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Sapphyx Launchers next update will focus on first impressions. Some tydiying up in the launcher settings and installing activities, some developer preview settings will be returning, revised launcher homescreen folders, visual enhancements and general fixes users have requested. During the better, we have improved general tweaking and launcher settings, behavior, google registration and firebase live feedback. All this in return gives us a brighter future. One future that may in return defeat tye succesion of Sapphire launcher, which is my plan. At the end of August, beta users will be happy to know you will have the oppurtunity to grab a license to use Sapphyx Launcher for free. Those of you who have already purchased your license know the rewards of both you and I. With a launcher project with a succesfull rewards program and healthy revenue for the developer shows a tight relationship for dev and user. Every update is taken in consideration of what the developer has to offer and what users have to say. Feedback and a strong community and healthy engagement makes for a success story.
Static Pages have the user base very curious of its potential and existance. Is it better than google now? Is it worth my attention at all? Will developers support the API that will be released soon on github? All is a mystery. I will have more pages available soon but my main focus right now is a stable launcher experience.
Sapphire Launcher will be receiving its new update sometime at the end of August or September. Users will be notified of a new launcher experince and will have to deal with Ads if they do not have a license purchased. This is to keep a healthy revenue going in the background and let me see if updates are worth my time anymore. Sapphire launcher source code is available on github and welcomes anyone to co tribute to it so users can have healthy updates now.
Drywall will be receiving a brand new update soon. It will include a new service i will mai tain of new wallpapers licensed by me and my family as well as supporting donations towards our craftsmanship with a camera or mobile device. Drywall will receive a new interface bond directly to Sapphyx Launcher. Sapphire Launcher will get an updated wallpaper chooser service not tied to anything.
Its interesting how these updates are developed. Im not a code junkie or master wiz at android. Alot of these updates are formulas ive been dwelling on in my head for days. Solutions to my problems. Completed paths to puzzles ive been wondering in. Sometimes i take that dame answer and rebuild it or reconstruct it for another purpose. Sometimes i watch what other developers do and ask myself if their is another approach or another path to the same answer. Sometimes i cave and ask for help or sometimes the answer is given to me without question and thats a blessing. These new updates show the progress of growth in my skill level im building. As new things are shed light of, you get the understanding that your user base has helped you forge this new power and you use it for them. Its a feel of accomplishment that you can say you did that or built that and think to yourself theirs no way you could of done that a few months ago or years ago. As a rom dev, All i knew what todo was smali edit, hack and hijack, merge mods and rom files and detect kangs and thats about it. Now its the complete opposite. If i were to build another rom again, i would have to spend a few weeks studying the new tools and resources available. The right and wrong. The needs and wants. What users want and dont want. Just a whole new world of development i have ditched for my own. Would i ever sit down and build a new Bionx rom agian? Maybe someday but right now, i have few things i want to accomplish before settling in new territory again. I have a way of stealing the crowd from devs just because of my ideas and not my code.
Its August of 2017, last year i had announced Sapphyx Launcher development. It was mearly just an alpha build based on Slim launcher like Sapphire launcher was. Only a few of you got the priviledge to try it out and see the new direction i was taking. Sapphyx Launcher is and will be a success story. I just need your help to make it happen.