Complete guide to Launch Center Pro, the iPhone and iPad app that lets you launch complex actions, and get awesome things done, with just a tap.
Launch Center Pro is an app for iPhone and iPad that lets you overcome some of the limitations of iOS and create advanced shortcuts to save you time and get more things done faster. Calling or messaging a frequent contact, going straight to camera in Instagram, going directly to your favorite web page in Safari, create a new task in OmniFocus, and just a few of the possibilities Launch Center Pro gives you. (See the complete list.) All of this thanks to a really clever implementation of URL schemes and x-callback-URL. Launch Center Pro was developer by David Barnard and Justin Youens of Contrast.
Want a faster way to find coffee shops, italian restaurants, or whatever food and drink you love best? Then Launch Center Pro and Yelp are for you. Combine Yelp's knowledge base with Launch Center Pro's fast actions and it's a match made in traveler and road-worrior heaven!
If you're using Launch Center Pro on a daily basis, you may come across a time or two when apps you've recently installed aren't showing up as installed inside Launch Center Pro. Luckily there's an easy fix built right into Launch Center Pro itself. Here's how to fix it:
If you've started creating your own actions in Launch Center Pro, you may find that after a while you run out of grids on the main menu. Organizing your actions into groups not only lets you create more actions but helps keep them neat and organized so you can get to them easily. Here's how:
Launch Center Pro is all about productivity and getting to the things on your iPhone or iPad that you use the most. We've already looked at some basic actions such as how to launch apps but that's just the tip of the iceberg in terms of functionality. Launch Center Pro can even launch into specific tasks for some apps such as creating a new calendar event. Here's how to get started:
Launch Center Pro for iPhone and iPad lets you create incredibly convenient shortcuts so you can access your most commonly performed actions with light speed. One thing that Launch Center Pro handles wonderfully is contacts. From messaging to FaceTime to phone calls, Launch Center Pro lets you do it in record time. Here's how to get started:
David Barnard of Contrast joins Rene and Peter to talk about bringing Launch Center Pro to iPad, whether in-app purchases are ruining apps, ratings requests, Paper fights, and the rage-of-mouth of Flappy Bird. Also: your questions answered!
Contrast has released Launch Center Pro for iPad and updated the iPhone app to version 2.2, adding some new feature including VoiceOver support and Dropbox text actions. Just as on the iPhone, Launch Center Pro for iPad is a versatile action launcher, letting you easily message contacts, schedule events in your favorite calendar app, and much more.
Launch Center Pro updated to version 2.1, with support for the new Fleksy keyboard, lists, and more. Fleksy is enabled on a per-action basis, and you can add [prompt-flesky]or choose "Flesky Keyboard" from the prompt list when creating an action.
The incredibly versitile action launcher Launch Center Pro has been updated to version 2.0, bringing a host of new features, including an all-new design for iOS 7. The app is even more powerful than before, with Dropbox actions and expanded x-callback support. Users can now pick between light, dark, and classic themes, and choose new glyphs, colors, and styles for their action icons. Users can select web clips and photos to use as icons as well.