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By cyansmoker, Inactive Recognized Developer on 6th September 2011, 01:00 AM
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A vertical launcher. It will, hopefully, allow you to use shortcuts, widgets and info tiles. And skins.
I plan to build something that looks like IidaHome, but more flexible (more info on IidaHome here and here)


(These themes are available on the download page)

Icon themes: use ADW's!

Known Issues
  1. Long start-up time is long!
  2. Lacks many sexy effects.

Create Your Own Theme!

The default template you can see in the above pictures is available in source code on GitHub
It is very easy to adapt to create your own. Ask me for help if you have to!


My phone used to rock IidaHome launcher.
Of course, being a rip from a Japanese phone, users are asking for new features, etc., but, really, we do not have access to the source code and adding any feature is an exercise in hacking smali files.

I like vertical launchers but the Windows 7 copies, although quite sexy, only offer a limited number of apps per row and are limited by their reference launcher's own UI choices (Metro UI)

So, I started work on my own launcher (the mere fact of writing this sentence makes me feel embarrassed for re-inventing the wheel)
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6th September 2011, 01:42 AM |#2  
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That's interesting. Is that what will appear on the App Drawer or is that for the home screens?
6th September 2011, 03:22 PM |#3  
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i'd be very interested in this as well... good luck
6th September 2011, 03:28 PM |#4  
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it looks pointed on the right way, keep on it. I just hope there will be a version for mobiles, not only for tablets (you're using a nook, aren't you?)
6th September 2011, 09:13 PM |#5  
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It's a complete home screen. I had not considered the app drawer angle.

[Mobiles] Yes it's one of the things that bothered me with IidaHome: it doesn't make good use of real estate offered by different resolutions. This particular home is created with the intent to work with any resolution; it will be possible to specify how many cells you wish per row so that you can have more cells on a Nook and, say, a max of three or four on a WVGA device.
6th September 2011, 09:16 PM |#6  
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Two quick question for the OP. What version of Android will this be for? Will you include grayscale support for the Nook Touch?
6th September 2011, 11:01 PM |#7  
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I should work on 2.1+ so your device should work.

Grayscale: I am not sure what needs to be done for that but I can certainly test on a grayscale device.
7th September 2011, 07:36 AM |#8  
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yum yum ......looking forward to this
7th September 2011, 07:42 AM |#9  
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Day 2 Update
(I can only work on this in the evening)

No video at this point, but I have:

1. Icons properly lining up and scrolling
2. Multi-column icons support
3. Add more application shortcuts
4. Add shortcuts such as bookmarks, pictures, contacts...
5. Add widgets

1. Persistence
2. Correct icon gap management for multi-row widgets
3. Re-ordering icons
4. Separators/Folders
5. Proper refresh
6. Any kind of objects management
7. Customization of any kind
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7th September 2011, 10:19 AM |#10  
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Interesting launcher. I think it would look better if the tiles had no background or a transparent one.
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Of course the pictures you are seeing right now are by no means a commitment to a given look. In fact, it will be skinable, meaning no tiles, transparent tiles or tiles-made-of-cheese tiles
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