What’s in this version:
✓ Added a new plugin infrastructure.
✓ Added a new ‘plugins’ button in the Edit Wave screen (next to apps/shortcuts).
✓ Added the first plugin – Wave Launcher’s built-in app-drawer. It’s just the first basic version. It’s going to bring you a lot more functionality than the standard app-drawer on your home-launcher.
✓ Other than pressing an app to launch, you can long-press apps to get more options.
✓ More (great) plugins coming soon!
Wave Launcher is a unique, gesture-enabled, quick action-bar for Android. It resembles a well-known and loved feature on WebOS phones like the Palm-Pre and works system-wide.
NEW: Plug-ins infrastructure!
NEW: App-Drawer plugin v0.5 beta
Regardless of any application currently running, you can swipe you finger from the virtual gesture-area at the bottom of the screen towards the middle to show the wave – A fully configurable quick-launch action-bar.
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 changed 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 dynamically updating recently-used apps.
✓ Customizable wave colors
✓ 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!)
✓ 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.
NOTE: Notification icon can be disabled in the settings screen.
App-drawer plugin features:
✓ Cool animations
✓ Unlike standard home-app, doesn’t releases icons memory 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 a lot of useful information that will help you use the full capabilities of Wave Launcher.
Tags: wavelauncher, gesture detection, mobile merit, app drawer