Jun 11, 2010

jjg on the ipad's programmable keyboards

Related to yesterday's post re. programmable keyboards, Jesse James Garrett has a great post up at The Adaptive Path blog about how the iPad Numbers app reconfigures the "keyboard" depending on context.

These variant key layouts start to get really interesting in Numbers, Apple’s spreadsheet application. Again, you see very different key layouts depending on context — in this case, the type of data you’re entering into a spreadsheet. Click a cell formatted to accept only numbers, and numbers are the only thing you can input:

More like this, please.