@anderwebs releases overdue ADW update with Honeycomb and Tablet support

We all know an love ADW and ADW EX Launcher by @anderwebs, but he sure has been quiet for a while.  The problems lies with his success.  He was pushed so much by the community to make an extremely good product that he got noticed and now has a full time job doing what he loves, Android development. Thats awesome news for him, but it does mean that he is…

We all know an love ADW and ADW EX Launcher by @anderwebs, but he sure has been quiet for a while.  The problems lies with his success.  He was pushed so much by the community to make an extremely good product that he got noticed and now has a full time job doing what he loves, Android development. Thats awesome news for him, but it does mean that he is struggling getting back into ful tie work and finding time to continue his personal projects.

He said the following on his blog:

The bad news? After a full year unemployed, getting back to work changed everything, and it’s taken longer than expected setting up a “daily development schedule” for my personal projects. Well, I’m trying to find a good way of going on devvin’ (:P) ADW in my very limited free time and without getting my family mad at it. This is how i’ve managed to push today’s update.

So hopefully we’ll see more updates coming soon, but for now you can head over to the Androd Market ad download his latest update.  the update includes the following:

ADWLauncher EX v1.3.0

Changelog:

  • Completely redone the app drawers code from scratch to improve memory usage and scrolling performance, even with transparencies, live wallpapers, etc
  • Scroll snapping on the vertical drawer/4d drawer “a la launcher 2″. (option enabled by default)
  • True” home screen looping (enabled by default) ported from ADW2.
  • New theme management screen with added functionality (and more will come)
    • Dock and dockbar background customization moved into the new theme management screen.
    • Users now can select a different theme for icons/dock/dockbar/all the rest.
  • Removed the persistence option due to being removed from android 2.3 (and it was really hacky btw).
  • New transitions from popular demand: cube, cube inverse and wheel.
  • New “desktop zoom” option when opening the app drawers (enabled by default)
  • Drawer swiping in the opposite direction of the scroll to change app groups (disabled by default, and I’ll add more visual feedback on next update).
  • Experimental Honeycomb compatibility with enabled hardware acceleration.
  • Better large and xlarge screens compatibility (wether on android 1.6, 2.x or 3.0)
  • New quickactions implementation for desktop long pressing items with new actions. (ported fromADW2)
  • New implementation for the counter bubbles with improved appearance.
  • New error reporting system to send (if you want to) direct crash feedback and spam to me :)
  • Lots of minor fixes here and there from user reports.
  • Other things I might have forgotten :P

 

Summary and Downloads:

Application: ADW Launcher EX
Developer: Anderwebs
Cost: $3.39

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