computer keys on Android


#1

The code says I should type arrowright to move the avatar in the fruit hunt project but since I am using android I don’t know what I should do at this point so will it be possible to move the avatar with another cpde


#2

Ahhh. Yeah, there really aren’t arrow keys on most mobile keyboards.

The easiest thing to do would be to connect a bluetooth keyboard to the android device. Any chance that’s possible?

The next easiest thing to do would be to do what you suggest – switch to another code. The following should work:

  • Instead of ArrowLeft, use KeyA.
  • Instead of ArrowRight, use KeyD.
  • Instead of ArrowUp, use KeyW.
  • Instead of ArrowDown, use KeyS.

With that, you should be able to move the avatar left and right with the A and D keys. Back and forward should work with S and W.

Let me know if that helps. If you run into any problems trying that out, share your code and I’ll do my best to help out.

-Chris


#3

But when I press hide code how will I type it


#4

Ah, gotcha. For that, I think you’d have to use a different keyboard. The Hacker’s Keyboard can be placed in the notification bar at the top of the screen (using “permanent notification” in the settings). Any time you need to enter a key, you can activate the keyboard from the notification bar. The Hacker’s Keyboard even has arrow keys.

BUT… there’s a problem with the settings on Android 9. If you’ve already upgraded to that version, this won’t work :frowning:

If that doesn’t work, the only other option is to switch from keyboard events to touch events. I’m working on a version of this for a mobile version of some of the projects, but it’s not quite ready. If the Hacker’s Keyboard doesn’t work for you, then maybe you’d be OK being a guinea pig for the mobile code?

-Chris