Tag: Floating Apps

Real multitasking on your Android!

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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Calculator Tips

The built-in Calculator floating app can be really useful especially when say you’re on the floating browser and need to do a quick calculation but stay viewing that video or article for example. The app is great in any situation really!  Here after pressing the 3 bars you can see some options. The History option will basically…
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Browser: Advanced Tips

Now these advanced tips will really pave the way to an seamless and smooth browsing experience: Did you know that you can get the most out of your Android’s navigation buttons when using the browser or any app? Just open the floating apps and go to the sidebar and select ‘apps’ then just go to…
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Enabling the free-form mode for Samsung Galaxy S and Note with Android 7, 8 & 9

After many months of testing and with experience from answering thousands of emails related to Floating Apps for Auto, we’ve found the optimal configuration for your Samsung Galaxy S and Samsung Galaxy Note devices running Android 7, 8 or 9 to use with our popular MirrorLink hacks. Before proceeding with enabling the free-form mode, please…
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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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