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Apps are easier to open on your wearable, using the Android Wear Mini Launcher

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Apps are easier to open on your wearable, using the Android Wear Mini Launcher
If you want to load up one of the installed apps on your Android Wear powered smartwatch, you can either try to launch it by saying the name of the app to your watch, or by scrolling to the bottom of the options list. Not that either method is overly taxing, but you might like an easier way to launch an app from your timepiece.

Well, the good news is that a simple gesture from the left edge can call up any app on your smartwatch, from any page. But you will need to first install the Wear Mini Launcher from the Google Play Store, to make it happen. With this app, you can swipe in from the left edge of the timepiece, and scroll through the list of apps on the watch.

In a loud area, voice control isn't perfect, and who wants to scroll through pages until they reach their desired app? This would seem like a perfect solution for those who plan on using numerous installed apps on their watch. And at the low, low price of "free," you are going to be hard-pressed to find a better deal.

Find your apps quicker on your smartwatch by using the Wear Mini Launcher
Find your apps quicker on your smartwatch by using the Wear Mini Launcher

Find your apps quicker on your smartwatch by using the Wear Mini Launcher


source: WearMiniLauncher via AndroidPolice

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posted on 12 Jul 2014, 03:14 2

1. DEATHSTROKE9 (Posts: 399; Member since: 09 Nov 2013)


That's all? I want to run nova launcher and asphalt 8 on my android wear watch /s o.0

posted on 12 Jul 2014, 05:16

2. LikeMyself (Posts: 281; Member since: 23 Sep 2013)


So people again want to do big things on small screens now! Return of the old tech fashion!

posted on 12 Jul 2014, 08:48 2

5. DEATHSTROKE9 (Posts: 399; Member since: 09 Nov 2013)


Likemyself the "/s" means sarcasm.

posted on 12 Jul 2014, 05:27 1

3. Settings (Posts: 454; Member since: 02 Jul 2014)


I want to play Walking Dead and Flappy Bird on my Android watch.

posted on 12 Jul 2014, 20:04

6. sgodsell (Posts: 1283; Member since: 16 Mar 2013)


As if asphalt 8 will look any good on a 1.65" 320x320 display. My finger practically covers over half the display. I am sure other apps will come. They already have flappy birds for wear.

posted on 12 Jul 2014, 06:55

4. KillgoreTroutTime (Posts: 328; Member since: 06 Jan 2014)


Nice app. The only negative is that it sometimes doesn't register that you are swiping from the left. It either doesn't respond at all or thinks you are swiping from the top. It seems like it can be easily improved though.
Wear has grown a bunch in just two weeks and I can't wait to see what it will be like after a full year. I am pleased with my Gear Live purchase and am excited to try new apps.

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