Developer Tip for Managing the Android Soft Keyboard
The Android soft keyboard will display when an input field, such as textField, is in focus (e.g. a finger touch in the textField is sensed by the device). Normally, this is the behavior we want.
However, what if the first screen of your app is a login screen? Then we may not want the keyboard to launch as it may obscure information on the screen that we want the user to see before logging in.
In this case, the reason the keyboard launches immediately is because in the screen above, the textField is the first focusable field on the screen and that is where the focus will be.