Thursday, May 19, 2016

SF Launcher Alpha v0.2.6 + SF Launcher Plus v1.0 APK

Requirements: Android 4.0+
Overview: This is an alpha of an alternate homescreen that is designed to be simplistic, yet butiful and customizable.

As it is alpha (though close to beta), it is still somewhat buggy and there are many more ftures that I would like to add in the future.

The top section of the launcher is a hder with the time, date, and a graphic of a the San Fran skyline from Google Now. This changes based on the time of day. You can configure at what times the s change from hder settings. As of 0.1.4, you can now switch between San Fran, London, and the eric Google Now background. As of 0.2, there are configurable tap and long press options for the clock and the hder (Srch, Voice Srch, Clock, Toggle Status Bar, Toggle Theme, Expand Notifiions, Expand Quick Settings).

Below this is the widgets section. Tap on the card labeled "Add..." to add a new widget card. Swipe in this ar to switch widget cards. Long press on a widget and select "Remove Widget" in the popup that apprs to remove it. Eventually, you will be able to rrrange widgets. From widget settings, you can adjust the height of the panel.

Below this is the favorites section. This will be empty at first, but you can add favorites by long-pressing on apps in the all apps list. You can remove favorites by long-pressing and selecting "Remove favorite." Apps currently display in the order that they are added and cannot yet be rrranged, but this will be added as soon as I can write or find a decent drag and drop GridView. Starting in 0.1.2, you can change icon size and of columns. SF Launcher Plus users can also select an icon pack (compatible with most packs designed for ADW, Launcher Pro, and Apex)

Swipe right from the favorites section to access the list of all apps. From this page, you can long press on an app and select "Add favorite" to add it to your favorites. You can also long press and select the option to uninstall the app.

SF Launcher is currently portrait-only and is not designed to work on tablets (though it will run). I will try to add support for landscape and larger screens provided I can find an optimal configuration. The adjustable widget panel height added in 0.2.2 should help to alleviate this somewhat, particularly on smallertablets.

Starting in 0.1.3, you can set a light or dark theme for the app. You can also set the theme to auto, which will cause it to change to light while showing the dawn and day s (default is 6 AM to 6 PM, although this can be changed) and change to dark while showing the dusk and night s. If you set a tap or long press action to toggle the theme, it will override the automatic theme.

From Hder and Themes settings you can also disable the status bar and select to use the current hder as your system wallpaper.

If you want to try SF Launcher, but would prefer to use another launcher as your default, it is accessible from the apps list of other launchers.

If you like SF Launcher, you can now get SF Launcher Plus ( ... for $1.99. It currently only adds custom icon packs, although more plus ftures will be added soon. There is also a link to it available on the settings panel for sy access.

Known Issues:
-Long press on the widgets is finicky, and sometimes triggers at the wrong time
-When expanding the panels while the status bar is hidden, the status bar will unhide (required by the system). It won't disappr again until you interact with the app in some way. I'm looking for a more elegant solution.

Plse let me know if you have any comments, questions, or suggestions at

This is the plus for SF Launcher ( ... s.launcher). It currently only adds custom icon themes, but more ftures will be added as the app progresses.

This app is only a . You must have Version 0.2.2 or higher of the main SF Launcher app installed in order to use it. New plus ftures will be added through updates to the main launcher, not this (although this may be updated to make the licensing more secure)

Once you install, restart SF Launcher to have access to plus ftures (hit back until you get the restart dialog).

When SF Launcher is complete, this will likely cost between $3.99 and $5.99, although it is currently available for $1.99. This price may incrse before it lves beta, but it won't go above $2.99 until it does.

Current Plus Ftures:
Custom Icon Theme - Set an icon theme ch for favorites and the app list. It should be compatible with most ADW, Launcher Pro, and Apex themes, although additional icon masks and backgrounds have not been added yet.

I will frequently add new plus ftures, particularly while in Alpha and Beta.

What's in this version:
Adds support for more icon packs
Fixes settings panel bug
Fixes some restarting issues (still some though)
Adds hders for many other cities
Add custom font sizes and colors for time and date
Fixes bug with improper activities launching
Adds app info long press action
For devices with menu button, link to system settings

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