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[App][Root] SPenBoardSwitcher 3 - Changing keyboards depending on the S-Pen Position

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By LegendK95, Recognized Developer on 6th October 2013, 10:43 PM
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A brief description of the application's capabilities and features:
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Have you ever wanted to use a certain keyboard for normal use, and a different one for the S-Pen! This will ease your life.
- When the service is running, the pen's position is detected and the keyboard is switched to the learned or pre-defined one (depending on the mode).
- The service runs quietly and efficiently. No popups, no interventions.
- Support for starting on boot
- Service supports two modes:

  • Learning mode: Tries to detect the keyboard you use in each pen position, stores the detected keyboard, and uses it the next time you take your pen off, or return it to its place.
  • Fixed Mode: The service only uses the keyboards you chose inside the application, even if you use another keyboard for a short time, when the pen's position, the keyboard is reverted back to the ones you chose.

Installation and Usage:
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  • Download the Application (or donate through the PlayStore).
  • Move the apk to the sdcard, and install it using a file manager.
  • Open the application, the installation will be continued automatically after you press the "Install application" button.


A Screenshot of the app (taken on the note 2):
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Getting the app:
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The app is posted on the Play Store with a price if you feel like you want to donate, and it will be attached in the second post of this thread.
Both of them are identical

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- pulser_g2 and Lennyuk for the idea
- if4cto0r for the great icon

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The application is attached.

Changelog:
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V3
- Adds support to KitKat
- Improved Installer, FCs shouldn't occur as much as before.
- Samsung Keyboard should now be able to detect if the SPen is removed, and switch to handwriting automatically (if the option is choosed in the keyboard's options).

FAQ:
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Q: Why is there a notification when the service is running?
A: Android requires the service to have a notification in order for the service to stay working all the time, without the system killing it. I'm trying to find a way to hide it. (This problem only occurs in Android 4.3)

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File Type: apk SPenBoardSwitcherInstaller.apk - [Click for QR Code] (54.3 KB, 6271 views)
File Type: apk SPenBoardSwitcherInstaller3.apk - [Click for QR Code] (51.8 KB, 4914 views)
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Thank you so much!

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Thank you so much!

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No problem, did it work for you?
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Works fine..keeping my eye on when ever you release an update to remove the persistent notification.

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Works fine..keeping my eye on when ever you release an update to remove the persistent notification.

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As a workaround, click on the notification and uncheck "show notifications".
Although it is reset if you stop the service and start it again, and also with a reboot.
To hide it again, check and then uncheck again the "show notifications" checkbox
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Version 1.0 worked without root I think.
My Note3 is not rooted and I think this will not be changed in the near future...
But I loved the Program and had donated it.
Also I need an Application which changes the Keyboard depending on the running app.
For WhatsApp SwiftKey is better than the original Samsung Keyboard.

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Originally Posted by btecsm

Version 1.0 worked without root I think.
My Note3 is not rooted and I think this will not be changed in the near future...
But I loved the Program and had donated it.
Also I need an Application which changes the Keyboard depending on the running app.
For WhatsApp SwiftKey is better than the original Samsung Keyboard.

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The original app also needed root, so that it can be moved to /system/app

This version makes things easier by adding support to phones without the need to create a flashable zip for each of them.
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I can't get this to work on my N7105. The app stops working after I start the installation process. Does this app work with Note 2 4G?
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I can't get this to work on my N7105. The app stops working after I start the installation process. Does this app work with Note 2 4G?

Can I have a logcat please?
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It's working fine now. Must've been tasker conflicting with your app. Thanks for your hard work!

Enviado do meu GT-N7105 utilizando Tapatalk 4

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