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fmaster1

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Sep 16, 2012
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Glovebox

1396977097518


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
Play Store / APK (3.3.7.1)




Changelog:
Version 3.3.7.1 - 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 3.1.4.4/5 - 8/10/2013
-Fixed bugs;

Version 3.1.4.3 - 5/10/2013
-Fixed icon packs bugs;

Version 3.1.4.2 - 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.


Promo:


Demos:
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.


Translations:

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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Idrito

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Dec 3, 2011
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Re: [APP][1.6+] Ubuntu Phone Experience

Nice!!

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.

Tapatalked from Maguro
 
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Drebin 894

Senior Member
Mar 19, 2011
81
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Portland
Absolutely love this app, but sometimes it FC's or is unresponsive. Otherwise, really good slide animation and pretty good responsiveness when it works!
 

LRC1710

Senior Member
Nov 14, 2012
532
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Re: [APP][1.6+] Ubuntu Phone Experience

I'll keep an eye on this, looks very cool

Sent from my Nexus 4 using xda app-developers app
 

AzNTypeR

Senior Member
Dec 24, 2011
270
46
London
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?
 
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ptr347

Senior Member
Feb 24, 2012
69
21
Lodève
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 :highfive:
 

vNa5h

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Dec 2, 2011
761
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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

Sent from my Blade using Tapatalk 2
 

-Falco

Senior Member
Nov 10, 2012
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Re: [APP][1.6+] Ubuntu Phone Experience

This is exactly like the smashing galaxy note 2 multi window

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ROM: All-star ROM v7
Kernel: Lighting
Radio: LB7 blaze
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I'm trying to make an app, message if you are willing to help!
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BigJeff

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Jun 4, 2011
835
177
Stanwood
Absolutely fantastic! Everyone please thank the dev! (you are the dev right?) and vote for it to be on the main paige. This is really cool!
It's much like wave launcher, but much cleaner and better.
 

fmaster1

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BigJeff

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Jun 4, 2011
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Yes i'm the dev :)

Thanks for the feedback.

I see you got the idea from not only ubuntu but presumably TSF Shell as well ;) It's really great and I'll definitely buy the full version when I see some basic features added.

Also I'd recommend added support to add shortcuts to your favorite webpages, folders of applications, add a task killer, and be able to customize the look and feel. This is reallly great though, I just gotta say 5 stars man!
 
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fmaster1

Senior Member
Sep 16, 2012
239
747
Lisboa
I see you got the idea from not only ubuntu but presumably TSF Shell as well ;) It's really great and I'll definitely buy the full version when I see some basic features added.

Also I'd recommend added support to add shortcuts to your favorite webpages, folders of applications, add a task killer, and be able to customize the look and feel. This is reallly great though, I just gotta say 5 stars man!

Thanks for the suggestions, i have a lot of features to add which ill be working on.
 

BigJeff

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Jun 4, 2011
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Stanwood
it always FC in my Razr Maxx
Hope U can fix it soon :cowboy:
I have the same problem.
It would only allow me to launch system applications such as "contacts" but now 3rd party apps... So I reinstalled it, even on a different ROM and now the icons don't even show up, the trey is just empty. Any thoughts? Then when I raise my finger to where the icons should be, it force closes. Thanks!
 
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    Glovebox

    1396977097518


    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
    Play Store / APK (3.3.7.1)




    Changelog:
    Version 3.3.7.1 - 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 3.1.4.4/5 - 8/10/2013
    -Fixed bugs;

    Version 3.1.4.3 - 5/10/2013
    -Fixed icon packs bugs;

    Version 3.1.4.2 - 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.


    Promo:


    Demos:
    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.


    Translations:

    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.
    13
    Hi everyone,

    Sorry for the time is taking to the update, it's a big one, i hope with most of the bugs fixed but with new features too, like recent apps.
    Here's a screenshot of how it looks like:

    Screenshot_2013-03-19-18-52-59.jpg

    It will have the same principle of lift the finger to select. Any feedback is appreciated.
    Thanks.
    7
    When can we expect an update? Or is that already the final version? :D

    Yep, a version which fixes the alignment issue when you select an item! Please! :)

    Really soon (probably this week), i'm just finishing some stuff and testing.
    Here's some changelog preview:
    -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
    7
    Thank you for who installed the test version.
    I uploaded a new update to the Play Store (2.0.8).
    Screen freezing should be fixed now. Has some other fixes and improvements.
    No icons pack yet :eek:, maybe on the next update.
    6
    Hi,

    Need some volunteers to test a beta version of Glovebox 2.1.0. Download Here
    This app will not replace the play store version. As this is a test version, premium will not work, but you can add widgets to test.
    Please report any bugs via pm or email.

    What's new:
    - New transition effects;
    - Fixed shortcuts icons - shortcut contacts photo;
    - Recent apps action*;
    - Full swipe options (None/Home/Cancel);
    - Icons spacing option;
    - Themes and icons editor;
    - Fixed notification priority;
    - Fixed occasional missing icons/images;
    - Other bugs fixes.

    *How recent apps action works:
    Without lifting the finger, swipe to the outside of the bar selecting recent apps and wait a sec.
    It will open recent apps menu. To close swipe the finger back to above the bar. Hope i made it clear...

    Screenshot_2013-04-03-22-10-21.jpgthemepreview_default.jpgthemepreview_lbp.jpgthemepreview_ubuntu.jpgthemepreview_wood.jpgthemepreview_dark.jpgthemepreview_light.jpg