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  • TeslaCoil Software
    Everything, 2010 - present
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 *TeslaUnread 3.3 BETA Dec 20, 2014*

-Improve reliability of some counters on Lollipop
-Fix Email unread count on Droid Turbo
-Improve performance

(May take a few hours to appear on your Google Play)
Join this community then opt-in to betas at https://play.google.com/apps/testing/com.teslacoilsw.notifier
Or download the APK http://teslacoilsw.com/tesladirect/download.pl?packageName=com.teslacoilsw.notifier&betaType=public
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Nova Launcher 3.3 Stable Dec 1, 2014
This is the stable release of the 3.3betas.
-Lollipop style drawer (Settings - Drawer - Show Pages as Cards)
-Renamed old Circle animation to Circle Wipe, new Lollipops style Circle animation
-Fixes and optimizations


(May take a few hours to appear on your Google Play)

Beta testing for 3.3 has now ended. You may wish to opt-out of beta updates to avoid being surprised by a new beta. The next beta may be a very minor x.x.1 bug fix, or it may include major changes and bugs.

You may join or leave the beta test by joining this community and then making your choice at https://play.google.com/apps/testing/com.teslacoilsw.launcher
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3.3beta1 Nov 19, 2014

-Lollipop style drawer (Settings - Drawer - Show Pages as Cards)
-Renamed old Circle animation to Circle Wipe, added Lollipop style Circle animation (requires Pages as Cards)
-Fixes and optimizations


(May take a few hours to appear on your Google Play)
Join this community then opt-in to betas at https://play.google.com/apps/testing/com.teslacoilsw.launcher
Or download the APK http://teslacoilsw.com/tesladirect/download.pl?packageName=com.teslacoilsw.launcher&betaType=public
Older Versions:
Latest Stable APK: 3.2 Oct 21, 2014 http://teslacoilsw.com/tesladirect/download.pl?packageName=com.teslacoilsw.launcher&betaType=public&versionCode=32000
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In the latest TWiT App Arena +Jason Howell offers  a great guide to getting a "Faux Lollipop" setup on your pre-Lollipop device, using Nova Launcher and some other apps.

One note though, the Lollipop scroll indicator is actually the first circular one, with the uniform size dots. The original L dev preview used the partially transparent different size circles, but the latest uses the opaque uniformly sized ones. But I say just use whichever you like more anyway.
Hands-on reviews of Nova Launcher, ExDialer, Heads-up Notifications, and NotiWidget Notifications
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I like lollipop. And making a faux lollipop by NOVA is good!!

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Nova Launcher 3.2
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.teslacoilsw.launcher
Lollipop Circle Folder Animation (Settings - Folder - Transition Animation)
Lollipop Scroll indicator (Settings - Desktop - Scroll Indicator)
Lollipop Icon Theme for Calculator, Clock, Contacts, Downloads, Email, Dialer, Settings and SMS (Settings - Look Feel - Icon Theme)
Preview of scroll effects in Settings
Optimizations and fixes

I'm really excited about the new circular folder animation. It's a little bit flashy and fun, but still quick enough that it doesn't dominate your attention. I'm also excited about it on the technical side as I was able to bring it to all Android 4.0+, rather than restricted to just some 4.3+ devices like the circular drawer animation. Visually, the folder animation appears similar but under the hood they are quite different. The drawer animation has to erase a circle of the desktop and draw a circle of the contents of the app drawer (including the background, app icons, scroll indicator, and tabs). The folder animation just draws a circle of the folder window background and then as that completes fade in the app icons.
Google's drawer animation is similar to their folder animation, but it works because their app drawer gave up the transparent background for a solid white card. I'll be looking into these kinds of animations further and see if I can find ways to implement them without limiting customization of things like transparent backgrounds.
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Yes. +Jacob Williams is right. With that question. Lol
 
3.1beta5 Aug 27, 2014

-Animation fixes
-Improve keyboard handling w/ search
-Optimizations
-Translations


(May take a few hours to appear on your Google Play)
Join this community then opt-in to betas at https://play.google.com/apps/testing/com.teslacoilsw.launcher
Or download the APK http://teslacoilsw.com/tesladirect/download.pl?packageName=com.teslacoilsw.launcher&betaType=public
Older Versions:
Previous Beta APK: 3.1beta4 Aug 25, 2014 http://teslacoilsw.com/tesladirect/download.pl?packageName=com.teslacoilsw.launcher&betaType=public&versionCode=30213
Latest Stable APK: 3.0.2 Jul 11, 2014 http://teslacoilsw.com/tesladirect/download.pl?packageName=com.teslacoilsw.launcher&betaType=public&versionCode=30200
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3.3beta4 Nov 24, 2014

-More optimizations for drawer animations
-Further fixes for Root Hide Clock on Lollipop (requires SuperSU 2.27 BETA)

3.3beta3 Nov 22, 2014
- Fix landscape FC

3.3beta2 Nov 21, 2014

-Fixes and optimizations
-Restore Hide Clock option on Rooted Lollipop, requires SuperSU 2.27 Beta


I know the Hide Clock option is a favorite for some users and I'm glad to have it back on Lollipop. Root on Lollipop is different and I worry that in the future it might get prohibitively difficult to keep the option working. Luckily +Chainfire is making things easier for devs with his great work on SuperSU.

(May take a few hours to appear on your Google Play)
Join this community then opt-in to betas at https://play.google.com/apps/testing/com.teslacoilsw.launcher
Or download the APK http://teslacoilsw.com/tesladirect/download.pl?packageName=com.teslacoilsw.launcher&betaType=public
Older Versions:
Previous Beta APK:
3.3beta3 Nov 22, 2014 http://teslacoilsw.com/tesladirect/download.pl?packageName=com.teslacoilsw.launcher&betaType=public&versionCode=3200  *3.3beta1 Nov 19, 2014* http://teslacoilsw.com/tesladirect/download.pl?packageName=com.teslacoilsw.launcher&betaType=public&versionCode=32001
Latest Stable APK: 3.2 Oct 21, 2014 http://teslacoilsw.com/tesladirect/download.pl?packageName=com.teslacoilsw.launcher&betaType=public&versionCode=32000
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Wait, what?
Browsing Lollipop AOSP Launcher3 code I came across this commit message:
"disable launcher restore by default, for nova launch"

Oddly enough, this "nova launch" is completely unrelated to Nova Launcher and instead a version codename, I assume for the Google Now Launcher, of ub-now-nova. It came after ub-now-mister-ugly. Currently they're on ub-now-porkchop.
commit, 3489f5c1bf0a3b036479b440b917123016568fc7[log][tgz]. author, Chris Wren , Thu May 29 16:58:15 2014 -0400. committer, Chris Wren , Thu May 29 16:58:15 2014 -0400. tree, 21dfd626c532110f9e08f7489f0594f99af5841d ...
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+Kevin Barry​, if what +Shawn Zhang​ says its right and we can get rid of the search bar on recent apps by launcher mods would be awsome indeed. 
 
 
Nova Launcher 3.2
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.teslacoilsw.launcher
Lollipop Circle Folder Animation (Settings - Folder - Transition Animation)
Lollipop Scroll indicator (Settings - Desktop - Scroll Indicator)
Lollipop Icon Theme for Calculator, Clock, Contacts, Downloads, Email, Dialer, Settings and SMS (Settings - Look Feel - Icon Theme)
Preview of scroll effects in Settings
Optimizations and fixes

I'm really excited about the new circular folder animation. It's a little bit flashy and fun, but still quick enough that it doesn't dominate your attention. I'm also excited about it on the technical side as I was able to bring it to all Android 4.0+, rather than restricted to just some 4.3+ devices like the circular drawer animation. Visually, the folder animation appears similar but under the hood they are quite different. The drawer animation has to erase a circle of the desktop and draw a circle of the contents of the app drawer (including the background, app icons, scroll indicator, and tabs). The folder animation just draws a circle of the folder window background and then as that completes fade in the app icons.
Google's drawer animation is similar to their folder animation, but it works because their app drawer gave up the transparent background for a solid white card. I'll be looking into these kinds of animations further and see if I can find ways to implement them without limiting customization of things like transparent backgrounds.
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Nova Launcher 3.1.1beta1 Oct 13, 2014

-Scroll Effect previews in settings
-Reduce memory usage
-Optimizations and bug fixes
-Improve debug logging and crash reporting
-Fix incorrect appwidget size reporting
-Fix incorrect Today icon after Today apk updates (+Jack Underwood )

3.1.1beta2
-Fix FCs


TeslaUnread 3.1beta1
-Fix for Hangouts 2.3
-Minor fixes

(May take a few hours to appear on your Google Play)
Join this community then opt-in to betas at https://play.google.com/apps/testing/com.teslacoilsw.launcher

and
https://play.google.com/apps/testing/com.teslacoilsw.notifier


Or download the APK http://teslacoilsw.com/tesladirect/download.pl?packageName=com.teslacoilsw.launcher&betaType=public
Older Versions:
Latest Stable APK: 3.1 Aug 27, 2014 http://teslacoilsw.com/tesladirect/download.pl?packageName=com.teslacoilsw.launcher&betaType=public&versionCode=31000
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3.1 Stable Release Aug 27, 2014

-Drawer transition animations (Circle, Slide Up, Zoom, Fade) Settings - Drawer - Transition Animation. Circle not compatible with all devices
-App Drawer Search (Settings - Drawer - Menu Action Icons - Search, or Long-press empty desktop space - Nova Actions - App Search)
-Fixes and optimizations

(May take a few hours to appear on your Google Play)

*Beta testing for Nova 3.1 has ended. There is no beta currently available. You may wish to opt-out of beta testing so you aren't surprised by an unstable future beta.

Opt-in or out of betas at https://play.google.com/apps/testing/com.teslacoilsw.launcher

Now that the beta period is over, please take a moment to rate and comment on Nova Launcher on the Play Store
Nova Launcher: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.teslacoilsw.launcher

Prime: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.teslacoilsw.launcher.prime
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