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Chameleon is an Android Tablet Home Screen that changes to fit your lifestyle. Always relevant. Immediately valuable.
Chameleon is an Android Tablet Home Screen that changes to fit your lifestyle. Always relevant. Immediately valuable.
6,420 backers pledged $66,804 to help bring this project to life.

Chameleon Post Kickstarter Video Update 1

Gabor, as well as the whole Chameleon team, would like to thank all of our backers and we are working as hard as possible to get Chameleon to you as fast as possible.

Gabor also touches on a couple of hot topics including the Nexus 7 and the HP Touchpad. We will also be outlining our Kickstarter distribution system though Google Play in the next week or so.

Tony does a development update about the newly implemented context engine (that switches dashboard automatically) as well showing off the browser widget.

Be sure to check out the video. Again, lots of thanks to everyone and we are really excited to get Chameleon into your hands as soon as possible.

If you missed out on Kickstarter, for a limited time you can pre-order it at and get it before it is released on the Google Play Store.

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    1. Missing avatar

      abhishek narendar on July 14, 2012

      Pretty cool browser widget .....

    2. Francis Thibault on July 13, 2012

      Joshua everyone who ask for Chameleon on TPad are on android ;) CM9 don't worry no one asks it for WebOS

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      Robert Desisto on July 10, 2012

      Any set day in August can u give us, I can't wait to put Chameleon on my Xoom!!!!

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      Joshua J. Heywood on July 9, 2012

      I don't think Teknision could recommend this but ill just go ahead and say it, i think touchpad users are gonna probably have to sacrifice their OS and root it with ICS or some form of android, unless some sort of magic happens, im just waiting on this asus infinity if it ever drops

    5. Chris Hoffecker on July 9, 2012

      If you guys could even make one hook for tasker, to control home screens, this would be that much more awesome. Not only would you have your pre-built hooks for changing, but ALSO every single hook that Tasker offers, which is tremendous to say the least!

    6. Jonathan Donnelly Gluck on July 9, 2012

      @Christophe Romana

      Hell, why make it that simple. Webpages are piles of html. You could probably specify a div that would be the widget. (You'd still need all of the js and css.)

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      mlu17 (deleted) on July 9, 2012

      I have a question on behalf of the context system:
      Will this dashboard - which was set up in the video - only show up when all 3 of the chosen requirements (time, wifi and location) are met or also if only one of the 3 is met?

    8. Christophe Romana on July 9, 2012

      The browser Widget is great! But I think that it could be greater if we could choose only a part of the webpage we want to add to the desktop (this means for exemple if there's a time counter for the Google I/O, we could only see the counter, because it's always at the same position on the page)

    9. Knut Olav Gleditsch on July 8, 2012

      The browser widget will be perfect for when, say, Engadget has a live update from a press conference or something like that. But other than that I'll just use the regular browser app :) But still, a great idea.. Keep working hard, guys. You're making a truly great product :)

    10. Pedro Gelabert on July 8, 2012

      Awesome! Thanks for making sure it works on the Nexus 7!

    11. mexcillent on July 8, 2012

      Nexus 7 support yes!

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      Dipish on July 7, 2012

      I feel skeptical about that browser widget... why not just use RSS widget?

    13. Francis Thibault on July 7, 2012

      Browser widget is a god send, I tried a similar widget with mixed results. I can see many utilities to it! I could even create my own personal webpage and host it on my server!

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      THO on July 7, 2012

      What about the rules you just presented: Do they just add via AND connection or OR? Or what kind of algorithm selects the correct dashboard?

      For example: If I have a dashboard for at 6am, mywifi and athome, and leave wifi/gps off, then does the dashboard change? What if I prefer location over time - when I got to work at 6am I'd rather like to see the office dashboard, even if time triggers home as well ...

      I am really looking forward to your solution, but I hope that you will put some more complexity in it. See the app EasyProfiles for example - they have some sort of more complex rules. Maybe you could even join forces (even if I doubt that).

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      Gerald on July 7, 2012

      Just fantastic! That browser widget is great.

      Finally, an application that will really make our tablets better at what they really should be used for; quick access to the information important to us.

    16. chaitanya krishnan on July 7, 2012

      woohoo! browser widget!

    17. Tim Robinson on July 7, 2012

      Everytime you guys post something, I want this more and more! Hurry up! LOL

      Seriously, Chameleon looks awesome. I foresee you guys having a lot of success with this!! I redeploy from Afghanistan in Aug...I look forward to playing with this!

    18. Dustin on July 6, 2012

      Very impressive.

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      Mario Tario on July 6, 2012

      that's just awesome guys

    20. Brett Kolb on July 6, 2012

      I agree with Duncan, it'd be great to specify and/or conditions for using home screens, or even "not" conditions. Great job as always guys :)

    21. CNIAngel on July 6, 2012

      I LOVE the new browser widget. Looks outstanding. I can't wait for August to come around and get it on my Acer tablet. Keep up the awesome work guys!

    22. Markus van Riessen on July 6, 2012

      Looks great!. I hope there come more widgegs in the furture. Like MS Exchange mail.

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      Duncan on July 6, 2012

      Looks great guys!

      As Adam said above in the comments, a 'docked'-state detection for toggling homescreens would be a nice addition!
      Will it be possible to select of homescreen toggle-requirements are based on 'and' or 'or'? Like 'show my homescreen when im on my home address' or 'when im on my girlfriends wifi network'.

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      Dmitriy Donskoy on July 6, 2012

      I can hook you up with my TouchPad running Cyanogenmod 9. Would love to see it working on it.

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      Eric Wrye on July 6, 2012

      Looks great! Hopefully Samsung will release the Galaxy Note 10.1 about the same time Chameleon is released since that's gonna be my tablet.

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      Peter Endisch on July 6, 2012

      I second that. A full blown browser as a widget on the home screen would be awesome. The reason is that I find Android recycles apps fast; and many browsers, if you switch to another app and then back, need to reload the page, which is a pain. Having it on the home screen would, to a degree, allow you to multitask

      Keep up the good work, and can't wait for the final product

    27. Marcell Feher on July 6, 2012

      +1 for the fully functional browser widget, it would be pretty awesome. If it is not feasible, at least please make it possible to add multiple sites on individual tabs. It would also be great if we didn't have to type in urls, but select from bookmarks.

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      Adam Rinehart on July 6, 2012

      Any possibility to integrate this with Tasker?

      Having some form of extension point/integration with Tasker would all us to use Tasker's extensive list of triggers and logic.

      An example would be having different layouts for "Home - Evening" and "Home - Docked/In Bed".

      Another example is I'm imagining creating a Task that recognizes that it's morning of a workday, and the tablet has been connected to my car dock, so it sets a variable to "To Work Commute". Chameleon than sees this variable and switches to the "To Work Commute" layout.

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      John Randall on July 6, 2012

      Every update just makes me all the more anxious to have in on my GTab. Do the widgets run in real time (I guess not is why you are making the comment that this is not a full fledged browser), then can they be set for user set refresh intervals?

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      Zeb Carpenter on July 6, 2012

      The browser widget looks awesome, but I for one would absolutely love to be able to have it function as a fully-functional browser. The multi-tasking possibilities would be phenomenal.

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      Peter on July 6, 2012

      ^Exactly. The HP TouchPad was the tablet I could afford and it has some great hardware. If you guys could just make sure the launcher works at 1024x600, we should be golden. Looking back at your hardware survey, that resolution (likely from TouchPads!) made up a fair slice of the user base.

      It would also be nice to make the context rules exclusive or inclusive, i.e. all rules must be true/ one must be true.

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      Daniel Galindo on July 6, 2012

      As an HP Touchpad owner, the Android community that has developed around the Touchpad is a wonderful continuation of the "homebrew" community that supported WebOS. It is a perfect experimentation platform which I think is why there is so much interest from our community for Chameleon.

    33. Scott Garrand on July 6, 2012

      I am also an HP Touchpad user who wanted to just put more of a voice to the device. I cannot wait to try your software when it is released. I hope, one way or another, you do get your hands on a unit to test with. If I had the extra $$ I'd get you one but the reason I have it is because I didn't have $300-$500+ at the time to get a real dual core ~10" tablet. Thank you for being so open though and not outright dismissing us alternative device users.

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      Julian Byron on July 6, 2012

      Someone start a Kickstarter project to raise funds for a Touchpad for Teknision. Just kidding.

    35. Kris Green on July 6, 2012

      You guys just answered my Fantasy Football Widget with the MultiPurpose Browser Widget! You guys kick butt! One question. Are we able to open 2 instances of 1 widget?

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      Trevor Behlman on July 6, 2012

      I'm also able to lend you my TouchPad until the beta is ready. Let me know if you're interested!

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      Julian Byron on July 6, 2012

      I have a rooted Nook Color that's running ICS. I think my concern in regards to running Chameleon is the similar to the plight of the HP touchpad, these devices have a resolution of 1024 x 768 which falls under the minimal requirements for display. If the HP touchpad was compatible (but not optimized) w/Chameleon then I'm hopeful that my Nook Color could run this as well. Performance on the other hand is a different discussion all together (one that maybe shouldn't be had), but I am still interested if this could designed to work at a 1024 resolution (Kindle Fire, Nook Color, Nook Tablet, HP Touchpad... etc).

    38. Marty Katz on July 6, 2012

      When I get mine, I'll test on HP Touchpad for you. :-)

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      Renze Postma on July 6, 2012

      I am one of the backers with a Touchpad and I would love to see this officially supported for a 9,7 inch screen. The 7% of unknown_cm_tenderloin are all HP Touchpad users, other devices running cyanogenmod have other codenames as far as I know. Btw you can get a touchpad for like $200 and you will probably be able to sell it for the price you got it.

    40. Sam Shapiro on July 6, 2012

      Hey, come on, you can't expect these guys to "drop $200 on a Touchpad". They're supporting Android tablets. The Touchpad is a WebOS tablet that just happens to have an Android port, and it's discontinued on top of that.

    41. Kevin Kwok on July 6, 2012

      Aw man you havent tested on the touchpad??? thats the only android tablet I have.... I hope it works....

    42. Gabor Vida - Teknision 2-time creator on July 6, 2012

      To be specific about the HP Touchpad, Chameleon will work on it if it is running a version of Android that we support. We just can't guarantee its performance since we can't test on it. We would love to test it out on an HP Touchpad but it is not generally available anymore and will be hard for us to get our hands on one. We hope people don't take the comment in the video to seriously as it was more of a joke since HP no longer sells Touchpad hardware.

    43. Blake Leeper on July 6, 2012

      I may send you my touchpad as long as i know for sure I'll get it back..Contact me?

    44. T. Scott on July 6, 2012

      Thanks for showing how to set up rules. Q: are there priorities set to the rules or do all have to be met for the layout to change?

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      David Groot on July 6, 2012

      I'm kind of taken back by the comments about the Touchpad in this video. Does the Chameleon team expect someone to just drop $200+ on a Touchpad to donate to them? I would think that if they've had a big enough response about the Touchpad to mention it in this video that it might warrant them purchasing a Touchpad for development instead of asking for one to be donated.

      So does this video mean that if nobody donates a Touchpad to the Chameleon project that it won't be supported in the final product?

    46. sara scruggs on July 6, 2012

      please make this available for the touchpad, 7% of your user device survey came from "unknown_cm_tenderloin" a large portion if not all of this group is the touchpad running cyanogenmod

    47. Parker on July 6, 2012

      I can't even begin to describe how excited I am to put this on my Nexus 7! Do you guys need beta testers? I would be more than happy to beta test!

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      Eric on July 6, 2012

      Any updates for the phone version?

    49. Jason Brown on July 6, 2012

      i can guarantee a lot of your pledges is for chameleon for the touchpad. it would be worth your while to invest in it...even if used.