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Netflix and Android - chromecast, downloading, profiles - close to perfection!

Netflix and Android have always had a great relationship, but over recent years the app has really gone from strength to strength. The interface is fantastic and the feature set continues to grow in meaningful ways, making it one of my must-have apps.
The first example that comes to mind is obviously Chromecast support. Now this isn’t a Netflix exclusive option, and it is supported well in many media apps, but Netflix and Chromecast work so seamlessly well together that I struggle to think about how I survived before the pairing existed!
Next is the newly integrated ‘Download’ option, which allows users to download content and watch it on the go without a data connection.  Honestly, Netflix kicked it out of the park with this one – it could not be easier to use, it includes all the right settings (save to SD, definition quality control, etc) – and best of all it is all within the existing price brackets. I almost feel they could have charged extra for this service alone – but am ext…

Espier Launcher

Today's app of the day is Espier Launcher.

Whilst on the topic of launchers, I might as well complete the picture with an iPhone-ish launcher (with yesterday Droid App of the Day recommending a classic android style launcher and windows 7 style launcher). In short, if you are an android user who can't get enough of IOS 5, or if you are an ex iphone user who misses the simplicity of apples OS, or if you simply want to show apple fan-boy's the true customisation power of an android, then  Espier Launcher is for you.

All the best features of IOS are here. Included is the ability to make folders with ease, the quick search function by swiping to the left, a running tasks menu by double tapping home, and the simple, no frills, left and right swipe interface. In addition,  Espier Launcher includes some features that I think may one day be implemented into official builds by apple.

In particular,  Espier Launcher includes a special "home screen" in between the search screen, and the first of the app icons that form the primary IOS interface. This screen can be dragged vertically, and can be packed with an endless array of widgets. If apple ever adds such a function, it would be a serious threat to what makes the android interface unique, and it is a great way of implementing the power of widgets into IOS, without sacrificing the primary functionality that users are used to.

In short,  Espier Launcher takes IOS, looks at it, then raises it one.




In the words of the developer:

Espier launcher is a mobile phone/tablet PC desktop software based on Android 2.2 or above version.
It brings you the new Android operating experience. For example, it's easy to operate shortcut icons, folders, and function switches. You can manage multi task and uninstall programs conveniently. Also the natural gestures operation gives you smooth and fluent user experience.
Please visit Espier launcher official microblog: http://weibo.com/espier
We look forward to your comments and Suggestions.
Main Features
- Similar with desktop layout and icons of iPhone 4/iPhone 4S;
- Support dynamic icons, such as calendar, SMS, phone and other icons, dynamically display the date, the number of unread messages or missed calls;
- Create and edit folders by fast way;
- Easy Desktop Editing: press and hold any icon into desktop editing mode;
- Support for adding shortcuts on the desktop;
- Applications Access Control: user must input patterns or digital password to start applications;
- Support a variety of icon sorting method;
- Support for Desktop Searching: you can easily search for applications, contacts, SMS, e-mails and so on;
- Support for Desktop configuration restore/backup;
Main operating methods
- Open desktop editing mode: press and hold any icon until all icons begin to vibrate;
- In desktop editing mode, drag the icon that you wish to move for position adjustment;
- In desktop editing mode, tap "X" on the top left corner the icon for uninstallation;
- In desktop editing mode, drag and overlap any icon help to create a folder;
- In desktop editing mode, press and hold an icon , then filp around the phone will help to move the icon to another switched page;
- Slide finger from screen bottom to top, then go into the task bar, press and hold the icon to vibration and tap "-" on the top left corner of the icon can quickly kill the process;
- Slide the task bar to right into the system function switch area, then you can open or close multipl
Price: Free

Whilst on the topic of iOS, if you are at all interested in breaking into the app apple app store, why not Click Here! and learn how. Sure this is an android site, but hey!

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