BIG Launcher 2.1 for Android – The BIG Launcher replaces the common user interface of any phone with Android 2.1 or higher. It was designed for readability and easy use. It is controlled by single touches – no swipes, no long presses. Large home screen optimized for elderly people and people with bad sight. The first home screen optimized for elderly people and people with eye problems. It uses big buttons and large fonts for all the basic functions of the phone – telephone, SMS messages, camera, gallery, SOS button and installed applications. SOS button allows automatic dialing of a pre-defined number or sending an emergency text message with GPS coordinates. Buttons can be customized.
BIG Launcher is optimized for accessibility, it is compatible with screen readers (Talkback for example). It can be also controlled by physical buttons only. There are 3 different color schemes available: Light – for normal usage, Dark – also suitable for people with Retinitis pigmentosa and Blue – with yellow texts for ideal readability. You can also choose from 3 different text sizes.
Updated October 24, 2012
Current Version 2.1
Requires Android 2.1 and up
BIG Launcher features
- A fast and simple home screen for elderly and people with vision problems.
- A fast and simple Android home screen for the elderly and people with vision problems. Or even you, if you hate millions of icons. Access all the basic functions of the phone via a simple interface, where no one can get lost. Large texts and color icons help you to easily distinguish important items. The most frequently used items are at the top of the list.
- BIG FONT SMS EDITOR SMS messages are sorted in conversations; large font and color coding is used for displaying the message thread. Reply easily to any message with integrated SMS editor.
- QUICKLY RUN ALL YOUR APPS Use big shortcuts for your most used applications or find them quickly in the list with instant search. Recently used apps are at the top of the list. You can even hide the apps you don’t use to keep the list clean.
- 100% ACCESSIBLE Three different color schemes and three font sizes allow you to use your phone without glasses. The whole interface can be controlled by hardware cursors and everything is read by Talkback – ideal for blind people.
- FOR ELDERLY OR KIDS Older people will love the big battery and signal indicators, direct dialing of their favourite contacts and the SOS button in cases of emergency. Full screen mode and password protection prevents users from getting lost.
- HIGHLY CUSTOMIZABLE Power users can set up an unlimited number of screens with apps or contact shortcuts. You can choose from lots of different icons or have a custom screen background if you want.
BIG Launcher supported languages: eenglish, bahasa melayu, česky, dansk, deutsch, ελληνικά, español, eesti, français, hrvatski, עברית, 한국어, हिन्दी, italiano, magyar, nederlands, 日本語, norsk, português, polski, русский, slovenčina, suomi, svenska, ภาษาไทย, tiếng việt, türkçe, 中文（繁體）, العربية.
Whats new BIG Launcher v2.1 for Android
- automatic saving of SMS drafts
- custom background on home screen
- internal widgets: airplane mode, bluetooth, wifi, direct call/sms
- optional automatic speakerphone on call
- redesigned dialogs
- ability to disable SMS delivery notifications
- downloadable themes support
- downloadable icon packs support
- internal incoming SMS popup and notification with recurring option
- speak and/or label on long press
- added support for: فارسی, galego, lietuvių, latviešu,
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