Launcher

Launcher

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Launcher is a home screen replacement for devices running Android 4.0+. It is highly customisable, and my focus now is on optimising and improving rather than feature cramming. It's not intended to be the most customisable, but rather have enough customisation to satisfy my personal needs, and focus on stability more than finding more options to add. Feel free to report bugs but please don't complain if its missing a feature that Apex/Nova have, if you aren't happy with what this has to offer then please use one of those, they are both great.

** I've begun work on an updated Launcher based on Kitkat 4.4, for devices running anythin 4.1+ (Jellybean up). Please check it out and give me your feedback :). Slowly merging things over from this one, but it probably won't be as much of a monstrosity of options for some time.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.lennox.launcher3

Features:
• Support for customising grid size and page counts for homescreens/dock
• Support for adding launcher actions and activity shortcuts to desktop
• Many transition effects to choose from
• Ability to hide apps from the app drawer
• App drawer transparency
• Gesture support (swipe up/down, pinch, spread, double tap)
• Support for Apex & Go Launcher icon themes
• Ability to lock the desktop to prevent changes
• And more...

Please note, on Android 4.0, widgets cannot be added from the drawer. They can be added via long press on the homescreen however. This is an Android permissions issue, which was fixed in 4.1+, and I really don't want to have to request superuser access just to bypass it.

Tinted system bars only work on Android 4.4+ (Kitkat).

PollFish Surveys: By simply taking a few seconds out of your time to complete a survey, they will be completely disabled for 36 hours. Also note that the information dialog when dismissing a survey will only happen once per application update.

Permissions:
android.permission.ACCESS_WIFI_STATE - Required by PollFish library to minimise mobile data usage
android.permission.CALL_PHONE - Place direct dial contact shortcuts.
android.permission.GET_TASKS - Get recent tasks list.
android.permission.INTERNET - Required for the ACRA bug reporting system.
android.permission.SET_WALLPAPER - Set the device wallpaper.
android.permission.SET_WALLPAPER_HINTS - Set the device wallpaper.
android.permission.VIBRATE - Provider haptic feedback to user.
android.permission.BIND_APPWIDGET - Place widgets on the homescreen.
android.permission.EXPAND_STATUS_BAR - Required for the notification/quick setting actions

Source Code for 1.11: https://bitbucket.org/lenny_kano/public_lennoxlauncher
(Please no complaints about the sloppy commit logs and lack of comments)

Credit to Icons8 (http://icons8.com/) for the glyphs used in the preferences menu and some of the action dialogs.

Big thanks to Cameron O'Riley for beta testing ;)

Tags: auto starter launcher lennox corporation.

Recently changed in this version

23/05/2014 - 1.2.3

Renamed to "Launcher" (I want to drop the Lennox moniker on everything, unnecessary)
Bug fixes


Comments and ratings for Launcher
  • (67 stars)

    by Miu Takizawa on 15/06/2014

    I would really like it if you could add folders to your apps drawer That's a must for me :/

  • (67 stars)

    by Muthu krishnan Subramaniam on 26/05/2014

    Very poorly responsive. Changes not activated at once.

  • (67 stars)

    by Riyaz Ahmed on 14/05/2014

    Nice

  • (67 stars)

    by Bich Phuong on 13/05/2014

    Best of the best!

  • (67 stars)

    by Molli Michelle White on 10/05/2014

    Molli Michelle White lee Flores

  • (67 stars)

    by Jarryd Nuske on 08/05/2014

    FANTASTIC!! Walks all over the Samsung interface and great for those looking for a more personalised experience when using a mobile device!

  • (67 stars)

    by REUBEN ASIEDU on 06/05/2014

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