We recently reported that Themer, by MyColorScreen, had released an invite only Beta of their new launcher and phone theme app. I quickly applied for a code and it arrived about ten days later. Here is my review.
Themer Beta Concept:
If you didn’t read our article, of have never heard about themer, here is a quick run down. Unlike so many of the other launchers available for the Android platform where you have to spend a considerable amount of time setting up the device till you get it just the way you want, Themer Beta is designed so that you pick a theme, and it does everything for you. That includes setting up a set of specific widgets, background wallpapers, style and transitions.
There is a vast range of themes to choose from, and the list is growing everyday as more users suggest themes and people upload new ones. Each has their own style, theme and feel, but all run on several basic principles. The most evident of these is that many of these themes are simple. I don’t mean in terms of style, but rather than have eight pages of apps and widgets, the themes tend to have a maximum of about three to four pages, each with a specific function.
Page and widget functions:
Themer Beta runs on the maxim that as long as you have the most important information available, you’re unlikely to need dozens of pages worth of widgets. The information MyColorScreen as decided are most important are:
- Missed calls
- Missed SMS
- Missed Emails
- Batery level
- Time & date