[FoRK] Some iPad suggestions

HK Pang hkpang at gmail.com
Fri May 7 20:13:16 PDT 2010


Hmm, I am only asking Apple to shrink the key size a little bit so
that more keys can fit into the same screen area. Carrying a bluebooth
keyboard defeats the purpose of using an iPad.

On Friday, May 7, 2010, Stephen D. Williams <sdw at lig.net> wrote:
> On 5/7/10 1:29 PM, HK Pang wrote:
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> On Fri, May 7, 2010 at 2:46 PM, Lucas Gonze<lucas.gonze at gmail.com>  wrote:
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> It's not easy to do these things, or at least not trivial.
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> On Fri, May 7, 2010 at 11:31 AM, HK Pang<hkpang at gmail.com>  wrote:
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> But there are couple things that I find iPad pretty annoying:
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> 1) Why isn't there a full keyboard? It's pretty annoying to keep shifting
> keyboard pages for numeric keys and other frequently used symbols. In
> landscape mode, the iPad can certainly accomodate a few more keys.
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> 2) Why ain't there any cursor keys? It's nearly impossible to place the
> cursor in between words when you need to make a correction. I usually
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> have
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> to re-type the whole word over again.
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> 3) Why isn't traditional Chinese input supported? Is Apple going to drop
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> the
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> 30-50 million potential customers living in Taiwan/Hongkong/etc? The same
> thing is available in iTouch and iPhone, I'm surprised Apple tried to do
> this.
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> 4) Why isn't more effort made to improve chinese handwriting input? Right
> now, you can only enter one chinese character at a time.
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> With the exception of #4, is it really that hard to do the first 3? I
> understand that Apple can omit /alter features to give them more marketing
> advantages. But I fail to see the rationale of not making keyboard entry a
> little easier. Right now, iPad is pretty useless in an office setting
> unless your job is to qa iPad apps.
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> What's wrong with using a Bluetooth keyboard for the iPad in the office??  Does that ruin the magic?
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> Anyway, I'm sure that the aPads, sPads, cPads etc. will fix those features any day now.  ;-)
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> sdw
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