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[APP][2.3+]Kakudo: Faster App Switching and Multitasking

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16th May 2013, 07:11 PM   |  #1  
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Introducing Kakudo Lite an app for faster app switching and multitasking.

WHAT IT DOES:
Kakudo allows users to switch between apps faster by just swiping. Swiping from the left or right sides of their devices opens the most recent open apps. If you want to copy text from a website to paste in a document, Kakudo makes it easier and faster to switch back and forth between your apps. Swiping up from the bottom and adding your most used apps to the Favorite Apps Drawer allows you to open your favorite apps without having to navigate back to the homescreen to do so. Adding toggles to the Favorite Apps Drawer allows you to turn them on without having to leave the app your currently in or to just check to see if the toggle is on/off since Kakudo's toggles show whether they are on/off.

Kakudo is also ergonomically designed to make it easier to use on larger screens. It's easier for your thumb to reach down when holding your device in the middle instead of up.

FEATURES:
- Swipe from the left or right to cycle through recent apps

- Swipe from the bottom to open your Favorite Apps Drawer

- Add your most used apps/toggles to the Favorite Apps Drawer (Limited to 7)

- Choose to start on boot

- Toggles indicate whether they are on/off

- Drag and Drop to reorder/remove apps and toggles from the Favorite Apps Drawer (Android Honeycomb and Above)

- True Swipe Detection

- Multi-Touch Mode

- Long Swipe or 2 (3 in Multi-Touch Mode) finger Swipe for All Recent Apps Window

- Kill Background Processes from the All Recent Apps Window

- Favorite Apps Drawer ergonomically design for easier use

- Minimal RAM/CPU footprint and closes fully when turned off

- Change sensitivity and size of swipe detection areas

- Adjust Icon size to best suit your preferences

-Languages Supported:
English, Spanish, German, Italian, Russian, Hungarian, Chinese, Portuguese, Polish, Romanian

UPGRADE TO PRO AND UNLOCK:
- Unlimited apps/toggles on Favorite Apps Drawer

- Favorite Apps Drawer on the Right Side

- One-Side Mode

- Change gravity location of side swipe detection areas

- Customize Favorite Apps Drawer Color and Opacity
-Choose from 8 Color Schemes or Create your Own

- Disable Notification Icon

- Additional features to come...

ADDITIONAL INFO:
- Apps may not launch when at the home screen, this is not a problem with Kakudo it is a bug with the Android system

- GPS toggle may not work on all devices (Use GPS Settings instead)

- A Persistent Notification is required by Android to allow Kakudo to stay open

- Killing App Background Processes removes them to free up memory and does NOT close them

- If you can help translate Kakudo to your language please go to https://applokaligo.appspot.com/app/#/projects/1775020



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Lite Version | Pro Version
If you want to be a beta tester join this group
**Pro Version is on Sale for the first week**

**Thank you to all the XDA Members who helped test Kakudo
**Thank you to all the XDA Members who translated Kakudo

5/23/13: Featured on the XDA homepage

ChangeLog:
5/30/13:
KAKUDO 2.0:
-Redesigned Settings Menu
-All Apps toggle
-True Swipe detection (no more accidental triggers)
-Imporved detection areas for Higher Res devices
-Animation on Side Swipe for Android Jelly Bean

Introducing:
-One-Side (Pro Version Only):
Have the swipe detection area on one-side and swipe up to go one way and down to go the other
-All Recent Apps Window
Long Swipe or 2 (3 in multi-touch mode) finger Swipe to see All Recent Apps
Hold down on an app to kill background processes
-Multi-Touch
Turn on to use 2 fingers for fast switching between apps and 3 to open All Recent Apps Window

Changes:
-Favorite App Drawer limit raised to 7
-Favorite Apps Drawer Pre-Filled on First Start for Better Visibility
5/23/13:
-Added NFC and GPS Settings buttons in toggles
-Fixed the ClassDefNotFound error for android 2.3 devices
-Other bug fixes

5/20/13:
-New app icon
-Fixed the settings issue when turning off the app drawer and then trying to change sensitivity
-Add three new toggles (Sound, Notification Sound, and Rotate Lock)
-Added haptic feedback for the swipes and when long clicking an icon in Favs drawer
-Also some UI changes to better accommodate languages other than english and the add fav button on Android 3.0+
-Other bug fixes
Last edited by Acela1230; 9th June 2013 at 11:38 PM. Reason: Updated for version 2.0
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16th May 2013, 07:51 PM   |  #2  
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really great for 2.3 dude

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Nice app I bought it because it's only a dollar
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Nice app I bought it because it's only a dollar

Thanks that's why I put it on sale, to try and entice people to adopt it. I'll continue to add to it and fix any bugs.

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Thanks that's why I put it on sale, to try and entice people to adopt it. I'll continue to add to it and fix any bugs.

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Could you make it vibrate when the app detects my swiping? At the moment I can't tell if the app is lagging or it's not detecting my swipes.

Edit: Early review, I'm mostly just using this app to "return" to my previous app after I respond to a message. It's very nice for that feature. I find the app drawer really hard to use because I have a navigation bar there.
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Originally Posted by bouncynemoss

Could you make it vibrate when the app detects my swiping? At the moment I can't tell if the app is lagging or it's not detecting my swipes.

Yes this will be coming in a future update. I only have tablets so it was hard for me to test this feature, but Google has just released an update to Google play that allows developers to upload betas and I have a few people who said they would help test features for me


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Edit: Early review, I'm mostly just using this app to "return" to my previous app after I respond to a message. It's very nice for that feature. I find the app drawer really hard to use because I have a navigation bar there.

I understand the difficulty with this but the app drawer swipe detection is just above the nav bar and it shouldn't interfere with the nav bar. It may take a little practice to not hit the nav buttons. Try going to the settings and testing the sensitivity to help with this. I may also include the ability to move the swipe bar so you can place it on any edge.

Thanks for the feedback



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17th May 2013, 07:19 AM   |  #7  
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Wow such a great app I would be also happy to be a beta tester

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Willing to test as well

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Thank you all for your willingness to help me test future updates. I am currently just learning how the new beta/alpha system works on the Play Developers Console, and as soon as I'm done I'll let everyone know how to become a beta tester for my app.

Again thanks for all the support and help.
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Quite a useful app but impossible to fully use with pie controls. If only i was using the standard navbar.


EDIT
Turns out i was mistaken. All i needed to do was change my trigger size. Sorry if i gave anybody false impressions!
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