Thursday, September 4, 2014

Gallery Live Wallpaper v2.2

 - New Feature: Launcher icon intelligently takes you to settings, or to preview
 - Update: Loading dialog at initial thumbnail list creation
 - Update: Better thumbnail creation

This updates adds some nice cleanup to make selecting images and browsing them smoother, and also makes the launcher icon behave more intelligently.  Hopefully the whole experience is a bit nicer as a result.  :)

Friday, August 1, 2014

KF Billiards Live Wallpaper v1.1

  - Update: New ball style, Black & White Marble

Nothing earth shaking here, just a minor update to add a new ball style to the list.  Here's a pic!

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Photosphere Live Wallpaper v1.2

  - Update: Support for much larger image sizes
  - New Feature: ETC1 compression for images
  - Google Play Link (free)
  - Google Play Link (paid)

So, one of the main complaints leveled at Photosphere is that the image quality wasn't sharp enough.  To be fair this was sort of true -- we were forced to scale the texture down to whatever the hardware supported.

This update changes that.  If the image is too large for the device's 3D hardware, we now segment it into up to 8 pieces, each one able to be up to that maximum width.  In practice this means you should be able to use a ridiculous 16k wide Photosphere on a lot of devices.

This also eats up massive amounts of RAM, possibly, so at the same time when we store the image we're now compressing it via ETC1.  This takes a bit but means that despite supporting much larger images, it should use less ram at the same time.  It's a win/win really, assuming that brief wait doesn't kill you.


Friday, July 4, 2014

KF Fireworks Live Wallpaper v1.15

  - Update: New firework type (Heavy Ring!)
  - Update: More available firework colors
  - Update: More variations of dots and streaks
  - Update: Updated icon artwork
  - Google Play Link (full)
  - Google Play Link (free)

This is a modest update that adds some more variation to the fireworks, adding some additional random types of streaks and dots, different variations on the type of glow, and more.  It also adds more colors to the available list, particularly strong bold colors.

Additionally, there's one more type of firework to enable in the list, called Heavy Ring.  This adds more, larger, particles to the standard ring type and hangs round longer besides.  It has a tight white spot with a wide glow.

Friday, June 27, 2014

Photosphere Live Wallpaper v1.1

  - New Feature: Smart launcher icon
  - Update: Settings for pan speed
  - Update: Enable auto-panning

This adds a couple of handy prefs to control camera behavior, notably allowing it to automatically pan around the currently set photosphere.  It also allows you to set the sensitivy of the camera when responding to swipes.

Additionally, given that Photosphere doesn't have the ability to automatically cycle like Gallery does, making sure folks can easily make use of it when they have an interesting image is important.  To that effect, the launcher icon that previously took your to the home screen is now a bit smarter, and if you don't currently have Photosphere set as your wallpaper it'll take you to the preview screen instead, so you can go straight to setting it.  If the wallpaper's already running, it'll smartly go to settings.

Koi Live Wallpaper v1.9

  - New feature: Full screen mode!

Something folks have asked for many times is the ability to use Koi as a sort of 'toy', as in running it full screen without any icons in the way, and being able to interact with it.  This update adds that, and additionally the full version puts in basic access controls, so you can hand it to your toddler and not worry too much about them returning to the home screen and destroying everything.  :)

If you have child mode enabled, touch all four corners of the screen simultaneously to exit.  Otherwise, just hit back.