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Beautiful Widgets Live Wallpaper Released

Beautiful Widgets was updated today and included a special prize if you ventured into the app’s settings.  The developer behind one of the most successful apps ever, created a live wallpaper to compliment BW called Beautiful Live Weather.

This new live wallpaper pulls up your local weather and streams it across the background.  Pretty cool right?  Oh, and it works even better if you have Beautiful Widgets installed.

*Side Note* – I know that many of you are reporting that you cannot see the app in the market.  Try our direct link below from your phone’s browser.  There is also word from the dev that they will be posting the apk tomorrow.  It’s free so I’d think about posting it, but I’m not sure everyone involved would be that excited about that.

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  • slackerjoe

    Thank you! =)

  • aarynk

    For some reason BW messes with my phone… ran horrible after installing LW and BW widgets. uninstalled right away. Wanted to like it but couldn't live with how slow my phone was afterwards even OC'd

  • Steve Z

    Looks nice. On another note……what's that camera icon in the upper left corner of the screen?

    Any chance that's something that will improve the miserable pictures my Droid takes?

    • fred114

      That's the drocap2 app. It allows you to take screen shots of your droid. Rooted users only.

  • fred114

    Need a little help. I bought Beautiful Widgets before I rooted. Guess I really didn't know what I was doing. After rooting, still had BW through back up. But it is not recongized through the market that I have it. So I do not get updates. If I try to download it again from market, wants to charge me. Is there any way to fix this.?

    thanks for the help

  • Johnny

    Even better after the update–I like the “CPU hog” feature. I've been playing around with this a lot, and even though it definitely uses up battery, it's not as significant as I would have expected.

    BTW, it's raining right now in San Francisco… you can set that as your location if you want to see what rain looks like in the LWP.

  • It’s a pity it’s not like the weather app you could put on the Blackberry that gave you the current conditions on the screen in addition to the sun/moon/clouds. That is one thing I miss about my Storm 2. It also alerted you on warnings/watches.

  • matt

    bricked up my phone. took an hour to delete it.

  • JayferX

    I tried this, seemed to make my phone have an issue going into landscape mode, so I switched back over to my fave live wallpaper nexusmod 2.0.

    I tried out JRummy Red, it was pretty good. Read the review on here about BuglessBeast and switched over to that, WOW, BB is awesome, been running that ever since. I have switched between the different versions and running the SmokedGlass theme now. Changed from HelixLauncher (1) to LauncherPro and another WOW, now with BB and LauncherPro my phone runs awesome.

    I wish there was a way Kellex could setup like a ROM rating chart on here somehow, where people could try different ROMs and then give it 1-5 stars or something, that way you could try out the better ones and not waste your time with the sucky ones.

  • slackerjoe

    Hey guys, this looks cool but I can't find the “settings” for BW. =/ Could someone tell me where to find it please? Thanks!!

    • Thomas Iansiti

      Long press on the screen, select Beautiful Home and it will bring up the setting screen.

      • slackerjoe

        Thank you! =)

  • Thomas Iansiti

    Works really well on my Moto Droid. Look even better with the 'Dirty Paper' skins applied to the main and weather widgets.

    Oh, yea, and I would totally dig an Ezestand:-)

  • brandonmee

    This would look really good on those eze stands you are giving away today. ha

  • Mrpicolas

    Well quirks or not it is a very cool step forward for lwp in general the more interactive these become the more uses will be found

  • Astrid

    Does any one knows how can I make my Droid Eris look like the Motorola Droid while on a call. The Motorola shows like 4 icons while you are on a call.

  • rjholla2003

    It's pretty…but NO WAY! Left it on my charger overnight and woke up to see that it drained my battery down to 40% (it was at 80% prior to install), and my Droid was so hot you could fry an egg. If it wasn't so ABSURDLY intense, I would love it.

    • digipimp

      Same here – murdered my battery overnight on the charger. It is really nice other than that though…

  • trav

    If you don't want the double moons, go into the BW settings and go to the option near the bottom callled “weather icon pack” and choose the skin named “none just the background” apply this setting and Wala, no more double moons/suns.

    • DrPooper

      I don't see that option in BW. Is this something on a newer version?

      • DrPooper

        Never mind, I had to update to 2.998 to see it.

        • Colin

          How do I update to 2.998?

          • pyroholtz

            The market currently has version 2.998 available. As long as you've paid for BW just go to your download section within the market app and it'll show an update for BW exists.

          • Colin

            Thanks for the tip, Pyro… I updated and still don't see “none just the background” option. Help anyone?

          • pyroholtz

            When adding the “beautiful home widget”, the app prompts you to select a number of settings for the home widget. At the bottom of the settings page, there is an option for “weather icon pack” its a gray button. Select that and it will take you to a skin selection. More than likely you'll need to download The skin since it doesn't come with more than one by default. At the top, you can select, “download skins” and the 'None' skin is at the bottom by Drew. That's all you need to do to remove the second, sun/moon when using the live wall paper. I hope this tutorial helped. Good luck Colin.

    • scorpion77

      where is that ?? in the skins? or in the configure because i don't see it .. what version are you running ??

      • trav

        Update to the latest version of BW then you should see the option near the bottom called “weather icon pack” and its the skin named “none just the background” apply and should work now.

    • Keith

      Sorry, I have to correct you because it made me laugh. It's not “wala” it's “voilà”

      =D

  • mathewdev

    launcher pro update get on it!! custom permanent apps!!

  • Alas, my love affair with the live wallpapers has come to an end. Looks pretty and all but I like my phone faster.

    Before any of you ask: rooted, overclocked to 1Ghz, JRummy's Remix (Red Version).

    {{-_-}}

  • Can amyone else see the face in the clouds on this pucture look right beside the number 58 to the right.

  • Can amyone else see the face in the clouds on this pucture look right beside the number 58 to the right.

  • Can amyone else see the face in the clouds on this pucture look right beside the number 58 to the right.

    • caustic3881

      I see it! Noticed it last night but was too busy to write it in. Very funny they would do that. Maybe its the ghost in the machine eating everyones battery 😉

  • Chefmelv

    P.s. sorry for posting about the new BB V 1.1
    3 times lol my apologies got a little excited lol I'm not trying to spam it I promise

  • chefmelv

    P.s. sorry for posting about the new BB V 1.1
    3 times lol my apologies got a little excited lol I'm not trying to spam it I promise

  • chefmelv

    P.s. sorry for posting about the new BB V 1.1
    3 times lol my apologies got a little excited lol I'm not trying to spam it I promise

  • Chefmelv

    Bugless Beast V 1.1 is finally here folks
    http://www.droidforums.net/forum/bugless/47544-
    on rom manager or you can dowload file to sd card.. but better off using rom manager
    Have Fun and Thank you Pete!

  • Bugless Beast V1.1 is NOW UP!!!!

    Tonight, is good lol

  • Drew

    Hey everyone, just created an empty icon set to eliminate the duplicate sun/moon.
    Download link: http://www.sendspace.com/file/pafrxw
    To install, download the zip on your phone (or to your computer and transfer to your sd card) and unzip. Move none folder into data/beautifulwidgets/wskins. Note: make sure there's no redundant “none” folder from unzipping…I made that mistake to start. All the files should be in wskins/none. Once it's in the right place, just go to Beautiful Widgets settings, configure, select icon set, and select 'none'. Now you're good to go with no icon in the way of that beautiful live wallpaper.

    • pyroholtz

      It seems, that now you can just grab the “none” skin from within BW's interface. Is the BW method better or worse than grabbing the skin directly from your link? It seems like the BW method is much faster and less complex,(although not that this is an issue for me) I was just curious what you recommend Drew.

      • Drew

        Through the app is much quicker. Mine was just a temporary method until they put it up. If other people are like me I don't always like to wait, so I thought I'd give everyone an immediate way to get it until they responded. Fortunately, since I emailed it to the LevelUp team late at night in the US, they got it in the UK and put it right up. I love when developers are that responsive!

  • Drew

    Hey everyone, just created an empty icon set to eliminate the duplicate sun/moon.
    Download link: http://www.sendspace.com/file/pafrxw
    To install, download the zip on your phone (or to your computer and transfer to your sd card) and unzip. Move none folder into data/beautifulwidgets/wskins. Note: make sure there's no redundant “none” folder from unzipping…I made that mistake to start. All the files should be in wskins/none. Once it's in the right place, just go to Beautiful Widgets settings, configure, select icon set, and select 'none'. Now you're good to go with no icon in the way of that beautiful live wallpaper.

  • I couldn't download this from the site or thru the app setting.. 🙁 Why can't i get it?

  • cee_em_jay

    Until someone can find a way to make a live wallpaper not lag the phone all to bejeebers, people can release all the coolest looking ones they want to, rooted or not, cool, but no thanks. BB 1.0 did it for one night before it started not recognizing my memory card. I can overclock to whatever, still lags it more than I would like.

  • andy

    its 1:27am here and the background has been showing the sun rising since midnight. Anyone else running into that sort of problem?

  • It works…just make sure you have the updated version of BW. The app will keep sending you to get the App, but if you already have it installed you should notice that the LWP pulls the same info ur widget shows. Without the App there is no way for the LWP to update, so it just changes based on the time. Either way, I removed it because the 2 moons were driving me nuts! LOL

  • Nolan

    This is so annoying, I really want this app but some get it and others don't. I really hope this gets fixed soon. I have tryed through beutiful widgets, the bar code and the direct link. Nothing.

  • EVOIXMR

    link doesn't work for me and market doesn't either.

  • Chefmelv

    Bugless Beast V 1.1 is out Now!! downloading now. Just released in past couple hours I guess.

  • Chefmelv

    Bugless Beast V 1.1 is out Now!! downloading now. Just released in past couple hours I guess.

    • dominguez619

      I'm running it now! Still looking for something new. Lol. Is yours running hot?

      • evltwn

        I just downloaded it too…so far it's good. Running 7slot 1ghz Kernal. Transparent stock theme. All though I was running BB with Dark Edge over it, which I really loved and will probably go back to if I can't find any real difference with BBv1.1 Any thoughts?

        • Damn, why am I just hearing about this lol
          Seriously, nothing new? lol 🙁

          • dominguez619

            I see nothing. In the vague description in rom manager it said it included some froyo elements. But I haven't found anything spectacular or anything for that matter

  • Drew

    Anyone know how to create icon skins for this? I really want to create one that has no icons. That way there's no double sun/moon. Or they could just update with an option to turn off icons. Either way…I want it to happen ASAP haha

    • Drew

      Nevermind. Got it. Just emailed you instructions and the icon set Kellex. If you don't respond quick I'll put the file and instructions up so people can go ahead and do this.

      I basically just created an empty set of icons to install so that you don't get the duplicate icons.

    • Drew

      Nevermind. Got it. Just emailed you instructions and the icon set Kellex. If you don't respond quick I'll put the file and instructions up so people can go ahead and do this.

      I basically just created an empty set of icons to install so that you don't get the duplicate icons.

  • christephor

    can anyone help i rooted my phone today and download both rom managers and when i try to flash clockwork it says error occurred while attempting to run privileged commands please help asap

    i am a noobie so thanks for whoever can help

  • Cowpoke

    If you can't find it in the market, go to settings -> applications -> manage applications -> market -> clear cache and uninstall updates.

    This works and you can find the live wallpaper then. Not sure what the side effects of wiping cache and uninstalling the market update is, may wipe out your credit card info?

    • Drew

      This worked for me. Don't know what the side effects are, but app aware about a minute after I uninstalled the updates to the market and got the notification the market was updated…apparently updated again. So I'm assuming I'm back to where I was before.

  • joed5122

    I was able to download and install the Live wallpaper widget but I'm not sure if I've got the full version. In the settings there's an option to unlock wallpaper. When I click on that it asks me if I want to get Beautiful Widgets from the market. I've had BW for a couple months now and it's fully updated so I'm not sure what's going on. Likewise when I set up Beautiful Home and I scroll down to the bottom of the settings where it says Weather Live Wallpaper the option is to Download from Market. When I click on that it shows that I have it installed. Not sure what's going on.

    • OldNuc

      I am going to jump to the conclusion that there is a problem and the live wallpaper just does not like some of us.

    • nkhex19

      I am having the exact same problem. It doesn't seem to recognize I already have BW downloaded already.

    • Trem

      The links stay there. What happens is, so long as Beautiful Home or Beautiful Smaller Home is running the live weather feed updates the Live Wallpaper. It works fine for me on my Desire and looks ace.

      I have the Beautiful Home on a seperate screen from my main so as not to have two suns/moons. Of the seven screens available (thanks to the More Icons Widget) I am only currently using three on my main scene.

      The only problem I have is even though geolocation isn't activated in BW my gps still keeps activating?

    • scorpion77

      I am having the saaame problem …

  • OldNuc

    For some reason, can not locate it by any known method.

  • jbrock98

    dang it! i had a problem with my bank on buying an app that charged me from overseas so i had to go w/ weather widgets hope they come up with this too

  • Codash

    I got right to this app from bw settings. D/led no problem. Looks good, let out cycle through for a day or two…

  • Codash

    You need to check out MrBob's new 'steam' rom. Its awesome. Consider featuring it on friday!

    • Really? lol What did you like about it?

      Maybe it's just me but I found it rather shallow and pedantic.
      lol But Cyan in general just can't compare (IMO) to Bugless.
      Or even Pink-Life by JRum.

      Can you give me some insight why you switched over?
      Thanks

      • nkhex19

        There are so many new Rom's coming out I can't keep up. Lol, JRummy just released a new Rom (The Shiz) I tried that and it was pretty sick. I am currently running Cyanogen 5.0.7.1 and Its honestly really smooth. OC'd at 900mhz and I have experienced no lag doing anything. Very impressed. Have you checked it out?

        • aarynk

          Nice!! I didn't know that the Shiz ROM was JRummy's will have to look into that one…

          Running Smoke Glass Esque 1.5.3 over Cyanogen 5.0.7.1 OC'd at 1ghz love it. Just as smooth if not more than Bugless Beast V1.0

          will probably switch to BBV1.1 when it comes out though

          • V 1.1 is OUT!!!! GO GET SOME!!! 🙂

          • droidroks

            Kellex or anybody try BB1.1 yet? Looks to be a lot better and snappier. The first and only rom I've tried so far is BB1.0 after reading your kick azz review. *hint*hint*

        • I'm downloading the Shiz right now. Seems like just a fancy customizer though 😛
          My SD card is getting filled with nandroid backups of all these ROMs hahaha
          I tried 5071, really wasnt blown away. I guess I havent found a theme i care for yet.
          idk 🙁

        • scorpion77

          I liked 5.0.7.1 but my Gps stopped worked for my weather channel widget an didn't work so well in the other ones either .. 🙁

      • Codash

        I obviously must be a noob. This was the first time I switched (came from Bugless Beast). I can clock Steam 4.5 at 550 and the preformance is still lightening fast with launcherpro (feels faster than Bugless). I enjoy the customization. Changing the notification ticker text, the clock color, having the battery percentage in the battery. (all of these things are new to me). I have never tried a cyan, but I think 'steam' is based off of that. I liked Bugless Beast, the font, icons, widgets were awesome. Bugless started to heat up on me too much (pushing 135F+) But I want to play with 'steam' some more. Mr.Bob said new fonts are coming out by this weekend, so I'm super stoked.

      • Octotron

        You clearly just watched Family Guy.

  • Taylor

    Does not work.

  • Taylor

    does not work

  • Taylor

    does not work

  • rpjoneswsu3

    When I scan the code it does not work. It also does not work when I click on the link within the beautiful widgets app that takes me to the market. Anyone else having this problem?

  • Cool I posted this on your Facebook page this morning.

  • Cool I posted this on your Facebook page this morning.

  • Carson's dad

    If you have the most recent version of Beautiful Widgets installed there is a direct link to the live wallpaper in BW's settings.

    • doog

      Already tried this route.. Still doesnt find the App properly

  • Carson's dad

    If you have the most recent version of Beautiful Widgets installed there is a direct link to the live wallpaper in settings.

  • PsychoticPenguin

    Pretty sweet, try looking in the Beautiful Home app, the link to download the live wallpaper from the Market is on the very bottom of the options when you first open it.

    • mike sombloski

      just tried but i got the same 'there are no matches in the market' message. thanks anyway, i guess i'll just try back in the morning.

    • craig

      Ya, tried that first…no worky.
      Wish someone would just post the
      .apk

    • craig

      Ya, tried that first…no worky.
      Wish someone would just post the
      .apk

  • mike sombloski

    hmm… QR codes not working

  • mike sombloski

    hmm… QR codes not working

  • mightyjohn

    It does not pull up in the app market. NO worky 🙁

  • audio

    Hmm, I can't access it from the app, your direct link, or the QC barcode.

    • Crsig

      Same for me. Moto Droid 2.1 non-root.
      Not one method or link I have found including the ones here have worked.
      What gives?

  • doog

    I have BW installed, yet i cannot find the BW Live Weather Wallpaper by a) searching Level Up Studios in the market b) clicking the BWLW within the Settings of BW… c) the posted QR Code brings me to a page that does not exist in the market.. Running Stock Moto Droid 2.1… Any Suggestions?

  • doog

    I have BW installed, yet i cannot find the BW Live Weather Wallpaper by a) searching Level Up Studios in the market b) clicking the BWLW within the Settings of BW… c) the posted QR Code brings me to a page that does not exist in the market.. Running Stock Moto Droid 2.1… Any Suggestions?

  • It didn't just crash GDE, it locked my entire phone up. I actually had to recover a backup to get rid of it as rebooting just locked the phone all over again every time.

  • teejaytm

    So off topic but do I have to come from cyan mod to try JRummy's or can I go from my bugless beast to JRummy's?

  • braino550

    It's sweet, but I'm not a fan of the duel moons.

    • Greg668771

      eh… makes me feel like i am on tatooine… lol

    • Greg668771

      eh… makes me feel like i am on tatooine… lol

    • Raj

      I totally agree. The two moons is weirding me out.

    • Raj

      I totally agree. The two moons is weirding me out.

  • bsteen

    What skins are you using to avoid having two moons or two suns on the screen all the time?

    • andy

      He didn't get rid of the graphic, it is a cloud in the screen cap so it blends in really well in landscape

  • StephanC

    It's pretty isn't it?

  • pete

    Plaza post it up.

    • am from the Philippines, is there any other way for us to purchase applications… its so frustrating not being able to…

  • I try to unluck it an i keep getting sent to the market place .. to down load BW which i already have on my droid ..

  • Leo7747

    Link is still not working to the Android market through the phone browser! maybe I am doing something wrong?

  • TJ

    I know this is random but to try jrummys do I have to have cyanogen first? Im on bugless beast and I want to try jrummys

  • TJ

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  • is this just for froyo? link not showing up for me either