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[APP][4.1+] Snype - fastest way to access apps and contacts

28th March 2014, 11:12 PM   |  #1  
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Hi all!

I wasn't satisfied with any of the current methods of accessing all apps/contacts so I set out to create my own.

I present to you, Snype.

Snype has a unique dual-index system where switching between "snyping" apps and contacts is almost instant. It has changed the way I use my device and has done the same for many of my beta testers.

It also has a unique "side panel" mode where apps and contacts can be accessed simply by scrolling a finger up or down the edge of the display, which is always active no matter which app you are currently in. A list will appear and automatically begin scrolling to the location in the index that the finger is pointing to.

Snype does not try to replace your launcher. In fact, I designed it so that I would be able to use any launcher I like and not have to worry about the launcher's implementation of the app drawer. This means it's very easy to have a completely uncluttered, beautiful home screen and still be only a second away from accessing any app or contact you desire.

There are no ads and all functionality is available for free. The premium upgrade allows full customisation of the appearance of the lists.

Let me know how it goes for you!
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28th March 2014, 11:14 PM   |  #2  
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I should mention that the premium upgrade is available for $0.99 for a short period of time to celebrate the launch of Snype. It will be a bit more later.
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29th March 2014, 12:23 AM   |  #3  
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I love your app Sleep Ambience!
29th March 2014, 12:27 AM   |  #4  
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I love your app Sleep Ambience!

Hey thanks Kiwiio!

Haha, I certainly didn't expect many people here would be using my other app.

I hope you like this one too!
29th March 2014, 12:29 AM   |  #5  
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Hey thanks Kiwiio!

Haha, I certainly didn't expect many people here would be using my other app.

I hope you like this one too!

I will test it and come back to you with feedback.
29th March 2014, 12:30 AM   |  #6  
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I will test it and come back to you with feedback.

Thanks. That would be appreciated.
29th March 2014, 12:00 PM   |  #7  
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Really good app. I will give you 5 stars!

Some things to change:

- Add more languages
- if possible the alphabet lists have a title to know that one it is for apps, and the other for contacts.
- A widget and a direct access from home.
29th March 2014, 12:07 PM   |  #8  
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Really good app. I will give you 5 stars!

Some things to change:

- Add more languages
- if possible the alphabet lists have a title to know that one it is for apps, and the other for contacts.
- A widget and a direct access from home.

Thanks for the excellent feedback.

More languages is actually a surprisingly large challenge due to the indexes. It is something that I might look into again later, but when I was having a crack at it before there were some significant technical hurdles.

I have thought about doing something to let you know at a glance which is for apps and which is for contacts... like different colours or something. I'm not sure. Where do you think the title should go? There's not much room there.

I also looked into doing a widget. Unfortunately widgets don't support all kinds of views so making a widget with this functionality is impossible unless the launcher is built specifically for it. That's actually the main reason I implemented the side panels, because I knew the widget would not be possible.
29th March 2014, 02:56 PM   |  #9  
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ability to launch apps in halo would be nice. And maybe icon theme support. Very nice and useful app by the way
29th March 2014, 10:20 PM   |  #10  
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ability to launch apps in halo would be nice. And maybe icon theme support. Very nice and useful app by the way

Thanks for the ideas

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