Wally Showcases Material Design in Wallpaper Heaven

Wally, a wallpaper app for Android that pulls from Wallbase.cc, popped up on Google Play at the end of last week as a great example of a developer putting Material Design to use. The app utilizes rippling touch animations, transitions that fade behind layers, floating buttons, and page swipes that colorfully slide from section to section.

Oh, it also has a solid wallpaper collection, with Muzei support, for those looking to spruce up their home screens. You can browse and save/set wallpapers, filter through a variety of options, and even search by text and color.

The app is free.  (more…)

5 Fresh Icon Packs: Elun, ClearPack, Saga3, Rifon, and KEX

After a couple of month hiatus from the world of icon packs, we are back with another set of 5 fresh. There are probably more than five that we could cover today, but pay day isn’t until Friday, so we don’t want to overwhelm all of you just yet.

We keep thinking that icon designers are going to run out of ideas or that we will get bored with the trends, yet here we are with another set that we can’t possibly pick a favorite from. There are round icons in this five, square ones, others with long shadows, and some with clear parts. Most have HD wallpapers to match their themes, and all are incredibly well designed.

Here are the next fresh five icons(more…)

Show Off Your Home Screens Day! [August 2014]

Having received quite a few requests for this post, here is your chance to show off your beautiful home screens to our community. Home screens can be an ever-evolving feature of your smartphone, and with new icon packs and wallpapers being released daily, there is no doubt that your device’s look has changed since the last time we did this in February.

For those new to this concept, this is how it works. Setup your home screen the way you like it, grab a screenshot of it (Power+Volume Down on most phones, Home+Volume Down on Samsung phones), and then upload it through Disqus (comments) along with a description of your apps, launcher, wallpaper, and clock.

Here is a look at all of ours to get you started. If you might need a little inspiration, check out our icon pack posts(more…)

A Quick Look at Domo, Kovdev’s New Icon Pack, Plus That Wallpaper You Keep Asking About

“What’s that wallpaper?” “Wallpaper please.” “I do want that wallpaper.” I think someone even recreated it from the video. Yes, I’m talking about the wallpaper I shouldn’t have exposed in last night’s AcDisplay video. Never have I seen such a response to a wallpaper that I wasn’t allowed to share. But that’s how it always works, right?

Thankfully, we can finally talk about that wallpaper, plus the app it came from. That app is called Domo, and it’s the latest icon pack from our friend, Dave Kover (kovdev).  (more…)

Thank You, HTC, for Finally Figuring Out That Changing Wallpapers Shouldn’t be the Most Painful Process on Earth

I almost can’t believe it, but my eyes do not deceive me. HTC, in Sense 6 on the new One (M8), has finally realized that changing the wallpaper on your phone, shouldn’t make you want to stab your eye out. I know this probably seems like such a non-story to many, but if you have ever used an HTC product for more than a couple of minutes at a time, you’ll know what I mean.  (more…)

Blurone Wallpaper App Gives the Effect of Muzei, Minus the LWP Aspect

If you love the effect that the Muzei live wallpaper brings to your device, but get the feeling that a live wallpaper is no bueno for your device’s battery, then Blurone is your new best friend.

The main feature that Muzei brings to your homescreen is a blurred effect on any given wallpaper. If you double tap on the wallpaper, it comes into focus. It’s a very simple, yet powerful feature. Blurone is even more simple, as all it does is blur your existing photos and wallpapers, but doesn’t allow any type of tapping on them. It’s just a static image on your homescreen.  (more…)