An Announcement from Launcher Pro

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    An Announcement from Launcher Pro

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    "As you may or may not know, LauncherPro is based on the stock Android 2.0 Launcher. All the base code comes from it, and all of LauncherPro’s features were added on top of it.

    While that has worked really well, the problem is that the 2.0 stock Launcher wasn’t coded to have 7 homescreens, or a lot of the features that exist today in LauncherPro. That means that many features in LauncherPro are a bit hacky code-wise. The stock Launcher’s code isn’t very flexible either, so in order to implement some of the features I want to add to LauncherPro, some major changes need to be made to the code.

    Instead of keeping on adding stuff on top of the stock Launcher, I’ve decided to do something more radical. A few days ago, I started rewriting LauncherPro from scratch. That is, starting with a totally blank canvas, and building it with LauncherPro’s feature set (and other features in my todo list) in mind.

    What does this mean for you?

    Well, the final outcome of this decision should be, in a nutshell:

    Improved speed
    Reduced memory usage, which means fewer force-closes and possibly allow us to have up to 9 homescreens
    Increased flexibility. I’m coding everything to make it as flexible as possible, which will allow LauncherPro to better adapt to new device form factors, such as tablets.
    Cleaner code that I’ll know inside and out. That means that adding new features can be implemented faster since I’ll know every single line of code in LauncherPro.
    Rewriting the app will give me the opportunity to fix the little bugs that haven’t been addressed yet, and to improve parts of the code that could use some improvement.
    The current LauncherPro will continue to get updates while I work on the new code, albeit perhaps a bit less frequently. Rewriting the entire app from scratch is a huge undertaking, but it will definitely be worth it in the end.

    Hope you are as excited as I am about this new chapter in LauncherPro’s history

    Edit: A few people have asked about how will this affect LauncherPro Plus users. Rest assured, you won’t have to pay again to get the Plus features. The new rewritten LauncherPro will simply replace the current one.

    As a side note, right now I’m working on an update for the current LauncherPro, which will bring a new feature for Plus users, some bugfixes, and more. It should be out in the next couple of days."
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    That's excellent news. I only wish he had a market place option. I shun paypal for anything.
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    Can't wait to see what's next!
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    I have had zero issues with the current one.

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    I *LOVE* LP+ but the one issue I do have is sometimes the icons inside folders don't show up and I get a generic image for some of them. If I restart LP, they are all fixed and display properly. Otherwise I have no complaints.

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    Can't wait It's going to be great. LPP is the best.
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    Senior Member judeeg's Avatar
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    This is exciting news. Can't wait to see whats going to be included now. Thanks Tex!
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    nice! can't wait... wow...!

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