Released barely a month ago, SPB Mobile Shell has already tallied more than 50,000 downloads and a ton of positive reviews. Although we initially balked at the $14.99 price tag, we’ve since warmed up to the launcher/home screen replacement. We spent a bit of time playing with the app at Google IO this past week we came away feeling like it gorgeous, fluid-like, and easily worth your money. SPB was my favorite app developer from the Windows Mobile (T-Mobile MDA) days and they always do a bang-up job of jazzing up a phone’s experience.
If you think SPB would stop here and rest on their laurels, you’d be mistaken. Instead, they’ve been improving the app, adding in many user-requested features. Hit the Android Market to download v1.1 which includes bug fixes, performance improvements and the following details…
- Free widget placement (to enable this option after upgrade, set “Auto Arrange” to “No” in Home settings)
- Live wallpaper support
- 3D birthday widget
- 3D scrolling in program list
- All day events support
- Redesigned calendar panel