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Software Keyboard

The Software Keyboard integration path is recommended if you do not require complex, two-way communication.
It acts as a virtual keyboard that inputs the scanned barcode data into an active field of the customer's target application.

How to configure Software Keyboard on Insight Webportal

Enabling and configuring the Software Keyboard integration path using Insight Webportal is done by creating a configuration file and uploading it to you Android device.

Prerequisite: Insight Webportal account activated.

  1. Go to Insight Webportal.
  2. Under Manage, select Configurations.
    The list of existing configurations displays.
  3. At the bottom of the page, select Create New Configuration.

    Note: Alternatively, you can click the pencil icon next to an existing configuration to modify it.

  4. Select Insight Mobile (Android) and click Next.

  5. Click Connectivity Settings.
    The Integration Path section displays with Software Keyboard, Intent, and SDK options.
  6. Select Software Keyboard.
    The Choose a Keyboard Mode and Choose Keyboard Theme sections display.
  7. Select the default keyboard and theme.
  8. At the bottom of the page, click Save.

Keyboard modes

When choosing the Software Keyboard integration path, you can select two keyboard modes:

  • Alphanumeric/Symbols Keyboard
  • Numeric/Alphanumeric/Symbols Keyboard

The Alphanumeric/Symbols Keyboard mode provides you with ProGlove's version of the regular Android alphanumeric keyboard where you can switch to the Symbols keyboard view by tapping !#1.

The Numeric/Alphanumeric/Symbols Keyboard mode displays the numeric keyboard as the default one in order to enable workers to quickly enter multi-digit numbers into the customer's target application.
To support use cases where workers also need to enter letters, tapping and holding a number (except number 1) displays a pop-up with letters corresponding to the held number.
Also, tapping the ABC button in the bottom left corner switches to the Alphanumeric keyboard. Tapping the NUM button takes you back to the Numeric Keyboard and tapping !#1 to the Symbols Keyboard.

When Insight Mobile is installed, the default keyboard is Alphanumeric. The default keyboard is changed every time a new configuration file or a profile is activated. If the active profile has no keyboard mode selected, or a configuration file is removed, the default keyboard remains the last selected one.

Keyboard themes

You can customize your keyboard's appearance by selecting one of the following options from the Choose Keyboard Theme drop-down:

  • Do not change - does not apply any visual formatting
  • Gingerbread
  • Ice Cream Sandwich (bright hints)
  • Ice Cream Sandwich (dark hints)
  • Material Black
  • Material Light
  • Material (Dark)
  • Stone (bold)

How to configure Keyboard in Insight Mobile

If you want to explore the Software Keyboard integration capabilities without registering on Insight Webportal, you can activate it in the Insight Mobile app.

Prerequisite: Supervisor View enabled.

  1. In the top right corner of the home screen, tap the three dots.
    A drop-down menu displays.
  2. Tap Keyboard Settings.
    A new screen displays the ProGlove Keyboard is required message.
  3. Tap Choose.
    Your device's Manage Keyboards screen displays with ProGlove Keyboard as an option.
  4. Select ProGlove Keyboard.
    A new screen displays the ProGlove Keyboard is required message.
  5. Tap Choose and select ProGlove Keyboard.
    Insight Mobile homescreen displays ProGlove Keyboard for Integration Path, under Configuration.

To turn off the Keyboard Integration feature:

  1. In the top right corner of the home screen, tap the three dots.
    A drop-down menu displays.
  2. Tap Keyboard Settings.
    The Keyboard Settings screen displays.
  3. Tap the Enable Keyboard Integration button.

Important: If a .proconfig file is imported, the option disabled. If an older configuration is detected, the option disabled. The Keyboard Function Checks display when the rule is added.


On Android 9, when trying to switch to the Symbols Keyboard, the Input options pop-up window does not display whole but only the bottom part.
This issue is caused by a third-party library and is specific to Android 9.