We’re huge fans of changing the home screen around a bit and creating a new user experience for our Android. In fact, we love it so much that we have an ongoing series of Get This Look posts. In a nutshell we show you a new layout, app, widget, or icon set for your Android handset and tell you which apps you’ll need to mimic the feel.
Some of these are a little easier to create than others and many of them can be tweaked to no end. The following details are but the ingredients to which you can create your own delicious Android dish; your results will vary. Which is awesome! If nothing else, this is a great way to discover new apps, widgets, icons, and more!
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Board up your windows and lock your doors, because this week’s Steal This Look is inspired by the Zombie Apocalypse!
We live in a culture obsessed with the apocalypse; especially a zombie apocalypse, so why not have your phone or device ready for the occasion?
If you want to take it a step further, I highly recommend you watch the three movies that are responsible for zombies as we see them today: Night of the Living Dead (1968), Dawn of the Dead (1978), and Day of the Dead (1985).
Why pay for some of these apps?
You might put in a few bucks to get things rolling but you’ll be glad you did in the long run. The sheer level of configuration and customization behind a few of these titles means endless designs. If you’ve been doing the custom home screen stuff for a while, you may have already purchased some of these apps already.
What you’ll need
- Nova Launcher
- Icons: Ruggy Icon Pack
- Widgets: Zooper Widget Pro, Ruggy Widgets
- Wallpaper: Zedge App – search term “zombies”
A couple of things to note about this design:
- Desktop grid is set to 5×4 with subgrid positioning enabled
- The Dock is set at 7 icons
- ‘Normalize Icon Size’ has been disabled in Nova’s settings
- For Ruggy Widget, create a 4×2 Zooper widget on your desktop
- Use Ruggy Clock Brown
- Use ‘Automatic location’ for the widget’s location settings
- Scaling is set at 80%
Once again, what we’ve shown you here is only the tip of the iceberg with what you can do with your phone’s look! Using the above listed apps, the sky is the limit with what you can do. Feel free to leave your ideas and creations below in the comments, and stay tuned next week for a new edition of Steal This Look!