Floating Apps

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Full MirrorLink on Samsung phones with Android 10

Samsung is just rolling updates to Android 10 for its phones, and it causes significant problems with the full MirrorLink as the new MirrorLink server uses an entirely different mechanism for mirroring screen content. Thankfully, there is a solution to this. It needs a bit of work and settings, but you get the full MirrorLink…
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YouTube removed: Why and what to do about it

Recently, Floating Apps was removed from Google Play due to violating YouTube terms & conditions. The app was, according to YouTube/Google, allowing you to download YouTube videos which is simply not true and you know it. Only solution to get the app back to Play Store was to remove YouTube apps. Don’t worry you can…
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Version 4.12: Minor improvements & Christmas gift from Google [UPDATED]

We spent last few months working hard on improvements and on our online services and in a few days, we were going to publish the new version. So you can enjoy it before the Christmas. Well, at Google, they have their very own plans and they decided to remove Floating Apps FULL from Play Store…
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Hey Android, don’t kill my app!

Occasionally, we receive a request to fix one annoying problem – Floating Apps suddenly disappears with no error message. In the majority of such situations, it’s not a problem on our side. When the app crashes, there should be a dialog or popup window shown with our sincere apologies. In almost all cases, Android kills…
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Can’t grant permissions to FA because of “Draw over other apps”

Newer Android versions are trying to protect you against granting permissions with some overlay visible. Why? With the overlay correctly positioned on display, the developer could replace the text of the permission dialog, so you grant another (possibly more dangerous) permission instead. I’m not quite sure how anyone could achieve this reliably as the permission…
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How to disable Floating Apps’ notification?

Floating Apps is based on a long-running background service and those are required to show a notification. Many of you would like to get rid of it, and such an option was available in previous versions of Floating Apps. Then, Android O has changed the rules and we had to remove it. On newer versions…
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Version 4.11 – a few changes, a lot of fixes

Version 4.11 is important for Floating Apps for Auto as we skipped 4.10. It was too unstable, and the added value wasn’t so significant to overweight it. For 4.11, we spent a lot of time testing it, improving tutorials and functionality. What started as an almost identical clone of original Floating Apps is now its…
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Version 4.11 – new Floating Apps for Auto

Version 4.11 introduces a lot of changes for Floating Apps for Auto. We’ve made all of them to streamline the user interface as much as possible and make using Floating Apps in your car faster and easier. So, what’s new? Running installed apps on your infotainment is now as simple as a single tap; the…
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The insider insight

Previous personal post “Where is the next update?” motivated me to share more background information with you. From first sight, it seems like Floating Apps is just a mobile app, and there is nothing else than developing new features and fixing bugs. There is a truth in this – Floating Apps is indeed a mobile…
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Where is the next version?

I was quiet for some time. That doesn’t mean that Floating Apps is not on its way to the next and better version ;-). However, it’s not only about fancy new features. I invest a tremendous amount of effort to keep the codebase up to date. For example, I’ve finally migrated the app to AndroidX.…
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