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[APP][2.2+][3 SEP 2012] FTL Launcher V3.1.3 - All resolutions - ICS compatible -

9th February 2012, 11:17 AM   |  #1  
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The Faster Than Light Launcher


Make no mistake, this is the fastest launcher you'll ever run. Small, light, configurable. The Gingerbread launcher as it should have been. No useless stuff, no compromises. Performance and usability are the driving forces here.


On version 3.0, most of the limitations on the Lite versions 2.x.x were removed. 3.0 Lite users have almost the full 2.x.x Pro specifications. 3.0 Pro users have a all new game to play now: The Pro version can use existing ADW, GoLauncher and LauncherPro Icon and Dock themes, giving FTL and unprecedented array of possible theming. You can even mix Dock and Icon themes from different launchers. Google Play is yours for the take.

The Lite version still has some of the configurable options pre-loaded that cannot be changed. A lot more stuff is configurable on the full version, check the Pro Version Extras feature list below. Performance or user experience are in no way impaired on the Lite version.

Important: FTL supports all resolutions and ICS, but only 800x480, 854x480, 960x540 and 480x320 devices have 3D drawer enabled! Also ICS has no 3D drawer because it does not contain the "old" opengl interface. But as it is natively accelerated anyway, 2D drawer should be very fast.


Lite Version Features:
- Tweaked for extreme speed and smoothness
- Fully accelerated 3D Waterfall app drawer
- Option to use "normal" 2D app drawer
- Choice between 3 and 5 icon Dock
- Configurable Support for launcher auto-rotation
- Configurable Infinite looping of homescreens
- Configurable support for scrollable widgets
- Configurable number of homescreens: from 1 to 9
- Configurable bounce effect on homescreen transitions
- Configurable wallpaper scrolling
- Configurable transition speed of homescreens
- Configurable default homescreen
- Configurable "swipe up" to one of the following:
*show homescreen previews
*open app drawer
*hide status bar
*show and hide status bar
*open and close dock bar
- Configurable Homescreen grid: From 4 to 6 rows

Pro Version Extras:
- Theming support: The Pro version can use existing ADW, GoLauncher and LauncherPro Icon and Dock themes, giving FTL and unprecedented array of possible theming.
- Configurable support for resizeable widgets: only when adding them to the homescreen, you cannot edit them later.
- Configurable Homescreen grid: From 4 to 6 rows, and 4 to 6 columns
- Configurable Dock icons size
- Configurable "swipe down" and "swipe down" independently to any of the following:
*show homescreen previews
*open app drawer
*hide status bar
*show and hide status bar
*open and close dock bar
- Includes anim speed: precise control over core Android windows/transition animation speed

Basic Instructions:

- On first boot, homescreens will be empty. Long-press anywhere and start adding stuff!
- You can add/change the shortcuts on the dock bar: Long-press the place you want, and wait for the a popup to show, allowing you to choose what activity you want there.
- You can uninstall apps directly from the homescreen: long press the shortcut (even in the app drawer), drag it to the trash can that appears where the dock was. If you drop it immediately FTL will only remove the shortcut, but if you wait a bit before droping, FTL will offer to uninstall the app.


Download link from Google Play:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...tllauncherlite

Try it, you won't regret it!
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it does not work well on my xperia mini st15i..i am not able to access all apps in app drawer...
is this for higher resolution device...??
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fast is an understatement for homescreen switching of this launcher ..can u make the app drawer with grid view as fast as the home screen transitions? that would be legendary!..n ya add screen previews for homescreens, we are on android not ios
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Originally Posted by akshay13071990

it does not work well on my xperia mini st15i..i am not able to access all apps in app drawer...
is this for higher resolution device...??

Sorry mate,

Currently it is for HDPI devices, 480x800 screens. It should be filtered by the market, I'll check it out.

But I'll try to add MDPI support in the future! Thanks for the heads up!

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fast is an understatement for homescreen switching of this launcher ..can u make the app drawer with grid view as fast as the home screen transitions? that would be legendary!..n ya add screen previews for homescreens, we are on android not ios

Longpress the appdrawer icon on the dock for screen previews.

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good work, but can u explain why FLT need rights to call numbers / read personal contacts?
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good work, but can u explain why FLT need rights to call numbers / read personal contacts?

The permissions are the standard one from the stock launcher, plus the WRITE_SETTINGS for configurations.

Those you are asking about is to be able to add contact shortcuts to the homescreens and calling from there.

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lowveld thanks for developing this for us
don't mean to put you down, but i think there will be countless requests about new features and AFAIK merging new features might bring the speen down... so it'll be a hard way to develop a new launcher (given that there are many counterparts in market)

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