So you like Shady SMS 3.0 🙂 Excellent, because I like it too. It is by far my best work and now weights in at a whopping 38,554 lines of code. It has come a long way since the release of 1.0 early last year and it’s current iteration is remarkable stable with essentially no known instabilities or outstanding bugs. As everyone know I not only fix stuff at warp speed I add new features almost too frequently. 3.0 has simply because a disturbingly awesome and reliable product with powerful new features including:
- Touch sensitive drag and drop contact list
- Innovative alphabetic sorting feature
- Android Market style swip-able pages
- Fantastic UI overhaul with a transparent call filters and settings page
- Croppable HD wallpaper for the contact list and the contact threads
- Countless new additions including 25 fonts and 19 built in messager themes
- Tweaks and enhancements to all code establishing a remarkable level of stability
- Complete compatibility with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
- More, more, more……
The list really goes on an on as 3.0 is over twice as much code as the final version of Shady 2.0. It’s almost a completely new application from a code perspective even though some aspects may seem the same. One of the coolest new features is the action bar. Android style guidelines is moving away from use of the menu button, and the action bar, just at the name implies, is a centralized location for select functions. In the action bar is a convenient toggle to enable and disable shady contact notifications, a kinda stealth mode as some of my competitors would like to call it. Also the add contact button and menu buttons are present as expected.
Obviously the most important feature of Shady SMS is the sms and mms filter capacity. Shady’s sms filter is simply flawless, precise, and reliable always. It’s the end all be all of sms filtering and by far the superior sms filtering design on the Android Market. The only thing that overshadows the sms filter is the mms filtering. Currently there are two mms filters in Shady. The default is the observer filter. After Android downloads the shady mms attachments Shady will filter them at warp speed, and for all practical purposes they won’t be outside of Shady for more than a blink of an eye. Shady’s mms filter now extends from images to video and also text. The second mms filter I call the power download filter. There is nothing at all to see with the power download filter as Shady will handle the entire download process direct from your carriers mms server. It is by far the superior filter, with the only drawback being video support. If video filtering is not a requirement, and images are the only expected mms attachment, the power download filter is simply awesome and far superior to the observer filter.
Overall welcome to Shady 3.0, where what happens in Shady stays in Shady 🙂