egzthunder1 · Jul 19, 2011 at 03:00 am

Don’t Feel Like Scrolling? Launch Your Apps With Speedlauncher for Android

We are all familiar with speed dialers. You know, those apps tha allow us to forget about someone’s phone number and still be able to call that person by simply touching a button. The concept may be old but its implementation is far from being a thing of the past with new possibilities and uses. In this case, XDA member osbapat made a speed dialing application, but for apps in our device. This is a fantastic tool for those who hate crowded launchers and home screens and that need the ease and flexibility of launching an app with a single touch. The app works exactly the same way as your regular speed dialer: you assign an app to a specific number and you can launch it by “dialing” that one-two digit number into the dialpad widget. The only con would be that you may need to memorize speed dial codes for lots of things, but if you do not use that many apps on a daily basis, you should be able to manage.

The app is still under development and the dev is looking for feedback and ideas. Please share your thoughts and findings with the dev in order to make this app better.

Many of us install a ton of apps on our phone and have to constantly scroll up and down screens to find a specific game or app. Its pretty annoying at times. Speedlauncher is a different take on the launcher concept. Speedlauncher is an app launcher widget that launches any app by pressing a 1 or 2 digit shortcode. So for e.g. you might have shortcode 9 for Angry Birds, 18 for Facebook, 27 for Twitter and so on….

You can find more information in the application thread.

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egzthunder1 is an editor on XDA-Developers, the largest community for Android users. I have been an active member of xda-developers since 2005 and have gone through various roles in my time here. I am Former Portal Administrator, and currently part of the administrator team while maintaining my writer status for the portal. In real life, I am a Chemical Engineer turned Realtor in the Miami area. View egzthunder1's posts and articles here.
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