directly at https://youtu.be/sAvoB5tHUV4.
26 Jun
Gerrit Humberg posted on June 26, 2019
The following fixes are included in this release:
- Fixed a bug where a mode could be removed when deleting a pop-up key
- Problem with automatic mode change fixed (reported by user)
24 Jun
Gerrit Humberg posted on June 24, 2019
- Bugfixing:
- Fixed a problem that occures while deleting the left or right word of a password (reported by user)
- Automatic change to the last mode after pressing a key now possible, when mode is assigned to a different design (reported by user)
14 Jun
Gerrit Humberg posted on June 14, 2019
- Phone / Tablet:
- Following bugs have been corrected:
- Problem when closing the symbol selection (reported by user)
- Fixed issue with advanced color setting
- English texts corrected
- Smartwatch was not displayed correctly during the test
- Smartwatch:
- Speed of synchronization increased significantly
- It does not flash white anymore during app start
07 Jun
Gerrit Humberg posted on June 07, 2019
+ Provision of Spanish characters and demo keyboard with appropriate system language
+ Preparations for version 3.0
+ Minor corrections:
- At startup, no white screen flashes anymore
- Icons for locking / unlocking the function exchange were displayed exactly the wrong way around
- Significant acceleration of moving keys and exchange of functions
- When moving functions, sometimes the symbol was not displayed
- Revision of texts
07 Jun
Gerrit Humberg posted on June 07, 2019
Hola españa! From now on, the Keyboard Designer is also available in Spain in the Play Store! Also in all other countries, users with the Spanish language enabled will be able to access the necessary Spanish characters on the demo keyboard after installation. In addition, the symbol search in the "main character" section also displays the Spanish characters to these users. ¡Diviértete con la Keyboard Designer!
24 May
Gerrit Humberg posted on May 24, 2019
+ Revision of the search for Unicode characters
+ Fixed the reported errors, among others
- Problem assigning a symbol to a pop-up key
- Problems with text input
- Automatic preselection of a key during popup for faster entry
- Fixed a crash that could occur when moving selected text
17 May
Gerrit Humberg posted on May 17, 2019
After user feedback, the response of the operating system on input has been modified. This prevents problems on some devices and increases the responsiveness of the keyboard.
12 May
Gerrit Humberg posted on May 12, 2019
After a request for the keyboard designer came from Switzerland, the app was also released for the Play Store in Switzerland! Have fun designing your own keyboard! As always, I am pleased about feedback!
12 May
Gerrit Humberg posted on May 12, 2019
Today there is already an update! Some users have reported problems with the design change on the key tab. After some research, I found out that the error occurs if the design tab was not previously selected. The solution is provided in version 2.16.
11 May
Gerrit Humberg posted on May 11, 2019
Code cleanups performed to achieve stabilization and a little more speed.
30 Apr
Gerrit Humberg posted on April 30, 2019
Bugfixing:
- Fixed issue: swipe up (capital letters) could not be used for top letter row when number row and maginier are hidden
- Key mark is canceled when swipe up on key without function
28 Apr
Gerrit Humberg posted on April 28, 2019
Stability increased due to various messages, including:
- Fixed issue: designer crashes when called by the keyboard
- Fixed issue: swipe up (capital letters) could not be used for top letter row when number row is hidden

Many thanks to all who contacted the support to report these errors !!!
13 Apr
Gerrit Humberg posted on April 13, 2019
During the development of the Keyboard Designer, it was deliberately avoided to collect data and transfer it to a server for evaluation. In order to allow the users on a voluntary basis to provide feedback to the developer, a questionnaire has now been created on the homepage. You can answer all, a few or just one question - any feedback is welcome!

In order not to use the data longer than needed, the registered answers will be sent to the support by e-mail instead of saving it in a database. As with the support requests, the emails are deleted after the evaluation. If the author wishes a reply, the e-mail address can be entered.
13 Apr
Gerrit Humberg posted on April 13, 2019
Improvements:
- Headings are now shown in bold font (better readability)
- Button added to call feedback questions of homepage

Bugfixing in general:
- Magnifier will now react when switching from small to uppercase letter with magnifer (searched for reason a long time!)
- Fixed issue that designer was not displayed when invoked from the testing tab using the keyboard

Fixed bugs reported in version 2.10:
- Keyboard preview does not disappear in the "Test" and "Settings" tabs
31 Mar
Gerrit Humberg posted on March 31, 2019
The new version 2.10 has just been released! The target goal is to improve the clarity. The following topics were implemented:

+ New features smartphone / tablet:
- On request, only necessary settings can be displayed (default for new installations)
- Display mode can be selected in the wizard
- Function added to change the colors, magnifier and key selection of all designs at once
- Info tab added to summarize important data
22 Mar
Gerrit Humberg posted on March 22, 2019
New version 2.09 for beta testers released:

+ New features smartphone / tablet:
- On request, only necessary settings can be displayed
- Display mode can be selected in the wizard
- Function added to change the colors, magnifier and key selection of all designs at once
- Info tab added to show important data
09 Mar
Gerrit Humberg posted on March 09, 2019
Due to many requests the Keyboard Designer is from today on also available in Austria! Have fun with designing your own keyboards!
01 Mar
Gerrit Humberg posted on March 01, 2019
New version 2.04 released:

+ New features smartphone / tablet:
- Additional description for all buttons
- Errors can now also be reported by Google framework
- Improved error handling
- Fixed the problem that a text, which was copied from a website, could not be pasted
- Problem solved, that errors can occur when the mode is changed very fast (reported by user)
17 Feb
Gerrit Humberg posted on February 17, 2019
New version 2.02 released:



+ New features Wear:
- Button added to show the Play Stores entry of the Keyboard Designer on the smartphone (if not installed on the smartphone)
- Preparations for faster synchronization in future version
+ New features smartphone / tablet:
- Image of the keyboard can now be shared by the designer to other apps
- Keyboard can now be selected directly in the wizard
- Preparation for faster synchronization in future version
- Preparations for "Extended Design Package" in future version
- Minor errors fixed
22 Dec
Gerrit Humberg posted on December 22, 2018
It is time! Not only smartphones and tablets can use custom keyboards designed with the Keyboard Designer - from today on they can even be used by smartwatches!

Especially on small screens, it is very difficult to enter texz. Due to this it is important that the keys are arranged as you need them! The keyboard can be created on the smartphone and then be transferred to the smartwatch!

Tip: You can write on the test tab of the smartphone and transfer the text directly to the smartwatch, if its keyboard was activated in a text field!

In addition, there is now a list of standard colors in the color selection.

Now that Version 2.0 has been provided the app will also be available in the USA and Canada.
24 Oct
Gerrit Humberg posted on October 24, 2018
Thanks to the feedback of the first users the followings topics could be realized:
- Magnifier colors are now releated to design colors (to simplify settings)
- Magnifier should now scroll correctly
- Summary of function on key fragment is now shown if function selector is closed
06 Oct
Gerrit Humberg posted on October 06, 2018
After all the feedback of the alpha and beta testers, the version 1.0 can be released today - as scheduled! The release will be installed automatically on the devices of all testers.

A big THANK YOU to all testers of the last month, once again!
03 Oct
Gerrit Humberg posted on October 03, 2018
To fix the reported problems the new open beta version 0.82 was created.

- Improved display of the password in the magnifyer (only if activated)
- Minor corrections
- Optimized automated tests
16 Sep
Gerrit Humberg posted on September 16, 2018
Today, the reference to the soon-to-be-finished website was removed - as of today the construction is complete! Have fun with the new website!
02 Sep
Gerrit Humberg posted on September 02, 2018
To fix the reported problems the new open beta version 0.81 was created.
25 Aug
Gerrit Humberg posted on August 25, 2018
Today the Keyboard Designer is for the first time installable for all interested. The alpha base, limited to a small circle of testers, was abandoned and the app was published in the version 0.80 as a public beta version in the Play Store. Although it can not be found using the app search, every Android user can download it via the link.

While waiting for feedback, building the website is now being started.
01 Aug
Gerrit Humberg posted on August 01, 2018
Right before the start of the beta phase of the app the construction of the website is now begun. On the one hand it should inform about the meaning and purpose of the app and on the other hand it should be an extensive reference work for the application.
30 Jun
Gerrit Humberg posted on June 30, 2018
As the project progresses and the beginning of the beta phase is foreseeable, the domain www.keyboarddesigner.de was reserved today. This makes sense especially because the app will initially be available only in Germany.
29 Jun
Gerrit Humberg posted on June 29, 2018
After many discussions and drafts the new logo was finished!

On the logo is an arrangement of keys watch does not match the usual structure. The border of the keys, which can be recognized as a keyboard, is open at the top right. This symbolizes the openness at any time to make changes and to add or remove keys. The brush on the border, intentionally held in cursor color, is ready to edit right at the opening.
03 Jun
Gerrit Humberg posted on June 03, 2018
The previous logo of the Keyboard Designer was intended only for the development version. In order to get a really expressive logo, the order was given today to the designer to design a logo. The main idea is to get a logo that illustrates the benefits of the app directly. In addition, colors from the already defined color table should be used.
26 Apr
Gerrit Humberg posted on April 26, 2018
Some templates for the design of the website were already on the shortlist - but the decision fell today on a template of Sungee Theme. It impresses with its modern design and clear menu navigation. It also offers combinations of surface elements that are ideal for the predominantly explanatory content.
03 Feb
Gerrit Humberg posted on February 03, 2018
The development has now progressed so far that the basic functionalities are available and can also be carried out quite stably. Now the app launches into the closed alpha phase, so that a small circle of testers also installs the app and tests it in practice.

At the same time, automated tests are implemented so that later on smaller adjustments it can be ensured that the basic functions are still error-free. As a result, the development phase will once again be significantly extended, but since the test effort will increase with the ever-increasing number of functions, this invested time will pay off later.
13 Jan
Gerrit Humberg posted on January 13, 2018
With big pleasure it was found out that the domain www.keyboarddesigner.com is still available - which was not to be expected with a .com address! Of course, the domain was immediately reserved, even if the construction of the website can only be done after the completion of the alpha version - which will start in a few months.
11 Mar
Gerrit Humberg posted on March 11, 2017
Today the idea to program an app with which you should be able to put together your own keyboard on an Android device was born. The app should not make any limitations, but the user should be able to arrange the keys as he wants it. It is important that no data is sent to the Internet - something a keyboard should not be able to do.


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