Swipe Home Button

Swipe Home Button


(5 stars)


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1,000 - 5,000 downloads

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Do you find physical Home Button is hard to press? Do you worry your home button will be broken soon? Do you feel your notification bar is too far to reach?

Swipe Home Button is a revolutionary tool that changes the way you control your android.
It provide five most useful actions on Android with bezel swipe gestures.

No more Home Button. No more reaching to the status bar.
And, now it is possible to use your big phone with only one hand!

Five most useful actions!
1, Go back to home screen
----Save your weary fragile home button.
2, Show recent apps
----Save one second wasted on long press.
3, Pull down notification
----No more reaching to the far notification bar.
4, Play next track.
----One swipe to play next track even if you are in a full screen game.
(Only works on certain music play, has been tested on Poweramp, and stock Music Play)
5, Open any other app
----You could open you most used app in one action!
6, Open app shortcuts
----Go directly to where you want to

Five Amazing customizable swipe gestures!
1, Swipe up
----Swipe up into the screen from the outside of bottom center screen.
2, Swipe far up
----Swipe up into the screen from the outside of bottom center screen and go over 2/5 height of the screen.
3, Swipe up down
----Swipe up into the screen from the outside of bottom center screen and continue swipe back down outside the screen.
4, Swipe up left
----Swipe far up left into the screen from outside of bottom center screen.
5, Swipe up right
----Swipe far up right into the screen from outside of bottom center screen.

Check out the video to feel the easy and clean swipe gestures!

Swipe Home Button is compatible with any 4.0+ devices! Including your Galaxy S4, Galaxy S3, Galaxy S2, HTC One. However, this app is not suitable for device with virtual buttons.

In addition, This app has a tiny footprint. Not a single unnecessary permission is required.

Free your Home Button with gestures!

Known issues,
1, This app may hinder touching space bar while typing. The workaround is touch the upper part spacebar, disable "improve sensitivity" if possible, or use a IME that has a bigger space bar.
2, No back button and menu button support, because those need root permission.
3, This app is not suitable for device that solely use virtual keys.
4, Swipe Home Button has been tested with Galaxy S4, Galaxy S3, Galaxy S2, Galaxy Note 2, and HTC One. However, I can not assure other device can use this app.

Important hints:
1, With Android 4.1+, you could even hide the icon in notification pull-down by unchecking "show notification" setting for Swipe Home Button in your phone's application manager. On Android 4.0 device, the icon in notification pull-down is required to keep the swipes working.
2, Every swipe should start from outside of the screen. The swipe don't need to be fast.
3, Because of this app you may need to press upper part of your space bar when typing. The lower part is occupied by this app.
4, Combine with other "Lock Screen" app can achieve lock screen using swipe.

To HTC One user:
I am aware of the problem of the black bar. but sorry I didn't find a good solution. However, any development help will be appreciate.

Tags: swipe home button, boton home en status bar s4, home button swipe, apps boton de inicio, golpe fuerte de boton de inicio.

Recently changed in this version

Add tap on detection area vibrate switch.

Open App Shortcuts.

Option to change detection area height.

Two more swipe gestures.

For Back and Menu button, I am still working on it. However, any technical insight will be greatly appreciated.

If you like this app, a five star rating will be appreciated.

Comments and ratings for Swipe Home Button
  • (74 stars)

    by Chris Shomo on 20/08/2013

    I've always hated the hardware button on GS4. Now I don't have to press it!

  • (74 stars)

    by Mitchell Egan on 19/08/2013

    Recent apps gesture could be a little more lenient bot overall I approve.

  • (74 stars)

    by Calvin Gillis on 19/08/2013

    Does exactly what it's supposed to.

  • (74 stars)

    by Henlee W. on 18/08/2013

    Amazing app. Those looking for a Zephyr substitute, this is it. It could be improved to be more reliable, however. Sometimes the swipes don't register right away until a second or even third attempt. Otherwise, great idea and great implementation. Sincere

  • (74 stars)

    by Joey Lindmeier on 18/08/2013

    If you add the option to make one of the gestures simulate the back button it will be perfect...will for sure make 5 stars

  • (74 stars)

    by Alex G. on 18/08/2013

    Great but needs a menu button shortcut

  • (74 stars)

    by James Mostyn on 17/08/2013

    Would like to see full navigation actions to link to gestures - particularly Back, Search and Menu.