Home Button Launcher

Home Button Launcher


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Launch your favorite apps through the «Home Button Swipe Up» gesture.
• This works best on devices with three soft keys, like Nexus 5 or Moto G (i.e. devices that have virtual «Back / Home / Recent Apps» soft buttons).
• On some devices this app opens when doing a "Long click" on the home button (e.g. the newer HTC and Sony Xperia phones).
• Most Samsung devices are not at all or very poorly supported (since Samsung overrides 'Home Button' behavior with their own software).

→ Test this app if you're looking for a simple app launcher alternative to «Wave Launcher», «SwipePad», «Smart Taskbar» or «Sidebar», or if you want to replace the default «Google Now» home button binding
→ Also check out Home Button Launcher Tools, this integrates nicely into Home Button Launcher

Source code is hosted on Google Code:
https://dynamicg-android-apps2.googlecode.com/svn/trunk/HomeButtonLauncher

Recent changes:
Dec/23:
- Roll out new themes to all devices (Dec/19 has been Android 5 only)
Dec/19:
- Light theme and new style
- "SD Card access" is required for Backup/Restore over SD Card
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About Home Button Launcher
→ This app is ad-free and open source ←

Launch your favorite apps through the «Home Button Swipe Up» gesture.
• This works best on devices with three soft keys, like Nexus 5 or Moto G (i.e. devices that have virtual «Back / Home / Recent Apps» soft buttons).
• On some devices this app opens when doing a "Long click" on the home button (e.g. the newer HTC and Sony Xperia phones).
• Most Samsung devices are not at all or very poorly supported (since Samsung overrides 'Home Button' behavior with their own software).

→ Test this app if you're looking for a simple app launcher alternative to «Wave Launcher», «SwipePad», «Smart Taskbar» or «Sidebar», or if you want to replace the default «Google Now» home button binding
→ Also check out Home Button Launcher Tools, this integrates nicely into Home Button Launcher

Source code is hosted on Google Code:
https://dynamicg-android-apps2.googlecode.com/svn/trunk/HomeButtonLauncher

Recent changes:
Dec/23:
- Roll out new themes to all devices (Dec/19 has been Android 5 only)
Dec/19:
- Light theme and new style
- "SD Card access" is required for Backup/Restore over SD Card

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A Google User
6 days ago
Good It works great. Not what I personally was stumbling for but I its good.
A Google User
Feb 21, 2015
Excellent with Autorotate switch Allows me to easily lock or unlock screen rotation when I combine it with the autorotate switch app
A Google User
Feb 21, 2015
Super Darun
A Google User
Feb 20, 2015
Amazing After upgrading from the gs3 to the gs5, the only feature I missed was long pressing the home button for recent apps. I used this, paired with apex luanchers shortcuts to "enable" this feature
A Google User
Feb 18, 2015
I still like it, but... In the new version the rocket button is anytime black with white background. Please fix this to look like in the old version.