Friday, November 30, 2012

New theme, Bookcase 2, released!

Now the advanced theme of Bookcase has been released. It contains new book styles over 50 and various decoration objects such as flip clock, post-it and so on (see the screenshots).

 For tablet, you can change the background with the high density bookcase image that is contained in this theme.

* screenshots




Sunday, November 25, 2012

Solution for default launcher reset problem when rebooting

This issue is caused by the encryption bug of Jellybean, which encrypts all paid apps when installing. But some (NOT all) of devices with Jellybean firmware have this issue in rebooting process.

Today (27 April, 2013), a new app named 'ssLauncher starter' has been released on Google Play. You can resolve this issue with this application.


1. install 'ssLauncher starter' from Google Play. link here
2. press home button.
3. select 'ssLauncher starter' and 'Always'

Now you can ignore the below. :)
Now ssLauncher the Original (paid version) has an issue that default launcher setting is reset when rebooting the device.
This issue occurs only when satisfying the following conditions.

1. ssLauncher the Original (paid version) on Android 4.1.x: The other Android version, even 4.2, is okay.
2. Important! Only when installed or updated from Google Play Store: It does not happen when the apk is installed manually.

I suspect that Google license checking module causes this problem when installing from Google Play.

Install the following apk manually, which is absolutely same apk on Google Play.
I will keep the download to be the latest version.

Thank you.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Added features in v1.9.x

- fixed the error of nothing listed in the contacts page on some devices
- fixed some bugs and optimized

- less memory use when using contacts page
- fixed some bugs and optimized

- fixed the drawing error by using 'full screen' and 'buttery smooth' together
- fixed some bugs and optimized

- added new option, 'Keep scroll position', in menu > preferences > cover page
- changed the range of 'Overall size' in menu > theme > app icon style to 50~200%
- fixed some bugs and optimized

- improved compatibility for Jelly Bean
- changed open position for the parcel to the bottom of screen
- fixed to display all shortcut styles properly when choosing it for all high resolution devices
- fixed a bug for customized icons in the list type of app drawer
- fixed some bugs

- fixed to display the resize frame properly for all devices
- fixed some bugs

- fixed some bugs and optimized

- fixed some bugs in preferences for application drawer
- fixed the bug that 'missed calls' is not properly counted on some devices
- changed the accept criteria for the page transition
- fixed some bugs and optimized

- resolved updating issue for some widgets
- shows notification panel properly by swiping down on Android 4.2
- fixed some bugs and optimized

- fixed the error that all command icons for pages are not displayed in menu screen on some devices
- launches Google search when long clicking menu key
- supports Indonesian
- fixed some bugs

- supports to add user defined style for shortcut

- changed menu system

- changed default theme
- added an option to clear imported bookmarks
- fixed some bugs and optimized

Friday, October 19, 2012

Try new free theme, 'Bookcase'

Now a new theme, Bookcase theme for ssLauncher, is released.
Just try it! It's free. :)

* This theme is fully functional for 'ssLauncher the Original' when 'Start menu for Android' is installed.

* Used NanumGothicLight.ttf of NHN Inc.

Monday, October 8, 2012

Changes in ssLauncher v1.8.x

- fixed bugs for some scrollable widgets
- added the option, 'less memory', in preferences
- sorting by name of images when selecting image
- supports Chinese(Taiwan)
- fixed some bugs and optimized

- fixed the error that some 'other' type shortcuts are not runnable

- fixed some bugs caused by changing screen orientation
- fixed some bugs and optimized

- enabled tap effect on live wallpaper
- fixed a bug by editing label text of page when labels are hidden
- fixed a bug occurring when applying Oriental theme on LG Optimus Vu
- fixed some bugs and optimized

- displays transparent notification bar properly
- added an option 'Buttery smooth': This makes smoother when using image wallpaper
- fixed some bugs and optimized

- quick bug fix for live wallpaper on Jellybean

- quick bug fix for live wallpaper

- removed short black out when launching a shortcut
- fixed a bug for some scrollable widgets
- added an option 'back to previous' in preferences
- fixed some bugs and optimized

- fixed some drawing errors while page transition
- fixed the issue that page is locked after star/hide operation on app drawer page
- added an option to disable home key to open page preview
- scrollable widgets works again on Froyo and Gingerbread
- fixed some bugs and optimized

- fitting a template layout to the device screen width when applying it.
- additional options for shortcut: 'rotation'(paid version only) and 'clickable'

- improved speed when changing screen orientation
- improved performance of page transition animation
- supports HD package (paid version only) with high quality 'paper image' for 'flipping' animation.

- displays page preview when clicking 'home' button on home page
- changed the function for 'back' button: move to the previous page
- added an option to prevent swiping pages in preferences (paid version only)
- supports Dutch
- fixed some bugs and optimized

Thursday, September 20, 2012

A new free theme, 'Simplism', released!

'Simplism' is a new free theme for ssLauncher. This pursues beauty comes from simplicity. Just give it a try and enjoy it.

* This theme is fully functional for 'ssLauncher the Original' when 'Start menu for Android' is installed.
* This theme does not contains any wallpaper image.
* Used NanumGothicLight.ttf and 나눔고딕.ttf of NHN Inc.

* A video made from 'Start menu' and 'Popup widget'.

* More screenshots


Monday, September 17, 2012

A big improvement for Start menu for Android

The new version(v1.1.0) of Start menu for Android has been released now. The following new features are added into this version.

- improvement in speed
- supports big size UI for high resolution devices
- shortcuts and activities can be added into a folder
- supports to create shortcuts to user folders and predefined groups such as starred, hot, hidden and so on.
- a feature to generate folder icon (paid version only)

No more other folder applications would be needed if you have got this application!

free version download
paid version download

* more screenshots here

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

New 'Popup Widget', more than ssLauncher!

The application, 'Popup Widget', has been upgraded to v1.1.0, which supports 20 or more background skins and animation speed and effect settings.

free version, paid version

Here are some screenshots showing popup widgets with free skins.


Thursday, August 23, 2012

Now available new app, 'Start'!

Now on Android, use the 'Start' menu of MS Windows!
free version
paid version

This application is designed by a motive from the 'Start' menu for Windows series.
Have you ever had some difficulties to search or manage applications installed on your device?
This app supports very similar user interface to 'Start' menu of MS Windows. So you can search and manage all applications easily.
The application drawer will be successfully replaced by this.

* Main features

 - Very similar UI to Windows Start menu
 - pin apps to the favorites list
 - hot apps list
 - decorate panel by adding a widget
 - hide, app info, uninstall, folder
 - various skins: Windows 7, Windows XP, Mac OS...

* Screenshots

 - replacing app drawer on GO launcher.

- skins (Windows 7, Windows XP, Mac OS)

Monday, August 6, 2012

Added features in v1.7.x

- supports Serbian
- fixed some bugs

- 'Direct call', shortcut of 'other' type, works well on all devices
- fixed a bug in scaling image for shortcut
- fixed some bugs and optimized

- improved quality of scaled image
- less memory use when using site preview on bookmark page
- fixed some bugs

- fixed to display properly the background image used for shortcut icon
- applys theme background image of app parcels when dragging out
- fixed some bugs and optimized

- fixed to draw full page just after screen on for all devices
- uses lower memory when using big images for background of shortcuts
- less battery use in resizing mode of cover page
- fixed to display page labels just back from preferences
- removed the bug that page transition can be stopped by multi touch
- fixed some bugs

- fixed to draw the right page to exact position with sliding animation on landscape mode
- fixed to position wallpaper properly when restarting

- disabled long click on cover page when locked
- fixed the error of changing icon of apps in parcel
- displays proper size for customized icons of popup menu on high resolution devices
- fixed some bugs and optimized

- reduced some lag when returning to home page by home key
- supports Danish
- open official blog for Korean
- fixed some bugs and optimized

- fixed force close by uninstalling or updating applications
- fixed some bugs and optimized

- fixed the error of lost widgets after rebooting on Jellybean
- fixed some bugs and optimized

- fixed the bug when editing shortcut in landscape mode

- quick bug fix in page edit dialog

- fixed to display properly big size image
- fixed the error that can occur when editing shortcut
- fixed some bugs and optimized

- fixed blurry images used in shortcut

- quick bug fix

- strong resistance against background kill on low system memory
- additional option,'Use notification', to make more resistant against background kill
- optimizing for efficient memory use
- removed lags for some animations
- new formatted text for 'unread gmails'
- importing resources(fonts, icons and images) from folder
- an option to set different page backgrounds for each of portrait and landscape
- fixed some bugs and optimized

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Added features in the version 1.6.x

- fixed to show properly user assigned app icons

- added an option to control touch reponsiveness
- fixed to enable to click properly on popup menu when it scrolled
- fixed to display some current settings exactly when editing shortcut
- fixed some bugs and optimized

- added an option to use custom text color for batter level
- fixed the error that touch does not work at all in some case
- added an option to turn off the launching animation for shortcut: menu > preferences > cover page
- fixed some bugs and optimized

- changing formatted text color depending on battery level
- enlarge touch area of icon in dock menu bar
- fixed to set wallpaper to proper position after unlock
- fixed some bugs and optimized

- fixed rendering error of page transition when not using system wallpaper
- fixed some bugs and optimized

- reduced home delay
- resolved system wallpaper problem on LG Optimus Vu with ICS
- fixed to keep location and size of objects on cover page after installing a new application
- fixed some bugs and optimized

- improved scrolling performance in application drawer of list type
- fixed the error that page labels can be disappeared in specific theme settings
- applied the option, 'keep current page', to 'home' key
- changed the unit of paddings(margins) in theme to DIP(device independent pixel)
- fixed some bugs and optimized

- fixed the error that full screen option is not sticky when using auto orientation
- fixed some bugs and optimized

- fixed some bugs

- fixed force close that can occur on devices without stock browser
- fixed error for new animations when using some animation effects
- fixed some bugs and optimized

- fixed some bugs

- better positioning system for cover page (enable to control precisely)
- new two animations for page transition
- tweaked touch sensitivity
- an option for list type of app drawer: menu > preferences > app drawer > list type
- an option to hide labels: menu > theme > label > hide labels
- an option to enlarge parcel to be open: menu > theme > others > big parcel size
- fixed some bugs and optimized

Monday, May 14, 2012

Released a new app, "Popup Widget"!

Try to use popup widget, which is a feature of ssLauncher, in other launchers!

You can create a shortcut to a widget. The widget will appear with a cool animation when clicking the shortcut.

Main benefits of using popup widget:

1. less memory use of launcher
2. better scroll performance of launcher
3. protect widget from touch miss

<< video >>

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Added features of the version 1.5.x

- supports .otf font
- fixed the error that menu cannot be open when screen locked on some devices
- fixed some bugs and optimized

- fixed force close when long clicking an app in a parcel on landscape mode
- fixed the error that the objects positioned at right side of screen cannot be long clicked in cover page
- fixed some bugs and optimized

-  fixed some bugs and optimized

- added an option to enable to open menu with back key on devices having no hardware key.
- fixed menu button error on ICS tablet
- fixed touch error for some popup widget
- fixed page labels are not drawing sometimes
- fixed some bugs and optimized

- removed the feature showing menu by clicking 'home button' at home on ICS
- for HoneyComb & ICS, added a menu button into right-bottom on page preview
- accessible to all page settings in preferences
- fixed some bugs and optimized

- no more showing menu when returning back from background by 'home key' on ICS

- less battery use
- removed software menu key on ICS. Menu will be shown by clicking 'home key' at home instead.
- fixed a bug in initializing some scrollable widgets used as a popup widget
- fixed some bugs and optimized

- fixed force close by long click on a shortcut or widget just after restarting
- fixed a vertically unscrollable error just after orientation changed on ICS
- fixed some bugs and optimized

- fixed battery drain occuring on ICS
- fixed an error caused by selecting target of bookmark shortcut when no bookmark page exists
- fixed generating white site preview sometimes
- fixed partially drawing error when unlocked
- fixed some bugs and optimized

- fixed the error when turning off screen with no bookmark page

- fixed temporary disappearing bug of shortcuts and widgets
- fixed battery drain that can be caused by using site preview in bookmark page
- fixed some bugs and optimized

- added site preview into bookmark page (move to bookmark page > menu > preference > page settings)
- added an option to use the own DB independent from stock browser
- implemented the function of search button in contact page for Japanese
- set the touch area to icon for sliding out apps from parcel
- removed lags caused by some widgets on ICS
- supports Portuguese(Brazil)
- fixed some bugs and optimized

- run as internal system process: not be killed by clearing RAM on Samsung Galaxy series
- enabled to set background color for poping up widget
- supports formatted text for available memory(free RAM)
- fixed errors in creating poping up widget
- fixed some bugs and optimized

- added poping up feature for widget: edit a shortcut > select 'widget' as type > click target and create a widget
- returned to be killed by RAM clearing on Samsung Galaxy series
- will not be killed in background any more instead.
- fixed some bugs and optimized

- enabled to drag apps out from a parcel
- fixed error for using a same background image for popup menu and parcel view
- disabled dragging an app in parcel when screen is locked
- fixed some bugs and optimized

- fixed force close by menu > wallpaper > theme wallpaper
- fixed force close by some widgets
- fixed some bugs and optimized

- no more killed when clearing RAM in Samsung Galaxy Series
- removed 'home delay' dramatically on some devices by the above feature
- improved page transition animation on multi-core devices when the option of 'Scroll wallpaper' is checked
- fixed the problem that some widgets make page transition rough on ICS
- fixed some bugs and optimized

- added 'network status' for formatted text (paid version only).
- supports 'compiled' nine patch image.
- fixed some bugs and optimized.

- more theme attributes
    1) application icons: overall size, offsets...
    2) dock menu and popup menu: paddings
    3) large, medium, small text: shadows
- supports formatted text for battery level(%) (paid version only).
- page preview and direct move to a page. (it appears by zoom out gesture or back button at home)
- easy alignment to center of objects.
- added an option to hide dock menu bar.
- added an option to enable/disable GPU rendering.
- supports Turkish
- more optimized and fixed bugs

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Added features in the version 1.4.x

ssLauncher the Original - v1.4.8

- fixed some bugs and optimized.

ssLauncher the Original - v1.4.7

- fixed error of 'flipping' animations when forced GPU rendering on ICS.
- enabled to set animation speed in 0~800 ms.
- supports scrollable widgets such as gmail widget based on ICS.
- fixed some bugs and optimized.

ssLauncher the Original - v1.4.6

- fixed occasional force closing after the last update.
- fixed some bugs and optimized

ssLauncher the Original - v1.4.5

- fixed that page transition can be locked by clicking 'back' button in multiple selection mode of app drawer.
- shows confirm dialog when removing a page.

ssLauncher the Original - v1.4.4

- supports application parcel(folder).
- improved application loading speed when restart.
- fixed initialization error for 'Flipping' animation on ICS.
- tweaked whole page transition animations for ICS.
- fixed some bugs and optimized.

ssLauncher the Original - v1.4.3

- improved response of page transition on hardware acceleration.
- added an option to change grid line color in resizing mode of cover page.
- fixed some bugs and optimized.

ssLauncher the Original - v1.4.2

- fixed error that app icons do not display properly after change theme.

ssLauncher the Original - v1.4.1

- added an option to hide frames(white lines) while page transition: Menu > Theme > Animation > Hide frames
- enabled foreground image setting in app icon styles
- more smoother page transition when using styled app icons
- fixed fatal error occurs when deleting the first page
- fixed some bugs and optimized

ssLauncher the Original - v1.4.0

- use hardware acceleration for the Android higher than v3.0(Honeycomb).
- added more page transition animations.
- improved user experience for page transition animation.
- added more menus for theme management.
- added an option to search 'alternative name' in contact page. (i.e. search family name for western style)
- support for other app to create a shortcut into ssLauncher.
- added an option to clear all page background (only use system wallpaper).
- fixed some bugs and optimized.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Share your theme and layout!

You can easily share your beautiful theme and layouts with people.
Some TIPS are here to share your theme.

First, don't forget add your layouts to templates. Your layout can be added to templates by 'long click background > Add to Templates'. The more templates are, the better.

Second, save your theme: Menu > Theme > Save theme > Select location.
This will save only theme and layout templates.

When loading the saved theme file, users can keep their own pages and preferences settings by 'Menu > Theme > Load > Select the saved file. If the theme have been made from a installed theme package, it should be installed too into the device first.
And they easily apply the templates to their cover page by 'long click background > Load a Template'.

Enjoy it and show off your work to here!
You can also find great themes here!

Monday, February 20, 2012

"ssLauncher the Original" (paid version) is now available in the play store!

'ssLauncher the Original' is implementing all features of ssLauncher(free version). Additionally, this includes more features, some of which will be applied partially to the free version.

* Features
- all of ssLauncher
- no ads
- copy & paste shortcuts
- crop icons and images
- additional page transition animations
- supports application parcels(folder) with no limitation