iPad: Use iPhone Keyboard

The Russians Used A Pencil’s Dan Provost in Typing on the iPad suggests a solution to a problem on the iPad. In portrait mode, the iPad’s keyboard is too small to type with both hands and too large to thumb type. Dan’s idea is clever:

Scale the keyboard down so it’s about the size of the iPhone keyboard in landscape mode, and then split into two halves.

Most of the pictures of an iPad in portrait mode are leaning against your legs. Why? Apple shows the iPad user using two hands to type. I don’t think that can be a long term solution as it would be quite uncomfortable and awkward. All smartphone users are used to thumb typing so leveraging our experience (and habit) by applying a thumb-typable keyboard to an iPad is an excellent idea. No longer will we need to use our legs to type. A winner. via Daring Fireball