Title: The research and implementation of customised launcher in Android

Authors: Yue Gao; Quanxin Zhang; Yulei Chu; Xiang He; Jun Wan; Zhiqiang Zhou; Jing Lin

Addresses: Beijing Engineering Research Center of Massive Language Information Processing and Cloud Computing Application, School of Computer Science and Technology, Beijing Institute of Technology, Beijing, China ' Beijing Engineering Research Center of Massive Language Information Processing and Cloud Computing Application, School of Computer Science and Technology, Beijing Institute of Technology, Beijing, China ' Beijing Engineering Research Center of Massive Language Information Processing and Cloud Computing Application, School of Computer Science and Technology, Beijing Institute of Technology, Beijing, China ' Beijing Engineering Research Center of Massive Language Information Processing and Cloud Computing Application, School of Computer Science and Technology, Beijing Institute of Technology, Beijing, China ' Beijing Engineering Research Center of Massive Language Information Processing and Cloud Computing Application, School of Computer Science and Technology, Beijing Institute of Technology, Beijing, China ' Beijing Engineering Research Center of Massive Language Information Processing and Cloud Computing Application, School of Computer Science and Technology, Beijing Institute of Technology, Beijing, China ' School of Central Radio & TV Secondary Vocational, The Open University of China, Kumming, Yunnan, China

Abstract: The function and structure of the launcher on Android platform are analysed and its working mechanism is explored in this paper. We developed a customised launcher in eclipse on the base of analysis. The basic functions and specific requirements, such as adding application shortcut and AppWidget, arranging the layout of desktop, are realised in this launcher. The final effects are given at the end of the paper.

Keywords: Android platform; launcher; shortcut; AppWidget; desktop layout; wireless communications; mobile computing; open source.

DOI: 10.1504/IJWMC.2013.057393

International Journal of Wireless and Mobile Computing, 2013 Vol.6 No.5, pp.441 - 447

Received: 20 May 2013
Accepted: 26 Jun 2013

Published online: 29 Oct 2013 *

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