I wanted this app for 1 reason - to be able to press and hold the HOME key to open Google's Voice Search directly and not the Google Now Launcher home (whatever that view with the cards is). I can already say "OK Google" from any screen - but sometimes I'd rather just have the voice prompt directly (such as when I'm around other Android phones which are all listening for "OK Google"!) Anyway, just wanted to say this app works perfectly for what I'm doing. I'm using a Galaxy S6 running 6.0.1 and like the instructions say you have to first set this app as your 'device assistant' which is buried in the settings. Also, I needed to change the settings in the app to auto-start the app as well (not show it in a list/menu).
Works I hated the way long pressing the home button on my Galaxy devices opened Google without the keyboard. I had to then click on the search bar to launch the keyboard. By using this app to automatically launch the Google search activity shortcut, I've solved a problem that has irritated me for years!!! One long press action and the keyboard is instantly there for use. Good work 😎
THANK GAWD FOR THIS APP Google destroyed long home button press with its awful assistant app that only lets you use voice. All I wanted was a Google search home button like my Moto had! Well now I do :) works perfect and I can set it to auto open instead of selecting so it's almost exactly like my old moto's long press home button.
Requesting you guys, please include ''ScreenLock" under shortcut. Much awaited app for me. Now i can launch apps/shortcuts faster than any gesture. Always used it as swiping-up Virtual Home Key to lock my screen, and i'd love this app to do that too.
Amazingly Simple and Effective Its a perfect app. My only gripe is there is a 1 second lag when you swipe up. If it was instantaneous... This would be 5 Stars easy. Hopefully you guys would improve on that in the future
Security error with Cortana This app works great to launch Google voice search. However when I try to use it to launch the Cortana Mic shortcut, I receive a Java Access denied error. Posted this also to the Cortana devs. Hopefully this will get fixed.
Android 6 Marshmallow users need to manually change the "Assist" app. See here:
Dec/2015: Android 6 Compatibility