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ruqqq

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Oct 12, 2008
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Hi guys,

I've tried the WhatsApp PLUS mod but I was unhappy with the fact that it's Holo theme is not according to the same design we see in core ICS apps -- I love the simplicity of the looks. So I decided to mod WhatsApp and make it really Holo-fied. It's not a theme. It's a real Holo app.

Features:
  • Holo Design
  • Hardware Accelerated (No more stuttery scroll!)

Cons/Bugs:
  • No "Search" function for Conversations and within Conversation
  • Broadcast Page is still not Holo-fied
  • Emoji popup arrow is on the wrong place
  • You tell me!

I don't have time to post screenshots right now, hopefully kind souls can help me take a before and after screenshot of the mod. ;)

Instructions:
1. Backup your WhatsApp messages
2. Uninstall your WhatsApp on the device
3. Install my awesome Holo WhatsApp from the link below
4. If you would like to support me, download Nine and Upgrade to Pro!
5. ENJOY!

Download Link: https://www.dropbox.com/s/nwnn8zxbim2s80q/WhatsApp_2.8.5732_Holo-1.0.apk
 
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frenzyboi

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From dev Twitter :p

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AllSeeyinEye

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Installed it, tried it, but besides the menu bar, I couldn't discover the holo part. So it was back to WhatsApp Plus for me.

Will follow development, though.

Sent from my GT-I9100
 

AllSeeyinEye

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Dec 16, 2011
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If you're not interested in Holo design, you won't find anything beneficial with this mod. ;)
I suspect you're replying to my post.

I am interested in a Holo design. But Holo is more than just a menubar. Holo has (light or dark) square pop ups, square menu's and so on. Furthermore there is no green nor some sea water blueish color in Holo.

For real Holo, have a look at the CM9 message apk (Holo light) or just Google some true Holo themed apps.
 
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antonio1475

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I suspect you're replying to my post.

I am interested in a Holo design. But Holo is more than just a menubar. Holo has (light or dark) square pop ups, square menu's and so on. Furthermore there is no green nor some sea water blueish color in Holo.

For real Holo, have a look at the CM9 message apk (Holo light) or just Google some true Holo themed apps.

+1

arctu, I really appreciate your work (haven't tested yet but I can already thank you although I use WhatsApp Plus), but I'm sure you can go further as AllSeeinEye says.

I'll be taking a look at this periodically! Good work

:)
 

ruqqq

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Oct 12, 2008
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I suspect you're replying to my post.

I am interested in a Holo design. But Holo is more than just a menubar. Holo has (light or dark) square pop ups, square menu's and so on. Furthermore there is no green nor some sea water blueish color in Holo.

For real Holo, have a look at the CM9 message apk (Holo light) or just Google some true Holo themed apps.

I'm not sure why you're putting up an argument, sir. Maybe I didn't phrase my reply proper. Apologies for that. What I just meant was, if you don't like the mod, feel free to skip it and go back to using whatsapp plus. No problem with that. ;)

Anyway, this is isn't a complete holo mod and won't be due to complications. The idea is just to turn the app into a native holo app instead of a themed Holo app ala WhatsApp plus holo. Native holo buttons, dialogs, font etc.

And of course, I'll update it further from time to time whenever possible. This isn't the final version. Should have put it in the first post.... Heh
 
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3rre

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Oct 1, 2012
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Very cool love it, I wish you could fix the smileys positions that's the only bug I found! Keep going!

Enviado desde mi SK17i
 

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    Hi guys,

    I've tried the WhatsApp PLUS mod but I was unhappy with the fact that it's Holo theme is not according to the same design we see in core ICS apps -- I love the simplicity of the looks. So I decided to mod WhatsApp and make it really Holo-fied. It's not a theme. It's a real Holo app.

    Features:
    • Holo Design
    • Hardware Accelerated (No more stuttery scroll!)

    Cons/Bugs:
    • No "Search" function for Conversations and within Conversation
    • Broadcast Page is still not Holo-fied
    • Emoji popup arrow is on the wrong place
    • You tell me!

    I don't have time to post screenshots right now, hopefully kind souls can help me take a before and after screenshot of the mod. ;)

    Instructions:
    1. Backup your WhatsApp messages
    2. Uninstall your WhatsApp on the device
    3. Install my awesome Holo WhatsApp from the link below
    4. If you would like to support me, download Nine and Upgrade to Pro!
    5. ENJOY!

    Download Link: https://www.dropbox.com/s/nwnn8zxbim2s80q/WhatsApp_2.8.5732_Holo-1.0.apk
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    AW: [APP][MOD][ICS+] WhatsApp Holo

    I'll try some things today :)

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    3
    v2

    UPDATE!:good:

    current state

    - new version (22.01.13)

    - new holostyle actionbar (thx shizzel)

    - holo preferences

    - holo blue selector color

    - holo popups (copy, paste, etc)


    LINK: http://d-h.st/O8R

    i think it can be installed over v1!


    btw whatsapp uses ~40 mb for me now :D

    andreas__
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    check this!

    new version

    hey guys
    as i really like this mod i decided to mess around within the xmls and actually it's working quite good now :D

    - NEW whatsapp Version 2.9.378 (9. jan 2013)
    - default holo theme without action bar
    - no major problems so far


    how to install:

    install titanium backup (root needed)
    backup whatsapp + data
    remove whatsapp
    install my version
    restore DATA ONLY from whatsapp
    enjoy

    its NOT official whatsapp holo theme and its just a bit holo - but it's better than nothing

    download: http://d-h.st/uDU

    greetings
    andreas__
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    I suspect you're replying to my post.

    I am interested in a Holo design. But Holo is more than just a menubar. Holo has (light or dark) square pop ups, square menu's and so on. Furthermore there is no green nor some sea water blueish color in Holo.

    For real Holo, have a look at the CM9 message apk (Holo light) or just Google some true Holo themed apps.

    I'm not sure why you're putting up an argument, sir. Maybe I didn't phrase my reply proper. Apologies for that. What I just meant was, if you don't like the mod, feel free to skip it and go back to using whatsapp plus. No problem with that. ;)

    Anyway, this is isn't a complete holo mod and won't be due to complications. The idea is just to turn the app into a native holo app instead of a themed Holo app ala WhatsApp plus holo. Native holo buttons, dialogs, font etc.

    And of course, I'll update it further from time to time whenever possible. This isn't the final version. Should have put it in the first post.... Heh