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Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by MNturbo, Dec 28, 2009.

  1. MNturbo

    MNturbo Lurker
    Thread Starter

    I recently discovered Sweeter Home from some vids on Youtube.
    This looks like an amazing Home replacement! Very different approach than any of the others on the market.
    I use Home++ now which i love< but i'm looking for something a little more original.

    My issue is, Where is Sweeter Home? I cannot find it on the market.
    Did it get taken down for some reason? Anyone else having this issue?

    Also if you are using it let me know how you like it.

  2. JSchu22

    JSchu22 Android Enthusiast

    Only for rooted phones maybe?
  3. vincentp

    vincentp Android Expert

    It's not only for rooted phones. I've used it and it's pretty sweet, but there is currently no widget support in Preview 1. Hopefully he adds that when Preview 2 is released, because currently the customization options are endless. I've seen some awesome themes created for it.

    It's possible that the dev took it out of the market in anticipation of releasing Preview 2. I hope this is the case, because it's really fun to play around with and has a ton of potential.

    EDIT: Checked his website and it seems the next version, Preview 2, is coming out shortly, so that's probably the reason you can't find Preview 1 on the Market right now.
  4. MNturbo

    MNturbo Lurker
    Thread Starter

    Awesome! i guess i'll have to wait till Preview comes out then.
  5. punyweakling

    punyweakling Well-Known Member

    Sweeter Home 2 will be public beta in the next several days! :) Check out my sig for more.
  6. Fadelight

    Fadelight Android Expert

    You'll be making a lot of people very happy with that news! Is it more user-friendly than the last one?
  7. GrandMasterB

    GrandMasterB Go Go Gadget Flow!

    Very nice. I love having new home replacement options. :D
  8. punyweakling

    punyweakling Well-Known Member

    Yeah, there's obviously a steep learning curve still though. But the UI is a LOT better, and more intuitive. And I'll be putting some welcome vids together to help people understand everything...
  9. kokiangel

    kokiangel Android Expert

    Just stumbled across this thread and checked out the YouTube vids. Looks great to me. Very elegant. I will be sure to keep an eye out for it on the market.
  10. messenger13

    messenger13 Android Expert

    Just watched the YouTube vids and had a religious experience! I am so excited to try this on my DROID. And I thought I liked Home++.

    I can't wait until I can install this app! We need an up-to-the-minute update when this becomes available! :)
  11. punyweakling

    punyweakling Well-Known Member


  12. messenger13

    messenger13 Android Expert

    Got it bookmarked Boss. ;)
  13. Soultics

    Soultics Well-Known Member

    Just saw this went live, if people are interested...its a home replacement app, I installed it and its running very smooth so far, although none of the themes really seem Droid friendly, since we have a higher resolution. I'm hoping this will change, especially if people like it!

    SweeterHome2 - Wiki - sweeterhome.com

    This is the only place to get it, its not in Market.
  14. Corinacakes

    Corinacakes Member

    ok i installed this and it was horrible! how do you even do anything on it? maybe i'm just too dumb lol
  15. messenger13

    messenger13 Android Expert

    Cool, I've been waiting patiently for weeks. I downloaded it, but I won't have time to play with it until later. Yes, there is going to be a bit of a learning curve with this home replacement app.
  16. sooper_droid12

    sooper_droid12 Android Expert

    It's a geek app. So many things that you can customize and change and all of those options are embedded in different layers of menus and what not. There's so much that you can change that'll probably numb your mind. But what SH really does is really give you the freedom to personalize your space even more than any home replacement has before. But yeah, it's a geek thing, built in a complicated mess like most PC/Linux geeks like it :)
  17. AZDroid

    AZDroid Well-Known Member

    Is it a major resource hog? Less customizable ones like Panda and DxTop can get really laggy the more you customize them. I finally switched to Launcher+ so I could have extra screens but no lag and force closes.
  18. sooper_droid12

    sooper_droid12 Android Expert

    I haven't personally used SH, but the developer was running it on a G1 (check the Youtube videos) and there didn't appear to be any lag. But then again, he wasn't loading up the screens with apps and widgets. To me, once people are using it to its near potential, I can see how it might bog down. That's why I'm going to wait and see what the response to the Beta 2 version is. Even Home++ which doesn't have that kind of customization can be laggy (for some) and it can't layer widgets like SH does. In one of the demos, the dev demonstrated how he could layer three widgets over each other. To me, that is a recipe for problems.
  19. rjoudrey

    rjoudrey Android Expert

    This guy is a freaking genius.
  20. messenger13

    messenger13 Android Expert

    That just made me literally LAUGH OUT LOUD! :D

    (Can't wait to get my fingers in it tonight.) ;)
  21. AZDroid

    AZDroid Well-Known Member

    Yeah, I would hate to spend a ton of time tweaking it just to be forced to delete it when it looks near perfect but slows the phone to a crawl. It could be really fun to play with though.....I have the .apk downloaded, just gonna wait to install it.....
  22. jimbubba3

    jimbubba3 Member

    Where do you get it? I didn't see it in the marketplace.
  23. AZDroid

    AZDroid Well-Known Member

    From the sweeter home website
  24. messenger13

    messenger13 Android Expert

    There ya go... ;)

    (It's not on the Market yet.)
  25. Corinacakes

    Corinacakes Member

    i got it from the market so maybe that's why i hated it? its called sweeter home preview 1. is it not the same thing you guys are talking about?

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