New Floating Touch app brings Chat Heads-like experience to your settings

July 9, 2013
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Floating Touch

Let’s not beat around the bush here, Facebook Home was an awful idea. Who really wants a full-time Facebook experience? Not very many people we’d wager. Not everything about Facebook Home is horrible, however. In fact, Facebook’s “Chat Head” notifications have proven popular enough to see several unofficial spin offs including the Floating Notifications app and Paranoid Android’s HALO feature.

Now comes something that takes the idea of a floating icon a step further, the Floating Touch app. This unique app isn’t another message and notification program, instead it is a floating system tool that is somewhat reminiscent of Acer’s Ring.

Basically you get a floating touch button that you can move around anywhere on the homescreen or even in any open apps. If you are bothered by the idea of a spot on the screen that is always in the way, you’ll be happy to know you can long press on the spot to hide it within the notification bar.

Okay, so what exactly does the floating button do? Clicking on it reveals a ‘wheel’ of sorts that offers quick system settings, memory cleaning, a button to lock the screen, and a home button.

All the features mentioned above come in the free version of the app, but it’s also worth noting that there is a Pro upgrade that sets you back just $2.00 but but adds quite a few additional customization features.

These features include changing the color of the wheel, adding new folders and icons to the wheel, and much more. There are also some special features that will only work with rooted devices.

What do you think, could you see yourself using a floating ‘quick settings’ button or not?

Comments

  • Randy Nelson

    assistive touch from iOS i see not bad.

    • Eastern37

      There are many rip offs of that on the Playstore already. Plus you can actually customize most of the options for android where as on ios you get what you get and you can’t do anything about it.

    • Omar

      the fanboi is strong with this one…

  • Deo Reyes

    Great app but I hope it won’t eat up battery life.

  • Ruben

    Thanks for the recommendation! I really like it.

  • Guest

    By the way, I really like it

  • master5hake

    Has anyone used Ribbons on AOKP? I’m suprised that it hasn’t recieved more publicity and praise? Its similar to Halo, but both Ribbons and this app are better than Halo IMO.

  • Abdel Aziz Farhi

    Looks good. even better if you get the pro version :)