[SqaureHome] The Next Features


The following features are planned to implement on "SquareHome". This list will be updated continuously.

1. more forms
2. more internal widgets such as a contact tile and so on
3. editing tile text
4. setting sound effect
5. ...

20 comments:

  1. Suggestions

    option to overlay text/app name when using custom image form.

    Page/section snap when scrolling horizontally.

    Vertical scrolling within section/page

    Manual layout grid (I know this is a big one, but sometimes the auto arrange is frustrating)

    Quicker load. It takes a couple seconds for tiles to appear when I press home (galaxy nexus)

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    1. Thank you for the suggestions.
      Some of them will make SquareHome better.

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    2. Yea specially the Page/Section per group would be very important.
      That partitial scrolling is very very bad and the main reason i dont use it yet.
      Dont orient to much on windows you can do it better ;)

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    3. Des, I have a plan to rewrite SqaureHome 2 in the next year. It will contains the feature.

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  2. FYI rebooting my phone seems to have fixed the performance problem.

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    1. Android OS has the issue of memory leak. When using long time without rebooting, RAM will be got insufficient. And this causes the issue. I recommend reboot once for 2~3 days at least.

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  3. Suggestions:

    24h clock format (in tile settings -> form)

    possibility to create 'empty' tile (like 'empty'/unclickable shortcut in SSLauncher), just for display some info (battery stats, for example).

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    1. Thank you for the suggestions. I will consider it.

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  4. Only suggestions I could come up with at the moment would be:

    1. Option to edit the tile's text. Right now to edit the text shown in a tile you have to edit the actual app name in the app drawer. I suggest just letting you edit the text on the desktop tile while leaving the app name untouched in the app drawer.

    2. When an app has no notifications, instead of displaying "0" make the "0" disappear and once you get notifications for that app is when the numbers begin appearing. Kind of like on windows phone how when you have 0 missed calls it only shows the phone icon, but when you have missed calls it displays the numbers.

    3. I'm not sure this is possible but something like a live email tile would be cool. Like on windows 8 it displays a preview of new emails, live gallery tile would be nice too but I see you're already working on it

    I'll see if I can come up with more. I paid for the key I love the launcher android's stock UI is too dull and boring this launcher makes me want to use my phone more :-). Keep up the good work

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    1. Thank you for the suggestions. I will consider them.

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  5. One more thing that came to mind that I think would be considered a bug is that whenever you try to set the background as "System wallpaper" or a Live wallpaper, there's a weird effect that makes the launcher unusable. It would be great if you could add support for live wallpapers :)

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    1. The live wallpaper works well on my test devices. Would you send me some screenshots for the issue please?

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    2. The apk you sent me fixed the problem, thank you very much for your help you are a wonderful developer. I emailed you the Device model and Android version. Keep up the great work ^^

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  6. Hey, thought of some other cool features you could add:

    1. Toast notifications, similar to those on Windows 8 or Windows phone. You could have the option to have them appear on top or bottom of screen as well as the option to swipe them away before they fade away on their own.

    2. A built in lockscreen similar to that on Windows 8, notifications like phone, SMS, and email appear on the bottom with their respective icons and other notifications can appear near the top (they would appear kind of like toast notifications but they would be persistent until u swipe it away from lockscreen).

    Nothing else I can think of at the moment but keep up the great work! ^.^

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    1. Thank you for the suggestions. I will consider it.

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  7. I would like to set a larger font size in text tiles.
    The default one is too small for my eyes...
    Keep up this grest work!

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    1. Thank you for the feedback.
      I will consider it positively.

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  8. Hi, how to use SquareHome in my padfone 2?

    SquareHome is very cool!!

    Sorry my english.

    Regards,

    Bosco from Brazil

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    1. Can't you download it from Play store?

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  9. I would love to be able to allocate an icon and text to groups of applications rather than just having default or image.

    Being able to add a title to groups of icons and have this display on the page would be great as well.

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