LauncherPro For Android : A Perfect & Cool Homescreen Replacement App

L auncherPro Android App in a home screen replacement app that is a fork from the stock launcher from Android 2.1 (Éclair) . By default you ...

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LauncherPro Android App in a home screen replacement app that is a fork from the stock launcher from Android 2.1 (Éclair). By default you have 3 home screens which is configurable to up to 7 in the Settings menu. Along the lower section are convenient icons with quick links to Phone, Contacts, Android Apps Launcher Drawer, Messaging, and Browser apps. The latest release added numbered notification icons for new text messages, missed calls and new emails. When you open the Android Apps launcher drawer, apps are presented similar to Android 2.1 launcher only difference is the cool 3D roll effect is missing however LauncherPro features a faster and much smoother scroll..convenient when you have a lot of apps. One of Android’s biggest strengths is unquestionably its modularity - almost every aspect of Google’s OS is a separate entity and that means parts can be improved or replaced by third-party applications or programs. Launcher Pro is one such example. It replaces the stock launcher application – which is essentially the part of the OS which allows you to open up other apps and browse your home screens – and adds in extra functionality. However, the way in which Launcher Pro operates will make it instantly familiar to anyone who has previously used Android. Your home screens still do what they’ve always done and your applications drawer still works as you would expect it to. Even the way in which you place shortcuts onto home screens and apply different wallpapers is identical. The most obvious change is the ability to boost the number of home screens up to a maximum of seven. If you have a phone which is equipped with HTC’s Sense user interface then this won’t seem like much of a big deal, but “stock” Android users will be over the moon at the additional space available; even the most recent update – Android 2.2 – only offers 5 different screens. Another element which is inspired heavily by Sense is the home screen overview option. Using a “pinch-zoom” command you can pull back your view to show all of your home screens at once. A second tap will allow you to select which one you wish to visit. It’s very much like the “Expose” feature on Apple’s home computers and counts as a seriously impressive feature. The final major difference is the dock at the bottom of the display. Here you can store four shortcuts to various elements of the phone, as well as a fifth (mandatory) slot for your application drawer link. Lets read for more info.

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What’s New

For Plus users only:

  • Facebook login (for the Facebook widget) is now handled through the official Facebook app where available. This should help people with low DPI devices who were having throuble logging in before.
  • Updated the Twitter API backend to fix some issues that some people were having with status updates.
  • New Gmail widget! (Side note: Oh boy, this widget has been giving me lots of trouble to code. Since there’s no officially supported Gmail API in Android, there’s pretty much no documentation whatsoever on it). You can choose the source Gmail account, so you if you have multiple Gmail accounts, you can have a widget for each one of them. My intention was to have the widget simply open conversations in the official Gmail app when you click on them, but unfortunately 3rd party apps are not allowed to open that part of the Gmail app directly, so I had to create my own internal viewer to view them. It’s not as full-featured as the official app but it should be enough for most users. Replying to emails is handled by the official Gmail app (we can launch that part of it from 3rd party apps).

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For all users:

  • Gingerbread fixes and improvements. The 3D app drawer has been fixed to work properly on Gingerbread. Other tweaks should provide much improved graphics performance (smoothness) on Gingerbread as well.
  • New homescreen transition effects: “Flip” and “Rotate 2″. The old “Flip” effect is now named “Flip 2″. If anybody can come up with better names for these transitions, I’m open to suggestions

LP is free in the market where I linked to above, but if you get LauncherPro Plus you will unlock all the features this amazing home replacement has to offer, re-size your widgets and more, friends stream widgets, you name it. There is to many features to list. Check it out yourself. Before it was only available with Paypal, but now with all the payment options in Android you can get LP Plus in the Android Market Now.

LauncherPro works on Android 2.0 and up

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[App-Source: Know Your Mobile]

1 comment :

  1. I really like your green wallpaper, any chance you could point to where you go it? Many thanks


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