LauncherPro Update Brings Great New Features and Fixes

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    Our friends over at Droid-Life.com let everyone in the community know about the new LauncherPro (Plus) update that was just released. It has some great new features and fixes. It's now version 0.8.4 and is on the Android Market. Supposedly, the developer, Federico Carnales, has a complete rewrite in the works. Also, because of updated T&Cs for the Android market, Mr. Carnales will not be able to sell LauncherPro Plus through Paypal anymore. It will be available through the Android Market, and he will continue to push out updates to current users. Here the new details:
    • New Gmail widget for Plus users!
    • New “Flip” and “Rotate 2″ homescreen transition effects. The old “Flip” transition is now called “Flip 2″.
    • Facebook login is now done through the official Facebook app (where available).
    • Updated the Twitter widget code to fix some issues
    Some of this new stuff is pretty slick, so try it out and let us know what you think in the forums.

    Source: Droid-Life
    Last edited: Mar 28, 2011
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    The 4 you've listed there were the only new things...
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    Nice, kinda, i suppose.... Still waiting for the "re-write". :icon_ cry:
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    Cool, but nothing that really impacts me.
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    Slow news day I suppose :p
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    I'm just curious how the "no more paypal for plus" will effect those of us who already purchased it that way. :popcorn: I like the idea of have the "plus" version associated with the market, that way I don't have to constantly insert the key to get the extra features working (if i have to wipe my phone for whatever reason)...
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    If you do a backup, the key backs up too so you don't have to reenter it. If you switch phones, just move the lp backup folder and restore. That's what I did going from DX to Tbolt.
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    back when i *was* rooted, i tried using Titanium backup to no avail...so I gave up. For some reason I never noticed LP had a backup option before (i don't know how) ... Thank You :)
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    I'm waiting on the rewrite too ;)
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    +1 rotflmao
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    Play a jam!
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    Sorry about the above post... didnt mean to hit submit lol.

    But yeah, this new rewrite has been a long time coming. I switched to GO Launcher EX and never looked back. LP is too laggy, FC's, and redraws WAY too much for me.

    Play a jam!
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    I'm digging the new screen transitions! Fortunately, I haven't had any issues with excessive redraws or force closes, and I've been using LP for nearly 5 months.
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    FC's Eliminated for Me with This Version (0.8.4)

    I have been using Launcher Pro for many months. I liked it so much that I purchased a license. With the last version (0/8/3) I had so many forced closes (FCs) that I stopped using it and switched to Go Launcher and Colorized Widgets to have similar functionality.

    Last night I downloaded and installed version 0.8.4. The FC's seemed to have stop and the snappiness seems to have returned. I have uninstalled both Go Launcher and Colorized Widget.

    I am looking forward to the rewrite too.
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    I have used LauncherPro since it's release and have been quite pleased. It's amazing to me how many people have expected him to update the product every few weeks and then rip him apart on the market reviews when he didn't - despite the fact it worked perfectly fine.
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    I purchased Launcher Pro but didn't like some of the contact features. They didn't play well on the DX. I even submitted something to the LP forums, but got no help. :unsure:

    I switched to the GO Launcher EX and it is MUCH better. I like the different backgrounds and I can resize my contact in the Contact Direct Task widget, which I couldn't do with LP Pro.

    I'll save and back up my version of LP Pro in case I ever decide to use it, but I like GO Launcher a lot better.
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    I did the exact same thing, for the same reasons. But, since I already paid for LP Plus, I'm still looking forward to seeing the rewrite. Until then, it Go Launcher EX for me.
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    For those of you who also switched, please keep me updated, as I'm curious to see how the rewrite comes out and how well each of you like it. I never bought the plus version, but I will be interested to hear if it's any better!

    Play a jam!
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    I have been using LP Plus for about 6 months. Upgraded to new version a couple of days ago. Works fine, but I am noticing it is causing a tremedous drain on my battery.

    For example, I fully charged my phone this morning and have not used it all day. Just got the alarm (10 hours later) that down to 15%. I checked battery usage and LP was 34%. Display was only 17%. I have never previously seen anything close to those numbers for LP. This is 3rd day in row I am seeing this now.

    Anybody else having this issue?
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    I'm having a similar problem. Using LauncherPro 0.8.4.1, Project Elite 4.2 Froyo ROM, RZ Low-Voltage kernel clocked to 800mhz. 20 hours after fully charging the battery, I'm now down to 15%, with very light usage.

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