Category: General

Real multitasking on your Android!

Version 4.12: Minor improvements & Christmas gift from Google

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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Happy New Year and thanks!

Thanks all of you for being a part of the community by using the app, reporting bugs, donating, helping with translations or giving us a nice comment on Google Play. We wish you Happy New Year! I know that Floating Apps is used everywhere around the world and that today is not the end of…
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Floating Buddy

Version 4.8: Floating Buddy is here!

Floating Buddy is a little friend or an assistant. It’s always here on your screen prepared to entertain you as well as help you with multitasking on your Android. In fact, he’s a fun alternative to the floating icon or the floating menu. Do you see that lovely tarantula in the middle of the display?…
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