I like to change the appearance of my android device and a launcher is one of the most effective ways. This launcher is completely different from the rest. CLI launcher is black with white and green letters, no icons just text, just
A couple of years ago I developed an app that was click based with text and what you had to do was to collect as much money as possible in order to buy new buildings and things like that. What I didn’t think of (then) was that some time since you get such a big income
Recently I started playing a little bit with an app called KLWP. With that great app you can make custom wallpapers for your phone using shapes, text, images and
After updating the latest CM12 nightly, my phone asked for unlock pattern. I normally have a 3×3 pattern, but after restart there was just a blank space. All I could feel was a small vibration every time I moved my finger over it. It was a
I change my phone’s icons and themes all the time, and I have some favourite icon pack and themes also. Since I’m running CyanogenMod 12, there is a huge amount of themes and icon packs to use. Even if your phone is stock you can use a launcher. The best choice for me is Nova Launcher, and you could buy Nova Launcher Prime that costs 3.00€ but gives you some great features.
1. Bliss – Icon Pack
[1.69€ | Link]
I like the cartoonized look of the icons. At the moment it has 1250 icons and great wallpapers to combine with. Supports most of the launchers (APEX, NOVA,GO,NEXT,TSF Shell, ADW, ACTION PRO, HOLO) and you can contact the designer for any requests. Very important is that he publishes weekly updates for the icons.
2. Cryten – Icon Pack
[0.69€ | Link]
One of the most downloaded icon packs. Those circle icons are great for every wallpaper with colours. This icon pack has more than 50.000 downloads and for sure worth it. At the moment it has around 3.100 icons and some great wallpapers and has weekly updates. Vertumus has some more icon packs that worth taking a look (most of them are paid).
3. DAB Icon Pack
[1.59€ | Link]
DAB is a circle icon pack. All icons are well designed and at the moment has 1.100 icons. It supports every launcher like the most but it seems like it doesn’t offers weekly updates, since it’s latest update was about 4 months ago.
4. Moonshine Icon Pack
[Free | Link]
The best icon pack for Material wallpapers and material style themes. It offers 900 vector designed icons. I used to have it for a long time and for sure it’s one the bests. Supports all launchers and Muzei Wallpaper.
5. Numix Circle Icon Pack
[Free | Link]
Numix is the best free circle icon pack. It doesn’t has as many icons as other circle paid packs, but all it’s icons have perfect matching colours and the 500.000 downloads prove it.
6. Flair Icon Pack
[1.58€ | Link]
Flair has material design and more than 500 icons. At the moment does not look complete, but all it’s icons are carefully designed. What I don’t like is the fact that doesn’t has weekly updates and for icon requests, uploader asks for a donation.
7. Glim Icon Pack
[1.85€ | Link]
Glim has more than 2.200 icons and supports really a lot apps. Costs 1.85€ but in stead of other apps has no app purchase that means you buy the whole pack. Offers Material and Flat wallpapers and the most important has weekly updates. This is for sure an icon pack I would buy and not regret.
8. Switch UI Icon Pack
[1.14€ | Link]
Most of icon pack I like are circle but this square icon pack is wonderful. Following the Material design with the falling shadow. Gets updated weekly and has more than 1.300 icons. What I didn’t like is the app purchase option for requests and more.
9. Glyph Icon Pack
[Free | Link]
My favourite white icon pack inspired by iPhone icons. It’s free and fits perfectly with dark but also and light blurry wallpapers. Best FREE icon pack to keep your phones home screen as minimal as possible. It doesn’t has than many icons but for sure will make your home screen look cool.
Do you prefer free or paid icon packs? What’s your favourite?
Previously I posted a small tutorial how to launch social networks using their intents. Now I’m going to show you how to post some text from your app to your twitter app. This intent
Social networks are part of our life for sure, some times facebook or twitter or any other social network. Using them at your apps will help you to promote your app and make the user part of your team. Let’s how this can be done in Android.
Cyanogen, the company behind the CyanogenMod open source operating system, is today announcing a rebranding, which will take it further away from its hacker-inspired roots and make it more mainstream than before. The new branding ditches the Android mascot logos and abundance of cyan for cleaner fonts and a simpler approach. It’s a better, more mature look for a company that has shifted away from just making tools for hackers and has software found on devices anyone can buy.
Pushbullet issued an update this morning that brings even more phone-to-computer-back-to-phone-again integration, similarly to how their previously introduced SMS-reply function works.
Ampere is an app the I found lurking on XDA-Developers forum. At first I loved the interface the Material design and how simple this app is. It displays live the mA used by your phone.