[APP][2.1+] Glovebox - Side Launcher

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By fmaster1, Senior Member on 5th February 2013, 02:56 AM
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Glovebox brings to your Android the fasted way off multi-tasking.
It lets you switch between all your apps with a single swipe.

Free download
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Version - 02/06/2014
Improvement: New Floating Widgets design
Improvement: Service notification improved
Improvement: Pinned recent tasks will ignore 'Empty space' items
New: Long press option to open with Halo ('Show Halo options' must be enabled)
New: Tap outside the bar will not touch activities when 'Fade Effect' is active
Fix: Apps not being launched properly (WhatsApp, Play Store)
Fix: Recent apps not showing all fixed
Fix: Launch in Halo window bug fixed
Fix: Opening apps in halo window from lockscreen fixed
Fix: Gesture to close the bar with swipe fixed
Fix: Trigger area editor glitch fixed
Fix: Icon pack picker not showing all icons fixed

Version 3.3 - 08/04/2014
New: Trigger areas (Top Left, Top Right);
New: Recent tasks count option;
New: Support for Missed it! unread counts;
New: Option to open Glovebox from lockscreen;
New: Option to open automatically on screen wake;
New: Folder icon style option;
New: Option to configure the sidebar effects;
New: Option to display the app label;
New: Show Halo Floating Windows options (disabled by default);
New: Permissions required for improved app reports;
Improvement: Memory footprint;
Fix: Many bugs;

Version 3.2.203 - 17/01/2014
-Fixed crashes when opening the app configurations;
-Fixed other bugs;

Version 3.2.2 - 01/01/2014
-Unread counts feature now requires external plugin to be installed;
-Removed permissions that are not required anymore (Unread counts);
-New option to hide notification (ROOT);
-New Back button action (ROOT);
-New option to pause Glovebox while keyboard is showing (ROOT);
-Fixed icon spacing issue;
-Fixed other bugs;

Version 3.2.1 - 20/12/2013
-New option Keep in memory (Check to open the bar instantly. The service may take more RAM);
-Fixed bugs;

Version 3.2 - 19/12/2013
-New widgets are now in floating windows;
-New pin recent tasks option;
-New option to set both sides actives;
-New notification pause/resume button;
-New slide widgets (Music, Quick Settings);
-New Unread Counts option (Calls, Sms, Gmail);
-New visible trigger option;

Version - 8/10/2013
-Fixed bugs;

Version - 5/10/2013
-Fixed icon packs bugs;

Version - 4/10/2013
-Improved usability of the full swipe action on larger screens;
-New option to revert scroll animation;
-New open folder mode (Transparent count down);
-New option to select single icon from icon packs;
-New option to close the bar automatically on quick swipe
(instead of keeping it open);
-New toggles added to the actions,
Wi-Fi, Mobile Data, GPS, Brightness, Bluetooth, Orientation and Sound;
-Fixed several bugs;

Version 3.1.3 - 10/09/2013
-Fix bug launching apps;
-Fix scroll smoothness;

Version 3.1.2 - 09/09/2013
-Fix sensitivity problem;
-Fix other bugs;

Version 3.1.0/3.1.1 - 07/09/2013
-Fix shortcuts picture bug;
-Fix scrolling space bug;
-Fix other bugs;
-Fix install button blocked when installing other apps;
-New feature to keep bar open when quick swipe and release the finger from the screen;
-New support for shortcuts/widgets/actions inside folders;
-New Open folders mode option (Count down time or Quick gesture);
-New Long press menu;
-New Blacklist options (Show toast message and vibrate);
-New dynamic white highlight effect (Icon editor);
-New useful tips (Home page);
-Improved UI:
-New slide from right to left to remove app/folder feature;
-New undo notification;

Version 2.1.5:
-Re-added option to put the bar above statusbar;
-Fixed alignment problem;
-New empty space action;
-Reverse folders/start from bottom;
-Option to reset bar position;
-Fixed recent apps list;
-Option to disable long press menu;
-Recent apps full swipe action;
-Icon pack support;
-Fixed other bugs;

Version 2.1.4:
-New Option to disable/enable fade effect;
-New Option to set bar over statubar;
-Support for folders (Applications only for now);
-Apps list sorted alphabetically and better organized;
-Translations for some languages;
-Some bugs fixes;

Version 2.1.3:
-New feature Blacklist - Choose the apps which Glovebox
automatically should pause/resume;
-New Long Press menu - Long Press the edge to open the menu, which
allows you to quickly toggle the side of the bar and open glovebox configuration;
-Some improvements on the bar speed.

Version 2.1.2:
-Fixed not pausing/resume while installing other apps;
-Fixed Facebook app not opening;

Version 2.1.1:
-Added custom icons to Shortcuts and Actions;
-Fixed some lag on the bar;
-Fixed problem using multiple accounts;
-Fixed problem with other apps installation;
-Increased the icons spacing option max value;

Version 2.1.0:
- New transition effects;
- Icons edit option;
- Fixed shortcuts icons - shortcut contacts photo;
- Recent apps action*;
- Full swipe options (None/Home/Cancel);
- Themes and icons editor;
- Fixed occasional missing icons/images (The theme will reset automatically after update);
- Other bugs fixes.

*Swipe to the outside of the bar, without lifting the finger, selecting recent apps and wait a sec to open recent apps menu.
To close swipe the finger back to above the bar.



Floating Widgets:

Pin recent task:
Unread Counts (supports Missed It!):
Glovebox Widgets:

More info:


Beta versions:

If you would like to help testing the app and reporting bugs and you don't mind to receive updates that might be a little bit unstable.
To join the beta testing you just need to:

1- Join the Google+ community.
2- Opt-in for beta tester to receive the beta updates.


Would you like to see the app translated on your language?
If you're available to help translating the app please send me an email and i'll share the Google spreadsheet with you. It's all done in the browser.
All translators will get a free pro key of Glovebox.

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5th February 2013, 03:31 AM |#2  
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Re: [APP][1.6+] Ubuntu Phone Experience

It still laggy sometimes and has some random fcs but its a good idea.

I recommend to add and option for the bar to show just the recents apps and not show that notification when service is running.

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nice love ubuntoooo
5th February 2013, 05:07 AM |#4  
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Absolutely love this app, but sometimes it FC's or is unresponsive. Otherwise, really good slide animation and pretty good responsiveness when it works!
5th February 2013, 05:20 AM |#5  
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Hi there, so far its very fluid. Could you resize for ldpi phones please
5th February 2013, 12:43 PM |#6  
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Re: [APP][1.6+] Ubuntu Phone Experience
I'll keep an eye on this, looks very cool

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5th February 2013, 04:33 PM |#7  
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upload an apk file here too. not everyone has access to playstore.
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5th February 2013, 05:46 PM |#8  
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Am I just thick or how do I get the option to choose what applications I want?

EDIT: Found it, am already on Maximum. Is OP the Dev or sharing?
5th February 2013, 05:59 PM |#9  
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very nice work Buddy, keep developing this as this would be loved by a lot of people around.
5th February 2013, 06:06 PM |#10  
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The app is genius, just missing : the ability to change apps size and start it from lockscreen. It's really smooth and fast on nexus s 4.2 no lags at all
5th February 2013, 08:04 PM |#11  
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Re: [APP][1.6+] Ubuntu Phone Experience
If this app does what it says....
Then it's gonna rock the play sore for sure

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