Thursday, October 10, 2013

[App Review] Aviate Launcher

Do you like the look of Google Now? Want an interface that is ready for you with minimal to no setup? Then Aviate Launcher may be for you.

This is a brand new launcher that aims to make the Google Now / card UI more prominent while grouping apps so the user doesn't have to. It also provides weather information that updates based on your location and nearby places found with a mix of Google Maps and other apps like Foursquare and Yelp. The app offers a light and dark theme to match your style and moves very fluidly between the main screen, app collections, and the app drawer. The launcher even provides a sliding menu bar like users can find in Google+ and Twitter. The app is currently in beta form so invites are still going out but in its current state, the final build should be one improves on the little details like battery usage, app groupings, etc.