Senior Launcher

Launcher reduced to the essential, intended for elderly people

What does this app do?

  • It registers as app launcher (that means it is called when the phone boots and the home button is pressed).
  • It lets the user decide if they want to call someone or want to watch images.
  • It reads the contact list and displays all contacts that have an image and a phone number (only the first number is used!).
  • Every contact is displayed as a large button with the contact's image on it.
  • On click either a call to the contact is initialized or the SMS app is opened to show images sent via MMS
  • In image-mode the gallery can be opened
  • Calling the ambulance is added on top of the list in the call-screen.
  • Language: English and German. (911 and 112 for calling the ambulance is translated of course)

Why is MMS used for images?

  • Because it is available everywhere and every phone has an app installed that can use it
  • Because it is the only way (that I found out) to direct the user right to the newest images

I recommend the use of QKSMS as a SMS/MMS app because it copies all images automatically to the gallery and because it's free.

Packages

Although APK downloads are available below to give you the choice, you should be aware that by installing that way you will not receive update notifications and it's a less secure way to download. We recommend that you install the F-Droid client and use that.

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  • Version 1.7 (7000) - Added on 2019-01-08

    This version requires Android ? or newer.

    It is built and signed by F-Droid, and guaranteed to correspond to this source tarball.

    Permissions
    • directly call phone numbers
      Allows the app to call phone numbers without your intervention. This may result in unexpected charges or calls. Note that this doesn't allow the app to call emergency numbers. Malicious apps may cost you money by making calls without your confirmation.
    • read your contacts
      Allows the app to read data about your contacts stored on your phone, including the frequency with which you've called, emailed, or communicated in other ways with specific individuals. This permission allows apps to save your contact data, and malicious apps may share contact data without your knowledge.

    Download APK 1.9 MiB PGP Signature

  • Version 1.6 (6000) - Added on 2019-01-04

    This version requires Android ? or newer.

    It is built and signed by F-Droid, and guaranteed to correspond to this source tarball.

    Permissions
    • directly call phone numbers
      Allows the app to call phone numbers without your intervention. This may result in unexpected charges or calls. Note that this doesn't allow the app to call emergency numbers. Malicious apps may cost you money by making calls without your confirmation.
    • read your contacts
      Allows the app to read data about your contacts stored on your phone, including the frequency with which you've called, emailed, or communicated in other ways with specific individuals. This permission allows apps to save your contact data, and malicious apps may share contact data without your knowledge.

    Download APK 1.9 MiB PGP Signature

  • Version 1.5 (5000) - Added on 2018-12-23

    This version requires Android ? or newer.

    It is built and signed by F-Droid, and guaranteed to correspond to this source tarball.

    Permissions
    • directly call phone numbers
      Allows the app to call phone numbers without your intervention. This may result in unexpected charges or calls. Note that this doesn't allow the app to call emergency numbers. Malicious apps may cost you money by making calls without your confirmation.
    • read your contacts
      Allows the app to read data about your contacts stored on your phone, including the frequency with which you've called, emailed, or communicated in other ways with specific individuals. This permission allows apps to save your contact data, and malicious apps may share contact data without your knowledge.

    Download APK 1.9 MiB PGP Signature