Tag: Android 8

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Google Maps and Waze with Floating Apps for Auto

Google Maps and Waze with Floating Apps for Auto

As the first thing, it’s important to mention that this is not an official way and may not work in your car or on your phone. It’s a hack that is tested mainly with Samsung phones, and they have a bit different support of the freeform mode. Since the freeform mode is a part of…
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Why the notification cannot be disabled on Android 8?

The most recent version of Floating Apps has come with improved support for Android 8. It’s now compiled against Android 8 SDK and so it must respect changes made by Google. And there are two big differences we must consider – changes to floating windows and background services. Changes to floating windows Android doesn’t know…
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Floating normal apps

QA: floating installed apps with freeform mode

We are receiving a lot of questions related to floating normal/installed apps, so we’ve decided to introduce the feature also here in a form of a QA blog post. How does¬†floating normal apps work? Floating normal/installed apps is available from Floating Apps 4.4 and it works on Android 7 and newer. It’s a hidden feature…
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Free-Form Mode, Android 7

7 cons of the free-form mode

As you may know, the so-called free-form mode is a hidden feature available from Android 7 that allows floating of normal (installed) apps. It’s built into Android, but it’s made inaccessible by Google by default. Floating Apps helps to enable and access it, but there are still a few catches. Let’s have a look at…
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Floating Apps - free form mode / floating normal apps

How to float installed apps with freeform mode?

Floating normal/installed apps is available from Floating Apps 4.4 and it works on Android 7 and newer thanks to so-called freeform mode. It’s a hidden feature of Android platform that is inaccessible¬†by default. It’s not provided by Floating Apps and we only help you to enable and use it. Let’s have a look at this…
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Version 4.4.5: Improvements and bug fixes

As you may notice, several versions were released during a few last days. They fixed some issues on Android 6 because there is a bug in the Android itself crashing apps with animations in some specific situations. Also, we’ve finally moved to Android O SDK, so we support the newest standards but it also brings…
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Version 4.0: Floating camera & barcode reader

Notes are now available in FREE version! New APP: Camera New APP: Barcode Reader New APP: Dice & Coin General: Added support for Android O and its limits imposed by Google. General: Improved speed and decreased memory consumption. Wifi Manager: Fixed Android memory leak. General: Minor fixes and improvements.