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

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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.

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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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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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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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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!
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I don't even remember how the stock home looks like lol!
I know what you mean


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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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