Friday, February 14, 2014

Permission information for ssLauncher

ssLauncher the Original uses many permissions to implement all the features.
Here I give a brief explanation why it uses them.

 - basically used
    android.permission.VIBRATE
    android.permission.SET_WALLPAPER
    android.permission.SET_WALLPAPER_HINTS
    android.permission.WRITE_SETTINGS

 - for Contacts page
    android.permission.READ_CONTACTS
    android.permission.CALL_PHONE

 - to count 'missed calls' (dynamic text and image)
    android.permission.READ_CALL_LOG

 - for Bookmarks page
    com.android.browser.permission.READ_HISTORY_BOOKMARKS
    com.android.browser.permission.WRITE_HISTORY_BOOKMARKS

 - for 'save/load' feature
    android.permission.WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE

 - for 'expand status bar' action
    android.permission.EXPAND_STATUS_BAR

 - to count 'unread SMS/MMS' (dynamic text and image)
    android.permission.READ_SMS

 - to get network state (dynamic text and image) : the paid version only
    android.permission.ACCESS_NETWORK_STATE

 - to get network state and wifi level (dynamic text and image) : the paid version only
    android.permission.ACCESS_WIFI_STATE

 - to count 'unread Gmails' (dynamic text and image) : the paid version only
    android.permission.GET_ACCOUNTS
    com.google.android.gm.permission.READ_CONTENT_PROVIDER

 - to get signal strength (dynamic text and image) : the paid version only
    android.permission.READ_PHONE_STATE

 - to get bluetooth status (dynamic text and image) : the paid version only
    android.permission.BLUETOOTH

 - to generate bookmark thumbnails (Bookmarks page) and download weather icons (dynamic image) : the paid version only
    android.permission.INTERNET

 - to get current location and weather (dynamic text and image) : the paid version only
    android.permission.ACCESS_FINE_LOCATION

 - checking license : the paid version only
    com.android.vending.CHECK_LICENSE

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

New features in the latest ssLauncher

v1.14.16
- fixed position toast bug

v1.14.15
- added a big news
- improved widget picker

v1.14.14
- supports 'Ok Google' hotword detection
- can search icons by name from icon packs

v1.14.13
- supports Nepali
- improved the icon pack picker

v1.14.12
- added 'stretch page background' option in menu > theme > margins and others

v1.14.11
- supports Ukrainian
- fixed the stretching image issue for the page background
- fixed some bugs

v1.14.10
- fixed the crash when setting the shadow of page labels on KitKat
- fixed some bugs and optimized

v1.14.9
- added 'transparent system UI' option
- fixed some bugs

v1.14.8
- supports transparent system UI for some non-KitKat devices
- fixed the issue for system wallpaper in landscape mode

v1.14.7
- resolved an issue for system wallpaper
- added new options: 'fixed weather location' & 'triple tap'
- fixed some bugs

v1.14.6
- added new dynamic text/image for GPS status
- fixed some bugs and optimized

v1.14.5
- fixed some bugs

v1.14.4
- improved icon quality for the high resolution devices
- added new dynamic image for the mobile data status
- fixed some critical bugs in dynamic images
- fixed the bug for the launcher action shortcut
- fixed some bugs

v1.14.3
- fixed updating bug of the dynamic image for 'unread SMS'
- gives a tip for the gesture to open menu
- fixed some bugs

v1.14.2
- new action: Toggle menus (dock menu > menu > close menu)
- new dynamic text/image: Bluetooth status (uses bluetooth permission)
- fixed some bugs and optimized

v1.14.1
- resolved the conflict between pinch-out gesture and shortcut gesture
- improved approach to get signal strength in Android 4.2.2 or higher
- fixed some bugs

v1.14.0
- Dynamic icons/images: This will be very powerful feature. Image version of dynamic text.
For example, you can create an analog clock, which is a shortcut not a widget!, in the below screenshot. This is a very tiny example of dynamic images.



- added dynamic text and images for signal strength and weather of current location information.
  * The 2 new permissions are required for this.
- can customize the action for 'home'/'back' key and 'swipe down' gesture.
- added double-tap option in preferences
- fixed some bugs and optimized