What we say
Last week Google released an update to the Android Gmail app that removed our access to Gmail data, see here for more details. As of right now there appears to be no workaround as this is an intentional change to restrict access to the data. In general, the early hope on Android of open access to app data and integration with UI components didn’t really work out as planned. This was the basis of how SlideScreen was to interoperate seamlessly with a wide range of apps, and without those fundamental features we don’t think we can continue development.
It’s been an interesting and exciting project to work on, it’s truly an amazing feature of Android that you even have the option to write a replacement for the phone’s main interface.
As of this morning we’ve removed the app from the market, although the latest beta version will still be available from this link for the foreseeable future: http://larvalabs.com/slidescreenbeta/slidescreen-2.0-beta10.apk
Thank you again for all the great feedback during the app’s development and lifetime.