A completely renewed UI/UX
Cometin 2.0 changes the entire user interface. I have been told by you that Cometin can be quite confusing. That’s why I worked hard with Adithya, Davide and JustPlayingHard on a new user interface that should make using the app easier. (And a lot sexier 😉)
A NEW MODULE MANAGER
To configure modules in Cometin 1.x you had to open the navigation drawer on the left side of the screen. Starting from Cometin 2.0, all installed modules get their own place in the module manager. Open the module manager by selecting the module icon at the bottom center of the bottom bar.
From here you can quickly switch on / off and remove modules. By tapping on a module you will be able to configure it.
AN IMPROVED MODULE BROWSER
The module browser has been improved, now showing you the most downloaded modules on top with all the other available modules below it. It also features a new search bar which can accessed by tapping on the floating action button
A NEW HOME SCREEN
Cometin 2.0 has a better, cleaner home screen design. It now also includes a news section, a perfect way for me to keep you up to date of new changes and for you to know what is coming.
NEW MODULE SETTINGS SCREEN
Another confusing element in the app was the module settings section, which now has been redesigned. Thanks to the expandable cards, each module settings section now looks sexier and is more user friendly.
Oh, and for people who want to use these sexy expandable cards in their own app, I have made the library available on GitHub
Uninstalling / Removing modules immediately
Lots of users were confused on why removing modules took so long. Although, there is a technical reason for this but we will leave that behind us. Fortunately, Cometin 2.0 now uses a new technique that allows you to remove modules instantly. Cometin will now mark the module as uninstalled whilst telling the Google Play Store to uninstall that module in the background.
As Cometin is a growing collection of tweaks and tricks, Cometin 2.0 introduces 2 new handy modules!
FLIP TO SHHH
Flip your phone face down on a flat surface to turn on DND. Pick it up and DND gets disabled. It will take approximately 5 seconds for DND to toggle. Alarms will still get through so don’t worry about missing an alarm!
So do you see people with their motorola phones flexing by shaking their phone to toggle their flashlight or open their camera? You can too! But instead of being limited to the camera or flashlight , you can do so much more!
Oh, and you can decide the sensitivity as well.
Less interesting, but still interesting changes
Better notification organization
Cometin 2.0 offers a new way to organise notifications. Notification categories make the list of notification types clearer and give better control over which notifications you want to see. Starting from Cometin 2.0, every module will be assigned its own notification category. Removing a module will also remove its notification category and its associated notification channels.
Optimized startup manager
In Cometin 1.1, we introduced a way to start modules at device startup. In Cometin 2.0, modules start even faster (over 5x in some cases) and we gave it a lick of paint as well.
Smart disable modules
As you might know, the default number of modules that can simultaneously run is 5. Cometin 2.0 might disable some modules automatically if it detects that they aren’t running. This does not stop you from purchasing the 5 module limit to support me though 😉
Not super duper special! But worth mentioning that all the icons are now outlined, it looks cleaner and fits the new UI better.
What is coming in the future
Cometin is far from done! More updates are planned for the future, such as an interface for task automation tools such as tasker, and new modules of course.
If you like Cometin, please make sure to share Cometin (if you tweet about Cometin the chance of me retweeting is pretty big) and review Cometin on the Google Play Store. Ratings are insanely important for indie devs like me to grow.