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[APP][2.3+] Crescendo 1.0.3 - A Simple Homescreen

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Hey XDA,

I've got a new app, and I would love some help in testing it and finding any bugs!

Crescendo Launcher is a homescreen replacement that makes it easier for seniors (or kids!) to use an Android phone or tablet.


  • NetManage: Crescendo can automatically toggle mobile data or WiFi if an app requires it. (Data is turned off after the screen is turned off)
  • Simple Apps: Crescendo comes with several simplified apps, including an easy-to-use web browser and flashlight.
  • Simple Settings: One click access to Ringer, WiFi and Mobile Data settings
  • Help Central: A comprehensive help center that teaches users how to use their device. It's fully illustrated!
  • App Drawer: An accessible app drawer with big icons.


Tablet Screenshots:


Q: The app crashed!
A: Please click the 'Report' button on the force close dialog - this lets me view a crash log. If you don't want to do this, please pull a logcat and either post it in the thread or PM it to me. I can't fix the error if I don't know what it is. Thanks!

Q: I would like to see feature X and Y
A: Awesome! Just post in this thread and I'll get back to you ASAP.

Upcoming Features/Bug Fixes

v 1.0.2 Will be released at 8:00 PM EST!

  • [Fixed v 1.0.2] Home Button Bug
  • Auto location for weather
  • Replace welcome text with clock. (Setting)
  • Date Format Customization (Setting)
  • Ability to allow both wifi/mobile internet to be switched on/off and not only one
  • Customizable tabs (along with SMS & Maps on the homescreen)
  • Customizable app drawer grid size


You can grab it in the Play Store. (I've also attached an APK for your convenience.)

Please let me know what you think!
Attached Files
File Type: apk Crescendo_Launcher_1.0.0.apk - [Click for QR Code] (1.68 MB, 1093 views)
File Type: apk Crescendo_1.0.1.apk - [Click for QR Code] (3.44 MB, 893 views)
File Type: apk Crescendo_1.0.2.apk - [Click for QR Code] (4.26 MB, 348 views)
File Type: apk Crescendo_1.0.3.apk - [Click for QR Code] (4.27 MB, 643 views)
File Type: apk Crescendo_1.1.3.apk - [Click for QR Code] (4.41 MB, 891 views)
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28th March 2014, 05:39 AM |#2  
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  • Editable home screen
  • SMS Icon on home screen

  • Max of 10 apps
  • Fixed Home Button bug
  • Allow hiding of help button
  • Fix weather update
  • Auto weather location detection
  • Fixed NetManage behavior
  • Fixed crash
  • Fix crash on HTC Evo 3D/CM11 (Missing fonts)

  • Fix crash on launch
  • Fix crash when opening the settings screen

  • Initial release
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28th March 2014, 06:52 AM |#3  
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Thumbs up Looks interesting
I like the minimalist approach. Will certainly give it a try.
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28th March 2014, 02:06 PM |#4  
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Good idea. Nice and simple. Kudos.
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28th March 2014, 04:33 PM |#5  
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Where's the attached APK ?
29th March 2014, 06:15 AM |#7  
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Originally Posted by GSculerlor

Where's the attached APK ?

Hey sorry about that, I've reattached it now. Thanks for trying it out!
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29th March 2014, 07:01 AM |#9  
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I like it! Very simple and clean! Keep it up!

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30th March 2014, 08:12 PM |#10  
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like the idea but its crashing before it sets up every time, im in the HTC m8.
30th March 2014, 08:33 PM |#11  
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Great job man, I really love the concept. But could you give us an option to change the icon size of the app drawer.
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