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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Comments

  • Preben Nielsen

    Just ….. no !

    Sorry.

  • Kenny Woodard

    Too little. Too late.

  • John Bailey

    No widget support no likey also all these location and time themed launchers and lock screens are just not good, it’s more frustrating than useful! I have tried them on my stay at home tablet, which never leaves my house, and they still get my location wrong.

  • crutchcorn

    Man.. WHere have I seen this before…. Everywhere? Oh.

    First off, it’s ugly. :P
    Second, these stupid ‘smart’ launchers never work for me

  • Albin

    There seems to be a lot of this fancy algorithmic time of day / location stuff going on. Personally I want to pick what I’m going to see on a homescreen rather than let some app pick it on some algorithm or make me go nuts trying to make work with its settings. I do want different icon screens when I’m in my hometown versus someplace I’m unfamiliar with, and have configured for that. But it’s not rocket science.

  • Libby

    Cool, simple UI and it learns what apps you use at which locations and automatically presents them. Where has this been all my life, super like!

  • Daryl Eicher

    Awesome app. One of the first Apps I downloaded on my new S5 and I love it! I was new to Android and have been an iPhone app junky for years. Mobie walked me through device set up and after I dialed in my apps they’re easier to get to than on my iPhone. I didn’t realize how much tweaking it would take to keep my Android working as well as it did day 1. Mobie helps me with that too so I’m now a happy newbie to Android Nation and amazed by what this S5 can do.

  • KimmersR

    I love this, it is so great to have control over my locations without having to do anything

  • Gia

    What more can I ask for – my phone is on autopilot and my apps are all right there, laid out on a single page. I love being organized and Mobie lets me do that with my phone!