7 Lesser Known But Remarkable Muzei Live Wallpaper Extensions

Not too long ago, we brought to you a different and remarkable wallpaper app for Android called Muzei. Essentially, the app is a live wallpaper that picks images from various configurable sources with customizable options that make it a charm to use, refreshing backgrounds on your smartphone or tablet at regular intervals, all packaged in a polished, elegant interface. The uniqueness of Muzei stems from the fact that it employs an open source library whereby allowing third-party developers to create “extensions” for Muzei that add many more sources to pick wallpapers from. The Google Play Store is quite riddled with them right now, and hence, what follows is a collection of some of the relatively-unknown yet wonderful extensions for Muzei Live Wallpaper for Android. Read More

Taskei For Android Lets You Automate Popular Muzei Live Wallpaper With Tasker

Since its release last month, Muzei Live Wallpaper has gained a lot of acclaim from its users for bringing gorgeous wallpapers from different sources to their home screens. Another app that a lot of Android power users love is Tasker, known for its ability to let users automate countless tasks on Android. While Muzei can automatically rotate your wallpaper, how about the ability to do it based on context, action or any condition supported by Tasker? Taskei acts as a bridge between these two apps to let you do just that. Let’s take a look at how that works. Read More

Muzei Is An Amazing Android Live Wallpaper That Switches Backgrounds From Configurable Sources

Android stands tall over its competition in a lot of areas, mainly when it comes to customization possibilities and changing the overall look and feel of the device. One such element is the choice of wallpapers. If we look at the primary competitors, iOS started offering wallpaper customization pretty late in the day, and even those are not much use except on the lock screen, since the home screen is usually riddled with app icons that hide whatever you’ve set as the background. Likewise, Windows Phone wallpapers are visible only on the lock screen. With the variety of launcher and home screen choices that you get with Android, that’s the platform where having a different background truly shines. Live wallpapers, despite being battery hogs, are one of the prime preferences for a lot of users. A while back, we saw 500 Firepaper see the light of day – an excellent live wallpaper that cycled through choice images from the 500px library. Taking the same concept many notches further comes Muzei – a live wallpaper that can automatically cycle through wallpapers from a variety of other sources, thanks to the number of extensions that are already available for the app. Let’s take a closer look at what it has to offer. Read More

WDynamic Adds New, Customizable Dynamic Wallpapers To iOS 7

With the announcement of iOS 7, Apple had users quite excited about its new dynamic wallpapers addition. With each beta release, we kept hoping that the next one (or at least the final release) would bring more live wallpapers or a way to download more. The latter didn't seem like a safe bet, considering the restricted nature of the platform, but we were quite surprised and disappointed to see no addition to the quantity of default dynamic wallpapers. Once iOS 7 was jailbroken, though, the Cydia community was quick to deliver multiple solutions to this problem. Just a couple of days ago, we covered Weatherboard, which offers a vast collection of weather-themed dynamic wallpapers. Before that, iDynamic brought a few more options to the iOS 7 dynamic wallpaper list. WDynamic might not come with a lot of variety, but this latest addition to the genre offers some really thorough customization options. It doesn’t let you create animated wallpapers from scratch, but the editing options are so comprehensive that you might get the same feeling. Read More

Get More Animated (Dynamic) Wallpapers In iOS 7 With iDynamic

You can rave all you want about the Control Center or the new flat UI, but dynamic wallpapers will always hold their own in any discussion of iOS 7 features. Even prior to the release of iOS 7, the Cydia store allowed users to enjoy live wallpapers on their iPhone, thanks to apps like LiveWallpaper and Go Desk. Although these animated screen backgrounds are no longer limited to just the Cydia store, there isn't too much to choose from when it comes to the default iOS 7 dynamic wallpaper collection. As you would expect, a lot of people started looking for ways to augment the firmware’s somewhat meager dynamic wallpaper collection immediately after updating to iOS 7. If you are among those users, your search is finally over. iDynamic is a Cydia app that offers a comprehensive repository of dynamic wallpapers. You can choose any animated set you want, and replace the default wallpaper collection with it quite easily. Read More

Shake Your Android Device To Switch To A Different Wallpaper

When it comes to customizing your Android device, you’re given loads of options to play with. At one moment you find yourself tinkering with that new widget you just grabbed off the Play Store, and the next you’re setting up a new wallpaper. Luckily, the Android’s home screen and lock screen are very functional and fun when it comes to setting up wallpaper of your choice. You’re given full flexibility and control over the type of wallpaper you want, be it Live or Static. But if you’re someone who quickly gets bored of the same wallpaper but find it tedious to manually change it to a new one every now and then, try Shake It. It’s a wallpaper app that lets you change the background image simply by shaking your device – just as simple as that. Details to follow after the jump. Read More

Turn Any Image Into An Interactive, Wobbling Live Wallpaper On Android Using AndWobble

Getting bored of how your original photos look? How about adding some fun factor to them? AndWobble is a free and highly entertaining Android app that you can use to play around with photographs on your mobile device by adding interactive wobbling effects. On the basic level, wobbling lets you select any area of an image and then set it to move in a certain direction by tapping over it, which causes the selected portion to bounce randomly. You can play with effects by tapping, dragging or pinching over the wobble area, or by simply shaking the device. AndWobble even allows you to set these wobbling image as a live wallpaper. Not only can you pick your own images and add wobbling effects, but also choose from a number of user-generated content available in AndWobble’s online library. Read More

Set A Photo Sphere As Panoramic Live Wallpaper On Any Android Device

Live Wallpapers are one of the perks of owning an Android device, and mind you, they’re not just animated wallpapers; they can make use of many other elements as well, including your phone’s gyroscope and accelerometer, and have several interactive elements that make them dynamic. In the past, we've covered our huge lists of the most beautiful Live Wallpapers as well as some of the most amazingly functional Live Wallpapers that fully showcase the capability of this feature. Would you like to have a wallpaper that reacts when you pick up your phone or when you scroll through the various home screens? How about creating a Photo Sphere, and setting it as your wallpaper? If this has managed to get you interested by now, keep reading, because this app is one cleverly executed idea. The app is called Photosphere Live Wallpaper, and is available for free on Google Play. Although Photo Sphere is a feature specific to Android 4.2 and above, the app can be used on any device running Android 2.2+, so go ahead and grab it for your device. You might be wondering "but if I cannot create photo spheres from my phone, what's the point of using this app?". Keep reading, for there's a workaround! Once installed, run the app, and it will display a helpful intro menu that guides you on what to do. Read More

Apply Live Wallpapers & Scrolling Backgrounds To iPhone Home Screen

Live wallpapers are no longer completely new to iOS, thanks to Cydia apps like LivePapers and Go Desk. LivePapers is great, and comes with a bunch of options, but if you are not looking to spend a considerable amount of time navigating through a lot of complicated features, you might want to avoid that app. Go Desk faces too many issues and a lot of people have complained that it causes SpringBoard crashes. Fortunately, now jailbreak users have a new option to get animated and widescreen wallpapers for their Home screen. LiveWallpaper is a new app that offers a truly one-tap way of applying interactive live wallpapers and parallax-enabled backgrounds to your jailbroken iPhone's Home screen. Read More

DeskScapes 8 Brings Wallpaper Effects, Animated & Video Backgrounds To Windows 8

It seems Stardock is paying very close attention to Windows 8. After creating some wonderful apps like Decor8 and ModernMix and selling thousands of Start8 copies, the company has also updated its DeskScapes utility for Microsoft's latest OS. DeskScapes 8 is not only a nice addition to Stardocks' fascinating line of customization tools, but it’s also one of the most powerful wallpaper personalization app for Windows 8. The application puts various enticing desktop backgrounds at your disposal, letting you apply static, panoramic as well as Windows Vista’s Dreamscene-like animated wallpapers to your desktop. Keep reading! Read More

LivePapers Offers Customizable, Interactive Live Wallpapers For iOS Home & Lock Screen

Stunning galaxies, beautiful live fish ponds, abstract shapes and patterns, “green rain” from The Matrix,  self-playing 2D platformers with random level generation, etc. are just a mere fraction of the thousands of interesting “live wallpapers” available on Android. As someone who jumped ship from a Galaxy S II to an iPhone 4S a few months ago, it’s one of the many small little things I sometimes miss on iOS. Read More

Create Your Own Stunning Android Live Wallpapers With Ditalix

Live Wallpapers have been a distinctive feature of Android since the very early days of the OS. Over the years, we have seen some visually attractive and amazingly functional Android Live Wallpapers arrive in the Play Store, with most of them supporting extensive personalization. Today, we're bringing you yet another highly customizable Android live wallpaper app in the form of Ditalix by Fahrbot – the creators of several nifty Android apps including SwitchMe, CallMaster and Undelete. Sporting a plethora of customizable glow styles, designs, themes, pixelated effects, animations, palettes, interactions and layout settings, Ditalix is your very own custom Android LWP generator. Using all the aforementioned tools, a custom background image of your choice and personalized settings, you can design sparkling live wallpapers that respond to your taps and touches in the form of various glowing animations. Read More

Go Desk Brings Panoramic, Interactive Live Wallpapers To iPhone

Android users love flaunting their platform’s extensive customizatability and live wallpapers, but iOS isn’t exactly devoid of the fancy stuff either, especially if you own a jailbroken iDevice. The Cydia store offers the likes of WS Wallpaper, which adds support for scrollable home screen backgrounds, and the lively AnimateAll. AnimateAll allows users to set animations as the background image for the Notification Center, SpringBoard and lock screen, but that doesn’t compare to the interactive live wallpapers that are available on Android. Go Desk is a new tweak that brings such live wallpapers to iOS. The Cydia app lets you set panoramic (scrollable) live wallpapers as your home screen background. That’s like combining WS Wallpaper and AnimateAll, and then making the whole mix interactive! The only catch is that Go Desk's wallpapers are proprietary, so you will have to wait for developers to create more live wallpapers for the app. For now, there is only one Go Desk live wallpaper available in Cydia, but it’s absolutely amazing and really fun to use. Read More

Weather Sky: Android Live Wallpaper That Depicts Weather & Time Of Day

As stated in our huge compilation of some of the best Android Live Wallpapers, GO Weather is arguably one of the most comprehensive and easy-on-the eyes weather apps to have arrived in the Google Play Store to date. The aspect that catches the eye out of the entire package is its LWP, which displays weather info, along with a graphic to depict it, and the time of day on your homescreen. If, however, you've already tried GO Weather and want a change of scenery on your home scenery on your homescreen, then you must try Weather Sky – a free standalone and fully customizable Android Live Wallpaper that beautifies your screen by displaying the current time and animated graphics to depict weather from virtually all major cities in the world. The app fetches all its weather-related info from the WorldWeatherOnline web service. Read More

Flickr my Wallpaper: Android Live Wallpaper That Cycles Between Random Flickr Images [Android]

Flickr is a great online photo sharing platform with thousands of high quality images uploaded by both casual users and professional photographers from all over the world. If you start browsing the extensive photo repository of the service, you’d probably find plenty of images good enough to be used as your computer or mobile device’s wallpaper. Well, if you own an Android device, you can actually automate the process of setting Flickr images as wallpapers with the brand new live wallpaper called Flickr my Wallpaper. The app saves you from the hassle of manually downloading your favorite images one-by-one from Flickr to set them as your device’s wallpaper. It automatically fetches random Flickr images after regular intervals of time and sets them as your home screen background. That’s not all; you can specify a photo tag to have the live wallpaper display relevant Flickr photos. Flickr my Wallpaper is an ideal solution for all those Android users who are greatly impressed by the quality and variety of photos that Flickr has to offer. Read More

Sparky Tweets LWP Displays Twitter Updates On Android Homescreen

Live Wallpapers (LWP) have contributed a lot in making Android a success as a smartphone operating system. As can be seen in our comprehensive compilation of some of the best Android Live Wallpapers, some are merely meant to make the homescreen look more appealing, and others add some sort of functionality to it. Among quite a few gorgeous Live Wallpapers that you’ll find on the aforementioned list, there’s one called TwiLPaper, which displays your Twitter Timeline on your home screen. Sparky Tweets is another handy Android LWP that takes a leaf out of the TwiLPaper concept, but the manner in which it displays your latest tweets is a tad different, and quite adorable. A small orange birdie keeps flying into view after a specified time interval, each time carrying a new tweet. Read More

Best Free And Amazingly Functional Android Live Wallpapers

A few weeks back we brought you our handpicked collection of the best free and most beautiful Android Live wallpapers, with a promise to bring you a similar one of the best free and functional Android Live wallpapers. The wait is finally over, so read on to find out how you can add fun as well as functionality to your phone using these amazingly functional Live wallpapers for Android. Read More

Contact Live Wallpaper: Place Contact Shortcuts On Homescreen Background [Android]

Available for free on the Android Market, Contact Live Wallpaper not only allows you to create your own live wallpapers right from scratch but also provides you with a chance to tag your contacts or place photos of them on those wallpapers, thereby allowing you to interact with them directly from your homescreen. With Contact Live Wallpaper, you get a chance to utilize the true potential of live wallpapers on Android. You may pick from the app’s preconceived (built-in) wallpapers or create an entirely new wallpaper of your own from a captured image or one imported from your device’s gallery. Tapping on the tagged segment of the wallpaper or on the photo of a contact lets you call, text, mail your contacts or check their details. Read More

Create Your Own Live Wallpapers On Android With Ownskin DiY

Hardcore Android users love tweaking the various aspects/looks of their devices through homescreen replacement apps, custom lock screens, live wallpapers, homescreen widgets, themes and custom ROMs. Ownskin DiY, the free online live wallpaper creator is now available as a free app for Android. Using the app and its online theme library, you can download/install hundreds of themes for free, edit them and the widgets within through the app’s own Wallpaper Editor and share your creations with the world. And what’s best, you don’t even need to root your device. Read More

Top Free And Most Beautiful Android Live Wallpapers

While the concept of wallpaper is universal to most desktop as well as mobile operating systems, Android extends this concept one step further by letting you set dynamic content as your wallpaper – a concept known as Android Live Wallpapers. It is Android Wallpaper Weekend here at AddictiveTips. A few days back, we taught you how to take Android wallpaper customization to the next level. Join us today as we take you for a tour of the prettiest and most eye-catching Live wallpapers available for Android that we have hand-picked for you from the countless options out there. Read More