I worked very hard for entire one month to come out Button Savior Version 2. I was hoping all the new features can make most of you happy. However, before V2 was published, my life time one star rating was just 231. Now just 2 weeks of time, it is already 262 as of the time I wrote this post. I get at least 1 star a day. However, only 1 user wrote a comment out of all 31 one star rating since V2 andI don’t know why people don’t even bother to tell me why they hate it. I am very disappointed by the result. I actually regret I spent my entire month day and night to come out this new major update version. I believe I would better off if I did nothing at all.
I thought it was caused by non root users who didn’t realize they should root their device to use it or simply don’t have idea about what root is. I also thought it might be caused by users who were unable to use Button Savior after upgraded to new version due to superSU misconfiguration. So I added a much better root detection and warning message upon detection of non root privilege. However, 1 star rating doesn’t slow down at all. So root is not an issue actually.
So I really don’t know why. No one leaves comment. So I’d like to know from you what’s the problem in latest V2 upgrade? If you recently left a one star rating and read this post, please take your time to let me know why. Thank you.
Last week, when I was planning whats to throw in for Button Savior V2, an idea came across my head. Thats is, a button to do pinch in and pinch out. Later on, I think it is better to make a seperate App just for this function. Now, here it is. This App is simple and does one thing only. But myself and many other friends of mine all think this App is really effectively to address the need to use two hands for zoom in/out. Due to the fragmentation of Android eco system, so I am not sure it is 100% compatible on your device. Thats why I am doing a beta preview here.
Forgot to mention, this App requires root to run. So please make sure your phone is rooted before trying. App file is attached in this post too.
Requirement: At least 2.2+ and Root required
How to trigger pinch in/out
I am planning to formal release on Playstore with this version. So if there is no serious issue found in this version, I think I will publish it officially on Playstore by the weekend. In this version, I added some decoration in main UI with new graphics along with a lot of bug fixes.
I immediately found some bugs in update 4. And they are quite easy to occur and quite serious. So I have to make new update today. Other than bug fixes, I also fixed long click vibration logic to make it more reasonable. I also brought back the classic square trigger icon with HD quality this time. I feel quite impressed after seeing all graphics upgrading to HD quality. The screenshot doesn’t show the difference a lot. But you will see the difference once you install ST2 on your phone and see with your eyes.
This version is a release candidate version. As I mentioned earlier, I will leave UI graphics work after first official release for main setting window. However, I still made some minor tweaks on main window to make it less eye sore in this version.
I added an animated tutorial section and throw in two more trigger icon styles, iPhone accessitive touch style and STB2 logo style. I will continue throw in more and more styles before final release. I also plan to let user choose his/her favourite icons as trigger icon later.
I added one more major feature in this version that is ability to add folder onto quick launch spot. So you can virtually break the 10 items quick launch item limit with combination of folder item. Also, I finally got icons for sort button on float window panel. Again, there are many bug fixes in this release too.
I made some minor changes in this version to make it more complete now. But the most obvious addition and the most important one is swiper trigger in both sides. Other than that, its all bug fix and minor addition.
I am now updating maybe the last update for Smart Taskbar V1 today. The development of Smart Taskbar V2 is near its end. I will first release a public preview on Playstore in maybe end of March for bug and issue solving. I have delayed the project from my previous promised deadline of end of 2012 to end of Jan, and then Feb… and finally March due to increasing complexity in my design. And I was too stupid to started the project by completely rewriting the code instead of improving from old one that I have spent nearly 2 years on. Now I finally understand what agile methodology is in software development. My next project after Smart Taskbar V2 will be Button Savior V2 and I will not make same kind of mistake again. I will start from old code and improve daily and slowly.
Back to the topic. Smart Taskbar V1.2.12 includes following bug fixes
(1) Fixed widget viewer layout problem
(2) Fixed direct call failure in newer devices