Mobie360 Launcher – Indie app of the day

August 28, 2014
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What is Mobie360 Launcher?

Mobie360 Launcher is an app that’s currently in beta. It wants to be the end-all-be-all of your launcher selections and has a lot of features to that effect. We’re not just talking about launcher features, but features you’ get from others apps too.

First and foremost, Mobie360 Launcher is a launcher which means it’ll replace your stock launcher. It comes with three lock screens. The left screen is your device health, set up status, and various other phone statistics. You can also check your device’s security there because this launcher comes with built-in anti-malware features.

The middle screen is your main screen and it features a wheel of app icons. The apps change based on information like your location, your interests, the time of day, etc. In the center is your app expression button. By pressing it you can select things like Chilling, Catching Up, etc to show a whole new list of apps that (should) correspond with the name of the expressions.

The right home screen simply holds the last expressions you accessed. That way it doesn’t disturb any of your other home screens. Across the bottom is your standard 4-icon dock and the app drawer is your standard, horizontal, paginated drawer.

Really the best way to get acquainted with this launcher is to use it for a few days. You won’t see many of the features within minutes after installing. Mobile360 Launcher requires some time to get used to your usage habits, your locations, and all that jazz just like any other contextual launcher.

Mobie360 Launcher

It's something a little different.

PROS
  • It's a unique premise. There are other contextual launchers but none of them present like Mobie360 Launcher.
  • It has a number of other features like a battery life calculator, built-in anti-malware, mobile data usage calculator, and other stuff.
  • Simple to use. Three home screens and most features are laid out in a manner that makes them easy to access.
  • There is a lot of set up, but the app does pretty well after that at figuring out your routines.
CONS
  • No widget or icon pack support.
  • Beta = bugs.
  • Simplicity comes at the price of customization featuers.
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If you decide to give it a shot then you should remember that it is still in beta. That means there will almost certainly be some bugs that still need ironed out and some features that still need to be implemented. That said, it’s an interesting take on the Android home screen. It doesn’t have the customization or freedom of other launchers but with popular apps like Aviate, sometimes people just want something more simple.
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