onboard is not sufficient for mobile users

Bug #1094395 reported by Sean DS on 2012-12-29
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ubuntu-nexus7
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Bug Description

onboard is historically an accessibility feature. onbiard does not include auto capitaluzation or auto spell correction or predictive text or swyping. this lack of features makes onboard uncompetitive with rival tablet's default keyboards (eg apple android). we must improve onboard as a matter of course if we are to compete in tablet/mobile space.

Sean DS (se4n-1) on 2012-12-29
tags: added: access mobile tablet
Francesco Fumanti (frafu) wrote :

These features are being developed and we hope to be able to release them before the end of the raring development cycle.

Paula Doird (paula-diord) wrote :

First step should be to make Onboard available at touchpads and most important at Android at all!
Today Onboard is a linux app - not an android app.
Running linux chrooted on Android is a matter of minutes.
But having a working Keyboard for the linux apps and the java apps running chrooted is a matter of weeks!
Onboard is not working in this envronment - there is no x keyboard available.
(See the bug reports on this site)
If Onboard would run on Android in the chrooted envronment it would be a killer app!!
A virtual keyboard resizeable, moveable is a must in linux and java apps - these apps are not made and not designed for the android keyboard fixed to the bottom of the screen.
Onboard is much more usable and sophisticated than the android keyboard!!

Make it available for chrooted linux versions on android and you are writing history!
Its the most important modul to run linux on each touchscreen, be it small or large!

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