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[APP][2.3+] Grenade Launcher - BETA

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By Gibbz1, Senior Member on 16th January 2013, 10:37 AM
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A launcher ive been working on for myself as I couldnt find anything that was right for me.
Currently the group editor and adding shortcuts are not implemented and a few other things I will add later...
This is a very early version so after some feedback.

BETA NOTE: please note this is currently in beta If you have any major issues please send an email instead of leaving a comment.

Grenade Launcher! The launcher to blow away all other launchers!

Grenade launcher is designed primarily as an application drawer. With a variety of options to customise the desktop the way you want it to be! No more fiddling with widgets trying to get them to look right, instead when you hit the home button you have instant access too all your apps, eliminating the need for the application switcher.

Features include:
* Various layout types and options to adjust them how you see fit
* Groups
* Minimal interface
* Written from the ground up for android 4.0+ (works back to version 2.0)
* Quick an easy to use

* Long click an app to bring up the editor dialog
* Use the menu button to bring up the options menu

Group Editor:
* Use the up and down arrows to sort the list
* Use the add group button to add a new group
* Click a group to group edit dialog
* The home group it undeletable, but can be renamed, this is where new apps will appear when installed

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16th January 2013, 10:38 AM |#2  
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Build 9
- Kitkat optimised (android 4.4), works with ART
- Added more debug info to package manager
- Changed page transitions
- Fixed crash when application changed icon
- Add start-up check to see if packages added or removed
- Fix bug with installing/updating app causing icon to change groups
- Added side navigation drawer to access launcher options
- Improved smoothness of scrolling
- Disabled font shadows by default (it improves performance on low end devices)
- Done more work on shortcuts, these should be working correctly now
- API minimum is now android 2.3 Gingerbread
- Added lock device shortcut and device admin manager
- General cleanup and optimisations

Build 8
- data files now stored on internal sd so backup apps should work
- removed permission to write to external sd
- changes to screen on/off code
- changed home button to not return to home screen unless launcher has focus
- fix for app view displaying incorrectly
- reduced garbage collection and update code
- rewrote code which checks added and removed apps, fixing duplicate apps

Build 7
- Default icon size to 40
- Added fade to page transition animations
- Changed the group editor dialog
- Icons are automagically scaled to screen size
- Added background opacity option
- Changed storing of apps from xml to json (massive overhaul)
- Changed the way settings, broadcast and sensor managers work
- Changed path of cache and data to /Android/data/
- Added more font and icon customisation options in preferences (font face, drop shadow, color etc)
- Added No Wallpaper option to wallpaper picker
- Newly installed apps will now appear in the app group instead of the first screen
- Hidden groups will stay hidden after updating
- When apps update they will now remember what group they were in
- Made hidden items a hidden group
- Removed unused settings
- Removed Grenade Launcher icon from showing as an application
- Proximity sensor lock now functional
- Hidden application icons no longer stored in memory
- More work on shortcuts(currently dont save, and may be broken)

Build 6
- Fixed adding and removing apps not updating
- Home button now takes back to home screen
- Removed beta tag (however still in beta)
- Some more work done on the shortcut dialog(displays but does not work yet!)
- Apps should sort correctly now
- Prevented view resizing after exiting apps

Build 5
- Fixed check boxes on dialogs displaying incorrectly
- Added group editor
- General cleanup of code
- Added check before running app to check it exists

Build 4
- Works on android 2.0+

Build 3
- Added sorting in the hidden apps
- Menu button should now display
- Reduced API to support honeycomb (untested)
- Possible fix for boot crash on some devices

Build 2
- Fixed bug with loading duplicate apps if data was missing for the app
- Fixed bug when reinstalling rom and packagename changing
- Fixed a bug when displaying hidden apps
- Fixed bug when updating app its settings got reset
- Reduced needed permissions
Last edited by Gibbz1; 13th December 2013 at 02:40 AM.
16th January 2013, 10:55 AM |#3  
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Running FJ asopxxx and it runs smooth for me. Would take some getting use to no desktop. Def great for someone that wants a minimalist approach. Nice work!

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16th January 2013, 11:09 PM |#4  
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Cheers! Thats my goal, just something no fuss where i can organise my apps and jump straight into them

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17th January 2013, 12:29 AM |#5  
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Originally Posted by Gibbz1

* Written from the ground up for android 4.0 and above
* Quick an easy to use

Ayoo, support for GB please? Thanks!

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17th January 2013, 02:26 AM |#6  
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Definitely has potential!! I'm gonna keep an eye on it for sure. A couple recommended features; hide app labels, list style layout (which is probably stated in the op)

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---------- Post added at 08:26 PM ---------- Previous post was at 08:20 PM ----------

Originally Posted by xheavymetaldadx

Definitely has potential!! I'm gonna keep an eye on it for sure. A couple recommended features; hide app labels, list style layout (which is probably stated in the op)

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OK so I'm an idiot and dud not see the menu ignore my stupidity

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17th January 2013, 03:15 AM |#7  
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I see mention of a menu with settings in it but cannot find it. How do I access the settings? The screen shot in the OP shows the three dots menu icon at the bottom right of the screen, but they are not present on my device. I only see the usual Back, Home, and Recent options. This is on a Motorola Razr M, 4.1.1.
17th January 2013, 06:03 AM |#8  
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List view is in the settings(layout as list) then set grid width to 1.

If you don't have access to the menu then you cannot access the settings, ill have a look into that to see if theres anything i can find to fix it...
17th January 2013, 06:03 PM |#9  
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I included a screen shot from my RAZR M so you can see the absence of the menu.

I also installed this on my Nexus 7. No menu there either

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17th January 2013, 08:24 PM |#10  
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Re: [App][4.0+] Grenade Launcher - BETA
I had an force close, ive send an report,
If you prefer a logcat just pm me

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