Little Big Keyboard

Little Big Keyboard


The Little Big Keyboard is a virtual keyboard (an Android input method, IME) a user can install to replace the built in virtual keyboard.

Features:

- Made for small screens (or big finger): big buttons.

- Small screen space occupied. Height is only 3 key-rows.

- A fairly novel input technique: press key as normal for center letter or press and move away from key to select side letters.

- Letter placement optimized for a mix of English and Swedish language input but layout includes most Western Europe letters.

- Non-predictive. You always know what will happen when you press something.

- All letters repeat like a normal physical keyboard.

Drawbacks
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- You need to practice to learn the placement of letters. Start with single letters and then increase to sequences of letters (words).

- The keyboard is quite experimental and might contain bugs. Use as is! Feel free to report problems (follow website link).

INSTALLING
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1. Download and install the package from Android market or compile and install yourself (source code is open source).

2. Enable the new input method in "Settings", "Locale & text" (Swedish: "Inställningar", "Nationella inställningar & text").

3. Select the new input method by long pressing on any active input form (pops up a menu where you can select different input methods).

Recent changes:
This is the first released version.
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3.6
User ratings
160
Installs
10,000+
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File size
41 kb
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About Little Big Keyboard
The Little Big Keyboard is a virtual keyboard (an Android input method, IME) a user can install to replace the built in virtual keyboard.

Features:

- Made for small screens (or big finger): big buttons.

- Small screen space occupied. Height is only 3 key-rows.

- A fairly novel input technique: press key as normal for center letter or press and move away from key to select side letters.

- Letter placement optimized for a mix of English and Swedish language input but layout includes most Western Europe letters.

- Non-predictive. You always know what will happen when you press something.

- All letters repeat like a normal physical keyboard.

Drawbacks
~~~~~~~~~

- You need to practice to learn the placement of letters. Start with single letters and then increase to sequences of letters (words).

- The keyboard is quite experimental and might contain bugs. Use as is! Feel free to report problems (follow website link).

INSTALLING
~~~~~~~~~~

1. Download and install the package from Android market or compile and install yourself (source code is open source).

2. Enable the new input method in "Settings", "Locale & text" (Swedish: "Inställningar", "Nationella inställningar & text").

3. Select the new input method by long pressing on any active input form (pops up a menu where you can select different input methods).

Recent changes:
This is the first released version.

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Android Market Comments
A Google User
Jul 8, 2014
Bold! But letters could be alphabetically to be easier to get started. Also it could have a single key for space/return/backspace. i used this when i needed to type commands in terminal (otherwise i use something with swipe type) but now I'm using compass keyboard (similar to this one but access to more characters). you can get compass on f-droid store.
A Google User
Mar 7, 2014
Ok Good
A Google User
Feb 25, 2014
This is way better then i thought This is probaly the most accurate keyboard out there
A Google User
Feb 18, 2014
Good idea but character placement is weird I realize this was meant for Swedish input, but It's a great idea and runs pretty fast even in old devices, it would be a shame not to further develop the idea. I am a fast typer in T9 layout,many people are, why not order the letters in that format? Without the prediction, of course. I would pay for such a good keyboard (and to retrieve precious screen real estate currently used by the Ads)!
A Google User
Dec 14, 2013
Bold! But letters could be alphabetically to be easier to get started. Also it could have a single key for space/return/backspace