It works. Great app. It seemed not to work after the kk 442 update for the Samsung GN3. But if you enable and open Samsung's s voice and disable the home key to open option and re-disable the app it will no longer interfere with this great customization. Thanks to +Stephan Sanchez on G+ for pointing this out. I use it as a quick double tap of the physical home key to Google Now. Edit:doesn't work well with Nova launcher but wasn't really necessary.
Works great on my Galaxy S3, with KitKat 4.4.2. I've mapped the Google app to a double-click, which gives me easy access without using the Google Now Launcher. NOTE: IF you're having problems on a Galaxy device, make sure you disable "Open via the home key" in the S-Voice app settings. If you don't do that, then Home2 won't bring anything up on a double-click, even if you turn off S-Voice.
Sheer genius, incredible function added. Cons: interface is not the easiest to setup. Pros: doesnt matter. Set it up once and you are set. Using this app in combination with Google Now, google now actually necomes useful. It is only a brief button click away thanks to this handy app, lending android devices Siri-like voice accessibility. If I had to pay for tgus app, that would be ok. It would be worth it.
Great but... I really like this app. S voice is such a pain and I like being able to launch Google search/now instead. However, I don't use the other shortcuts, but every so often I'll brush the menu or back key, which instead of doing nothing opens up the home2 app. Add an option to disable the other short cuts and I'll make it 5 stars.
PLEASE FIX to work with KitKat Worked wonderfully (5 STARS) until I upgraded to 4.4.2 KitKat release. I have Galaxy Note 3 with T-Mobile, and after updating to KitKat, it doesn't work at all now. Emailed developers, no response. Awww, too bad, was a really great tool to use Google Search on double pressing HOME.
Stopped working with KitKat I installed Kitkat and the app stopped working after a few hours as others have mentioned. The home key works to bring me to TouchWiz home but I can't double tap the home key to bring up another app. I have a Galaxy Note 3 with AT&T. This used to be an awesome app. I will modify to 5 stars if it is fixed.
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Protect home button & volume button, access all setting quickly, speed booster.