Updating and rebuilding Android
Posted May 7, 2009 4:16 UTC (Thu) by vmlinuz
Parent article: Updating and rebuilding Android
Just got one minor comment:
One has to wonder, though, what inspired the Android developers to dedicate a significant chunk of scarce screen space to a "smiley" key.
When you define a text entry widget in an Android application, you can hint to the system what sort of text is going to entered, and different keyboards are used for different purposes. If it's defined as a "short message" widget, it'll have a smiley button, if it's defined as a "URI" it'll have a .com button, and so on. It's actually a pretty neat feature, as a developer, because it gives your application a nice level of polish for essentially no work on your part.
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