With the launch of Galaxy S8 duo, Samsung has brought forward some real hardware changes including the removal of front screen’s iconic home button. Another cool addition in the set was the dedicated button added to the side of the smartphone in order to launch Samsung’s half-baked personal assistant app, Bixby. Though this is a good addition to the phone as it can be pretty useful in the time of need but for the time being, Bixby is way behind what a modern day personal assistant app should look like. Till the time Samsung figures out a total upgrade for the Bixby app to become utterly useful, here’s the all new BixRemap app for you to use this button to launch any app of your choice.
As the name states, the app is purpose built to redirect your phone to the app of your choice when you press the Bixby button. App’s developer, Dave Benett claimed that it only took him 20 minutes to execute this idea. As far as the working of this app is considered, there still are some loopholes.
Glitches In The App
According to the critics’ reports, the BixRemap is a sloppy addition in the Play Store as it contains some glitches in it. The main flaw in the app is that it does not take you to your desired app directly. Instead, you are redirected to your app after opening Bixby. Also, this is a data chomping app because of the ‘usage tracking permissions’ access that you have to grant to it.
Best Possible Use Of The App
If you don’t care about these small glitches, the best use for this app can be directing you to the Android’s Assistant app which is far more better than the Bixby. After all, the company has made this button to open the personal assistant app for a damn good reason which one understands when in need.