This is the App you didn't knew you were missing since years. Switch to your last used app with just a tap on the floating button over you screen. Once you get used to, you won't be leaving it for a day. And as the Play Store description says,
Think about the last channel button on your TV remote, which makes switching between two channels as easy as pie. Now think about a button on your mobile/tablet which switches you to the last used application with a single tap.
Imagine, you are browsing internet and a message arrives. Normally, you would minimize your browser, open the chatting application, and reply to the message. Then press the recent apps button, find your browser, tap on it, and then continue browsing, huh! Suddenly, another message arrives!
With LAS (Last App Switcher), you will be like "tap", chatting, "tap", browsing. Envision the figure of precious minutes you are going to save in a day.
- Persistent button floating above all your apps.
- Switch between two apps quickly with just a single tap.
- Snappy transition animations configured to save you even more precious fractions of a second.
- Semi-transparent floating button feels lot less meddlesome.
- Extremely light on resources.
- And It's free, absolutely free. No ads, no hidden charges.
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(It's a humble request that you download the application from Play store (above). Doing so, you will always have the latest version directly from Play Store)
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Note: The Opt-in link won't work until you have joined the community using your Play Store account.
Version 1.99.5 # Another fix for application being restarted when switched using LAS.
Version 1.99.4 # Initial support for Lollipop. # Fixed application being restarted when switched using LAS. # UI changes. # Fixed compatibility issues with some apps. Version 1.99.3 # Initial support for Lollipop. # Heavy internal modifications for Lollipop support. # Fixed bug which caused applications to restart. Version 1.99.2 # Initial support for Lollipop. # Heavy internal modifications for Lollipop support. # UI fixes. Version 1.98 Lots of (if not all) bugs are fixed. You are definitely going to love this update :) # Fixed: Correction in home exclusion algorithm. # Fixed: UI bugs. # Fixed: Floater won't move on its own anymore. # Floater can be moved up to the status bar. # Now hiding floater from notification will actually disable it. # More bug fixes. Version 1.92 # Major bug fix for large devices. # Alternative option for bubble or shortcut. Version 1.94 (beta) # Added: Shortcut to map the switch action anywhere. # Notification icon will no more display in the top status bar. Version 1.9 # Minor bug fixes. # Added: Option to toggle notification for LAS floater. # Now LAS home shortcut won't be shown while dragging when notification is being shown. # Added: Icon for notification. Version 1.91 (Beta) # Added: Option to show/hide in notification. # Added: Option to change color of the floater. # Minor UI changes. Version 1.86 # Lots of bug fixes. # Added an ongoing notification for LAS Floater, floater no more randomly disappears. # Layout bug fixes. Version 1.82 # Added: Landscape Layout. # Fixed: Floater sometimes sticking to the top. # UI changes. # Minor Bug fixes. # Added an activity which can replace the default search action to switch to the last application. Can also be used as a shortcut to perform the switching function from other applications. Version 1.56 (beta) # Added an activity which can replace the default search action to switch to the last application. Can also be used as a shortcut to perform the switching function from other applications. Version 1.55 # Translated to Italian. # Better fix for the bug in which the floater was resetting it's position. Version 1.53: # Translated to Turkish, Vietnamese, Indonesian and Chinese. # Added option to change LAS floater Size, and Opacity. # Bug in which the floater was resetting it's position is fixed. # Animations and the bubble shrinking to half features have been removed, as they were causing problems. They will be back with a much better implementation. # Removed three \\TODO's :D Version 1.5: # LAS floater now shrinks to half when resting on the edge, making it even less obtrusive. # [B]Added: Option to toggle vibration.[/B] # Added: Some cool animations, may not work properly :D Version 1.1: # Some bug fixes. Version 1.0: # Just launched :)
It would be great if someone helps me translate my Application and Play Store Product Description into other languages. I currently cannot afford paid translations.
Play Store Product Description:
<resources> <string name="app_name">Last App Switcher</string> <string name="status_label">Last App Switcher method</string> <string name="bubble_method_label">bubble</string> <string name="shortcut_method_label">shortcut</string> <string name="on_label">on</string> <string name="off_label">off</string> <string name="settings_label">Settings</string> <string name="options_label">Options</string> <string name="snap_to_edge_setting_label">The LAS floater automatically snaps to the nearest edge of the screen. Though, you can switch it off and give it a try.</string> <string name="exclude_home_setting_label">Home screen application is excluded from last app stack. Switching around feels better, I would recommend leaving it ON</string> <string name="startup_setting_label">The bubble starts automatically when device boots up. Floater is so lite on resources, if I were you I would have left it ON.</string> <string name="haptic_toggle_setting_label">Toggle haptic feedback. The vibration that occurs when you tap the floater and all other sorts of vibration, within the app.</string> <string name="transparency_setting_label">Toggle visibility.</string> <string name="size_setting_label">Choose size of the floater.</string> <string name="rate_description">Loved the application, rate it 5 stars!</string> <string name="rate_btn_label">Rate</string> <string name="share_description">Sharing is caring! Share LAS with your friends.</string> <string name="share_btn_label">Share</string> <string name="contact_description">Suggestions? Issues? Contact the developer.</string> <string name="contact_btn_label">Contact</string> <string name="donate_description">Support the developer and buy him a coffee!</string> <string name="donate_btn_label">Donate</string> <string name="trans_25_label">25</string> <string name="trans_50_label">50</string> <string name="trans_75_label">75</string> <string name="trans_100_label">100</string> <string name="size_50_label">50</string> <string name="size_75_label">75</string> <string name="size_100_label">100</string> <string-array name="quotes"> <item>Switch between your favourite chatting application and your favourite game in a snap.</item> <item>No more sacrificing your favourite browser for the sake of multitasking.</item> <item>Continuous switching between two applications won\'t hurt anymore.</item> <item>Uninterrupted switching through applications.</item> <item>Take Multitasking in your smartphone to another level, while LAS takes the pain out.</item> <item>Browse subsidiary resources while you are busy writing a long post, and that won\'t be a headache.</item> <item>Open links from social applications in your favourite browser and seamlessly switch through them.</item> <item>Take handy notes in your favourite note making app, while you surf the web and switch between them in a snap.</item> <item>No more being afraid of leaving your current app for a notification, because at any time you are just one tap away from it.</item> <item>Your friend \'s messages are a tap away while you are playing your favourite game.</item> </string-array> <string name="home_key_delay_error">Switching can only be done after 5 seconds of Home key press ~_~\nThis is an Android fault, I can\'t help</string> <string name="no_bg_app_error">"There's no app in background >_* \nStart two applications, to switch between"</string> <string name="toggle_notification_setting_label">Toggle LAS Notification. Switching it off may make floater prone to be killed by the Android system and it may disappear frequently.</string> <string name="color_setting_label">Choose color for the floater.</string> <string name="color_0_label">Re</string> <string name="color_1_label">Bl</string> <string name="color_2_label">Gr</string> <string name="color_3_label">Wh</string> <string name="dyn_text">DO YOU KNOW!\nYou can perform the default search action to switch to the last app instead of the floater. Some phones have swipe-up-from-home-key shortcut for search while others have a dedicated button for it.</string> <string name="notification_title">LAS is running.</string> <string name="notification_text">Tap to show/hide LAS bubble.</string> <string name="changelog_full_title">Change Log</string> <string name="changelog_title">What\'s New</string> <string name="changelog_ok_button">OK</string> <string name="changelog_show_full">more...</string> <string name="notSupportedVersionMessage">The current Android version you are using does not support the APIs used by LAS.\nThough we are working on a possible solution for at least a subset of LAS to work with Lollipop.\n\nYou can follow our Google+ community for latest changes and updates.</string> <string name="status_bar_overlay_settings_description">The bubble will overlay the status bar, if switched ON. Switch it OFF if you are having weird problems like Brightness cannot be controlled, etc</string> <string name="error_msg_toggle_settings_description">Enable or disable all kinds to toast error messages within the app.</string> <string name="floater_movable_toggle_settings_description">Choose whether LAS floater is movable or not.</string> <string name="follow_btn_label">Follow us</string> <string name="follow_description">For latest changes and updates follow our Google+ community.</string> </resources>
I take this section to thank all those who have helped me push the application this far.
@tigerwyb (E-mail [email protected]): He is a professional translator in Chinese. You must contact him if you want to get a translation in Chinese.
@Bilgets: Translated the application in Indonesian.
@vulen: Translated the application in Vietnamese.
Uzay (A satisfied Play Store user) & Vedat (This guy emailed me the translations): I have used a arbitrary mix of translations from both of them Thanks both of you.
@c3k: Gave me the Italian translation and some helpful advices.
Thanks for taking your time to give me helpful reviews and those 5 shiny stars
These are some features, I have considered to include in future releases, in no particular order.
# Edge swipe gesture, instead of the floater, to switch to the last app.
# An Xposed module and a navigation bar button (I personally thing this feature would be great).
# Eliminating the 5 second delay after home key press using Xposed.
# An arc view for multiple level app switches (Another great feature to come).
# App exclusion list will replace Home screen exclusion.
# The LAS floater automatically hides when there is a full screen application running in foreground.
LAS: Last App Switcher, Tool/Utility for all devices (see above for details)
Current Stable Version: 1.99.4
Stable Release Date: 2015-03-22
Last Updated 2015-03-22