SAO Launcher

SAO Launcher


The Sword Art Online system menu, for smartphones and tablets. Pay $5 inside Options to turn off ads and unlock additional features. The total cost of Pro and all extensions is around $8.

Drag down from the top left corner of your screen and orbs will fall into place, giving you quick access to various features of your phone. Call and text friends, launch your favorite apps via shortcuts, control music, and more using the various orbs.

SAO is built to be extendable. There are many free and paid themes and extensions available in the Store. Themes update the images, sounds, and fonts used in the app creating a completely different experience. Extensions, on the other hand, are additional orbs that appear when downloading other apps. SMS, for example, is a free extension for phones.

Both themes and extensions have an API for those who want to truly customize the experience. The documentation is still in it's infancy, so don't feel afraid to email us at [email protected] for additional help or to submit an app to the Store.
http://xlythe.com/saolauncher/theme.html
http://xlythe.com/saolauncher/extension.html


FAQ:

Q: Can I help translate the app to my language?
A: Sure! You can now help out with translating using Localize (https://www.localize.im/v/dq).

Q: Can I help test new features or recommend ideas?
A: Of course! Join our community (https://plus.google.com/communities/106623201559847991380) and, if you're interested in being on the cutting edge, sign up for Testing. We'll do our best to address bugs promptly.

Q: How do I use themes?
A: Install the theme, then go into Options, Themes. You should see it as a choice aside Default.

Q: My extensions aren't working (or... anything isn't working).
A: Try rebooting. If it still doesn't work, feel free to send us an email ([email protected]) or report it in the community.

Q: Why can't I uninstall the app?
A: It's probably set as a Device Administrator (a legacy feature from Log Out). Go into Settings, Security, Device Administrators, and uncheck SAO Launcher.

Q: Why is log out missing?
A: Log out required Device Administrator, which made it difficult to uninstall the app.

Q: How do I get sms to pop up?
A: Install the SMS extension - it's another app, you can find it in the Store.

Q: Why is there a delay launching the app after pressing the Home button?
A: Android introduces a 5sec delay for all services after the Home button is pressed. There is no way to get around this.

Q: Why can't I click under the swipe area?
A: It's an anti-keylogging feature of Android's. There is no way to get around this.

Q: Why do I still see my old SMS notifications after installing the extension?
A: I can't touch another app's notifications. Luckily, the default SMS app lets you disable notifications in settings.

Q: Why can't I hear any sound?
A: There are different streams (System, Notification, Media). Some phones disable System, the stream usually reserved for button clicks. If you have one of those phones, you'll have to change the stream in Options.

Q: This isn't a launcher! Why claim it is?
A: It is... Sort of. It launches apps. It is not meant to replace your default launcher, though.

Recent changes:
Fix apps/sms/contacts never showing up
Fix slow orbs from last release
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About SAO Launcher
The Sword Art Online system menu, for smartphones and tablets. Pay $5 inside Options to turn off ads and unlock additional features. The total cost of Pro and all extensions is around $8.

Drag down from the top left corner of your screen and orbs will fall into place, giving you quick access to various features of your phone. Call and text friends, launch your favorite apps via shortcuts, control music, and more using the various orbs.

SAO is built to be extendable. There are many free and paid themes and extensions available in the Store. Themes update the images, sounds, and fonts used in the app creating a completely different experience. Extensions, on the other hand, are additional orbs that appear when downloading other apps. SMS, for example, is a free extension for phones.

Both themes and extensions have an API for those who want to truly customize the experience. The documentation is still in it's infancy, so don't feel afraid to email us at [email protected] for additional help or to submit an app to the Store.
http://xlythe.com/saolauncher/theme.html
http://xlythe.com/saolauncher/extension.html


FAQ:

Q: Can I help translate the app to my language?
A: Sure! You can now help out with translating using Localize (https://www.localize.im/v/dq).

Q: Can I help test new features or recommend ideas?
A: Of course! Join our community (https://plus.google.com/communities/106623201559847991380) and, if you're interested in being on the cutting edge, sign up for Testing. We'll do our best to address bugs promptly.

Q: How do I use themes?
A: Install the theme, then go into Options, Themes. You should see it as a choice aside Default.

Q: My extensions aren't working (or... anything isn't working).
A: Try rebooting. If it still doesn't work, feel free to send us an email ([email protected]) or report it in the community.

Q: Why can't I uninstall the app?
A: It's probably set as a Device Administrator (a legacy feature from Log Out). Go into Settings, Security, Device Administrators, and uncheck SAO Launcher.

Q: Why is log out missing?
A: Log out required Device Administrator, which made it difficult to uninstall the app.

Q: How do I get sms to pop up?
A: Install the SMS extension - it's another app, you can find it in the Store.

Q: Why is there a delay launching the app after pressing the Home button?
A: Android introduces a 5sec delay for all services after the Home button is pressed. There is no way to get around this.

Q: Why can't I click under the swipe area?
A: It's an anti-keylogging feature of Android's. There is no way to get around this.

Q: Why do I still see my old SMS notifications after installing the extension?
A: I can't touch another app's notifications. Luckily, the default SMS app lets you disable notifications in settings.

Q: Why can't I hear any sound?
A: There are different streams (System, Notification, Media). Some phones disable System, the stream usually reserved for button clicks. If you have one of those phones, you'll have to change the stream in Options.

Q: This isn't a launcher! Why claim it is?
A: It is... Sort of. It launches apps. It is not meant to replace your default launcher, though.

Recent changes:
Fix apps/sms/contacts never showing up
Fix slow orbs from last release

User reviews of SAO Launcher
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Android Market Comments
A Google User
Wednesday 3:02 PM
Awesome Like it..just like the real sao.
A Google User
Wednesday 2:34 PM
Still has room for improvement I'm glad that the apps list, contacts, and sms have been fixed. It's a huge deal. Except the apps list is still somewhat broken. It loads instantly, as long as you wait for the sound to finish playing when you swipe down to open the main menu. If you try to open the apps list before the sound finishes playing, the list will load, but it takes at least five minutes of the apps list being closed. If you try to close it and reopen it, it just takes longer.
A Google User
Wednesday 2:05 PM
Good Awesome man
A Google User
Wednesday 12:40 PM
DUDE. The sounds make it AWESOME !
A Google User
Wednesday 9:05 AM
Fix MMS and SMS I absolutely LOVE this app, but sadly the texting is severely lacking some basics that I use very often. And I see many others have commented this. Please make it so I can do more wirth the text messages such as deleting, and copying. The MMS doesn't work. When someone sends me a message I get the notification but it doesn't show in my inbox for 2 or 3 minutes. One last thing to make it perfect would be emojis. I still use the app but not for texting which I would love to do but can't with the defects.