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Last Updated: October 17th, 2013

The popular invite-only contextual launcher Aviate upgraded today from Alpha to Beta. It's still invite-only, but it's definitely worth looking at, as one of the most powerful alpha products I've ever used just got even better. (Did I mention we have an invite code good for 500 invites later in the post?)

The team behind Aviate promises that, besides new features, the beta launch means that the full wait list of users will be brought on board, with all users getting five invite codes to dole out to friends.

So, what exactly is new in the beta? Several touches that add a nice helping of functionality to the already stellar contextual launcher, but which avoid cluttering the interface, and help Aviate stay true to its clean, restrained design language.

These touches include tweaks to the "spaces" pane navigation (which surfaces helpful widgets, information, and apps based on where you are and what time of day it is and where you are), a refined top bar with new, expanded iconography and visual cues, improved context detection, cleaner "spaces" design (with the ability to add in your own widgets and rearrange content), and last but not least improved battery efficiency. On the last note, the Aviate team promises that the new version of the launcher actually consumes less battery power than popular apps like Twitter, which is definitely a bonus for an app that you'll want to keep around at all times.

1.Simple 4.Morning 5.Work 6.Location

As always, the launcher will change spaces based on what time it is, or based on your own behavior. It suggests apps that you need in the moment, as well as apps you might like to add to your "collections," which live on a screen just a swipe away.

Aviate has been a strong, unique product from the start, and with the new beta it's only gotten better. Want to try it out for yourself? Current users can just update through the Play Store, but if you haven't gotten an invite yet, just download the app and use the code POLICE to sign in. Note this code is only good for 500 invites.

Update: And it's gone! Sorry folks, it looks like our invite allotment is empty. Everyone who did sign up should have five invites to give, but we don't recommend posting personal information like email addresses publicly in our comments section.

Liam Spradlin
Liam loves Android, design, user experience, and travel. He doesn't love ill-proportioned letter forms, advertisements made entirely of stock photography, and writing biographical snippets.

  • Stefan Starkbaum

    Please send me an invite: starkbaum.stefan [at] gmail.com

  • http://www.grantbarker.com/ Grant Barker

    If anyone is feeling friendly, please send an invite to grant@grantbarker.com
    Cheers.

  • MIKKI

    Please an invite I´ll share all 5 mine here. midhet.cirkic@gmail.com

  • Rami

    I just got it working without an invitation :)

    With a ROOTED device, edit the following file (if you don't understand what I am saying, wait for an invitation, as this might mess up your device [DANGER]):
    /data/data/com.tul.aviate/shared_prefs/AviatorPreferences.xml

    and add these at the end before the closure

    and then Aviate launches without asking for the invitation code.

    it then gives you the ability to invite 5 other people :)

    • Vestor

      Add these lines inside the Map tag ?

      • Vestor

        It Worked !! Thanks A LOT

    • Mike

      this is working if you change the sync value to false, after editing the file, just remove the .bak file

  • ali

    Please send me a code:

    aryanpour.a@gmail.com

  • codehunter

    Please send me an invite to glennsymons@gmail.com

    Thx in advance

  • Mah Gwo Huei

    send me an invite, pls? ricomah@gmail.com

    • Marcell Lévai

      Sent you one :)

      • Vineetjoseph

        Hey would you be kind enough to send me an invite. Thanks. VineetJoseph@gmail.com

        • Marcell Lévai

          I ran out of invites already :/

          • Vineetjoseph

            Thanks :-)

  • Mutoniatus

    Much appreciated if anyone can send me a code at freshb00n@gmail(dot)com

  • Nick

    Please, an invite :) Very much thanks! -- ngarg.contracts@gmail.com

  • Ram

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  • SuperWallon Namur

    Please send me an invitation! Ill love you forever
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  • Akshat Vaid

    PLease send an invite at vaid.akshat@gmail.com

  • Daham A B

    Anyone willing to send a invite? Eternally grateful! - dark5un@gmail.com

  • varun goel

    Invite please

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  • mellie

    I would really appreciate an invite, pretty please - mellie496@gmail.com

  • blackfire2802

    can I have an invite please? much apreciated. blackfire2802@yahoo.com
    thank you

  • Reece Wigglesworth

    Please send me an invite and I'll invite others reecewigg@gmail.com

  • Adriatic

    Hey late to party anyone feel like inviting me. I'll pass on the favour here too.

    Ageofadrian@gmail.com

  • dim

    Very late for this but would love an invite. I'll pass on the favor. amazingpete42@gmail.com

  • niels

    can anyone send me an invite?
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  • Claudiu

    can i have an invite please??? claudiubog@Gmail.com

  • krishna
  • user

    send me a invite at ferrarimail@filzmail.com

  • tronket

    Hi,
    Can you send me a invitation, gallego.paco@gmail.com, thx vm

  • CptNight

    invite Please cptnight@gmail.com

  • Adren

    Could anyone please send me an invite? it will be well appreciated. Thanks in advance.
    adrenpere@gmail.com

  • Ragin_Cagin

    If anyone has a spare invite, can you please send me one to rogerclarkejunior@gmail.com? Thanks in advance.

  • Chris

    Could someone spare an invite? chris.machan@gmail.com Thanks in advance!

  • Midhun Mohan

    Pls give me an invite midhuno@gmail.com

  • Vineetjoseph

    Hi guys if anyone has a spare invite would request you to kindly send me one. VineetJoseph@gmail.com. Would really appreciate it.

  • tike033

    If any can send a invite. Than tike033@gmail

  • Midhun Mohan

    Sent me an invite pls...
    midhuno@gmail.com

  • matteo veronese

    Pls send me a code : forbicedicarta@gmail.com

  • Xepher

    Who still has invites? Internet got cut off yesterday, I wasn't ble to get some :((

    irsopogi@yahoo.com pls send me an invite? Thank you so much. :)

  • DollaBill

    Can someone send me an invite bridley@gmail.com

  • Tobias.a

    If anyone has one to spare I could take it :) Tobias.Aspenfjäll at gmail thanks :)

  • St.Even

    Anyone care to invite me?

    SizAndals@gmail.com

  • tribhuvan

    if anyone has a spare invite please invite me ...
    email : 3bhu1durgam@gmail.com

  • Ridley

    Can someone shoot an invite my way?

    joshman1123@hotmail.com

    Danke

  • kris reaser

    any love left out there? if so krisreaser@gmail.com would love some :) thanks!

  • Marko

    Still invites left? Please invite me: guendel.marko(at)gmail.com

  • Quincey

    could someone help me out with a code, quincey_03@yahoo.com

  • NPlayingGames

    Please send me an invitation :) :D bjs.plug@gmail.com

  • Roberto Ortega

    Invite if you can spare one PLEASE roberto2ortega@gmail.com

  • Wictor Andersson

    invite plz wic.andersson@ gmail.c o m

  • foroneuse
  • Agni11

    katelatecfw@gmail.com

    Please send me an invite =D

  • Miguel

    Invitation pleaaasseeee?:). jakkob2@gmail.com

  • Miguel

    Invite me pleaaaseee :).jakkob2@gmail.com

  • bruno

    Please an invite i wanna try it out, its looks great brok3nt@hotmail.com i only have the chance to try the alpha one

  • Ryan Fino

    Comment if you need a key!

    • Ivan

      meee!!!!!!!!!! ipezo8@gmail.com

      • CoreRooted

        Seriously... how many email addresses/times are you going to ask for an invite and with how many different email addresses?

    • cooper

      could i please have one if you have an extra? my email is heylockerz1@gmail.com. thank you so much man!!

      • Ryan Fino

        sent!

        • cooper

          thanks so much! i really appreciate it!

    • Allen J. Gautreaux

      Ajgotro@gmail.com I would appreciate an invite! Thanks

      • Ryan Fino

        sent!

    • foroneuse

      invite please foroneuse@gmail.com

    • Andrew Lang

      if any left, please send to andylang7 at gmail. thanks!

  • Raghu Raj

    Please invite me I am dying for this
    Sandypublic@gmail.com

  • cooper

    Could i please have an invite at heylockerz1@gmail.com?? I promise I'll pass it on to 5 of you guys!!

  • DroidShout

    Anyone that has an invite over? DroidShout@hotmail.com

  • cooper

    who needs a key?! first 4 to comment will get one!

    • Abhay Gautom

      i need one! abhaygautom@gmail.com. Thanks!

    • Kanav

      Please send one my way ! kanav_fire(at)yahoo.co.in

    • Heggemon

      sellerek at interia dot pl thanks in advance

  • jeremy

    May I get a code from someone? Minyaen@gmail.com

  • shawn

    could you send me a code? thx shaojin.ma@gmail.com

  • Heggemon

    Please send me a code sellerek at interia dot pl Thank you in advance!

  • Raj

    Can anybody send me an invite code. I have applied for it for so many days however still havn't received it from Aviate :(. Please help!

    I will surely extend my invites to others

    My id is tarun(dot)del(dot)26@gmail

  • Bjarni Olsen

    Could anyone please give me an invite at e d b m a n d e n @gmail.com.

    Thank you

  • Bucephalus

    hello , can i get an invite please ? Jabersen@GMail.com

  • Chris

    Has anyone from the newly invited users have a spare invite for me? Would share back......

  • jaiman

    Jaimansharma1@gmail.com
    I would like an invite please ?
    :D

  • andris155
  • scl

    Send me an invitation please
    scliva@gmail.com

  • momo

    Who will send me an invete?
    moxyoxi@gmail.com
    Thanx...

  • http://myterrortwin.tumblr.com/ Everton Mendes
  • Andres Gallo

    Can anyone spare an invite pls?
    Andre.gallo.nyc@gmail.com
    I will send invites once I'm in :)

  • Mark Gatica

    Anymore invites left? xepergod@gmail.com

  • Craig

    If anyone has any invites left I'd much appreciate one thanks! wwecdw (at) aim.com

  • Garrett Bridges

    I know I'm insanely late to this conversation, but does anyone know how (or if it's possible) to add speed dials or direct dial widgets to this? I put it on my mom's phone since simplicity on a phone is her game, but she wants her direct dials back.

    • luno

      Drag home screen down and press and hold widgets

      • Garrett Bridges

        I found where the widgets are, but none of the speed dial ones show up. :-/

        • luno

          Yea they do seem to be missing some. It has favourite contacts Of that's any good. Email them and they might add it in next update.

  • deepa

    can any one send me a invitation deepa.viswanathan1991@gmail.com

    plssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss

  • Smiley

    Can I have an invite? :(

  • fujisan360

    Can I haze invite code?

  • Johan.O

    Could I get an invite? I really wanna try this out. Johan.overeem@gmail.com

  • Dean

    I would really love an invite... beatlesdoc@gmail.com

  • Oskar Zumba Sawaryn

    oskar5510@gmail.com INVITE ME PLEASE :3

  • renan

    Please send an invite to res.campana@gmail.com
    Thanks.

    • luno

      Sent last invite

  • Davia

    Anyone get a invite left, can i get a invite please: Email: docgeeks@outlook.com

  • Shahzeb Farrukh

    shahzeb.farrukh@gmail.com

    please send invite please :)

    • luno

      Sent

  • Wendell Esteves

    Send me an invitation please! : ) wendell929@gmail.com

  • anoop

    pls send an invite to user.anup(at)gmail.com

  • Dhruv Luhariwal

    I would really appreciate if someone could send an invite to drealshady@gmail.com. Thank you!

  • niller

    Please invite me schjermer1234211@gmail.com

  • ligeza

    Please invite me ligeza(at)gmail(dot)com

  • mario

    Already have it just needs the code.. can anyone pls send me an invite? mcoquias@gmail.com

  • ruben

    please an invite to nrmeisner@yahoo.com

  • Shehryar

    hi i need an invite too...ive been searching and waiting for one for some time now...anybody???

  • Carlos Molina D

    hii plz send me one code a sak7258@gmail.com

  • Lars Pfau

    Does anybody have an invite left?

    Would be awesome, please send it to wasabah (at) gmail .com

  • MS

    please invite me :-) marcosch654321@gmail.com

  • Umut Tuncer

    Can i get a code please umudeus@gmail.com
    Thanks so lot...

  • Erdal Karaçayır
  • CRG

    can i get a invite please ?? kazzafan300@gmail.com

  • CRG

    Ok , I have 5 invites left now if anyone needs them ..

  • abu

    I have 4 invites. First four

  • Jose Delcid

    Send me an invite thanks email is jdelcid7@gmail.com

  • vikas patwari

    Please send me invite at patwarivikasbijalpur@gmail.com

  • Uri

    Can you please send me to
    uriavitan@gmail.com

  • Ahsun

    Can someone plz plz send me as an invite on ahsun6@gmail.com

  • Jonas Lundqvist

    Can someone send me as an invite on jonas.tieto@gmail.com

  • Marco

    I would really appreciate a invite code. maddog42796@gmail.com
    Thank you.

  • Ateet

    Can someone please send me an invite at ateet101@Yahoo.com

  • scoot

    id sincerely appreciate an invite code. scottr.logans@gmail.com
    will be back to share my invites.

    • Rob

      Sent an invite

  • ksehgal25

    Can someone please share an invite code with me? ksehgal25@yahoo.com

  • ksehgal25

    Can someone please share an invite with me ? Ksehgal25@yahoo.com

  • theflash

    Can someone send me an invite please - kr15na.pat3l@gmail.com

  • Rasian Sedilles

    'Please invite me kazaffdeux@gmail.com
    in return ill invite the others for sure

  • A-J Roos

    Hi
    Can someone send me an invite please?
    asjasroos23@gmail.com

  • Contottica Di Alberto Conte

    invite me please!!!!! contottica@gmail.com

    • Rob

      Sent invite

  • Hassan Waris

    Can someone invite me please hassanwaris12@googlemail.com

  • adj

    Send me code sudarmaji.sm11@gmail.com
    Please...

  • jono

    Any spare codes please jonoofficial AT gmail DOT com. Thanks

  • Scott Etherington

    i have invites available feel free to email me spdh69 @ gmail . com

  • Rob

    I have 3 invites left

  • yash

    Plz give me invitation on yashh_95@yahoo.com

    • Rob

      Sent

  • Justin Joseph

    Can I have one? thor77756@yahoo.com

  • Robert

    Could I have an invite please? Email: rmbury@hotmail.com. Thanks!

  • Ari

    Hi can you please send invite to me aharonfried9@gmail.com Thank you

  • Ankit

    Anybody has a spare invite....??
    Please mail it to me at success.ankit.lal@gmail.com

  • cheerios

    A spare invite would be fantsstic! I really want to test this out! - reeceparker1989@gmail.com

  • Jinesh
  • Ionel Mihai

    Please... somebody have one spare invite left?
    ionel74@gmail.com
    Thanks in advance......

  • Budy

    Anyone still have one left? Plz send me an invitation budy.tanajaya@gmail.com

  • antonio

    Is there anything current?

  • Magnus Lohman

    Hi there. They were not working for me. Do you have new one. Please send to lohman.magnus@gmail.com

    Tank you

  • http://www.gigasters.com/ Milind Karpe

    Plzz Send me an Invite - milind.karpe@gmail.com

  • ade

    Send the code to wirakusumaade@gmail.com please...

  • Pierre Björklund

    Would love an invite! I'll give back. =)
    bee.pierre@gmail.com

  • gherghisan nelu

    A invite code please... gherghisan.nelu@outlook.com Thanks!!!

  • robert

    plz send to robert.mistrzak@gmail.com also ..thanks

  • toohey

    Does anyone have Aviate invite or code to share. I'll share mine here. pls send to tooheyshroff AT gmail DOT com

  • moussa sbeity

    Please invite me email:sbeity.moussa@hotmail.com
    name moussa sbeity

  • Todd Ramsey

    I have been hunting and searching for an invite to Aviate for weeks. I would appreciate a code, if you have any left, and would be happy to generate codes and share as well.

    I am new to Android, and really like the reviews and layout of Aviate that I have seen thus far.

    Please send code to: todd.ramsey@me.com

    I appreciate it!

  • Rohit Kunche

    rohitholmes@gmail,com

  • Rohit Kunche

    plz send an invitation to my id rohitholmes@gmail.com thanks

  • Kuba

    please if you have invite to Aviate, send me :) my email: bleeditout2011@windowslive.com

  • marty

    Please someone could invite me please ??

  • Joey Parris

    Anyone have any invites left? Josephparris29@gmail.com

  • Alessandro ‘Alex’ Antonicelli

    Guys could please invite me? Thanks
    aleantoita@yahoo.com

  • jan

    please send me a code. reichwerden@gmail.com Thank You!