Keyboard Designer

The Development of the Keyboard Designer

18 Apr
Gerrit Humberg posted on April 18, 2021
- New:
- First version of the word bar available on the test tab (for clarification)
- ZIP data can now be opened directly and no longer have to be shared with the app
- Revisions:
- Fixed that sometimes the wrong history was written
17 Jan
Gerrit Humberg posted on January 17, 2021
- Revisions:
- Reduction of the font size of the assistant from 24 to 20 dp
- Assistant is now displayed the first time the keyboard is used to explain key selection (only for new installations)
- Adjustments to the Spanish names
10 Jan
Gerrit Humberg posted on January 10, 2021
- Revisions:
- Added more assistant topics
- Minor corrections
05 Jan
Gerrit Humberg posted on January 05, 2021
- Revisions:
- Fixed that when rotating the device with the keyboard open it could crash (thanks to Thomas!)
04 Jan
Gerrit Humberg posted on January 04, 2021
- Revisions:
- Fixed that the keyboard was sometimes no longer displayed directly after restart
03 Jan
Gerrit Humberg posted on January 03, 2021
- Revisions:
- Hopefully fixed, that after the first character was written, the focus was lost sometimes
- Hopefully fixed, that some messengers scrolled up at the start (thanks to Toth!)
- Fixed problem that characters were not written if the first key was swiped lightly and the second key was touched at the same time
- Fixed a problem where the keyboard was sometimes hidden again at startup
19 Dec
Gerrit Humberg posted on December 19, 2020
- Revisions:
- More topics added to the assistant
- Smaller bug fixes
12 Dec
Gerrit Humberg posted on December 12, 2020
- Info tab shows the first draft of the wizard
- Added character group emojis

- Revisions:
- Fixed problem when editing multiple keys at the same time (Thanks to Fadi!)
- The soft navigation bar now takes on the background color of the keyboard (requested by many!)
- Corrected the width of the function selection (was always wide after popup)
- Key repetitions could hang up in connection with popup (Thanks to Aaron!)
- Fixed that repetition duration was sometimes not displayed and not always executed correctly (Thanks to Dixon)
- Fixed that after changes on the settings tab the keyboard was sometimes completely recalculated with each touch, this reduced the speed extremely
- Minor adjustments (Thanks to the feedback!)
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
30 Sep
Gerrit Humberg posted on September 30, 2020
- EDP: Fixed a problem that can occur when importing keyboards (Thanks to Austin!)
26 Sep
Gerrit Humberg posted on September 26, 2020
- EDP: Export and import does now support ZIP file (contains keyboard data, images, fonts)

- 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
- 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
17 Jul
Gerrit Humberg posted on July 17, 2020
- 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)
- 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!)
- 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!)
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
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 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
- 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

- 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
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 !!!)
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
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
02 Sep
Gerrit Humberg posted on September 02, 2018
To fix the reported problems the new open beta version 0.81 was created.

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