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Indicate Android apps directly on launcher app icon when installed on phone

asked 2014-04-18 18:27:16 +0300

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updated 2014-07-22 15:10:31 +0300

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I would like an indication on the in-phone icon, similar to the ones in the Jolla Store, to see which apps are Android apps when I launch them.

Since Android apps behave rather differently than Sailfish apps (for example they share a single cover and have a completely different security model), it is useful to know which apps are Android apps and which ones are not before starting it.

I have discovered that I have too many apps to remember for certain if one of my less used ones is an Android or Sailfish app.

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Well, you should be able to tell by the icon usually. Sailfish icons all share a similar look, whereas Android icons don't.

nthn ( 2014-05-24 13:22:00 +0300 )edit

Also folder support is comming in next update..

TK ( 2014-05-24 15:46:36 +0300 )edit

I agree that the icon shape often works, but not always; the Jolla-shaped icons are just a convention that Sailfish-developers often use. I would like something more definite; a marker added by the launcher so that there is no doubt or question (and preferably a bit quicker to spot than figuring out the shape-style).

00prometheus ( 2014-05-24 17:44:43 +0300 )edit

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answered 2014-05-24 13:04:06 +0300

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This would be really useful. It can be anything that would differentiate Android apps from Sailfish apps (that will not spoil the look of the app launcher). Of course it would be better for this to be optional in Settings (as not everybody wants that).

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