Last month, we introduced you to SwiftKey Greenhouse, a place where we can grow ideas and push ourselves to continue innovating and creating. We also launched our very first Greenhouse idea: Clarity Keyboard – big thanks to all who have downloaded and sent feedback. Today, we’ve got a brand new addition for you, fresh from the Greenhouse: Hexy Launcher!
Hexy is an Android launcher that organizes your home screen into a beautiful canvas of hexagonal tiles, centered on the apps that you use and love the most. Both automatic and predictive, Hexy saves you time when you’re searching for and launching apps. It learns from how you use apps to surface the app you’re most likely to want to use next.
Features of Hexy Launcher:
- All your apps arranged in a clean and color-coordinated hexagonal design.
- A central hexagon that contains your apps Hexy thinks are most relevant to you, based on your previous use of apps.
- The ability to quickly filter the apps in your grid using the search bar.
- Options to add widgets for your apps and size them dynamically.
Just as we did with Clarity Keyboard, we’re releasing Hexy Launcher as an experiment to gather feedback and to test some ideas we have about the different ways people use launchers. Like it? Have feedback for us? We’d love to hear from you – please send your thoughts and any feedback you have on Hexy via the in-app feedback button to Hexy’s VIP forum.
What is SwiftKey Greenhouse?
SwiftKey Greenhouse is a place where we can seed ideas and help them grow. We want to continue pushing the boundaries of our industry, and Greenhouse gives us a place for our users to try new things out. New things that we’re excited about, but that aren’t quite ready for everyone yet. What these experiments grow into we’re not so sure yet, but we want to make sure our best ideas aren’t kept in the dark and are given the space to grow.
SwiftKey’s core value is innovation – we like to constantly challenge our assumptions. Some of these ideas remain internal, some get absorbed into our core products and others, like Hexy Launcher beta, get released as their own experiments.
Ben L. and the team
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