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Coen Hacking
08-08-2014, 08:48 PM
Hello Everyone,

Github is live!
https://github.com/coen22/Cone-Launcher

I'm working on a new alternative launcher for OUYA and it will be open-source.
If you'd like to join the development, let me know.
These screenshots are from my PC, but it runs at 60 fps on OUYA too.

http://cone.host22.com/games/cone_launcher/screen_one.jpg

http://cone.host22.com/games/cone_launcher/screen_two.jpg

Sluup
08-08-2014, 09:55 PM
Will rooting be required to use this?

Coen Hacking
08-08-2014, 10:26 PM
Will rooting be required to use this?

This is in early development, but not yet.
Although you can't download it yet.

TehCrucible
08-08-2014, 11:24 PM
Looks great and very similar to a project I was about to undertake myself! Perhaps I should help with yours instead? I want to create a cleaner, more user friendly launcher that still fits the default Ouya theme so that native menus like controller syncing don't look out of place. If that's what your going for and need some help, hit me up! :)

Some features I'd love to see:
- Custom wallpaper (obviously)
- Option to scroll homescreen tiles horizontally (as shown) or vertically
- Ability to toggle most UI elements off

Let me know if/when you put a github up!

boxtropica
08-08-2014, 11:29 PM
It looks really nice so far!
But, might I ask what license this will be released with?
(Will it be Free AND Open-Source software; I.E. a GPL-compatible license?)

Coen Hacking
08-09-2014, 12:09 AM
Looks great and very similar to a project I was about to undertake myself! Perhaps I should help with yours instead? I want to create a cleaner, more user friendly launcher that still fits the default Ouya theme so that native menus like controller syncing don't look out of place. If that's what your going for and need some help, hit me up! :)

Some features I'd love to see:
- Custom wallpaper (obviously)
- Option to scroll homescreen tiles horizontally (as shown) or vertically
- Ability to toggle most UI elements off

Let me know if/when you put a github up!

Yes, I can use a lot of help
Custom wallpaper was one of my first ideas for the launcher
I will primarily horizontal scrolling.
Toggling UI is great, but my focus is to keep it clean, fast and smooth

I'm making it in Unity but I can't do everything in C#
Are you familiar with C# or Java?

We can also look at other launchers on github to see how to gain access to certain parts of the OUYA


It looks really nice so far!
But, might I ask what license this will be released with?
(Will it be Free AND Open-Source software; I.E. a GPL-compatible license?)

Yes free and open source
This one for the source I guess but first need to get it on github, which I've never done successfully before
http://mirrors.creativecommons.org/presskit/buttons/88x31/png/by-nc-sa.png

boxtropica
08-09-2014, 02:57 AM
Yes free and open source
This one for the source I guess but first need to get it on github, which I've never done successfully before
http://mirrors.creativecommons.org/presskit/buttons/88x31/png/by-nc-sa.png
The CC BY-NC-SA license isn't a GPL-compatible Free Software license, meaning that the launcher is just Open-Source, not Free and Open-Source...

May I reccommend the GNU GPL2, which is the standard license most projects use. (It's the most used license on Github.)
https://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl-2.0.html

TehCrucible
08-09-2014, 09:45 AM
I'm making it in Unity but I can't do everything in C#
Are you familiar with C# or Java?

We can also look at other launchers on github to see how to gain access to certain parts of the OUYA

Haha unfortunately I have no experience with C#. I'm reasonably familiar with Java (studying it at uni at the moment). And yeah, definitely check out the Baxy launcher github if you haven't already.

Coen Hacking
08-11-2014, 01:59 PM
Haha unfortunately I have no experience with C#. I'm reasonably familiar with Java (studying it at uni at the moment). And yeah, definitely check out the Baxy launcher github if you haven't already.

I got the interface working, but I do need java code to open apps and I need to load the actual games from the /data/app/ folder on OUYA.

Hey TehCrucible,
Could you write a Java class that returns a list of installed OUYA games and their ouya_icon.png?

Steven7
08-11-2014, 10:11 PM
RATED this thread: ★★★★★

I seen this on the Office Hour hangouts, looks quite amazing (: :victorious:

Coen Hacking
08-11-2014, 10:17 PM
RATED this thread: ★★★★★

I seen this on the Office Hour hangouts, looks quite amazing (: :victorious:

Thanks,
You can download a demo that doesn't actually do anything. But it looks cool :)
It's on my github

OuyaBrew
08-12-2014, 12:15 AM
Alright Sir. You have our attention.

Coen Hacking
08-13-2014, 10:40 PM
Fail!! :)
I copied the wrong link to this thread from github

TehCrucible
08-15-2014, 01:23 AM
Hey TehCrucible,
Could you write a Java class that returns a list of installed OUYA games and their ouya_icon.png?

Sorry was out of the loop for a bit. Design looks great! Leave it with me over the weekend, I'll see what I can come up with.

Coen Hacking
08-15-2014, 07:49 AM
Sorry was out of the loop for a bit. Design looks great! Leave it with me over the weekend, I'll see what I can come up with.

Awesome! Thanks man

I'm going on vacation, but I'll be back next Monday

Paul Laimal-Convoy
08-22-2014, 03:03 PM
Shut up and take my download!

Coen Hacking
08-22-2014, 04:26 PM
Shut up and take my download!

Haha

I'm working on it and will be able to release a alpha pretty soon

I just need to get this script working in Unity or something very similar
https://github.com/frankkienl/BaxyLauncherOUYA/blob/master/src/nl/frankkie/baxy/MakeImageCache.java

Biotic
09-17-2014, 04:39 PM
Oh, this looks very promising. I was going to start a launcher project myself but now i may not have to. Good luck and if u need any assistance, let me know

TheDavyStar
09-17-2014, 07:31 PM
n00b question here: How can I download this from gitHub and how do I install it? I'm really not familiar with gitHub...

Biotic
09-17-2014, 09:10 PM
n00b question here: How can I download this from gitHub and how do I install it? I'm really not familiar with gitHub...
By downloading the code and compiling yourself....
Or

https://github.com/coen22/Cone-Launcher/blob/master/ConeLauncher.apk

;)

Coen Hacking
09-18-2014, 05:41 PM
Oh, this looks very promising. I was going to start a launcher project myself but now i may not have to. Good luck and if u need any assistance, let me know

I need a java class with a single function with a bundle ID input and that outputs the <package>/res/xxdpi/ouya_icon.png such that I can read it with my C# code.
But Im still looking at the issue.