Former Writer · Feb 10, 2012 at 02:00 pm

Faster Than Light Launcher Debuts; Boasts Being the Fastest

There are a lot of launchers out there. ADW, LauncherPro, Espier and GO, just to name a few. All these launchers have their own special set of features that make them unique from one another and most people who use them have their preferences.

Well, there’s a new launcher in town now and it’s boasting the unique feature of being the fastest launcher out there. XDA Senior Member lowveld has developed a launcher called FTL Launcher, or Faster Than Light Launcher. The launcher is fast and focuses on performance and usability rather than other features.

The complete feature list includes:

– Based on Gingerbread Launcher2 source code
– Added stuff from oxygen Launcher2 mods
– Tweaked for extreme speed
– Fully accelerated 3D Waterfall app drawer
– 4 configurable quick launch apps on Dock
– Configurable Support for launcher auto-rotation
– Configurable Infinite looping of homescreens
– Wallpaper scrolling disabled (configurable in the full version)
– Configurable support for scrollable widgets
– 5 homescreens (Configurable to 3, 5, 7 or 9 in the full version)
– Fixed transition speed of homescreens (set to “Fast”, in full version there are two faster options, and one slower)
– No bounce effect on homescreen transitions (configurable on the full version)

As you may have extrapolated from the feature list, there is a free version and a paid version, but lowveld has promised that the free version does not affect usability or performance in any way so that should not sway any users to not give it a shot.

You can find the launcher in the Android Market by searching for it or you can check out the original thread for additional information and screen shots.


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