In Smart Taskbar V1, there is a third trigger type called status bar trigger. I didn’t add this mode in V2 initially because I personally don’t use that mode at all and thought it was not useful for everyone else too. But I was wrong. I also removed some UI customization features in V2 too. So from now on, I will eventually bring all the missing features that were in V1 back.
To access the toggle of Status Bar trigger, just open up Smart Taskbar V2 main window and you should be able to find it in SystemTab (Trigger Mode). To make it clearer, just refer to the screenshot I attached.
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.
In my last announcement in Smart Taskbar 1.2.12, I said it would be the last update for Smart Taskbar V1. But during the development of V2, I finally discovered the root cause of a very very old problem that occurred since even in the first release of Smart Taskbar dated 3 years ago. That is the dreaded bug of losing ability to enter on textfield when switching apps with Smart Taskbar. So basically this is the only issue thats covered in this release.
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