1. Jazmac's Avatar
    I don't know how else to describe it but there are some apps, 3rd party and the like that require email registration. Pandora, Facebook, etc. The keyboard that comes up oftentimes is not the keyboard with the .com key. What you get is the standard keyboard. With that you have to do additional shifting, and typing to produce the .com.

    There are other apps that raise the .com keyboard by default. I think it sloppy or lazy coding if the app requires an email address and it is not the keyboard raised. If it is available to developers, why not use it? It looks cleaner, more professional and the first presentation or introduction to your app. I think it should be the standard. Your thoughts?
    04-20-2013 01:58 PM
  2. manicottiK's Avatar
    The choice of keyboard (text, text with suggestions, email, numeric, etc) is up to the developer on a per-textbox basis. It may be lazy, it may be simplified cross-platform code, or it may be that the field is meant to sometimes hold non-email addresses.
    04-20-2013 02:49 PM
  3. foxbat121's Avatar
    Lazy or clueless devs. That's all. Microsoft can't dictate that.
    04-20-2013 03:40 PM
  4. farukdgn's Avatar
    so microsoft doesnt have any other jobs so they will check every app to figure out if they need a better keyboard? microsoft have other things to do, like adding features to wp.
    04-20-2013 04:24 PM
  5. ImmortalWarrior's Avatar
    This is entirely the developer's fault. The official ebay app is the worst culprit for their poor keyboard selections in text fields.
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    04-20-2013 04:27 PM
  6. Jazmac's Avatar
    so microsoft doesnt have any other jobs so they will check every app to figure out if they need a better keyboard? microsoft have other things to do, like adding features to wp.
    All apps pass through Microsoft's standards board. Microsoft and IOS have them. Android, don't really give a flick what you do but they have somewhat of a standard too. I'm saying require it as part of the standards certification process. Doesn't prevent Microsoft from doing other important work. This keeps the platform from becoming sloppy like what happened with Windows Mobile.
    04-20-2013 06:35 PM

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