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Discussion in 'TV & Video' started by entertailion, Dec 31, 2012.

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    The Open Launcher app is an alternative to the default home launcher app provided by Google TV. The app is published as a free app in the Google Play Store: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.entertailion.android.launcher

    The user interface consists of rows of your favorite apps which you can customize. It also includes a special row at the bottom for the most recent apps launched.

    Features:
    - More room for organizing your favorite apps
    - Support for grouping of apps, web apps, channels and web sites
    - Quick access to recent apps
    - Supports fast D-pad navigation
    - Overlay design that displays more of live TV
    - Direct access to browser bookmarks
    - Direct access to Spotlight web apps
    - Displays current weather (USA only)
    - Various customizable settings

    Instructions:
    - To add an app: Use the D-pad arrow keys to select any row other than the "Recent Apps" row. Press Menu and select "Add App". You can select the current row or enter the name for a new row. Then select the app you want to add.
    - To add a Spotlight web app: Select any row other than the "Recent Apps" row. Press Menu and select "Add Spotlight Web App". You can select the current row or enter the name for a new row. Then select the web app you want to add.
    - To add a TV channel as a favorite: Go to live TV, press Menu, select Save and then "Add channel to home screen". Type in the channel number or name. Select the channel from the list and press OK.
    - To add a web site as a favorite: Load the site in the Chrome browser. Press Menu, select Save and then "Add to home screen". Confirm the web site details and select the OK button.
    - To add a web site to bookmarks: Add bookmark in Chrome and then use Bookmarks app.
    - To uninstall an app: Select All Apps, the long click on the app you want to uninstall.

    Limitations:
    - Wallpapers are not supported.
    - Widgets are not supported.
    - The icons provided by Google TV for bookmarks and for TV channel icons are low-res. In some cases, TV channels have generic icons.

    The code for this app is open sourced at: https://github.com/entertailion/Open-Launcher-for-GTV
     

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    I like open launcher. I didn't dislike the stock launcher but this offers much more in terms of customization.
     
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    Great app. Way better than the stock launcher. Nice job dev! Suggestion - add option to increase background transparency on the pop-up top & bottom of screen menus. Pretty dark right now. Just a tweak, but don't get me wrong. Love the app! Great work!
     
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    I'm getting my Sony Google TV today and I have to remember installing this. It looks really nice.

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    Can someone pleas upload the apk of open launcher because i hav mk802 and i cant find it on the google play store
     

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