As GCA Launcher moves forward with update 2.1, i wanted to talk about one of the bigger changes coming. GCA Launcher will feature an upgraded icon data base which will include a handful of changes to how you manage your icons.
Because of the massive changes under the hood, i couldn’t rely on real time icon editing anymore which led me to designing and building a dashboard editor. This was because of major memory issues i had to take under control. Their will be a new edit action to app menus which will lead users to a window that will allow them see and edit everything about a specific icon for an app. What we’re able to look at now is just a preview and we will build on it later.
GCA Launcher is becoming a premium launcher this year and with that many changes behind the scenes and under the hood. Im excited to share everything when they start to take form.
Now, their isn’t a whole lot to talk about yet as we are just taking a previous implemented feature and revamping its purpose. Id just like to about some sort of progress every week to build on the progression on the project. In this window, users can see their current icon for a specific app. The options below allow the user to make changes as wanted. After confirming the changes, you select apply and things happen. You can now easily reset all app icon preferences from this window as well which is something we’ve never had. Its a step forward to advancement in GCA features. Everything else will receive a similar treatment of upgrades.
Now, to prep for bigger things, im letting the community know i have 2 fundraisers active now you can pledge to instead of the launcher pledge system. I would like to raise enough money to purchase 2 new devices to work with as i don’t have many things to work with. The first device is a Pine Phone, If you’ve never heard of it, its worth a google search on ypur lunch time or bed time stroll on the internet. Its about 200 dollars (shipping and expenses included). The second device id like to own is something premium, something high spec i don’t own to push the limits of GCA Launcher. So i would have a low range, mid range and high range device to optimize performance and reliability to all users. This would also allow me to get the launcher optimized for hardware restrictions so it would lock out features that it may not support or suggest not to.
Il drop links below and you can choose which pledge to support, these will be active until the US new years.
Again, thank you for the support guys. I have alot of people hoping for good things for this project but i need equipment to make it happen. Nova launcher, Lawnchair and Action Launcher didn’t become gods over night, lets knock down the competition next year.