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Roman Nurik, Creator of DashClock, Releases Muzei Live Wallpaper to Google Play

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It’s been exactly one year since Roman Nurik introduced the DashClock widget to the Android community. Since then, that app has seen crazy popularity, with many developers building onto its platform with their very own extensions making it even more useful. Apps like DashClock are a prime example of why Android is so sweet. With that said, Roman released a new app to Google Play last night, titled Muzei

Muzei – Russian for museum – is a live wallpaper app that features famous works of art that rotate out each day to refresh your homescreen. Once applied, you can double tap on your homescreen to focus on the picture – then after a few seconds, the art is blurred out so as to bring the spotlight onto your icons and widgets.

If famous works like Starry Night and the Mona Lisa don’t interest you, users can add in their own pretty pictures to the app, which can be refreshed every hour up to every three days.

Much like DashClock, Muzei is completely open source with an API that looks very similar to Roman’s previous work. For developers hoping to get into the live wallpaper game, go check out the code on his site here.

The app is completely free, so go grab it off of Google Play right now and let us know what you think.

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Via: +Roman Nurik
  • Eli Shirk

    Any way to get Muzei for the lockscreen wallpaper too?

  • cgalyon

    I’m really liking this wallpaper (didn’t expect to like it this much)!

  • Odin2347

    looks cool but doesn’t work on my G2 running CM11

  • Charlie

    My WP isn’t “live”, it’s static. (on N5). i don’t think i’m missing a setting….??

  • David Shon

    It would be awesome to be able to this on the lockscreen.

  • Joseph A. Yager

    This is sweet – double-tap to focus is a little ‘funny’ on my G2, though ;)

    • Bigwavedave25

      Baa, had to disable that Nova action and have been using longpress on Recents (G2 OSE Rom). Worth it though! :)

  • Chris

    battery drainer

    • Steve B

      Nope. Not at all.

  • picaso86

    Not available for OG Droid Razr Maxx = :*(

  • livin

    Set up on my N7 and the double tap to focus is butter smooth, will definitely continue to use this incredible concept.

  • Chris Bobrowitz

    Anyone else getting grumpy mcpuzzles when trying to open any wallpaper source?

  • http://blog.mattalgren.com/ Matt Algren

    “Your device isn’t compatible.” I’m on Jelly Bean. Come on.

    • Detonation

      Android version isn’t the only thing that limits compatibility. But it does require JB 4.2

  • OnMy2ndGP

    So good that just about every custom ROM I’ve used had this app already pre-installed. Bravo to the dev.

  • Steve B

    Yup, this is pretty legit. The fade in/fade out transition is hands down the smoothest thing I’ve ever seen on Android. This app is really well done.

    I hope Roman releases his calendar app.

    • Josh Nickell

      Here’s a copy of his calendar app. It’s open source, all you have to do is compile it yourself.
      https://www.dropbox.com/s/rltvdpfbyaecrha/Android-MonthCalendarWidget.apk

      • Steve B

        I know, that’s what i was referring to. I don’t have any idea how to compile it myself though, nor do i have the time to figure it out.

        • Josh Nickell

          That’s why I included a link to the download.

          • Steve B

            Oh, gotcha. Thanks.

  • BK

    Not really for me, but it seems to be well designed and thought out. Loving the trend toward simple, straightforward, quality apps for Android.

    • Eric R.

      I liked it, but now it’s stale since everyone is doing it. I still prefer Sense 4+ over Sense 5

      • cire

        Quality apps are stale because everyone is doing it? Damn, some people are never happy.

      • BK

        Straightforward, quality apps are “stale”? Well, sir, I disagree.

      • Steve B

        What the F are you talking about?

        • Eric R.

          I was talking about how the simple, flat UIs are stale. Like iOS, WP, and Sense 5. Im so over it

  • JBartcaps

    Wow just downloaded it, it’s awesome. This is a perfect way to use live wallpaper

  • Walter Partlo

    I have been running 500 firepaper, and enjoy it. This looks in the same vein, so I’ll give it a try.

  • Zander

    Looks pretty cool, lets hope its as easy on the battery as it seems it will be :P