What does your launcher look like?

Discussion in 'General Palm OS' started by Tritan, Nov 18, 2004.

  1. japastor

    japastor Newbie

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    I recently discovered AppShelf, and it is the most flexible and capable launcher by far of all those I've tried that I went on a mission to buy it.

    Unfortunately, it has been removed from the Handango site (see here), and the only way to buy it is through a Japanese company called Vis-a-Vis. The only problem with this is that Vis-a-Vis does not "ship" outside Japan, which means that you can't fill out the forms at checkout (I tried).

    There are some screenshots of AppShelf on the Japanese site that show some of its capabilities; I'm sure that they'd be even more impressive to someone who can read Japanese and knew what the Japanese text is describing. I can tell you that it's highly customizable even if you don't have access to skins (there are a few of these around): you can control much of the look, feel, and functionality just by tweaking the I/F with the provided controls.

    There used to be an English version available, but apparently the English translations left something to be desired; a kind soul on 1src.com provided an overlay that improves on the situation -- but there's still no way to buy the product, so after 30 days it will turn into a pumpkin even if you manage to download it and install it.

    I contacted the author and had a few email exchanges with him, using Babelfish to generate Japanese (since in his first message told me that his English is not good, to which I replied that my Japanese is nonexistent). He was using translation software too, but the translations were accurate enough that he got my meaning and I got his.

    He confirmed that there is no way, other than ordering it from Vis-a-Vis, to get a key, so I'm in a bit of a jam. I have tried literally every other launcher on the market, and none compares in terms of power and flexibility, and I want this one to be available.

    What I'm looking for is a bilingual (English/Japanese) Palm Addict who is willing to contact the author of AppShelf and try to work out some sort of deal whereby the bilingual Palm Addict translates and maintains an English version of AppShelf, so that it can be put back on Handango; this can be out of the goodness of the Palm Addict's heart, or s/he can talk to the author about some sort of profit-sharing deal -- I'm sure that if there were an English version of AppShelf available, the demand would be considerable. It really is the best launcher of its kind (there's a philosophically very different one, Hi-Launcher, that's useful to have around even with a good visual launcher).

    If there's no interest in this, I won't pursue it; if you're a bilingual Palm Addict and are interested, either post back here or contact the author of AppShelf (Hiroaki Imazeki, imazeki@jade.dti.ne.jp) directly.
     
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  2. lostboykev

    lostboykev Mobile Enthusiast

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    omg i need to take a screenshot of mine, its b e a uuuu T ful
     
  3. Legodude522

    Legodude522 Linux Evangelist

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    [​IMG]

    My launcher.... eh it's my iPhone.
     
  4. lelisa13p

    lelisa13p Your Super Moderator Super Moderator

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    Looks very nice. :newpalm:
     
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    nathanpc Mobile Deity

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    [​IMG]
     
  6. Newton2Visor

    Newton2Visor Mobile Enthusiast

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    screenshot.jpg

    I'm using MegaLauncher with icons I converted over with their icon convertor software.

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  7. Hook

    Hook Phone Killer ;-) Arrrrr...f

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    Nice to see this old thread pop back up. :newpalm: Too bad some of the images have been lost.
     
  8. headcronie

    headcronie Greyscale. Nuff Said. Super Moderator

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    Amazing how those software titles largely have slipped my mind. Flashbacks...

    Sent from my SM-N920P using Tapatalk
     
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    z22 2006 User BHOT's Own Fluffy

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    I was thrilled to find out today that Pimlico is still doing their thing on Android. Gonna be the first program I purchase for sure.
     
  10. EdmundDantes

    EdmundDantes Mobile Deity

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    Newton, I meant to say earlier that your launcher screen looks awesome.
     
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