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 everyday user. Some of just want to change the home screen around a bit and create a new user experience. To that end, we present our weekly series of Get This Look posts.
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. 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. In fact, many of the designs we highlight tend to use the same apps.
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WHY WE LOVE THIS LOOK:
This is a the perfect theme/layout for those of us who like quick access to our social network services as well as shortcuts to other handy utilities and Android apps. The idea here is pretty simple in that you essentially place a wallpaper down and then assign links to your common apps.
Don’t like the design or app selection? You should be able to take things into your own hands and swap stuff in and out. You’re not married to the official clients for Twitter or Facebook so feel free to plug and play.
The orange and brown hues bounce are a nice complement to the gray tones and provide a nice playful bounce that manages to stay professional. Seasoned tweakers can slide in their own photos or backgrounds on a regular basis and retain the same layout.
Finally, we also like the fact that the apps used to get this look total a mere $5 and that some offer pro versions for a few bucks extra.
WHAT YOU’LL NEED
- Apex Launcher (FREE)
- Lustre Theme ($1.49)
- UberMusic ($3.49)
- Eye in Sky Weather (FREE)
- Facebook (FREE)
- Twitter (FREE)
- Google+ (FREE)
- Brilliant Quotes (FREE)
- For more detailed setup and implementation, be sure to check out the source page at MyColorScreen
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.