so I'm posting on here with some very basic designs and explanations in the hopes that someone who is good with app developing will pick up the project.
please note that these are very basic designs so I apologise if I don't explain it well enough, please feel free to ask questions.
I reference Next Launcher 3D in this quite a bit when explaining animations or graphics as that is the launcher that has come close enough to what I'm looking for, but not quite.
Basically this is a simplistic, minimalistic yet futuristic launcher
open onto a screen with 4 Buttons; apps, Phone, SMS and Widgets
(if that didnt work then the sharing URL is drive.google.com/file/d/0B8rTbu0kCCptMFNJUlNFR0o3Nkk/edit?usp=sharing I'm using google drive to store the pics, Ill post the link after the image from now on just in case
this will be very simplistic, but effects preferable as I'm going for the futuristic look
upon double tapping the big empty space on the right of the screen, a smaller screen will slide in from the right:
this contains notification bubbles for social networks, a quick post option (without opening a new window) and quick access to media apps
swipe to the right to get rid of it and return to the first screen.
Upon clicking the apps icon, the other 3 icons shrink to the right (but remain clickable) and the apps 'shoot' out of the apps icon into the app drawer (like the folder shoot effect in next launcher 3d)
click the apps icon again to close it and the other icons return to normal size
upon clicking the phone icon the other icons disappear, the icon moves to the top of the screen, a back button appears next to the icon and an integrated dialler 'shoots' from the phone icon
I realise it's very different to have an integrated dialler but I like the idea of it and I'm surprised it hasnt been done much before
upon clicking the back icon, the dialer goes back into the phone icon and the other icons return
upon clicking the sms icon, the other icons disappear, the icon moves to the top of the screen, a back button appears next to the icon and an integrated sms inbox 'unfolds' from the sms icon (think window blinds)
upon clicking the back button it folds up again
upon clicking on a sms thread it opens and allows you to message people
clicking back returns you to the main screen
upon clicking on the widget icon, the screen slides to the left, revealing a standard customisable widget grid (default 4X4) and you click the home button on your device to go back.
I Hope I've explained this well enough and I hope someone picks up the project as I would love to have this launcher