How to write a touch keyboard?

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How to write a touch keyboard?

Postby daliz » Sun Jan 17, 2010 12:26 pm

Hello,

my question is not about the design/coding practices used to write a new alternative keyboard for Android. I'd like only to focus on "attaching it to the system".

In other words:

We know alternative soft keyboards like "BetterKeyboard", "ShapeWriter" etc. They are installed on the phone and the user can (via Settings -> Locale & Text) enable it or not.

How is this behavior obtained?
How to install an application in order to be a substitute of the default keyboard?

Imagine we could write a good activity with a nice GUI and user experience for a keyboard. Now, how can I install it in a way that a user could use it as an alternative keyboard, as BetterKeyboard does?

I hope my question is clear...! Bye :)
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Postby qlimax » Sun Jan 17, 2010 12:40 pm

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Postby daliz » Thu Jan 21, 2010 3:28 pm

Thanks... I had missed that :)
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