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!)
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!)
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
21 Jun
Gerrit Humberg posted on June 21, 2020
- Revisions:
- Sometimes the text on the OK key was not displayed (thanks to Leander!)
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
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
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!
13 Feb
Gerrit Humberg posted on February 13, 2020
Bug fixes:
   - Fixed an issue that could occur when moving functions in the 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
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
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
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
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
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!
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.


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