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Smart Launcher 5 beta



Smart Launcher 5 beta Last 10 Updates


    Version Varies with device

    What’s New

    - Improved weather accuracy;
    - Fixed clock/data overlapping issues

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    19 Sep 2018 Google Play Release Update

    Version Varies with device

    What’s New

    - You can now change the text color of the search bar, even when it is integrated into the dock
    - Category bar labels turn black when using Ambient theme and light wallpapers
    - Fixed unstable flower/honeycomb layout
    - Fixed an issue that caused SL to crash when opening the wallpaper picker
    - Adaptive icons now look crispier on certain circumstances
    - Faster handling of installation/update/uninstallation events
    - Work profile apps are now hidden when the work profile is turned off


    08 Sep 2018 Google Play Release Update

    Version Varies with device

    What’s New

    - Fixed unstable flower/honeycomb layout
    - Fixed an issue that caused SL to crash when opening the wallpaper picker
    - Adaptive icons now look crispier on certain circumstances


    04 Sep 2018 Google Play Release Update

    Version Varies with device

    What’s New

    - Fixed some occasional crashes on Huawei devices
    - Fixed some occasional crashes on devices with low memory
    - You can now disable the search page
    - Other minor fixes and improvements


    30 Aug 2018 Google Play Release Update

    Version Varies with device

    What’s New

    Say hello to SL 5.1!
    - Light theme (set a very light wallpaper to enable it)
    - The search page uses Ambient theme and can be opened by swiping up
    - Floating search bar now supports Ambient theme
    - Rebuilt notification system
    - Touch gestures better integrated with page scroll
    - Android 9 Pie APIs (turn off screen, notch)
    - New "showcase your home screen" functionality (accessible from preferences)
    Read more: https://goo.gl/HXNxAm


    17 Aug 2018 Google Play Release Update

    Changelog SL 5.1 Beta build 27
    - Fixed widget picker


    12 Aug 2018 Google+ Community Update 14168 Community Members

    Version Varies with device

    What’s New

    Say hello to SL 5.1!
    - Light theme (set a very light wallpaper to enable it)
    - The search page uses Ambient theme and can be opened by swiping up
    - Floating search bar now supports Ambient theme
    - Rebuilt notification system
    - Touch gestures better integrated with page scroll
    - Android P users can use official API to turn off the screen
    - New "showcase your home screen" functionality (accessible from preferences)
    Read more: https://goo.gl/HXNxAm


    10 Aug 2018 Google Play Release Update

    Changelog SL 5.1 Beta

    - Ambient theme was designed not only to make the UI more graceful but also to ensure the readability of the information on the screen (widgets/icon labels). In SL 5.0 this goal was achieved by using a dark overlay on top of light wallpapers but this caused light wallpapers to look darker and dull. Light Ambient theme works by keeping unaltered the wallpaper lightness while making the foreground UI items black.

    - The Search page is now a module like the App page or the Widget page. This means they have the same working and they will, eventually, be swappable in the near future.

    - The notification system has been rebuilt. The system in 5.0 was designed to work only using the official Android APIs. Sadly, app developments rarely use the API (event Gmail doesn’t!) so we stopped trusting in other developers’ goodwill and we created a system that uses different approaches to get notification count. Hopefully, this will allow us to avoid showing a blank dot when the option “show event count” is marked.

    - You can now rename a folder by clicking its name while it’s open.

    - The functionality “Take a screenshot” is now Showcase your home screen. The tool has been improved to create more complex artwork, adding shadows and simulating a device frame. It allows to preview the generated artwork and to save it locally or share it as before. If the tool will be appreciated we will expand it in future.

    - In SL 5.0 enabling a single gesture caused all the pages to be scrollable only by swiping from the borders. In SL 5.1, double finger gestures don’t interfere with page navigations anymore and single finger gestures affect only a specific direction.

    - 5 new adaptive icon shapes (feature pack required). The new shapes add new effects like brushes and pixels.

    - You can now send WhatsApp/telegram/Viber messages and emails to your contacts directly from the search page.

    - 5 new wallpapers, exclusively created by Giovanni Piemontese for SL 5.1.

    - Improved drag&drop interactions. For example, now you can move an item from a folder to another one with a single drag&drop action.

    - Introduced some experimental, very aggressive optimizations on the entire code; Please let us know if you note any strange behavior.

    - Android P users can now turn off their screen without any side effect (like fingerprint not working)

    - Home page icons have been updated with more vibrant colors.

    - Some UI elements have been updated with rounded corners.

    - New weather icons

    - The wallpaper scroll is now interpolated to appear more natural.

    - The search bar can now use Ambient theme even when set as floating (Search bar → appearance →Skin → Ambient)

    - Dark system icons are automatically enabled on very light backgrounds (Only Android Marshmallow and higher)

    - Many other improvements and bugs fixed.


    02 Aug 2018 Google+ Community Update 14087 Community Members

    Version Varies with device

    What’s New

    Say hello to SL 5.1!
    - Light theme (set a very light wallpaper to enable it)
    - The search page uses Ambient theme and can be opened by swiping up
    - Floating search bar now supports Ambient theme
    - Rebuilt notification system
    - Touch gestures better integrated with page scroll
    - 5 new awesome wallpapers
    - New weather icons
    - Android P users can use official API to turn off the screen
    - New "showcase your home screen" functionality (accessible from preferences)


    31 Jul 2018 Google Play Release Update

    Release announcement
    After the release of SL5, we started working on the community feedback to address the most common requests. Smart Launcher 5.1 will be available to beta testers in some days, featuring Light Ambient theme, a redesigned Search page fully integrated in the UI, a rebuilt notification system, better weather icons, initial support for Android P APIs, better gestures handling and much more! (including important optimizations and some bonus for feature pack users)

    More details soon.


    30 Jul 2018 Google+ Community Update 14063 Community Members