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Wave Launcher

by MobileMerit
Rated: All Ages
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (359 customer reviews)

Price: $1.99
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Latest Updates

What's new in version 1.8.1
  • Hide apps in the app-drawer--(via long-pressing an app, or via Menu -> Exclude List)
  • Share your apps with friends from the app-drawer--(long press an app for context menu)
  • Added Hebrew translation
  • Added Serbian translation (Thanks to Srdjan Njegruc)
  • Added Spanish translation (Thanks to Antonio Zacarias)

Product Details

  • Release Date: April 2, 2011
  • Rated: All Ages
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (359 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #10,356 Paid in Appstore for Android (See Top 100 Paid in Appstore for Android)
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Product Features

  • Browse and launch apps from anywhere on your OS with this unique new action bar
  • Swipe your finger to control the interface
  • Customize gesture areas and other features
  • Dynamically update recently-used apps
  • Use custom icons from ADW themes, with more support coming soon

Product Description
Wave Launcher
Customize your settings.

Wave Launcher is a unique, gesture-enabled action bar for Android. With a single swipe, you can launch up to 120 of your favorite apps, shortcuts, and recently-used apps. Regardless of what program you're currently running, just swipe your finger from the bottom of the screen upwards--Wave Launcher is accessible anytime, anywhere.

Usage is simple:
  • Touch the very bottom of the screen and slowly swipe your finger up towards the middle of the screen.
  • When you get towards the middle, the wave appears.
  • Without raising your finger, swipe left or right to select the desired application.
  • To launch the app, simply raise your finger from the screen.
  • If you change your mind and don't want to launch anything, simply swipe the wave back to the bottom.
Notable features
  • Use the wave for any app or shortcut you can add to your home screen
  • Dynamically update recently-used apps.
  • Create folders on the wave: folders are fully controllable with swiping alone
  • Customizable wave colors
  • Use it anytime with a simple gesture, regardless of which application is currently running
  • Supports custom icons from ADW themes (more coming soon)
  • The wave responds to your finger movement, changing its shape, icon size, and transparency
  • Can be enabled by swiping from the bottom, left, or right side of the screen
  • Small memory footprint, and won't interfere with running applications
  • Fully customizable gesture-area with a single long-press and swipe
App-drawer plugin features:
  • Cool animations
  • Sort alphabetically
  • Sort by last-update-time
  • Sort in ascending/descending order
  • Unlike standard home-app, icons are kept in volatile cache and memory is freed when asked by Android

Note: the notification icon can be disabled in the settings screen. Please see the Help screen within the app for additional information on using Wave Launcher.

Wave Launcher
Navigate and launch apps from anywhere.

Technical Details

  • Size: 1.3MB
  • Version: 1.8.1
  • Developed By: MobileMerit
  • Application Permissions: (Help me understand what permissions mean)
    • Expand or collapse the status bar
    • Get notified that the operating system has finished booting
    • Open windows using the type TYPE_SYSTEM_ALERT, shown on top of all other applications
    • Get information about the currently or recently running tasks: a thumbnail representation of the tasks, what activities are running in it, etc
    • Access the vibration feature
    • Initiate a phone call without going through the Dialer user interface for the user to confirm the call being placed
    • Read the user's contacts data
  • Minimum Operating System: Android 2.1
  • Approximate Download Time: Less than 30 seconds

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very customizable! May 8, 2011
By Kristi
Verified Purchase
I'm not going to change the star rating, bc I still really like this app alot. But I'm annoyed that there's an update available for this app on the android market for over a month, but no update from Amazon yet. This is not the only Amazon app I've had this happen with.... if it continues, I'm not going to use Amazon anymore.

Original review:
This is a really cool app. I just downloaded it today bc it was free, but if I'd known about it before it would totally be worth the dollar. I really like how you can customize the size and location of the launch area, and how you can combine both set apps and recent apps.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars If only anyone would read the description... May 8, 2011
Wave launcher is not as told in the comments only accessible by swiping from the bottom to the top! it is fully customizable which makes it even the best of any competitive app! you can change the way you swipe (access it by the right left or from the bottom), even the thickness of the gesture area so that it not causes any problems with any other app (or the keyboard) and you can shorten the gesture area which is an amazing feature! I am a proud user of it! And the best thing happening is that if there is anything, any idea to make wave launcher even better you send them an e-mail which gets answered for a hundred percent! Best support for the best app the store!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Love it! September 19, 2012
By Derek
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I absolutely love this app. I use it ALL the time literally. I've added my most used apps it and the are available at the swipe of a finger. One thing to note is the location where you start the swipe. Where I had it placed before it would interfere with the keyboard, but you can configure where you want the swipe to start.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars brilliant app August 29, 2011
By UX-Guy
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Loving this app. It truly enabled multitasking on my Android. There is a newer version available in the Android market that I wish would make it's way here. The update brings support for widgets. PLEASE UPDATE THE AMAZON APPSTORE!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great August 24, 2011
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Works flawlessly, I have it on both my galaxy tab and htc desire,a must have for convenience for those frequently used apps!
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15 of 21 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Well built May 8, 2011
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This app is great, but part of what makes android a great os, is how accessible everything already is. I think this is overkill, dont get me wrong...great design, very intuitive, webOS duplicate, it's just not needed in android.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Game Changer!! November 13, 2011
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Wave launcher has increased my productivity to immeasurable levels!! Being able to have access to my frequently used apps (Facebook, Pulse, Gmail, Browser, Phone, Txt, Camera, Flashlight, and Brightness Control) has been literally a paradigm shifting experience. This single app is the reason I am staying on the Android platform for the foreseeable future!! Thanks MobileMerit!!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Handy September 8, 2011
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This app is extra useful, allows a quick way to access my most used apps from any other app. Great for switching between apps on the fly or pulling up my calendar while reading my email then switching back. Great customization, with minimal intrusion. Makes my Android experience that much better.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
I got this from Amazon for free I used to use it but it got overly complicated to use
Published 15 days ago by unknown ranger
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
Published 4 months ago by OC_Eddie
4.0 out of 5 stars I always forget to use it
I always forget to use this app.
Published 6 months ago by Ashley Brown
5.0 out of 5 stars This is one of my favorite apps for a few years
This is one of my favorite apps for a few years. Whenever I get a new phone (not often) or upgrade my Android ROM (often) this is one of my must have apps. Such a great tool!
Published 7 months ago by Manori
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome app launcher
I got this ages ago for my old Epic as a free app of the day and have installed it on my Note 2. I will definitely install on any future devices I get, too. Read more
Published 10 months ago by Andrew Stampor
1.0 out of 5 stars Sure, read this review
I think this was a text input app. It failed, whatever it was. It might have improved since I first used it about 2 years ago. But it was terrible when I used it.
Published on March 2, 2013 by IBclothing
1.0 out of 5 stars Don't buy it
this app hasn't been updated since I purchased it. It doesn't work well on my Galaxy Nexus. It has difficulty remaining running. Read more
Published on March 1, 2013 by John L. Reed III
5.0 out of 5 stars My most used app
I was one of the lucky ones that got this as one of the free paid app of the day, and I use this app on a daily basis it seems. Read more
Published on December 25, 2012 by Jocelyn R Booth
4.0 out of 5 stars great launcher supplement
very good app! I use it as a Home launcher supplement and it really saves my time and my taps:) but what concerns me a lot is that app have not received any updates recently.
Published on June 17, 2012 by david
3.0 out of 5 stars Not needed
What's worse, now that I've uninstalled it, Amazon won't remove it from my list, a constant reminder that I should never have downloaded this app.
Published on December 1, 2011 by Mike
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