Say What

If you know me, you know I love using XBMC as an alternative launcher with my OUYAs and there are many people that would love to use another application as a default launcher as well! The biggest problem with replacing the OUYA launcher is getting an application that supports it, but that issue is no more. With BootyCall you can give your OUYA the ability to Boot and then Call what ever installed application you like.

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What Does This Mean For…

Media Users:

This means you can start XBMC as your default launcher if you use the device as a mediabox. No longer will you need to worry about users being bumped to various other applications if the media application crashes or if someone accidentally decided to exit it!

Retro Gamers / Cabinet Makers:

If you want to use your OUYA as a retro gaming console then you can start Nostalgia automatically. This is great for all you OUYA powered cabinet makers out there as you can boot right into your gaming front end and bypass the OUYALauncher. Want to make a DonkeyKong specific cabinet, or perhaps a NES cabinet? This application will let you load right into those applications and get your game on!

Developers and Expo Attendees:

If you’re a developer at a game show and want your OUYA to start right into your application automatically, even if you exit the game, then this is the app for you. Now you don’t have to worry about people exiting the game and delving into the OUYA soul and mucking about, this instead will keep them in your game, after all that is why you’re there right.

How Is This Different From Autopilot/Boot?

Autopilot and Boot only work on the initial boot of the OUYA, after that if you resume your OUYA from sleep or use the OUYA in-game menu to exit a game you will return to the OUYA Laucnher. BootyCall will return you to your application of choice during these situations as well. In addition the application can wait for a USB drive to be mounted before loading your chosen application and will even start the OUYA pairing screen if your controllers need to be paired.

Where/when can I get this app?

This application is now on the OUYA Discover Store for $2.99.

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Common Questions

What Is This “Complete Action Using” Message?

Home Switcher When you install the BootyCall application you will be prompted with a popup by the Operating System, it will ask you what Action you want to use to complete the “Home” action. If you plan to use BootyCall for every boot then select BootyCall and then Always. This is totally reversible by following the steps in the “HELP! I set the OUYA Launcher as my default launcher and selected ‘Always’” section just select BootyCall instead of OUYA Launcher in the "ALL" list, OR by simply un-installing BootyCall

HELP! I set the “OUYA Launcher” as my default launcher and selected “Always”, how can I start BootyCall as my default launcher again?

Don’t fret! This can be resolved by clearing the setting under Advanced Settings. Follow the steps outlined in the images below and get back to your regularly scheduled BootyCall! After you follow these step you will be prompted on the next reboot or if you select EXIT from the OUYA Menu Overlay. (Double Press of the (U) button)

Manage Select “Manage”

System Select “System”

Advanced Select “Advanced”

Apps Select “Apps”

OUYA Launcher Scroll to the right until you get to “ALL” and then select “OUYA Launcher”

Clear Defaults Scroll to and select “Clear Defaults”

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