The exact release date has not yet been set (no later than 09/04/21), but here is a preview of version 5:
- Word suggestions are now available in a word bar
- New look for all fields
- Navigation moved to bottom so that it is always at the same position (even if there is no keyboard preview) and more space for keyboard entries
- Reworked display of function types, now with descriptions
- Mode tab integrated in the key tab, making the user interface easier to understand
- No more differentiation between necessary and all settings
- Merging of the same setting types into containers for greater clarity
- Export and import dialog completely revised, significantly simplified (e.g. ZIP file is now standard format, current keyboard is preselected, optional information is saved, word lists are included)
- ZIP files can now be opened directly and has no longer to be shared with the app
- Search in the assistant added
- Additional topics added to the assistant
- Hints can now be displayed in the change log (see above)
- EDP: Colors (except for the keyboard background) can now be transparent (requested by a large number of users)
- EDP: Positions of popups can now be specified (above / on / below the key)
- EKP: New function types: Send image and hide keyboard (thanks to Ashley!)
- EDP/EKP: Image list now sorted by name and with preview
- EDP: The edit bar can display the background image from the keyboard if "color like design" is selected
- EDP: Color of the navigation bar in case of background image now also visible in preview
- EDP: The list of fonts is now sorted
- EKP: More apps are now displayed for "start app“ function type and they are sorted (thanks to Csabi!)
- EKP: The special functions Ctrl, Alt + Shift can now also be used in all terminal apps (thanks to Sam!)
- Automatic function type change can be switched off, the OK button is no longer overlaid
- Fixed that the wrong history was written sometimes
- The cursor can now also be moved to the right and left in some terminal apps (thanks to Sam!)
- Popups in the designer are no longer closed when the app is set to background
- Fixed that the designer sometimes not showing up after launch
- Fixed that Smartwatch could sometimes not be tested on test tab
- Fixed that keyboard jumps when popup protrudes over keyboard (thanks to Dixon!)
- Minus symbol placed in front of color controls in order to be consistent with other controls
- Added Hungarian as a language option
- Linguistic adjustments
- Miner corrections
Since no message has been created here for a long time, I would like to publish an intermediate result. Currently, the development of the word bar is a top priority. It will display suggestions for corrections. Since this feature is very extensive, I can hardly worry about other points of the app, so there have been hardly any new messages in the last few weeks.
I hope to have a first version of the word bar available in the beta program in early May.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.