Friday , May 25 2018

DashClock developer releases Muzei Live Wallpaper, a museum for your Android

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Roman Nurik, the developer behind popular Android lock-screen widget DashClock, has released a new application for Android, called Muzei. Muzei is a live wallpaper which refreshes your home-screen each day with famous works of art. It also recedes into the background, blurring and dimming artwork to keep your icons and widgets in the spotlight. Simply double touch the wallpaper or open the Muzei app to enjoy and explore the artwork in its full glory.

Alternatively, you can choose your favorite photos from your own gallery or other apps to use on your home screen. To keep your wallpaper fresh, Muzei will rotate through your favorite photos every few hours.

Muzei is also developer-friendly. In addition to being open source, it offers a simple API that allows you to build your own wallpaper source. For API details, visitapi.muzei.co. The API should look pretty familiar to those of you who’ve built a DashClock extension before (even though it’s completely different under the hood).

Muzei Live Wallpaper
Muzei Live Wallpaper
Source: +RomanNurik.

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2 Comments on "DashClock developer releases Muzei Live Wallpaper, a museum for your Android"

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geoff fieldew
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This is a lovely app with some nice customising tools tucked away inside the advanced settings. I’ve lessened the blur and dialed back the dimming to make the background appear as I would prefer it. This is another app that showcases the power of Android. You can’t do this sort of thing on any other mobile OS.

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I’ve installed it. So far so good.
Van Gogh’s Starry Night.
A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte by Georges Seurat.

There are quite a number of addons already for it. Reddit, Space images,…

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