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Android App Overlays

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La Freak

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Jan 16, 2013
Current Version:

Requires Android: 4.0 and up
Category: Tools
v1.0.8.1 update:
Critical bug fixes and optimizations.
Next version will include new Overlays and we promise they are going to be very cools ones!

Overlays allows you to float your home screen widgets ANYWHERE!

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• Show your favorite music widget on top of your navigation application!
• Float a calculator while writing documents.
• Make sure you still have battery when playing a game.
• Take notes while reading an eBook.
• And many more options…
* Overlays application does NOT contain the widgets. It only breaks the home screen limit and shows them where ever you want!

Please don’t rate low before you contact us. We promise to respond to every email!
For permissions required & common questions, read below or contact us.

Main features:
• Cool in-house overlays – Clock, Battery, Weather, Missed calls, Unread SMS count and shortcuts! In-house overlays have unique preferences option to allow maximum flexibility!
• Create as many profiles as you want and switch between them easily.
• Rearange, Resize and Delete your overlays, even when you’re using a different application! (long click to edit).
• Supports different positioning for portrait and landscape orientation.
• All home screen widgets are working, including Gmail and Messaging.
• Overlay transparency (alpha).

Purchasing Overlays Pro unlocks the following features:
• Application profiles -create profiles for each application! When the application starts, Overlays will show its profile and hide it when you leave the application. No action required from you.
• Tasker integration – Switch profiles on incoming call, headphones plugged, when arrived to a specific location and many more!
• Future features and unique in-house Overlays.

Permissions required
• FINE_LOCATION – For in-house weather overlay. Another surprise in the future

• GET_TASKS – Get current running application so we can show its profile (Only if Pro version purchased & installed).
• INTERNET – So we can update the weather overlay.
• READ_CALL_LOG – Get missed calls only. We don’t query for details.
• READ_CONTACTS – Also for missed calls. We tried to avoid using this but it kept crashing for some people.
• READ_SMS – Get unread SMS count. We don’t query the messages content.
• RECEIVE_BOOT_COMPLETED – So we can start the application on device boot, if selected in the application’s settings.
• SYSTEM_ALERT_WINDOW – Allows us to show the Overlays everywhere!
• VIBRATE – A small vibrate feedback when you long click to select an Overlay.

Q: I purchased the Pro application but I still can’t use the pro features!
A: Please make sure you have a working network connection and force the main (free) Overlays application to restart (application’s menu->Kill Overlays). If that doesn’t help, please contact us through the application’s settings (Feedback).

Q: How do I use the Tasker plugin?
A: Create a Tasker profile and when asked to add a task, choose “Plugin” -> “Overlays”. On the “Action Edit” window, click the “Edit” button and choose the Overlays profile you want to switch to when the Tasker event you defined occur.
If needed, add a Tasker exit task – just use the same task (we’ll handle when to show and when to hide the selected Overlays profile).

Thank you for your support!
keywords: floating, widgets, battery, weather, overlays, floating clock, floating shortcut, tasker plugin, floating profiles


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