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LauncherPro Update Brings Gmail Widget, New Screen Transitions and Fixes

LauncherPro (Plus) finally received its Gmail widget today along with a couple of new homescreen transitions, and some other fixes.  Been a while since we’ve had an update, right?  No word on the full re-write, but this should hold you over for a while…

  1. New Gmail widget for Plus users!
  2. New “Flip” and “Rotate 2″ homescreen transition effects. The old “Flip” transition is now called “Flip 2″.
  3. Facebook login is now done through the official Facebook app (where available).
  4. Updated the Twitter widget code to fix some issues.

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  • Colfin22

    My Twitter has stopped working now since this update, it won’t sign in

  • Lugzey

    I have used it since LP came out….but having problems with loading it on PE 5.02

  • jason6g

    hmmm… dont know if i wanna give up my honeycomb themed launcher pro that was posted a short while ago =/ i really dig the clear calendar widget

  • Wnagatani

    OK, I love LP Pro but I downloaded the update and it force stops every time I unlock my phone. Now what?

  • AD

    I loved LP. But it got to the point where I wanted to throw my phone through a brick wall. It kept shutting down and restarting (up to about 7 or 8 times a day)… so I finally axed it. That I would rather deal with regular stock android and motoblur is really saying something. I think ill hold off until the rewrite is released.

    Anyone else have the same issue?

    PS when using the Facebook widget it would never update. Just show statuses from some date back in October. Sound familiar at all?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/William-Morris/551355755 William Morris

    It is my hope that the 1.0 release will include transparent widgets, because otherwise, I’ll just keep using the mod provided by our beloved XDA developers.

  • Justin

    I love LPP, but the gmail widget is useless.. Its faster to hit my dock icon if im not on the page with the gmail widget.. I have 7 screens.
    Wish I could use it, it works great!

  • http://www.facebook.com/strivearth Zen Strive

    Still loving my ADW

  • Texasmade Eddie

    am i doing this wrong; i stretch out my facebook widget and i can’t unhighlight it, i can keep stretching it doesn’t let me select the docked shortuts

    • Justin

      You should be able to un highlite it by hitting the back button once

  • Anonymous

    where are the transitions? I’ve been pouring over the preferences and I can’t seem to find them.

    • Justin

      Preferences> homescreen settings>transitions

  • http://twitter.com/binglut9 Brian

    You know what…..long over due long over due

  • Mauricio Sanchez

    For some reason, the LauncherPro app drawer has been extremely laggy on Pete’s GPA14 ROM.. Weird thing is, LauncherPro is perfect except for the app drawer. And every other GPA ROM has worked fine with it except GPA14. Anybody seem to have a fix?

  • Crunchyowen

    I don’t wanna lose my blue blurps.

  • jlj7783

    I just bought launcher pro plus and have no gmail widget nor can I upgrade to 0.8,4? anyone else having this problem??

    thanks,john

    • Justin

      Try uninstalling and reinstall?

  • tanknspank

    Meh, my little d1 can’t handle the transitions still :P Gingerbread + transitions = a crawling phone. The gmail widget is meh, I’d still rather click my icon too. If it could get around the limitation of opening the whole thread, then I’d probably say otherwise. Widgets still seem to be the only plus for this launcher, and we all know what I say about that ;)

  • Brian

    Does launcher pro still work with the new gingerbread 2.3 just leaked? It appears so based on how the screen shots look above…I want the performance boost from the new os but I like how LP looks

  • Mike

    Sideloaded on to XOOM, works great except gmaill widget wont populate. Oh well, nice to see it on my DX though.

  • Mike

    Sideloaded on to XOOM, works great except gmaill widget wont populate. Oh well, nice to see it on my DX though.

  • Kelly

    anyone else getting “update unsuccessful” reason “package was signed incorrectly” ?

  • Kelly

    anyone else getting “update unsuccessful” reason “package was signed incorrectly” ?

  • Kelly

    anyone else getting “update unsuccessful” reason “package was signed incorrectly” ?

    • blakjakdavy

      Were you using one of signals23′s lpp skins, such as the honeycomb one shown on this site a while back?

      Regardless of the cause, the fix is the same: First, go to launcherpro preferences and make a backup of your homescreens and settings. Then uninstall lp and reinstall it from the market, and restore your backup.

      • Steenerk

        Im using PE 5.2 w/ the honeycomb theme. I am having the same problem as Kelly. I cant even uninstall LP, there is not even an option to do so in Manage Apps Screen or in the Market. I have switched ROMs and and it downloads but then I switch back to PE 5.2 and it reverts to LP 8.3

        • Steenerk

          Found the answer further down the thread. Thanks anyways

  • RedValley

    Question: is there an app that only dose transition effects for like Sence or Blur with out having to install launcher pro or adw launcher?

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000106808261 Keith Sumner

      I can’t imagine it being possible without using a third party home replacement, it’s not been nativlely coded into Android

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000106808261 Keith Sumner

      I can’t imagine it being possible without using a third party home replacement, it’s not been nativlely coded into Android

  • Jonathon_flores

    II actually switched to go launcher ex from lp plus last night. I’ll stick with that until the rewrite.

  • Jonathon_flores

    II actually switched to go launcher ex from lp plus last night. I’ll stick with that until the rewrite.

  • Anonymous

    Great to hear that he is still working on LaucherPro, nice add-on also.

  • PorscheWriter

    Nice! Launcher has always worked smoother for me that ADW for some reason. The only thing I wish it had was the counters for the regular email app and maybe Google Voice and facebook.

  • http://stark23x.tumblr.com JimK

    GRR. Mine is Honeycomb themed. Never thought I’d hate updated software until I became obsessed with Honeycombing everything. GRR. Extra GRR.

    • http://www.facebook.com/RoyR80 Roy Rader

      Doh, square one, lol.

    • Anonymous

      just wait a day it will be updated too im sure.

  • Slabix

    Does it still cause random restarts to the Droid X? Because Go doesn’t.

    • NSBJJ

      “Sorry! Activity LaucherPro (in application laucherPro) is not responding.” Ever since the last update when the phone wakes up or you unlock it it freezes then that message appears. I’ve reinstalled it several times. GO launcher and ADW both run flawless! I am hope the rewrite solves this problem.

  • NSBJJ

    My LauncherPro still has a HUGE lag after wake up. Every time the force close window comes up. I’ve tried multiple re-instals and this update still has the same issue. (DX never been rooted) I’ve switched over to GO Launcher and haven’t had a single issue. I’ll retry again after the rebuild…although I am really loving the GO Launcher more everyday.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=502685734 John-Paul Kocot

    Sorry if this is a dumb question, but I can’t update this on my phone. I’m using the Project Elite ROM v.5.0.2 that came with Launcher Pro v0.8.3. I have the Plus version. Do I have to wait for the ROM to be updated? When I try to update it to v0.8.4 from the market, I get a “Package file was not signed correctly” error.

    • Anonymous

      I am getting the beams exact issue.

      • Checho408

        Same issue
        Project Elite 4.2 Honeycomb theme

        • Anonymous

          Me too, stock Droid X

        • Jroc869

          same here says update unsuccessful package file was not signed correctly. using themed version so im assuming thats the problem.

      • Lance

        This what you need to do first install any other

        home replacement instal it. Next you need to

        go to the Elite settings there should be options

        to remove system apps n remove the launcher

        pro. FIRST SET UR NEW HOME REPLACEMENT AS

        DEFAULT! Reboot your phonen try to install

        launcher it should work because I was using

        Elite. IF I WERE YOU I WOULD MAKE A

      • Lance

        This what you need to do first install any other

        home replacement instal it. Next you need to

        go to the Elite settings there should be options

        to remove system apps n remove the launcher

        pro. FIRST SET UR NEW HOME REPLACEMENT AS

        DEFAULT! Reboot your phonen try to install

        launcher it should work because I was using

        Elite. IF I WERE YOU I WOULD MAKE A

      • Lance

        This what you need to do first install any other

        home replacement instal it. Next you need to

        go to the Elite settings there should be options

        to remove system apps n remove the launcher

        pro. FIRST SET UR NEW HOME REPLACEMENT AS

        DEFAULT! Reboot your phonen try to install

        launcher it should work because I was using

        Elite. IF I WERE YOU I WOULD MAKE A

    • Anonymous

      I am getting the beams exact issue.

    • Anonymous

      I am getting the beams exact issue.

    • Anonymous

      The reason it can’t update is because it is loaded into system/app not data/app.

      • Anonymous

        Google “updating a system app” for directions on updating it

      • Anonymous

        Google “updating a system app” for directions on updating it

    • Lance

      This what you need to do first install any other home replacement instal it. Next you need to go to the Elite settings there should be options to remove system apps n remove the launcher pro. FIRST SET UR NEW HOME REPLACEMENT AS DEFAULT! Reboot your phonen try to install launcher it should work because I was using Elite. IF I WERE YOU I WOULD MAKE A FULL NANDROID BACK JUST INCASE!

      • Kelly

        was having the same problem on PE, thanks I will try this

        • Lance

          ur welcome :)

          • Kelly

            Ok I installed adw, set it as default, uninstalled LP, rebooted, but I am still getting the install error saying the package was not properly signed, thoughts?

          • Kelly

            Ended up having to uninstall LP though TiBu since I guess the uninstall in Elite Options didn’t actually work. After doing that and rebooting, I was able to reinstall the new version of LP

      • Kelly

        was having the same problem on PE, thanks I will try this

      • Kelly

        was having the same problem on PE, thanks I will try this

      • Chris Schoeps

        Hmm….I ran through this process. Everything worked, but when I try to start up Launcher Pro it force closes.

      • Chris Schoeps

        Hmm….I ran through this process. Everything worked, but when I try to start up Launcher Pro it force closes.

  • http://www.droid-life.com Tim-o-tato

    I <3 LPP

    • Socal_jnunez

      Tim can you post the wallpaper that kellix is using on his x with gingerbread
      Please can’t find it
      Thanks

  • thug

    Still waiting for the rewrite. Loving that go launcher ex too much.

  • LarryfromKS

    My problem with Launcher Pro (especially the free version without any access to the widgets) is that it asks for Waaaaaaaay too many permissions to your data compared to say ADW Launcher, or even Go Launcher. I mean, if you can not access the social widgets, except with the paid version, why does the free version require so many?

    • napes22

      Because the free and the paid versions are the same program. I’m sure if there were two separate programs, the free one would not need the same permissions.

      • RulTP

        I think that’s the problem. Why should he have access to all my data if I’m not getting the full program!

        • RulTP

          All the features, that is.

        • Anonymous

          Because, it is the same APP. The other items are actually there, without the key to unlock them, you may not be able to use them… but they ARE THERE, thus the need for the permissions.

          I understand why people get hesitant about permmissions, but in cases like this, you know what the permissions are used for, so what is the issue? Yes, we all need to be dilligent about privacy, but there is a time when it is overboard. In cases for things like a launcher… it needs the permissions to work properly because it touches basically everything you do with the phone at some point. If it is a company you do not know or trust… then by all means, WAIT and let it get vetted out by others first. But there comes a time eventually if you want something as pervasive in the experience as a launcher, that you are going to have to trust to give permissions, else leave it stock.

          • EmileD

            Or you could just download an alternate launcher like ADW Launcher EX, or Go Launcher (I have both) because they request less permissions, don’t have all those intrusive widgets I’d never use anyway, and because of that are generally faster and more feature packed than Launcher Pro.

          • Anonymous

            And that is why we use Android rather than Apple… choices. Yes, you can trade off functionality and features if they are something you do not need. But that is a different discussion, much like the additional requirements if you added some of the additional pieces of Go Launcher… whether it is better to break it in to pieces or in one neat package, is different from whether their are “unneeded” or superfluous rights.

      • LarryfromKS

        That’s part of my problem. I’m generally weary of apps that ask for more permissions than are warranted, and Launcher Pro (free) falls under that category for me. I’m still uncomfortable giving him that much access to my data.

    • John

      you guys are too paranoid.

      • Frank

        Actually there was a article (in the NYT I think?) that talks about how programs are selling information about your phone to third parties. The big uproar was about programs like Pandora, but I remember that LP was one of the programs on the list. I was a bit disappointed because I paid for my upgrade so it sucks that LP would still sell my info.

  • Joshvaughn777

    I woke up this morning…as most mornings hoping for an update to LauncherPro!! It is going to be a good day!

  • Yagermeister

    Where can I get that blue/black Honeycomb-like wallpaper on the right?!!! Seriously!!!

    • Mike

      Light Grid Pro

    • Mike

      Light Grid Pro

    • sgtnubbl

      it looks like LightGrid live wallpaper. look for it in the market

      • Yagermeister

        Thanks! That is the one! It goes great with my Honeybread Skin from XDA for my Thunderbolt :)

  • Legion

    yay!

  • http://twitter.com/mfg68 MFG

    Cool Gmail widget, but I don’t think I’ll be using it as it’s easier to just click my dock icon.

  • http://twitter.com/mfg68 MFG

    Cool Gmail widget, but I don’t think I’ll be using it as it’s easier to just click my dock icon.

    • Srovida

      ditto. I had to add a home screen first. It just seems easier to click the dock icon. It does look slick.

  • Bump47

    Will the honeycomb and blurps skins from .83 that were on this website be back for download for .84?

  • Bump47

    Will the honeycomb and blurps skins from .83 that were on this website be back for download for .84?

    • http://twitter.com/BiGGiE_Q Biggie Quan

      Check XDA and search Signals Launcherpro Theme|Mod

  • Anonymous

    Updated it! – AWESOME!

    love the Flip 1 transition!

  • Anonymous

    Updated it! – AWESOME!

    love the Flip 1 transition!

  • http://twitter.com/daniel_ohh Daniel Ogilvie

    I thought LP was dead! So glad Fede is still developing.

  • http://twitter.com/daniel_ohh Daniel Ogilvie

    I thought LP was dead! So glad Fede is still developing.

    • http://twitter.com/kirilv Kiril

      nope, not dead. he is working on a complete re-write of it for the 1.0 release.

      • FortitudineVincimus

        at least.. that is the ongoing rumor

        • http://www.droid-life.com Tim-o-tato

          Pfft rumor. My a$$

          • http://www.facebook.com/RoyR80 Roy Rader

            Tim, if u deny it’s a rumor, what do you know that we don’t….?

          • Rain_king46

            Tim interviewed Fede not too long ago (seach the Droid Life archive). In that interview Fede said that he was working on the rewrite.

          • MartinD

            I think you are using the word interview there a bit too generously, that was more like “Timo made passionate love to Fede, while LPP fans gushed over it.”

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Gregory-Poe/1126894244 Gregory Poe

        Wasn’t that supposed to come out months ago? I would like to be told when he plans on putting that out, because I am tired of waiting

        • http://twitter.com/kirilv Kiril

          why are you “waiting”? i, for one, am living my life while he works. there is so much more going on in the world other than your phone laucher. go outside, get some fresh air, walk around, smell some roses, play with some dogs in the park, maybe even take on a hobby. sooner than you’d think, you’d have that little updates icon on your phone, and the re-write will be there.

          • KeepWaitingBuddy

            That was an incredibly stupid response. Live life, really? If he is writing comments then clearly he is living. And what if the dude doesn’t have legs? This rewrite may the reason he wakes up in the morning. Why? Because dude loves his phone. And despite his Parapalegia he remains optimistic, not because of roses, but because he gleans enjoyement from modding his phone. Way to be an inconsiderate quaker.

          • http://twitter.com/kirilv Kiril

            if he lives his life as a paraplegic who loves to mod phones, he would have started programming a long time ago (since you love excalatory hypotheticals so much). the only reason he would be concerned at all for what fede has to offer would to only scope out the competition.

          • http://twitter.com/kirilv Kiril

            if he lives his life as a paraplegic who loves to mod phones, he would have started programming a long time ago (since you love excalatory hypotheticals so much). the only reason he would be concerned at all for what fede has to offer would to only scope out the competition.

          • Rx7dude

            What does being a Quaker have to do with anything? I am a Quaker and I didn’t find your use of the term Quaker insulting but your use it seemed out of place.

          • KeepWaitingBuddy

            That was an incredibly stupid response. Live life, really? If he is writing comments then clearly he is living. And what if the dude doesn’t have legs? This rewrite may the reason he wakes up in the morning. Why? Because dude loves his phone. And despite his Parapalegia he remains optimistic, not because of roses, but because he gleans enjoyement from modding his phone. Way to be an inconsiderate quaker.

          • Soba

            LMAOOOOOOOOOO

    • http://twitter.com/kirilv Kiril

      nope, not dead. he is working on a complete re-write of it for the 1.0 release.

  • http://twitter.com/EvanTheGamer EvanTheGamer

    HELL YEAH!

    The last update was awesome, but hot damn!

  • http://twitter.com/EvanTheGamer EvanTheGamer

    HELL YEAH!

    The last update was awesome, but hot damn!