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Action Launcher gains enhancements to AdaptiveZoom, adaptive icons, and more

Action Launcher version 34 is now available from the Play Store, which includes improvements to AdaptiveZoom and the way it handles adaptive icons.

Published onFebruary 6, 2018

  • Action Launcher version 34 is now available from the Play Store.
  • The update makes improvements to AdaptiveZoom, as well as the way Action Launcher handles adaptive icons.

Popular Android launcher Action Launcher is rolling out a substantial update starting today. The update includes enhancements to features introduced in previous versions, such as AdaptiveZoom and adaptive icons.

AdaptiveZoom now includes an API that allows developers to control how their app launches. This is especially useful for apps that use branded launch screens. If left alone, AdaptiveZoom still animates an app to the center of the screen when it is opened.

The update also makes AdaptivePack play nicer with adaptive icons. Introduced as a companion app, AdaptivePack includes full adaptive icon support to devices not yet running Android Oreo. The app also offers Oreo users stock themed adaptive icons for apps that do not natively offer them yet.

However, it was found that some icons still did not display in an adaptive shape, even when AdaptivePack was used with Oreo.

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To fix that, Action Launcher now includes a fallback option that prioritizes an app’s native adaptive icon if one exists. If it does not exist, AdaptivePack uses the stock-themed variant.

Finally, apart from improvements to zooming animations and the inclusion of new folder and drag animations, Action Launcher’s bundled calendar icons for Google Calendar now use adaptive icons. 

Action Launcher version 34 is now available from the Play Store.

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