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[APP RELEASE][BETA 19](4/9/15) Flowhome Launcher

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R3D X

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XnXOAELHKpM

Beta 19:
- Wallpaper support!
- Redesigned and rewritten app search: faster, stronger, better. Try cool stuff like pressing the search key on the keyboard to launch your top search result.
- Open items directly in app from feed. Way faster to get straight to the good stuff for twitter, tumblr, instagram, etc. Long press an item in feed to quickly perform common actions. Check settings to override all this.
- Lots of bug fixes to quick launcher
- A bunch more redesigned stuff to come soon...
Beta 11 update 10/28:
-Transparent statusbar and navbar option!!
- Tumblr!! This is v1 with support for photo, text, link and quote post types. You can like posts too. Reblogging coming soon along with photosets.
- Animated gifs! You kind of can't do tumblr and not do animated gifs, duh.
- big upgrades to the item detail view: offline mode, faster image loading, gifs.
- New photo cropped and custom header image handling. Faster, better, blah blah you get it.
- Even more stuff I can't remember but that is probably awesome.

Hey XDA family, it's been awhile since I've been here. The last time I was here I was sharing with you LunarUi. Now I am back in the android community as I have been working with Larvalabs to design Flowhome. I have the honor of premiering the App here. The app is still in testing phase. We're looking for a great feedback forum such as here

App Description:
Flowhome is a launcher replacement app that allows you to stylish integrate all of your social network feeds and system notifications into one feed which you can like or repost without leaving the app. You can also quickly access information and apps. It is customizable and comes with theme support.

"Less launching, more liking.Your new home is here."

To download go to: http://flowhome.co/

INVITE CODE FOR EVERYONE ON XDA: XDADV2
App updates and general info: https://twitter.com/flowhomeapp

P.S if you would like to keep up with me and the flowhome guys here are our links
My dribbble: https://dribbble.com/zramos
Matt Hall: https://twitter.com/matthall2000
larva labs: https://twitter.com/larvalabs
 
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It looks awesome so far! Few requests/bugs

-I have a few persisting notifications which shows up on the launcher, anyway to blacklist some of them?
-Apps do not show up when sliding to the left or just tapping the app drawer.
-anyway we can customize the header? Like make it larger?
-custom folders on homescreen and or the app drawer, hiding apps would be awesome as well
-transparent status bar if possible
-hooking to an rss feed if possible.
-"custom square " /" pinnable" for maybe our own photos or weather or music widget


Keep up the great work! Borderline theme is my favorite!
 
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- App crashes sometimes on pressing favorite box on homepage or search icon on all apps
- Pressing haptic back button takes me back to my Touchwiz launcher (Galaxy S4 with Custom Rom Samy Deluxe)
- If we swipe right on homescreen card, it removes it without giving an option to undo or at least asking for it. I think undo is best like you delete an email in GMAIL and it gives option to undo.
- Add Google+, LinkedIn cards on homepage.
- Swiping to very bottom the homepage should refresh all apps data
 
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Those codes went by pretty fast, I'm not sure but I contacted Matt whether or not he would like more testers. Hopefully he'll let us know soon.

Anyone have any features that they would really like to see or anymore bugs? Report them, I'm sure they'll be very helpful thanks!
 
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    Q2scNau.jpg


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XnXOAELHKpM

    Beta 19:
    - Wallpaper support!
    - Redesigned and rewritten app search: faster, stronger, better. Try cool stuff like pressing the search key on the keyboard to launch your top search result.
    - Open items directly in app from feed. Way faster to get straight to the good stuff for twitter, tumblr, instagram, etc. Long press an item in feed to quickly perform common actions. Check settings to override all this.
    - Lots of bug fixes to quick launcher
    - A bunch more redesigned stuff to come soon...
    Beta 11 update 10/28:
    -Transparent statusbar and navbar option!!
    - Tumblr!! This is v1 with support for photo, text, link and quote post types. You can like posts too. Reblogging coming soon along with photosets.
    - Animated gifs! You kind of can't do tumblr and not do animated gifs, duh.
    - big upgrades to the item detail view: offline mode, faster image loading, gifs.
    - New photo cropped and custom header image handling. Faster, better, blah blah you get it.
    - Even more stuff I can't remember but that is probably awesome.

    Hey XDA family, it's been awhile since I've been here. The last time I was here I was sharing with you LunarUi. Now I am back in the android community as I have been working with Larvalabs to design Flowhome. I have the honor of premiering the App here. The app is still in testing phase. We're looking for a great feedback forum such as here

    App Description:
    Flowhome is a launcher replacement app that allows you to stylish integrate all of your social network feeds and system notifications into one feed which you can like or repost without leaving the app. You can also quickly access information and apps. It is customizable and comes with theme support.

    "Less launching, more liking.Your new home is here."

    To download go to: http://flowhome.co/

    INVITE CODE FOR EVERYONE ON XDA: XDADV2
    App updates and general info: https://twitter.com/flowhomeapp

    P.S if you would like to keep up with me and the flowhome guys here are our links
    My dribbble: https://dribbble.com/zramos
    Matt Hall: https://twitter.com/matthall2000
    larva labs: https://twitter.com/larvalabs
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    Hey everyone, just wanted to let you know what we have a new website: http://flowhome.co and video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XnXOAELHKpM Hope you like it!

    Also, the new version (beta 14) is coming along well in testing, should be out in the next few days with a lot of new stuff.
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    Hey! I'm one of the devs of the app. First of all, I totally didn't expect to blow out the invite code so fast, so TLDR here's another invite code: XDA002. Also, once we get through the first set of bugs and problems people are seeing I'll start assigning invite codes to individuals so they can invite their friends directly, etc.

    Second, thanks for all the great feedback so far. This is exactly the kind of info we need about what people want, and what problems they're seeing. We'll try to work through stuff as fast as we can.

    Now, some background:

    You are all seeing the app in the early stages of it's development. It's not early in that it's fairly stable, I've been using it every day for the past 6 weeks. More in the sense that there's a huge number of things we'd ultimately like to do with it that aren't there yet. We fundamentally think that the standard home screen of today is a v1.0 solution and that there must be more we can do. So this is a start.

    The main goals:

    - Put interesting stuff on the homescreen, instead of buried inside different apps.
    - Put the quick actions you do all day long down near where you hold the phone, next to your thumb. We do quick launching and fast app searching down there right now, but we'll add more.
    - Allow for beautiful themes that actually relate to the functionality and content we're showing. (This is where r3d x comes in :)

    Where we are now:

    - We're loading stuff from Facebook, Twitter and Instagram as well as themed and customized notifications.
    - Totally custom physical scrolling that (should be) faster and more fluid than stock.
    - 3 main themes that show the range of what's possible: a dark single column theme, a light thin typographic theme, and one based on the new Google Material design.
    - Thumb proximity quick launch and quick search.

    What we ultimately want to do:

    - A plugin system for content to allow for basically anything to be in the main feed: RSS, tumblr, recent items from your phone, whatever
    - A theming system to allow for 3rd party themes. We're working on something cool for this, but it'll be a little while to get it right.
    - Widget support
    - Etc, etc, etc

    Sorry this post got long, but I wanted to give you an idea of where we are now, and where we'd like to go. Some background on us, we've been Android devs since the very beginning. This is our second homescreen and hopefully we learned some big lessons the first time around :)

    So that's it for now, please let me know what you think!
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    It looks awesome so far! Few requests/bugs

    -I have a few persisting notifications which shows up on the launcher, anyway to blacklist some of them?
    -Apps do not show up when sliding to the left or just tapping the app drawer.
    -anyway we can customize the header? Like make it larger?
    -custom folders on homescreen and or the app drawer, hiding apps would be awesome as well
    -transparent status bar if possible
    -hooking to an rss feed if possible.
    -"custom square " /" pinnable" for maybe our own photos or weather or music widget


    Keep up the great work! Borderline theme is my favorite!
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    One more thing I noticed is if I swipe away all notifications then the launcher crashes.

    Good catch, thanks. And I'll improve visibility on that undo button in one of the upcoming releases.

    ---------- Post added at 02:56 PM ---------- Previous post was at 02:51 PM ----------

    Invite update

    Thanks for being patient everyone, we'll do another multi-user invite code with the next release which should be pretty soon, but since those seem to get snapped up pretty quickly and the same people keep missing them I'm going to try and give out some invites for existing users to hand out themselves. You probably know better than me who would be best to invite, so we'll give it a try and see how it goes :) Those invites should roll out in an hour or two, you should get an email.