@bhdouglass I love it. 😍 In my opinion it is much nicer than the app drawer. It is clean, simple and familiar for users from Android or iOS.
I have two ideas: Instead of widgets like on android, the icons could access the informations from the circle lock screen (or we create a new API for this) and show this informations in the icons, when they are placed on the grid. For example the messages app would be the normal logo and after two seconds the logo will disappear and only the background will stay with a tiny font:
The weather app will show the actuall weather like:
A little bit like the dynamic tiles from Windows Phone. It wouldn't be too much informations because the user can only place one page full of those dynamic icons.
And my second idea for convergence would be to make the app launcher forced to be maximized and greyed, when it is not selected. So it would look like the menu in Endless OS: https://distrowatch.com/images/cgfjoewdlbc/endlessos.png
Edit: Another thing for the favourites: In the homescreen you have favourites at the bottom and you have docked apps in the launcher. We could combine them, so every app docked in the launcher will automatically a favourite app at the bottom of the homescreen to make this more logical and easier to access from everywhere in the system.
Edit 2: Of course also app folders would be nice :D and a global search bar at the top, which can also search stuff from the internet with for example duckduckgo or wikipedia
Sorry, I'm just thinking loud. 😅 I really like your work!!