One of our absolute favorite things about Android is the fact that you can bend and tweak the platform to your needs. Sure, there’s rooting and modding for deep level personalization, but that stuff does not always concern the everyman user.
Some of just like to change the home screen around a bit and create a new user experience. To that end, we’ve created a series of posts on AndroidGuys where we will highlight an occasional design and its accompanying apps. In a nutshell we will show you a new look for your Android handset and tell you which apps you’ll need if you want to mimic the feel.
Please note that the following details are but the ingredients to which you can create your own delicious Android dish – results will vary. But that’s awesome.
Bicycle by summ3rwolf
WHY WE LOVE THIS LOOK:
The lock screen is simple and straightforward but still gives us a quick glimpse at what awaits us – missed calls, messages. The bottom half of the home screen is full of important information, access to common settings, and weather. Up top there’s enough room for us to put in whatever photo we want without affecting the overall design. The same applies on the other screen(s) where you can surround app shortcuts with other images. While it does cost $6.00 to get this exact look, the tools you have at your disposal present unlimited opportunities and customization options.
WHAT YOU’LL NEED
- Apex Launcher (FREE)
- WidgetLocker ($2.99)
- BeWeather & Widgets Pro ($1.99)
- Ultimate Custom Widget (FREE)
- Extended Controls ($1.02)
- Using multipicture live wallpaper and Apex Launcher with grid 10×8
- Dropbox link for the uzip files and new wallpapers together with the old wallpapers
- Allow Apex Launcher for widget overlapping, select which widget to send to back or front.
There’s a wonderful website that we’ve long appreciated called MyColorScreen which is dedicated to the great ways you can modify your home screens.