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Screen full of tiny button like icons is sooo passe. Jazz up your screen with wide app launcher banners. The perfect style mix between Windows Phone 8 and Google Now Cards.
== FEATURES ==
This skin set contains 16 banner skins in total; every skin working like an icon to launch one app each. The skins are - Chrome, Clock, Contacts, Date, Facebook, Files, Gallery, GMail, Maps, Msg, Music, News, Phone, Settings, Weather, YouTube.
Pick the ones you want and arrange them on your homescreen/lockscreen anyway you want. Assign your favorite apps to each of the hotspots.
== INSTRUCTIONS ==
To use this skin, you have to install, apply and edit/assign hotspots to the skin.
- Install -
- This is a skin installer. Launch the app and tap "Install Skin".
- Next screen, tap "OK" for "Replace app?". (On Jelly Bean devices, tap "Next" when you are prompted to "Update existing application".)
- Next screen, tap "Install". When that finishes, tap "Done". Skin is now installed.
- Apply -
- You must have Ultimate custom widget (UCCW) 2.1.2 or higher installed. http://goo.gl/eDQjG
- Place a UCCW widget of 5x2 size on the homescreen. You can do so by dragging the widget from app drawer or by long pressing homescreen to pull up widget menu.
- This will open the skins list. Skins downloaded from play store will show up ONLY HERE.
- Select any Banners skin you want from here. The skin will be applied to the widget.
- Repeat the step to place any number of widgets.
- Recommendation - Use Apex or Nova launcher. Grid size 8x5. Horizontal margin = medium, Vertical margin = large. Dock and statusbar hidden. Navbar stock size.
- Edit -
- After applying the skin as mentioned above, launch UCCW app itself. Tap Menu, tap "hotspot mode" and tap 'OFF'. UCCW will exit.
- Now tap anywhere on the uccw widget. It'll open in uccw edit window.
- Scroll through the components in the bottom half of the screen. Assign apps to hotspots in this window. This IS a MUST.
- You can change color, format etc too (optional) in this window.
- When done, no need to save from the menu. That won't work. Simply tap Menu > "hotspot mode" > 'ON'. UCCW will exit and your changes will be applied to the widget.
You can watch the steps in video below.
== TIPS / TROUBLESHOOT ==
- If the "Install" step fails; go to Android settings > Security and make sure "Unknown sources" is enabled.
- The apps must obviously be installed in your device already to launch them. The skin won't install it.
- To change temperature unit between Celsius and Fahrenheit -> Launch UCCW app itself. Tap Menu, tap settings. Here, if "Celsius" is marked, temperature will display in Celsius. If unmarked, Fahrenheit.
- If weather info is not displayed/updated, Launch UCCW app itself. Tap Menu, tap settings. Tap "Weather provider" and make sure one of the two options is selected. Tap Location and make sure "Auto location" is selected.
- Send me a mail if you have ANY issues.
== TRADEMARKS ==
Windows Phone 8 is a trademark of Microsoft Corp and "Google Now" is a trademark of Google Inc. Banners UCCW skins is not endorsed by or affiliated to either of them in any way.
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v1.6 - 2 new banner skins; Radio and Games.
v1.5 - Tablet optimized.
v1.4 - Skin is now editable including hotspots. Please assign apps to hotspots before using.
* (Fixed) Skin not showing up on Jelly Bean devices
* Skin app is now replaced by skin installer app. Run the app and install the skin, which will replace the installer app.