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i hired a freelancer recently to develop a launcher for me based on my symetiumos part of my symetium project we used a service called upwork and suddenly he wanted me to pay through western union which is against upwork policies i said i wanted to use upwork so he begun making threats that he would sell my work and release the launcher himself unless i pay him 600 dollars on paypal whithin 2 days upwork specialists are escalating it, so now i am posting about it then again most of this of was already public to begin with ere is a full list of symetiumos and it's features, i wasn't sure on sharing it here as i have no idea what people would think about it as the os is very inconventional, the launcher is a small part of the os itself, do note that i update this list pretty often, i came up with these features myself but i wouldn't be suprised if alot of them already exist this is an operating system of android to turn android into a pc operating system this has been done many times but this is my take on it (i've worked on it for years way before remixos existed for example) for example the navigationbar method is gone unless you enable it, default it uses the same method a pc uses to close an app you press x to minimize you press minimize to resize you press resize, theres no back buttons on pc so why should phones have them? most apps also have their own back buttons now, this is as far away from android as possible as android is used as a base thats it, originally it was supposed to use linux until i realized a phone was able to handle everything i wanted in this os, i am having a rom made now of this os but so far i've heard nothing from that freelancer he gurantees he can do it and he keeps delaying saying he will show me later so i don't hold much hope there.

few pictures of the ui

slightly older picture of the ui notice the bad icons

picture of the ui running on my phone also showing the resize buttons note that this is just a picture, used a random app for it in this case nova settings.

another slightly older picture of the ui this time showing the icon categories at the bottom

first pictures i had made of the ui (minus the ms paint sketches)

experimenting with existing launchers to get it an idea of what it would feel and look like

powerpoint presentation of the os

video showing a slightly outdated version of the ui

old video showing a more outdated version of the ui

[CODE]----------------------------------------------------------Symetium OS Features------------------------------------------------------

1.minimizing apps will make them appear at the side then fade/swipe away swipe to reveal the apps or move the cursor there Icons will Group under one Icon in the notifications bar (settings preference) (pressing the icon with a cursor will open the mousefriendly notificationdropdown)
if you swipe on the right side or move with the cursor Icons will appear each Icon is a category under Music goes Music files including Music apps it's a appdrawer/file Explorer/album viewer (swiping on these icons will reveal space for any icons you want) (these icons can also be at the bottom depending on preference or at the top)
3.pressing the settings Icon will show the settings menu and Tools related apps such as calculator etc
4.moving the cursor in the corner of the screen will reveal a circle pressing the circle will open a app drawer for mouseuse this appdrawer also has a searchbar for searching apps or even files, you can also set favorites to appear
5.when dragging down the dropdown menu the background will go blurry if set, all Icons are White and the text is White (as discussed the background can be adjusted through a setting such as blur strenght/transparancy or even a solid color (same applies for window borders) it can also be made to look like stock android if the user prefers.
6. you can enable to hide the NO SIMCARD Icon in the notificationsbar (see additional ideas for more information) can enable to hide the signalinformation unless it gets bad (not important to include, same applies for battery (see additional ideas for more information) can move apps around as windows, pushing the app at the top will snap it and maximize it once maximized the top border will show then go away (swipe to reveal it) just like when you play a game or look at a photo) dragging the app window to the bottom will make it red or fade, letting go of it will Close it
9. lockscreen has a Power and restart button, middle button on lockscreen is an arrow, pressing it will reveal set apps such as camera,flashlight etc (any app or button the user wants to add)
10.after inacitivity Everything will fade away leaving only the wallpaper i call this dynamic screensaver (not important to include)
11.another idea i had was adding the phone dialer inside the dropdown menu if you press the phone Icon same with things such as calculator or remote Control for tv mentiond add an option to revert to stock android in looks (without resetting files or the phone or anything) through an easy setting.
13.apps will run in the background like on a pc, if you have a youtube video playing and you minimize it will continue playing just like on a pc
14.when mhl/usb type c cable has been connected a dialog will pop up asking to select between two 3 modes 1.normal 2.pc mode mode
15.add option to enable hotspot disconnect when not charging (hotspot will disable when the charger is removed to prevent draining) (dialog will show in notifications that hotspot is disabled to prevent powerdrain press to enable)


clarification of adjusting of transparancy,blur strenght,color for borders,notification dropdown menu (this does not apply for the notificationbar unless you can add an option to change each one individually such as notificationdropdown big and small,notificationbar,window borders, category appdrawer background)

transparency (slider)
blur strenght (slider)
color rgb slider and default preset colors
hide (will grey out the sliders)

autoset (this would change the color of all layers depending on wallpaper just like windows does IF POSSIBLE) (slider preferences won't be changed only the color) (this feature can be skipped)

--------------------------------------------------Not very important---------------------------------------------------

14.integrate internet radio based on any internet radio app such as tunein (this would be integrated in the notification dropdown menu when pressing the audio icon)
15.integrate music detection based on any app such as shazam (double tap volume button or press the volume button in the notification dropdown to open the audiomenu) and have a silent detection in the bakground to then notify of which song it is)
16.cursor will be blurry or transparent (option to adjust transparancy,blur strenght as the layers would be great but can be skipped)
17.password protection for turning off the device and for folders if set
18. seperate dpi settings for both mobile and desktop mode aswell as tv mode for example desktop mode is smaller than mobile mode (android n already has dpi settings) (if pc mode is selected then the phone will turn into a touchpad and a keyboard)(keyboard when needed and touchpad at all times)

------------------------------------------------More additional ideas for later ----------------------------------------------------------------------

1. tv mode this would slightly change the ui for tvuse but this can be discussed later
2.when the phone detects usage (activity on the screen) it will display a message during a call rather than ring or vibrate (not important to include)
3.marking or holding on a file or an app on the desktop/homescreen will show a context menu automatically much like nova launcher does
move to (each category for the sidebar,documents,videos,music,tools etc etc)

when you physically move the file or the app the context menu will fade away

4.the keyboard will be transparent and can be moved around like any other window, same layer options apply (not important)

5.when the phone detects a bigger screen it will turn into a touchpad and keyboard (when needed) manually starting this would also work (not important and can be skipped)
July 8: 6. pinning windows

lock icon in the top bar to freeze an app on the screen both in windowed or fullscreen, for example you can freeze a small movie playing in the corner and it will be like picture in picture ontop of everything, the app will not stay at the top in fullscreen to allow work ontop of the app, when pressing the lock in fullscreen control to the app will be lost the app itself will still be active, essentially turning it into a wallpaper,pressing the home/desktop button will not get rid of the app, dragging/pulling at the top or moving the cursor to the top will reveal buttons to unlock control of the app, in windowed, pressing inside the app will give back control of the app, pressing outside the app will remove control again until unlocked.

(UNCERTAIN IDEA: lock feature only works with the mouse cursor and will not show if a cursor isn't near it)

UNCERTAIN IDEA:settings menu to turn off smart windwow lock in desktop or mobile use this is useful for tablets where smart window lock is useful rather than on a smaller screen when smartlock in mobile is turned off it will only function in fullscreen mode meaning you can drag down the top bar press the lock to lock controls out of the app essentially making it the wallpaper.

-------------------------------personalization ADDED AUGUST 5-----------------------------------------------------

Home Screen (let's you change between homescreenlaunchers as any other phone)


Theme: (let's you change themes as any other phone)

Android Stock (changes the notificationdropdown to stock android and adds a regular appdrawer and appdrawer button and removes the dock also adds softkeys and the default recent apps tray,also disabled multitasking) (notificationdropdown/dock layer options will be greyed out with this theme)
Night Mode (Enable/Disable) (will change the ui to all black with faint gray icons and text)
Automatically Enable after 22:00 (Enable/Disable)
Locationbased (Enable/Disable)
Set Brightness to (30%) when nightmode is enabled (Enable/Disable)
Slowly increase brightness when woken up (Enable/Disable)
Custom theme (can be any theme using stock android or symetiumos ui design) (custom themes option is not important look at cyanogenmod 13 to get an idea)
Save current theme as

Layer Options (collects all layer preferences under one menu)
Borders (Enable/Disable)
Dock (Enable/Disable) (disabled by default always need to manually enable)
Navigationbar (Software buttons) (Enable/Disable) (disabled by default always need to manually enable))
Appdrawer (Enable/Disable)
PC Appdrawer (Enable/Disable)
Notificationbar (Enable/Disable) (disabled by default always need to manually enable)
Notificationshade (Enable/Disable)
Notification Dropdown (Enable/Disable)
Recent/Open Apps Tray (Enable/Disable)
Settings Menu (Enable/Disable)
Wallpaper (Enable/Disable)
Keyboard (Enable/Disable (can be skipped)

Set Color Automatically after wallpaper (Enabled/Disabled) (can be skipped if not possible it would work like microsoft windows)


Wallpaper (let's you change between wallpapers/solid colors/live wallpapers/slidershow wallpapers) as any other phone) (slideshow wallpaper Feature can be skipped)

Wallpaper overlay (Enable/Disable) (adds a overlay ontop of the wallpaper layer same layer options apply to put it simple it blurs the wallpaper if you have the layer blurry) (option to set color automatically for layer after wallpaper would be ideal)
Automatic Color (Enable/Disable)



Enable/Disable (disabling it will add a appdrawer and a appdrawer button like stock android)

Automatic Sorting (Enable/Disable) (disabled by default,enabling will use the playstore sorting method)

Categories (will let you choose which categories/folders/icons the dock contains (greyed out if automatic sorting is enabled)

Favorites (apps that show when you swipe on the dock)

layer: color/blurstrenght slider/transparency slider

icons (changing iconpack or individual icons) (changing size of icons)

top/Bottom/Side presets (if set at the bottom or top then homescreens will scroll vertically (up and down) if set at the left or right then homescreens will scroll horizontally (side to side) (if set at the left or right side then you scroll up and down to swap categories and side to side to change homescreens, if it's at the top or bottom then you scroll horizontally side to side to swap categories and up and down to change homescreens)
Location slider (left/right) (up/down) or freely move
distance between icons slider

Text (Enable/Disable) (will add text under each dock icon)

Enable outside of the homescreen (may cause compatibilityissues with other apps cursor will still activate it) (Enable/Disable)


Recent Apps/Open Apps Menu

Placement (left or right or bottom) (placing it at the left will place the dock at the right side)

Default (will show apps at the side as smaller thumbnails when you swipe)
Enable icons (Enable/Disable)

stock Android (will show the stock android recent apps menu)
Customize Grid

Icons Or Thumbnails (let's you change between icons or thumbnails to show for the open apps)

Automatically change to default in desktop mode (will change to the side menu when in desktop mode)

Layer (Enabke/Disable) (same layer options apply)

Enable outside of the homescreen (may cause compatibilityissues with other apps cursor will still activate it) (Enable/Disable)


Statusbar and Notificationshade

notification icon preferences: (see below text on how it's handled)
layer: color/blurstrenght slider/transparency slider (layer options for the notificationbar isn't important)
Icons (can change the icons of the notificationbar or apply iconpacks)
Mobile:Automatically hide in fullscreen (Enable/Disable) (enabling fullscreenmode will hide system icons such as blutooth but not signal,wifi,battery)
Desktop:Automatically hide in fullscreen (Enable/Disable) (enabling fullscreenmode will hide system icons such as blutooth but not signal,wifi,battery)

Icons (can change the icons look)
Date (enable/disable)
Clock (enable/disable)
Layer:color/blurstrenght slider/transparency slider

Notification Dropdown:
Layer:color/blurstrenght slider/transparency slider
Open notifications automatically when notificationshade is down (Enabled/Disabled)

----------------------------------------Icon Preferences--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
signal/reception notification icon preferences:

normal : reception information will show as normal

basic : signal reception will show as a dot that only shows when signal is bad, orange means ok but not great, red means no signal, working signal will not show any icon or dot (can be set to only show when theres a bad signal meaning only the red dot would show when theres no signal reception or working 4g)

hidden:no icon will show

signal information will be shown in the dropdown menu as an icon regardless of setting pressing the signal reception icon in the dropdown menu will show detailed reception information
Notifications Preferences:

normal : notification icons will fill up the statusbar as they normally do on android

grouped : notifications will group under one icon either a flag or a bell with a nummber next to it for how many notifications pressing the icon or clock with a cursor opens up the pc notificatiodropdown, the flag or bell will change to the app thats notifying, for example if a message is received then the flag will change to the app icon notifying)

hidden : no icons will show

notifications will show in the dropdown menu when you swipe again regardless of setting (the way android does it now where you drag it down further for more options)
battery notification icon preferences:

normal : batterylife will show as normal (preference to set a picture for each percentage but this part is not important)

basic : batterylife will only show when below 15% (can be changed in the settings to any other percentage

hidden : no battery icon will show unless battery is below 10% which is when batterysaving mode turns on

battery icon and percentage will show in the notification dropdown menu regardless of setting

enable countdown to depletion next to the battery icon or replacing the icon when battery is at (5%) (Enable/Disable)
simcard notification icon preferences:

normal : phone will notify when no simcard is inserted leaving a persistent icon in the statusbar as it normally does on android

basic : hides the no simcard icon but shows the information in the dropdown menu

hidden : the device won't notify anywhere if theres no simcard (dialer will show emergency numbers for each country in the world for speed dialing this would show as flags) (this emergency number feature is not important to include and can be skipped) (dialer will only work with apps such as skype again not important to include and can be skipped)
Wifi Notification icon preferences:

Normal:Wifi icon will show as normal

Basic:wifi icon will only show when theres a bad signal (the type of signal that affects the performance) (a pop up window warning that the wifi signal is bad and suggesting moving closer the router, this popup feature is not important to include though and can be skipped)

hidden:icon or notifications will not show


Nvigationbar (Software Buttons) preferences: (as mentiond can be skipped)
softwarekeys (Enable/Disable) (disabled by default)
layer color/blurstrenght slider/transparency slider
autohide softkeys (swipe to reveal) (Enable/Disable)
Change Buttons (browse picture)
Change Bacground (browse picture)
Icons (set a custom icon for each button)


Enable/Disable (enabling will add an appdrawer button at the bottom of the screen like stock android)
Layer:color/blurstrenght slider/transparency slider

Icons (can change the icons look or apply iconpacks including the appdrawer button)


Window Borders:

layer: color/blurstrenght slider/transparency slider

autohide (enable/disable) borders in windowed apps will fade away if no cursor is on it or if no taps are on it (tap to reveal/move cursor over to reveal)
Smarttouch (Enable/Disable) (will let you use two fingers on windowed apps to move them without touching any border,and right/left mouse button with a mouse)

Multitasking preferences:

Enabled/Disabled (disabling will enable the Navigationbar (software buttons) by default)
Automatically Enable in desktop mode (Enabled/Disabled)
Snapping (Enabled/Disabled) (will enable or disable snapping of windows like drag to the top to maximize drag to the side to snap half)
Pinning (Enabled/Disabled) (will place a lock icon next to the minimize button) if the lock is pressed in fullscreen input of the application will be lost and it will act as a wallpaper, if enabled on a windowed application it will stay ontop at all times and input will be lost (pressing inside with a cursor or tapping inside the application will give back control until you press outside of it again)
Automatically enable in desktop mode (will enable pinning in desktop mode regardless of setting)

Boot and shutdown animations like cyanogen mod (let's you select custom animations or even use video files for bootanimations)
Select Custom Animations
Custom video or picture file (Enable/Disable)
Browse video file or picture files
Sound (Enable/Disable)
Browse custom sound


Sound packs like cyanogen mod


Fonts like cyanogenmod


Desktop Mode Personalization Preferences:

PC Appdrawer (corner menu)
layer color/blurstrenght slider/transparency slider
Favorites (pinned apps that show when you open the menu)
pressing all applications in the menu will show a full small appdrawer inside the pc appdrawer corner menu
Icons (can change the icons of this smaller appdrawer)

PC Notification Dropdown (the mousefriendly notification dropdown)(pressing the clock or notificationsicon with a mouse will reveal this menu)(this menu is just a smaller version of the notificationshade can cover the side of the screen like microsoft windows)
Layer:Color/Blur Strenght Slider/Transparency Slider

Recent Apps/Open Apps Menu

Default (will use the same option as selected for mobile mode)
SymetiumOS will use the sidethumbnail menu regardless of setting in mobile mode
Classic Desktop (will put recent apps at the bottom as icons like on windows or remixos

Autohide (Enabled/Disabled) (will hide open apps when a cursor isn't near)(swipe or move cursor to reveal Recent Apps/Open Apps menu) (Enabled by default)

Automatically enable touchpad (Enable/Disable) (will turn the screen of the phone to a touchpad and keyboard when needed in desktop mode)


Cursor Preferences (as mentiond can be skipped)

Color/blurstrenght slider/transparency slider

Pointer Design (like microsoft windows where you can change the look of the cursor)


Wallpaper (live or static)
Layer (Enable/Disable)
Layer Preferences
show notifications on lockscreen (Enabled/Disabled) (like any other phone has)


Settings Menu
Wallpaper (let's you set an individual wallpaper for the settings menu live or static)
Layer (same layer options apply) (goes ontop of already selected wallpaper or live wallpaper) (if no wallpaper has been selected then it will just be a glass layer or blurr etc ontop of the homewallpaper)


Power Options Menu Preferences (menu that shows when you hold the powerbutton) (can be skipped)

Blur Background (Enabled/Disabled)

------------------------------------------Display Options----------------------------------------------

Calibration Options: (can be skipped)
Brightness (slider) (Automatic Enabled/Disabled)
Color Temperature (6500)

Resolution: (DPI)
Mobile: Small-------Normal-------Big (Slider)
Desktop: Small-------Normal-------Big (Slider)
TV: Small-------Normal-------Big (Slider)

Sleep Options (can be skipped)
Automatically set brightness to (30%) and then gradually increase if woken up after 22:00 (Enabled/Disabled)
Screensaver (daydreams but a different name)

Virtual Bezel (Enabled/Disabled) (will let you adjust deadspace for the screen) (can be skipped)
Virtual notificationlight (Enabled/Disabled) (will let you add a virtual notificationlight in the virtual bezel) (can be skipped)

-----------------------------------------Settings Menu--------------------------------------------------------------
*System* (combining stock system and device settings of android, list below is an example of options)

-Sound and notifications
-Date and time
-Developer Options

*Display* (can be under system category not sure if it's better under there or it's own subcategory)
Calibration Options: (can be skipped)
Brightness (slider) (Automatic Enabled/Disabled)
Color Temperature (6500k)

Resolution: (DPI)
Mobile (Slider)
Desktop (Slider)
TV (Slider)

Sleep Options (can be skipped)
Automatically set brightness to (30%) and then gradually increase if woken up after (22:00) (Enabled/Disabled)
Screensaver (daydreams but a different name)

Virtual Bezel (Enabled/Disabled) (will let you adjust deadspace for the screen) (can be skipped)
Virtual notificationlight (Enabled/Disabled) (will let you add a virtual notificationlight in the virtual bezel) (can be skipped)

-Recent Apps
-Statusbar and notificationshade
-Window Borders
-Multitasking Preferences
-Boot Animations
-Desktop Mode Personilization
-Cursor Preferences
-Settings Menu Preferences
-Power Options Preferences

-regular options of android

*Network and internet*
-regular options of android

Settings Menu subcategories:
Network and internet

Display (options under this category can be under the systems subcategory or have it's own subcategory)
Security (options under this category can be under the systems subcategory or have it's own subcategory)


Dropdown Menu and Notificationshade Explanation:

Signalhold to show quicktoggles for mobiledata,wifi,gps,nfc,blutooth

pressing the signal button will show detailed a dashboard information for reception/mobile data,wifi,blutooth,gps,hotspot information including whats connected.


Pressing the battery icon will show detailed battery information such as volt,time left,batteryhealth,batterysaving mode toggle etc etc


pressing the display icon will show brightness settings,nightmode toggle,rotate settings, screen settings, blackmode which turns everything black, black wallpaper, black menus etc.


pressing the audio icon will show volume controls and possibly including the music detection feature


pressing the tools button will show flashlight,dialer,tv remote control etc
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