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Big Launcher is a simple Android UI with big icons for the eyesight-challenged

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Big Launcher is a simple Android UI with big icons for the eyesight-challenged
No need to buy a dedicated phone for the elderly anymore, with the usual big buttons and underwhelming specs, you can just get grandma and grandpa an Android handset, and retrofit it with Big Laucnher.

It replaces the sometimes too small and sophisticated interfaces manufacturers come up with, and features very large icons, clean fonts and uncluttered options. there are three different UI sizes and three different color schemes to suit the needs of those that have trouble seeing the smallish eye-candy today's smartphones are plastered all over with.

The enlarged fonts and the color-coded scheme extend to the most used functions, too, like contacts, messaging and so on, thus it can't be a good starting point for learning to operate a smartphone too, for kids or the elderly alike. Big Launcher is a pretty neat idea, available at the Play Store for $4.99, but there is also a trial version out there.

source: BigLauncher (Play Store)

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posted on 22 Aug 2012, 07:13 4

1. jaytai0106 (Posts: 1214; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)


This will be great when I get older :D

posted on 22 Aug 2012, 07:29 6

2. phitch (Posts: 214; Member since: 06 Mar 2012)


This is exactly what WP7 appears to me as. It looks like a simplified UI with really big icons. It is why I hate Metro -- because I am not 100 years old, and as bad as my eye sight is I still don't need icons that big.

posted on 22 Aug 2012, 07:37 3

3. anywherehome (Posts: 971; Member since: 13 Dec 2011)


but it could be a good market sharing:

teenagers = iPhone (simple, limited and COOL)
adults = Android (for everything...eg: Steve Jobs: "Want Porn? Buy an Android Phone")
pensioners=Windows Phone (big icons)

it really looks like it could be a reality :)

posted on 22 Aug 2012, 22:42

7. pikapowerize (banned) (Posts: 1869; Member since: 03 May 2012)


social people and women buys iPhone... hackers buys android... want to try different buys windows phone (and people who like big letters and icons/tiles)..business people buys blackberry...

posted on 23 Aug 2012, 02:21

8. anywherehome (Posts: 971; Member since: 13 Dec 2011)


and who is the owner of Android where Android have 70 % of market? :)

posted on 23 Aug 2012, 03:20

9. pikapowerize (banned) (Posts: 1869; Member since: 03 May 2012)


android has a vast of manufacturers... iPhone only apple and its high end....

android users are mostly from nokia change to samsung or what ever brand they want...

android is for common people... they have decent share on all 3 ranges of price... galaxy y on low end that is one very popular and sucessful little device, mid range phones and the high end s3/oneX!!!

so there's no doubt that android will dominate...

posted on 23 Aug 2012, 05:14

10. anywherehome (Posts: 971; Member since: 13 Dec 2011)


how can be a phone where you can not open email link in your browser a high-end?
iPhone is not high-end...it is an overpriced feature fan phone....just facts
iPhone is not a smart phone, just feature phone

posted on 22 Aug 2012, 07:59 2

4. thelegend6657 (unregistered)


My granny is using an iphone .

posted on 22 Aug 2012, 08:41 2

5. redmd (Posts: 868; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


It's great if it comes with big thumbs keyboard with it.

posted on 22 Aug 2012, 19:40

6. CreeDiddy (Posts: 226; Member since: 04 Nov 2011)


This skin is weak!!! Just get an iphone if you want simplicity. You can do much more than this 3rd party launcher. Just my opinion. I'm a previous Android and current iPhone user.

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