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[APP] HelixLauncher: ON MARKET! UPDATED [130510]

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Alright, HelixLauncher is based on android Launcher git and is heavily modified to resemble my Launcher2 mod. I've even backported some features from Launcher2 ... Previews!

HelixLauncher features:
  • Based on Launcher
  • Standalone Launcher
  • Should support hdpi & mdpi resolutions (not fully tested)
  • Sense UI-like scrolling / Velocity Scrolling
  • Enabled rotation
  • Double Tap action for Screen Previews
  • Up to 7 screens!
  • Full-screen app menu (with notification bar still)
  • Quick Shortcuts! - Drag & Drop and shortcuts to the QuickBar


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Install Instructions:

adb install HelixLauncher_1.0.apk



Wysie, irrenhaus & rogro82 (adv. launcher), enomther, wesgarner and other contributors if I accidentally left any out
Icon by: xmj

Your comments are VERY MUCH appreciated. Enjoy!
12th March 2010, 04:27 PM |#2  
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1.3BETA2 Donators' only FOR NOW:
  • Implemented option to set Default Screen* on update, you might need to set back your default screen
  • Back to full screen apps menu
  • Touch top of Apps Menu and swipe down to close.
  • Fixed MORE people's stupidity: Implemented reasonable auto delete/move items on workspace on resize
  • *Probably* fixed FCs problem: Increased launcher heapsize hence more memory used
  • *Probably* fixed jagged shortcuts: No idea? Need someone to test.

1.3BETA1 Donators' only FOR NOW:
  • Fixed Contacts shortcut to popup in right position -- even supports Contacts shortcut in QuickShortcut!
  • Fixed QuickShortcuts icon positions when landscape - No longer swap position
  • No more full screen Drawer -- Reimplemented drawer handle when drawer is open
  • Options to hide desktop icon labels
  • Ported the Dots from Launcher2 (available as an option to replace QuickShortcut in Configure)
  • Using separate pngs of handle for different orientation
  • Fixed people's stupidity: Implemented auto delete widgets/icons on screen shrink (auto center them if expanding)

  • Released to Market
  • Made Android 2.0 compatible (only tested on 2.0.1)
  • Used a black background instead of black color for the apps menu (requested by DocRambone for skinning purpose)

1.2 Donators' only FOR NOW:
  • Implemented custom icon - Now you can use Bettercut custom icon or alternatively /data/data/com.helixproject.launcher/icons/
  • Added long hover of app on delete zone to uninstall app
  • Readded Notification option in menu - Someone requested it

  • Fixed Shortcut receivers - BetterCut, AnyCut etc. now works
  • Fixed the handles images
  • Added HelixLauncher icon
  • Released to Market *testing for now*

  • Fixed Double-Tap bug by reducing sensitivity
  • Added LWP interactivity
  • Added Nexus Launcher2 Handle instead of Droid dull's
  • *Might fixed* the bug with some people unable to install
  • Coming from 1.0 will require an uninstall of 1.0 first

  • First release - Most features ported from Launcher2
12th March 2010, 05:30 PM |#3  
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nice to see you have released it for none rooters. anyways when will you be adding the double tap to launcher2?
12th March 2010, 05:34 PM |#4  
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i guess you would love to have double tap? :P
12th March 2010, 05:37 PM |#5  
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Cannot install either from adb of from the sd card.
pkg: /data/local/tmp/HelixLauncher_1.0.apk
12th March 2010, 05:39 PM |#6  
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what ROM are you using?
12th March 2010, 05:48 PM |#7  
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Thanks, this works like a charm on my Droid w/ ESE53 now! I do have a noobish question, though -- I was trying to theme this launcher a bit, but after I did, it wouldn't install anymore. I tried doing it throug ADB and get the following error:
And LogCat throws the error:
 Package com.helixprogect.launcher has no signatures that match those in shared user android.uid.shared; ignoring!
I did have to re-sign the package using testsign.jar, but I'm guessing that I need to use different keys, but have no idea about how to do that. Do you have any suggestions?
12th March 2010, 05:50 PM |#8  
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I have an q: is it possible to lift up the app bar icons few pixels?
The seem to be a bit low.
12th March 2010, 05:54 PM |#9  
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Originally Posted by arctu

what ROM are you using?

I am using stock nexus.
12th March 2010, 05:55 PM |#10  
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what command did you used? adb install? the reason is because user data of that app already exists on /data/data and hence adb detects the conflict of different apk being used.

try adb install -r
or if that doesn't work. delete the user data first before installing.

oh and also, mine spreading to the droids forums? thanks!

EDIT: worst case:

i think i need a better solution for that. it has always been that low right? as in the handle view.. the icons alignment are made to follow handle view.. if not, it'll look messy.. imagine floating icons with sinking handle bar. :S

if i dont mind, i'll need a logcat of after you try running that command..
12th March 2010, 06:07 PM |#11  
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I did use "adb install -r", and I didn't think that I'd need to wipe data because I used a Nandroid backup before I ever installed your original app. I'm using Pete's Bugless Beast rom right now, and will do a full system wipe and install it from scratch. Will let you know shortly if that works.

P.S. I just posted a link to this thread on AllDroid.
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