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[Home Replacement App] Sweeter Home public Beta is out!!

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    Hey guys didn't see this posted anywhere here yet just wanted to spread the news that the Sweeter Home- Home Replacement App is now out as a public beta.

    Really great experience so far, it's a little over whelming but I think it's not too difficult to get used to. I highly recommend it to those that like to really customize their home screens (like me lol!!).

    This will probably occupy my time until the official 2.1 update comes out. So far it's been pretty stable, I did get some force closes but definitely not so much to deter you from trying it out.

    Head over to the Sweeter Home website for downloads, tips, tricks, and videos!

    Public Beta for Sweeter Home 2 is not in the Market, it is located on the website above as a manual install!! Just a heads up since some folks were getting confused. If you still can see it here is the public beta 2 download website: SweeterHome2 - Wiki - sweeterhome.com


    Here is my first attempt at a Theme it's called "Sublime" (yeah I couldn't think of anything lol). It's been uploaded to the theme server on Sweeter Home.

    Last edited: Jan 12, 2010
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    I found it last night and played with it a bit, it is definitely different, with all the little scrollable areas and whatnot.
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    This is VERY interesting. Great for those who want a non-cluttered screen and just want to look at their background. Definitely worth a look.
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    I only see preview 1 in the market? Is it listed as public beta or is Preview 1 it?
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    It is Preview 1.
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    i can only find preview 1 as well...?
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    I couldnt program a vcr, let alone write a program of any kind, but that was horrible. Installed and uninstalled pretty quick.
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    Preview 1 = Public Beta
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    You can download the apk for preview 2 from the Sweeter Home website link in the OP.

    It's probably still very early in development, but doesn't look to great yet. Force closed on me in the first few minutes :(

    I'll hold out hope though.
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    I'm pretty sure the app in the market "Preview 1" is the old version. If you follow the link from the first post it says on one of the pages "Highlighted new feature since Sweeter Home Preview 1". If you want the most current version go to that link and download the apk and install it via astro or some similar app.
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    the preview one is the one in the market and it sucks. i dl'd preview 2 from their home page and eh.... i think i'll stick with what i had lol. ALSO i saw someone say in another forum that he put this on then rebooted his phone and it's stuck on the droideye. scary. i uninstalled
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    This thing wants access to WAY too many resources. Why does it need to read messages?
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    It has a widget-type display where it displays your SMS messages in a scrollable window.
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    Watch the animation on THIS PAGE and it will make a lot more sense. For those using preview 1, I recommend you uninstall it and try the one from the website. Also, download a theme to get rid of the gingerbread garbage.

    Edit: Actually, they have some good youtube videos up HERE.
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    Just watched a couple of the videos, one thing that everyone here can appreciate is that you have the ability to put icons anywhere. You're not limited to the 4x4 grid at all. I'm gonna play with this for a while today and hopefully get a screenshot or two up.
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    I don't know if I have the patience to make my own but some themes on that could be REALLY cool! Like the latest video on the link you posted, that one looks NICE
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    Currently attempting to learn SweeterHome Public Bets 2 ---> SweeterHome2 - Wiki - sweeterhome.com
    Its confusing me. I'm runnning on 2.1 successfully. However I'm having a problem with the Live Wallpapers playing fair with it. This is where I began..
    [​IMG]
    So far I'm..eh..Not too far ahead. :)
    [​IMG]
    Attempting to get more...maybe get some more REGULAR apps on the screen... All I've changed so far is the wallpaper and the widget. I wanted to put Beautiful Widgets at the top, and drop "settings from the bottome, but I like the news and weather better from 2.1. So far its.. eh..okay. Three screens from what I've used. Retail space is.."eh."... Still prefer my 5 screens on 2.1 launcher but I'm just playing with this for the day. Figured some might want to know..
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    Lol it was super confusing at first but after starting from scratch I was able to pick it up fairly easily. I just spent like 3 hours customizing my droid. I'm going to try and post some screenshots of what I was able to come up with and let everyone see what it's capable of.
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    Hey you have google talk? May need a walkthrough
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    Ok here goes nothing...here is my first attempt to make something somewhat decent:

    Top Screen: Application drawer (scrollable)
    [​IMG]

    Left Screen: Communications screen with three different states, contacts, calls, and sms (scrollable also, had to blur my contacts and stuff for privacy)
    [​IMG]

    Main Home Screen: Daily agenda with shortcuts, and Twitter
    [​IMG]

    Right Home Screen: Calendar and Power Control
    [​IMG]

    Bottom Screen: Music and shortcuts to settings
    [​IMG]

    I used was Sweeter Home 2 public Beta, and widgets/apps I already had.

    Performance wise, I'm still getting the occational Force Close. The only added additional memory load I see is just 3mb for Sweeter Home and 2mb for Slacker radio widget. I was surprised how low Sweeter Home memory load is. I didn't use any Pictures for my customization btw, so that might have helped with the memory load.
    Last edited: Jan 11, 2010
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