Well, imitation is the sincerest form of flattery and it does not get old especially in modding and hacking world. iPhone is the hottest thing right now and some modders have developed a utility for the Nokia N800 internet tablet to emulate iPhone virtual keyboard.
The utility is written in Python and from the video, it looks pretty usable and cool! I’ll be trying it out on my N800 tonight.
Apple doesn’t sell iPhone here in Brazil, we wanted to evaluate its virtual keyboard usability… our solution here at INdT: write one using Python and Edje!
The plan was to do it in less than one week, it took a bit more since I had to work on other things, fix some bugs with the EFL itself and also implement new features (like pointer_mode: NOGRAB) and also did the initial graphics, later replaced with Ian’s nice work. It does no type prediction, word hint, cursor navigation or key composition (accents are not possible).
iPhone-like keyboard for the Nokia N800 [via jkontherun]