Latest update radically revamped some things. Spaces are gone, and can't be manually set any longer. No more flicker wallpapers or news feeds, and the redundant top bar icons are now gone. So it's been simplified a bit but some of the features that made Aviate unique and appealing are now gone. If you liked it's core launcher functionality without these extras then it's fine. If not, then look for older versions of the app, or give Lucid Launcher Pro a try, its a nice clean launcher from a responsive Dev..
I love the concept of the launcher, but it's quite slow on my device which has a snapdragon 810 and 3gb ram. When I press the home button, I have to wait a good 3 seconds for it to load up my most recent screen. I do love the integration of a smart stream though. Also, I would love the ability to change individual icons and have a dynamic calendar icon. The app is also quite resource heavy (about 120 MB of my RAM).
It's a great launcher, but the lack of updates and the lack of providing ways to include widgets in the 'smart stream' panel brings it's rating down. Currently you can only see what Yahoo wants you to see. I'm hoping they'll update the app to extra cards of widgets to be displayed in the smart stream, but after the acquisition i'm not holding my breath....
After giving This app 5 stars originally, I have decided after 6 months to delete it. I can no longer stand the biased, hateful degrading views of your Yahoo news stories, I won't be manipulated and brainwashed into believing your bs bias in Yahoo news. Couldn't find a way to replace with news that wasn't so leftist liberal minded.
Aviate has come a long long ways. My favorite launcher by far. Still room for improvement - wish I could turn off the "missed phone" call alert AND remove the "Favorite Contact" slider on the homepage. I also wish I could put my own widgets into the "Smart Stream" - Smart Stream has always been pretty worthless. I'd be happy if I could just turn that off in it's current state.
I Love the organization, but I didn't get my in game diamonds I was supposed to receive for downloading and running this app. I love Yahoo and have used Yahoo mail for a decade or more, but I won't keep this app if I don't get my game reward. I had trouble with it loosing some of my Apps, Like all my Google Apps aside from browser and gmail, couldn't use Google contribute, which I use all the time. So I regretfully had to uninstall it. If they fix this issue, I will download it again.
🖼 New Wallpaper Picker (rewritten from scratch)
🛍 Shopping Card
⚡ Improved performance
🔧 Minor bug / crash fixes
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