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Version 4.13: Preparations for big things…

The last few months were a bit crazy… you know it. The coronavirus hit the world and affected each of us in some way. For me, it means that I need to dedicate more time to other jobs to earn money for my family and thus don’t have much time for Floating Apps. But I’m…
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For Android developers: Translate your app easily the same way Floating Apps is translated

This post is about Localazy – a translation platform with unique features for Android developers. We initially developed it for Floating Apps and you can use it for your Android apps too. Localazy is also great for all users of Floating Apps as it helps me to improve translations, bring it to more languages and focus on…
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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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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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The difference between FA free, full and auto

Free vs. Full – These versions are almost identical – built-in apps, features, the free-form mode, etc. work the same way. The free version is ad-powered and doesn’t come with Wifi Manager, Contacts and Google Map. Also, the full version includes all buddies. And that’s all. No more differences. Free/Full vs. Auto – The situation…
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Android Q – 1. preview

Google has just recently introduced the first preview of Android Q and there are some changes that I have a headache from. So what’s going to affect Floating Apps on Q: Draw over other apps – This permission is critical as it allows Floating Apps to draw floating windows. Without this permission, the app just…
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