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About this app

The only 100% FREE Gamepad keyboard for playing games. Emulates a simple D-Dpad directional keys / Cursor Keyboard Keys, and four (or six) separate buttons.

Emulate a Game Controller on your phone. Designed for use with DosBox Turbo, but works with other Android emulators, OnLive, SplashTop and any Android game/app that can use a Keyboard (utilizes the standard Android Input Method Framework).

★ True 8-Way or emulated 8-Way Directional Pad
★ Permanent Notification Setting to allow use in any App/Game
★ Custom Mappable 8-way DPad
★ 4 or 6 extra mappable buttons + directional pad
★ DosBox Turbo / Xbox360 mode Controller emulation
★ ESC and Function Keys (F1-F12)
★ Re-Map A,B,X,Y,C,Z buttons to Different Keys
★ Multi-Touch capable (depends on phone hardware)
★ Built in Transparent Keyboard
★ Uses standard Android Input Method (IME)
★ Configurable Transparency Levels
★ Swipe Left/Right to switch from Keyboard to GamePad
★ Swipe Down for Settings
★ Configurable Swipe Gestures

To Use:
After installation, Enable "Game Pad" in the Android Settings->Keyboards section.

Choose "Game Pad" as the Input Method.

** NOTE: If the game/app does not SUPPORT using Standard Android Input Method (ie. Keyboard) as an input method, then go into the settings menu and enable "Permanent Notification". Launch Gamepad Keyboard once to start the notification. Then start your game and drag down the notification area. By clicking on notification icon, Gamepad Keyboard will be displayed.
Updated on
Sep 11, 2018

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35.9K reviews
A Google user
September 6, 2019
I would love to give this app a better rating, but the sheer frustration of trying to get it to consistently work doesn't really make that easy. That is the biggest problem- the keyboard is pretty good, and the gamepad, while I would like it to have more buttons, and a higher button margin for the d-pad, it does the job. But I will spend 3-5 minutes just getting it to work, for it to fail to start at all a minute later. I am sorry for the bad review, but this app has caused me much frustration.
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Jae D
September 27, 2020
A way to fix the bug... So when the app works, it's great. But when it stops working, it really stops. Even if you reinstall. So, I find a solution by accident. If you download "GTA 3 demo cheats", even if you're playing a different game, it will let you pull up any keyboard you want with a little layover widget, including this keyboard. And it's easy to move or hide the widget. So cheat away!
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Leny Vega
October 31, 2021
This app is really good for certain PC ports of games. However the only thing that makes this pretty un-enjoyable is the layout of the buttons. While playing a Deltarune port, I keep missing attacks and sometimes my thumb goes off the d-pad. I have a large phone. The thing is there are no alternatives to what this developer puts out here so I am stuck with what I get. I just options to adjust size of the buttons and d-pad, and another option to move the d-pad anywhere you want on the screen. Thx
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What's new

Update notification to support Android 7.0/8.0+
Add option for Keypress Previews
Fix permanent notification bugs.
Add border around QWERTY keys for better differentiation.
Change minimum required Android version to 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich).