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AlejandroJulien
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Support work profile

Post by AlejandroJulien » Wed Jul 17, 2019 4:56 am

For years LLX has been THE launcher for me. All these new kids on the block claiming to be "lightweight" and "customizable", while some are good, they have nothing to do versus Lightning.

But right now I've had to settle for a reasonable second option (Hyperion) because LLX does not support (yet ;)) work profiles, and my current employer has all of its apps under work profile, which is a good thing because now I only have to grant them access to my WORK data and not to the full phone (the phone I paid for, and I'm happier carrying just one phone instead of two).

Please: consider adding such support. Miss LLX already!

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Re: Support work profile

Post by Pierrot » Wed Jul 24, 2019 6:30 am

It's unclear for me what I have to do to make the app support work profiles. There are a few things to check (https://developer.android.com/work/managed-profiles) but from what I understand there is no specific action to take it and it should be enabled by default.
Is the app not selectable in the profile, or is there a problem with the behavior of the app while used in a profile ?

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Re: Support work profile

Post by AlejandroJulien » Mon Jul 29, 2019 7:35 pm

Sorry it took me this long to write back.

The interesting part comes when you have the same app TWICE, one for the default profile and one for the work profile. Case in point: Gmail. I use my personal email from Gmail and my employeer uses corporate Gmail. When I enter Gmail with my personal account I don't have the corporate profile as an option to switch too. Instead, I have a second Gmail icon which only lets me access my work account.

Here is the app drawer in Hyperion Launcher:
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It shows the personal Gmail icon on a tab called "Todo" (Spanish for "All"). Then, when you switch to the tab "Laborales" ("Work") you'll see ANOTHER Gmail icon which takes me to my work account.
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Likewise, when you want to add a shortcut to Gmail, you get both options: personal or work. And same thing happens with Widgets: I can add a Google Calendar widget for personal or work independently. And in LLX, it should permeate everywhere an ACTION can be assigned to (swipes, double taps, folders...).

In LLX, right now, this would be my app drawer:
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Just a single icon for Gmail (personal); work is nowhere to be seen.

That's the support I'm talking about. I REALLY hope it's feasible. I miss LLX.

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Re: Support work profile

Post by Pierrot » Tue Jul 30, 2019 6:54 am

This makes thing clear, thanks for educating me on this. I'll look at the APIs and documentation and see how it is possible to implement this.

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Re: Support work profile

Post by BenoitBarthelet » Mon Oct 07, 2019 5:10 pm

Long time user, sent emails about that precise topics a few days ago, but that was maybe the wrong channel, well.
I have the exact same issue, forced to switch launcher to use the pro apps which I'd prefer not to have to do 😉
Well thanks for the best launcher anyway!

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