Privat Android Launcher

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fpassinger
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Privat Android Launcher

Post by fpassinger » Thu Aug 09, 2018 10:48 am

Good morning together,

I am relative new in LiveCode.
I wrote a few small Apps for Android to be a little bit confident in LiveCode, but now I would like to develope my own Android Launcher for my phone and I would like to know if this is possible in LiveCode as well or do I have to use Android Studio or Eclipse with Java for it?

If it is possible, the next question is, if someone has an example for a launcher that I can set as a permanent launcher on my phone.

I know, there are a lot of launchers out in google play but I would like to have my own one.

Thanks in advance for your help.

Cheers
Frank

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Re: Privat Android Launcher

Post by jacque » Thu Aug 09, 2018 6:55 pm

Launchers require things that would be difficult to do in LiveCode. It might be partly doable but I think it would be easier in Android's native Java. Android apps are limited to their own sandbox and I'm not sure you can even get a list of all the user's installed apps. Normally I'd use shell calls for that but those are restricted too.

I'd like to be wrong though.
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Re: Privat Android Launcher

Post by fpassinger » Thu Aug 09, 2018 7:27 pm

Hi Jacque,

that is what I was afraid of.
Ok, so I have to learn a little bit more Java :mrgreen:

Thanks for the quick response.

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