Google Lens Launcher gives you a cool way to rummage through your apps

A video showing a new app launcher called the Google Lens Launcher reveals why this was one of the winners of the 2016 Android Experiments events. With its use of a Graphical Fisheye Lens, the app gives users a unique experience not seen with other launchers. There is a high degree of customization here, with slider controls making it easy for users to control the diameter of the black dots that turn into apps. You can even control the amount of distortion, and more.

The fisheye look is only half of the unique look of this app launcher. The other thing that makes the Google Lens Launcher so different is that all of your apps can appear on the screen at one time in an Equispaced Grid. The Graphical Fisheye Lens algorithm dates back to a paper written back in 1993. The source code is available from GitHub and can be found in the sourcelink.

Meanwhile, you can actually go to the Google Play Store and install this app on your phone. It is a free download and will truly make your handset a conversation piece. And you'll be excited every time you need to open the app launcher to tap on an app. Go ahead. Install the Google Lens Launcher now.

source: LensLauncher, GitHub  via SlashGear



1. submar

Posts: 713; Member since: Sep 19, 2014

Typo in title.

2. AlikMalix unregistered

I know I'm biased, but isnt this similar to Apple Watch app screen (except with a little customization of app zoom)?

4. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

yes its similar, and far more useful and convenient

5. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Yep it is. So?! Is that a bad thing? Look at iOS, see anything that didn't appear on Android first; or some other platform? NO! Thanks for pointing out the obvious. iOS has ruined Android features by removing their true benefits, which tends to make them useless to use because it doesn't offer its original benefits. It's like taking a bowl and turning it into a spoon and then you need to dig a hole.

6. AlikMalix unregistered

Techie, you're loosing it bro. There's so much that appeared on iOS first including features that years later were put into Lolipop, MM, and every android version - especially the early ones. But you're seriously loosing it, I'd recommend a few days at the minimum away from PA - just go out, enjoy the weather outside - talk to some real people. No body with any sense cares for your half truths and opinions and I'm pretty sure people giving you thumbs-up becaus they pity you.

3. Jesuissickofit

Posts: 11; Member since: May 13, 2016


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