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Rating: 4.4 (2,340 ) Cost: $1.99 Downloads: 50,000 - 100,000
Usage is extremely simple:
1. Touch the very bottom of the screen and slowly swipe your finger up towards the middle of the screen.
2. When you get towards the middle, the wave appears!
3. Without raising your finger, swipe left or right to select the desired application.
4. To launch the app, simply raise your finger from the screen.
5. If you change your mind and don't want to launch anything, simply swipe the wave back to the bottom.
✓ The wave can contain any application or shortcut you can add to your home screen.
✓ The wave can contain a direct-access icon to the built-in app-drawer.
✓ The wave can contain dynamically updating recently-used apps.
✓ 'Recents Mode' will show you 12 recently used-apps
✓ Manual exclude list for recents.
✓ Create folders on the wave. Folders are fully controllable with swiping alone.
✓ Customizable wave colors and icon size
✓ The wave is accessible anytime, regardless of which application is currently running, using a simple gesture!
✓ Supports custom icons from ADW themes (More coming soon!).
✓ Use any picture/icon from your gallery/SD-card as icon.
✓ The wave responds to your finger movement. It changes its shape, icon size, and icon transparency.
✓ Can be enabled by swiping from the bottom, left side or right side of the screen (See the 'calibrate' screen)
✓ Fully independent, doesn't need to replace your home-screen app.
✓ Doesn't interfere with running applications.
✓ Small memory footprint.
✓ Fully customizable gesture-area with a single long-press and swipe!
✓ Doesn't affect battery-life!
✓ Tons of customization settings!
✓ Plugins infrastructure.
✓ App-drawer plugin with single-tap and long-press functionality.
✓ Controllable notification action.
✓ Localized to 9 languages:
English, Hebrew, Spanish, Serbian, Italian, French, Russian, German and Polish!
NOTE: Notification icon can be disabled in the settings screen.
App-drawer plugin features:
✓ Cool animations.
✓ Sort alphabetically.
✓ Sort by last-update-time.
✓ Sort in ascending/descending order.
✓ Unlike standard home-app, icons are kept in volatile cache and memory is freed when asked by Android.
✓ Long-press apps to show on market, and uninstall.
This is a very customizable app. PLEASE read the info in the Help screen, it contains lots of useful information.
NOTE: Permission to make phone calls is required for placing direct-call shortcuts on the wave.
(Call your loved-ones with a single swipe!)
Your input and comments are welcome at: email@example.com
We cannot respond to market comments, but your e-mail will be answered with 100% guarantee!
Tags: wavelauncher, gesture detection, mobile merit, app drawer, WebOS, Palm Pre, HP Pre
dvdmon - 1969-12-31
While this is similar to the webOS draggable launcher, it is 10 times more configurable and even works better. Very well thought out, and makes switching between apps (open or closed) MUCH faster and easier than hitting home, searching for the icon, or even hitting home twice then clicking on one of the recent apps.
Larry - 1969-12-31
Love this. It allows me to clean up my home screen even more and eye candy to go with it. Obvious improvements: More than one wave, custom Icons and unread counts for icons. Works great on my Optimus V
JRauch - 1969-12-31
Gets 5 stars for being smart and useful...Thanks! But there is room for improvement. Should support nesting folders inside of folders...and controls could be more intuitive. Anyway, nice job.
Lars - 1969-12-31
The app performs flawlessly on both HTC Sensation and the ASUS Eee Pad transformer. I liked the idea and bought the app, but soon noticed that it conflicts with other apps no matter where I put the launch area. It's NOT a bug or a flaw in the app itself. It's just that it gets in the way at some time or another no matter where I put the activation point. So the theory is great but it doesn't work out in practice (for me).
Josh - 1969-12-31
So clever, so useful. If it was $10 I'd still buy it. It's snappy on my Xperia Arc and lets me easily access both my most used and recently used apps in a single swipe from any app I'm using, eliminating the need to press or hold the home button. There is lots of room for improvement but as is I have no complaints. This should come with Android.
Glen - 1969-12-31
Brill app best I've come across works well on my htc wildfire
John - 1969-12-31
l have many app launchers and this is one of the best. It's unique and packed with features. The downside, it's difficult at times to find it's starting point on screen. What's badly needed is a small widget of some kind. I personally would add a small wave that disappears after touching it.
Mordechai - 1969-12-31
I have tried other launchers and found them bloated for the most part. The few that were of a minimalist nature were just that, minimal. This employs understated elegance to achieve what the rest could not. An easy way to organize and access your apps without having to navigate a jungle. Excellent app that I would recommend highly. I five star very infrequently.
Mike - 1969-12-31
This one app demonstrates the customization and extensibility of Android when compared to other mobile platforms. The developers are fantastic.
Bryan - 1969-12-31
I use everyday to switch between apps. It is easily one of the best utilities for Android you can get. Worth every penny.
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