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Default [HOW TO] Create your own Android Launcher (Video Series) [VIDEO ADDED 8/9/14]

I have started a series on how to make your own Android Launcher and thought I would share. FYI: You will need to know moderate programming skills in order to understand this series. Tell me what you all think. Enjoy!

Below are all the parts of the series I have created so far. I will update this list each time I add a new part.

PART 1


PART 2


PART 3-1


PART 3-2


PART 4-1


PART 4-2


PART 5


PART 6


PART 7-1


PART 7-2


PART 8


PART 9-1


PART 9-2


PART 10


PART 11


PART 12-1


PART 12-2


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Loving this tutorial, I've been trying to make a launcher from scratch for a while now. Can't wait to see what else you have to offer us.
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Loving this tutorial, I've been trying to make a launcher from scratch for a while now. Can't wait to see what else you have to offer us.
Thanks for the support my friend. Glad you are enjoying it!

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I have found one problem. I have changed the script a so it is loading a new frame instead of the sliding drawer, but the launcher crashes when I click on certain apps on my phone (e.g Camera, Call Log, Phone).
I have looked everywhere in the code, but I can't figure out what it is that is causing the problem. The project files for my launcher are here if you would like to look at them.

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I have found one problem. I have changed the script a so it is loading a new frame instead of the sliding drawer, but the launcher crashes when I click on certain apps on my phone (e.g Camera, Call Log, Phone).
I have looked everywhere in the code, but I can't figure out what it is that is causing the problem. The project files for my launcher are here if you would like to look at them.

Thanks in advance.
Will take a look at it

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I have found one problem. I have changed the script a so it is loading a new frame instead of the sliding drawer, but the launcher crashes when I click on certain apps on my phone (e.g Camera, Call Log, Phone).
I have looked everywhere in the code, but I can't figure out what it is that is causing the problem. The project files for my launcher are here if you would like to look at them.

Thanks in advance.
Also you could add a try catch statement when launching activity and log the error

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I have found one problem. I have changed the script a so it is loading a new frame instead of the sliding drawer, but the launcher crashes when I click on certain apps on my phone (e.g Camera, Call Log, Phone).
I have looked everywhere in the code, but I can't figure out what it is that is causing the problem. The project files for my launcher are here if you would like to look at them.

Thanks in advance.
I opened your project but it cannot find ActionBarActivity when you extend it. Are you using eclipse. Their is no actionbaractivity class in what u sent me

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I opened your project but it cannot find ActionBarActivity when you extend it. Are you using eclipse. Their is no actionbaractivity class in what u sent me

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Sorry I forgot to say that I added ActionBar to my Launcher using this guide.
 
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Sorry I forgot to say that I added ActionBar to my Launcher using this guide.


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I tried the apk in the bin dir of the project u gave me. Good looking launcher btw.The app never forced closed on any apps I opened. My suggestion is add a try catch to startactivity.

Ex

try { ...
Startactivity...etc
} catch (Exception e)
Log.e("MYAPP", "exception", e); }

if startactivity is the problem the app will not fc but log error to logcar.
From terminal type adb logcat to capture error messages.


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