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[Q] [POLL] Do we need NST specific launcher? (Preview version here)

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By XorZone, Senior Member on 12th October 2011, 06:50 PM
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THIS IS PREVIEW!


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However, I allow distribution in the rooting/sideloading packages such as MinimalTouch, Nooters, etc..., but only if credit/thanks and link to this thread are given and I'm notified.


Preview version attached.
It's still missing features, but fully functional as my (and few other testers) daily driver.

Known bug (not implemented/fixed yet): Not working in force landscape.

Also, this app is straight from my nook signed with debug keys, once beta will be launched you will have to uninstall and reinstall.


I travel at least every other week, so I have little time to dedicate to the project.
I'm considering to move source to github, so that other developers can contribute in order to speedup development.
Plz PST me if you are android dev and interested.


OLD TOPIC:
subj!

I found myself not liking android type home on my NST, but I do not have good design/look and feel ideas (Of course besides Partial Refresh and gamma friendly functions).

Please drop ideas and if we can come up with something interesting I can implement it.

Update:
Features to consider:
* http://www.wired.com/images_blogs/ga...1/dsc00387.jpg
Recent added files widget
* High contrast icons and text, e.g. http://www.asus.com/websites/global/...kXP3/theme.jpg
* Partial refresh
* Ability to open as dialog (as soft keys) with soft keys?
* app Drawer widget?, similar to https://market.android.com/details?i...get.SiMiFolder
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13th October 2011, 08:03 AM |#2  
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Yeah that kind of things sounds great.

Personally, I think that a mix between the (stock) nook launcher and a standard android launcher could be interesting.
For example, a screen with the last opened books (if it is possible) + links to favorite apps or something like that


BTW, there is already a Nook specific launcher (Relaunch). It has interesting features but I don't use it as I don't really like how it looks ...
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Yeah that kind of things sounds great.

Personally, I think that a mix between the (stock) nook launcher and a standard android launcher could be interesting.
For example, a screen with the last opened books (if it is possible) + links to favorite apps or something like that


BTW, there is already a Nook specific launcher (Relaunch). It has interesting features but I don't use it as I don't really like how it looks ...

Relaunch looks terrible.

I'm thinking of partial refresh/color theme friendly aosp launcher with widgets for recently added books and will have to check about last access info.

May be high contrast recent/running apps widget as well.

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14th October 2011, 09:07 AM |#4  
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i have a idea, cause i think some limitation of the eink display
i don't think we need too many scrollable effect, this only have one page at the main screen
it would be simple & high contrast
attached is some demo
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i have a idea, cause i think some limitation of the eink display
i don't think we need too many scrollable effect, this only have one page at the main screen
it would be simple & high contrast
attached is some demo

Awesome, I like it. Will start tinkering next week.

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i have a idea, cause i think some limitation of the eink display
i don't think we need too many scrollable effect, this only have one page at the main screen
it would be simple & high contrast

Great demo, I like it too.

I´m using Zeam launcher 2.8.8.
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14th October 2011, 07:17 PM |#7  
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yeah i like the demo of chriscsh too...
(maybe round the corners, the squares are too windows phone like )

and Id like to have a bar or something where you can place books with covers like on stock home or your demo...

the idea with a "native" nook touch launcher is very exciting
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yeah i like the demo of chriscsh too...
(maybe round the corners, the squares are too windows phone like )

and Id like to have a bar or something where you can place books with covers like on stock home or your demo...

the idea with a "native" nook touch launcher is very exciting

I don't even remember how the stock home looks like lol!
14th October 2011, 07:49 PM |#9  
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I don't even remember how the stock home looks like lol!

I know what you mean


http://www.barnesandnoble.com/nook/i...699#productimg
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Guys mayby the best idea would be to edit stock home app, in order to look like that image from first post http://www.asus.com/websites/global/...kXP3/theme.jpg
I think it is so cute.
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I think the idea of a NST specific launcher would be great. I prefer Zeam, but am using Go launcher because of widget management. Go Launcher allows you to resize widget once created AND there is a simple click here to delete. I have always had a problem deleting widgets using Zeam because I can't always tell when the widget is in the trash bin, i.e. 2x4, or 4x3 widgets. If the nook launcher could have go launcher like widget management that would be great OR if you go with the trashcan idea once item is in can have an x or something like that appear on the widget.

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