Review Chameleon Launcher
A new take on Android interface design
Author: Sergei Blyudov
Date: 10 Oct 2012, tested on Samsung GT-I9300 Galaxy S III
Chameleon Launcher - a welcome launcher for tablets based on Android, which allows you to take a fresh look at the concept of interaction with the device. The budget for this application come from all over the world on a string through the service Kickstarter.
The principal difference from the classic Chameleon shells under the plates is the concept of an interface composed entirely of interactive widgets. All elements can be dragged, customize and resize.
Widgets Chameleon Launcher:
- Paddle switch settings;
- RSS reader;
Developers promise with each update adding new widgets. Also, refining widgets can engage the users themselves, using the official instructions, and then place them in Google Play.
The most logical way to use the application - is to create multiple desktops and break them down by categories (work, home, entertainment). For each screen, you can assign individual background and screen widgets. In the great flexibility of the interface you can see by looking at the video attached to this review.
The bottom panel of icons can also be set individually for each desktop. The interface itself is the launcher is made as easy and intuitive to the user. If you are actively using supported services, such as Facebook, RSS or Twitter, then you will be gone permanently need to run these applications - to update all the content will be directly from the screen.
LimitationsMuch attention is paid to some deficiencies, which Chameleon Launcher more than enough. Although developers and called his version release version, but judging by the number of errors, it is clearly still to be in the Beta-status.
Some owners have complained about the tablet device hang. In this case it helps to be restarted installed Chameleon Launcher. When the system will eject the shell, there will be no conflict.
The main claims relate to the small number of widgets, and it's a very fair argument. As for the launcher, which literally depends on widgets and built on them, 9-12 pieces - it is, indeed, very little.
Summary. Chameleon Launcher - this is an extremely promising launcher shell for Android-tablet, which needs to be completed and polished. Now the program is sold at 318 rubles, and this, in our opinion, is too inflated price. We hope that the developers will release a trial version and reduce the cost of at least two times.