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LauncherPro Update is Live, Screen Transitions Included (Updated)

Just as we said this morning, a LauncherPro update including fancy screen transitions would be out this week and sure enough, it’s ready and in the market.  We’re installing ours now, so keep close to this post as we’ll have more…  

Update 1:  To access these new screen transitions head to Menu>Preferences>Homescreen Settings.

Update 2:  I attempted to show off each transition using ShootMe’s new screencasting feature, but it just can’t keep up. It at least shows you how to set up your phone to have transitions though.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5joMJebjNqI[/youtube]

Update 3:  So now the debate continues…ADW EX or LauncherPro?

Cheers BMac!

  • Has anyone modded this version of LauncherPro to have those cool GingerBread style calendars? I’d love to utilize these with those.

  • Maansova

    Fede u are the best man :)….. and launcher pro for sure over the damn edw ex 🙂
    thank you for all the hard work fede 🙂

  • Anonymous

    tinyurl.com/2bk3gkl

  • Meh

    is that it?

  • BigRed4X15

    In the previous article there was mention of a g-mail widget, but I don’t see it in the options? any word on this?

  • Those transitions were in LiveHome long ago, which made me switch from LauncherPro. 😉

    I am liking .ADW Launcher EX these days, I have it on a few of my custom ROMs.

  • Cerebral AssasnX

    It looks like you can also add your motorola social widgets through Launcher Pro now. This is great!

  • I like that the selection boxes swing up. That’s a neat thing.

  • I like that the selection boxes swing up. That’s a neat thing.

  • Pcman1911

    OMG.!! Every since i installed the update my phone feels like someone slipped a dual core processor in it atleast when you are using the scale transition homescreen. My launcher is lightning fast now

  • Mscandif

    only Cube transition seems laggy for me.. anyone else??/

  • Glpd46

    been using go launcher for a few weeks now and loving it. i could not stand the constant redraws (constant). this looks cool though and i will have to check it out. i just hope this awesome developer finishes his complete rebuild soon and the redraw issue is fixed. og droid.

  • Jager07

    I’ve never meen a fan of LP. I used to use ADW quite a bit, to the point of donating to AndersWeb. But around the time of Android 2.2/Themes, ADW got really laggy. So I ditched it. After seeing this post, I tried both LP and ADW again today and both were laggy. But I also downloaded Go Launcher. I’ve used it for less than half a day, but I think I like it a lot. Seems to be what ADW was pre-2.2/themes… I *do* wish these replacement home apps would let us import our setups from other home apps so that we didn’t have to place all the widgets/apps on the screens over and over again…

    • Skychet

      i don’t know if having more than two or three launcher programs would be part of the problem. they might be trying to use the same files as each other making them both laggy (like using two music programs at the same time).

      i’d try completely installing one or the other and see what happens

    • Jon

      I agree. I’ve always experienced significant lag with Launcher Pro and to a lesser degree, but still anoyingly so, with ADW launcher. I switched to Go Launcher for a while, but then settled upon Zeam. I really love Go SMS though. Hands down the best SMS client.

      I have a Droid X now instead of an Original Droid, I’m sure launcher pro probably would run smooth now, but I like the simplicity of Zeam very much and won’t be parting with it anytime soon.

  • Stephen D

    I hope the recording software is the reason for that lag. Anyways, downloading now.

  • Stephen D

    I hope the recording software is the reason for that lag. Anyways, downloading now.

  • Stephen D

    I hope the recording software is the reason for that lag. Anyways, downloading now.

  • Anonymous

    Nice update. Using the flip transition. Looks awesome.

  • Oh. My. Gawd!!!! This is Gawwwwgeous!

  • Anonymous

    LauncherPro needs to implement gesture mapping. Swipe Up/Down, Double Click, etc. As of now, I’ve removed my App Drawer from my dock and just use Swipe Up to access it. Swipe Down shows my notifications.

  • Anonymous

    Well looks like I’m going to have to jump back onto LP and see if Fede fixed the redraw problems. If not then it’s back to ADW EX for me.

  • Dreamtheater993

    Can someone please, please help me. I bought LauncherPro Plus a while back. 1) It isn’t even in the market for me, just the free version is, 2)under preferences-homescreen settings, there is no option for transition effects, even though I updated the program. Any help would be appreciated.

    • Skychet

      only the free version is available in the market. to get the plus version you need to download the free version, then go to preferences from the home screen and there will be an option for you to enter your passcode to unlock the plus version (that will automatically download when you plug in your passcode info).

      • Anonymous

        Correct… the free version is the full Launcherpro Plus version but the extra features have to be unlocked with your passcode.

        I hope you saved it.

  • Anonymous

    This is nice but I’ve had this for a while now via ROMness, ROMery, ROMation etc… so I will not be updating and losing my sweet ass gingerbread themed version.
    This is awesome though, Fede’s the man!

  • Anonymous

    dammit, trying to show some LP love I got flagged for moderation 😛

    oh well, lets tone down the love a little bit.

  • viewthis66

    Still can’t install. i can download but not install. what’s gives? I’m still getting the “not signed correctly error”.

    Droid X rooted

  • Jak_341

    Was using ADW, will be back to LPP now (until I get bored and switch back).

  • Azholio

    It makes me happy in the pants again.

  • cvorg23

    The screen transitions are ridiculously cool!!!!! LAUNCHER PRO!

  • mharmon

    What am I doing wrong? DX 2.2.1, transitions are really choppy?

  • Skyskioc

    Help ! I have launcher pro plus installed on my droid x and it wont update. It keeps saying “Package not signed correctly installation unsuccessful ” Help What do I do.

  • I’m sticking with ADW EX just because it was ahead of LP :). Plus it runs better on Gingerbread on my phone lolz.

  • I’m sticking with ADW EX just because it was ahead of LP :). Plus it runs better on Gingerbread on my phone lolz.

  • LOVE IT!!!! #win

  • Cmorty72

    Cool as mud!

  • Brandonv Gillis

    Does the flip transition remind anyone else of the Moto Xoom demo’s that have been done. Almost seems as if you are in the middle and all of the screens are wrapped around you.

    Awesome.

    • CivilDroid

      Yes, totally! I put LP on my Viewsonic G Tablet i bought last week and it makes it look almost like the Xoom demo vids! really sweet!

  • Cube Scrolling is awesome!

  • Dean2359

    Nice! Love the cube effect!

  • DannyJedi

    This is awesome.
    Makes having a droid X livable.
    Thank you launcher pro.

  • Anonymous

    I doubt I would use the screen transitions; but Launcher Pro is great. Favorite launcher, without a doubt!

  • Mahercs

    Holy crud! This is sweeeeeeeeeeeeet!!!!!!!! Cube is cool.
    For those getting the “unsigned” error, you were probably using a themed version (from XDA perhaps?) and will need to get the signed apk from that person. Otherwise you need to uninstall and reinstall it, but make sure you back it up so you don’t need to find your key for Plus. Just restore it after the install and all is back to normal!

  • Anonymous

    I’ve been with LP from the beginning and it’s a great launcher, Fede is the man. Looking forward to seeing more features and if Moto is reading Droid Life, please take a look at what a good Dev can do to Android Launchers.

    Please support this guy 🙂

  • Outergarage

    I have been using Go Launcher and like it so far. LauncherPro was starting to act sluggish on my phone (Fascinate). So far so good with Go Launcher. I will probably give LauncherPro another try.

  • Afallucco

    ADW EX, still has better coding.

  • Anonymous

    Works well, like the transitions!!

  • Anonymous

    Works well, like the transitions!!

  • Jwcook82

    Can’t install on my Droid X. Says package was not signed correctly.

    • Anonymous

      Same thing here. Any help besides uninstalling and reinstalling?

      • Anonymous

        Figured out my issue. I had a custom themed Launcher Pro Plus 0.8.2 from the cyanogenmod forums for the REVOlution theme. Uninstalled that and reinstalled from the market just fine. but I miss my themed widgets now 🙁

    • are you currently running the gingerbread edition? uninstall and try again

    • Don’t pirate

      Where you using a pirated version before??? tsk, tsk…

    • Anonymous

      get a realphone

  • Im digging it…havnt tried ADW EX so I can not comment on if it is better or worse

  • viewthis66

    “Installation error. Package file was not signed correctly.”

    anyone else getting this error when trying to update from the Market?

  • Anonymous

    You see this why I love the Android platform, because of developers like him. What a fantastic job on the screen transitions.

    • Stephen D

      You stole my avatar :O

    • Stephen D

      You stole my avatar :O

    • Stephen D

      You stole my avatar :O

  • Anonymous

    That’s what i’m talking about!!! LOVE Fede’s LPP it’s the BEST… Thank you Fede, you DA-MAN!!!!

  • Wow…sweet! Going to update it now. Hopefully this update also fixes a number of annoying FC bugs, as well.

  • Great update. I might try Launcherpro out again. I moved over to ADW after I had some problems with it in Cyanogen.

  • Anonymous

    Okay, these are just plain cool. It’s extra little things like this that should be implemented into stock Android. Just one more 1up on the iPhone.

  • No thanks. ADW EX has had these for a while and is 100% open source.

    • actually adw ex is 0% open source, hank

    • also fede has been working on a rewrite, or im sure he would of had these out too.

  • Anonymous

    It’s not in the market for me. That’s lame.

  • Anonymous

    These are really nice. My fav is scale.

  • oscarahj

    Pretty cool to show off with, but I like the normal transitions. These are a little too cartoon-y for me.

    • oscarahj

      Check that. Un-check elastic scrolling and they aren’t as “cartoon-y.” Me like.

  • Anonymous

    God Bless Fede! +100 on the cube transition.

    Blur? What Blur?

  • Antintyty

    this update is freaking sweet!!

  • Seedster

    Oh you fancy huh?

    • Anonymous

      Hah comment win.

      • Anonymous

        Oh Kellex, please just get some real video footage of these transitions because you know the iLovers will think thats just Android being choppy and laggy when the troof is this thing is buttery smooth and fast! =)

        • dannyjedi

          No doubt. If my phone ran like that phone I would buy an I*hone

          • KleenDroid

            Yes and I see he has the phone animations also on. I turn all that stuff off so my phone isn’t so slow and silly looking. When I flick my screen I want it on the next as quickly as possible with no nonsense.

        • Here’s a quick video I whipped up of the 4 new transitions in action. Check it:

          http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YXdtff6J5DA

    • all my launcher pro fans..lemme see your hands..wave em at the ADW users and fans…yeah you got it….

      • KleenDroid

        Yes… ADW have had these animations for some time now. It’s good to see Launcherpro finally catching up again.

  • Anonymous

    Bonerific!

  • Anonymous

    Bonerific!

  • LPPADWADDwhat

    Are they as cool as the ADW Launcher Ex transitions?

  • LPPADWADDwhat

    Are they as cool as the ADW Launcher Ex transitions?

    • Big question. I also love the fact of just downloading a new add on from adw replaces all my icons and wallpaper just like that instead of manually doing each one on LP.

    • Big question. I also love the fact of just downloading a new add on from adw replaces all my icons and wallpaper just like that instead of manually doing each one on LP.

    • yeah they are, theyre similar.

  • joshua

    ive been in love with adw.ex for awhile now. not even because of the tranistions. idk if i can bring myself to change back to try out.

  • i’ve been on adw ex for weeks now…hoping it’s as smooth

  • I love me some LauncherPro

  • woot. Might go back to it for a bit to try out.

  • I can’t…

  • sweet-& First