Roman Nurik may, or may not, be a familiar name to you. He’s the developer behind the immensely popular app DashClock Widget which took the Google Play Store by storm last year. One year to the day, Nurik shows that he hasn’t been resting on his laurels by releasing a completely new app: Muzei Live Wallpaper.
Muzei Live Wallpaper Review:
Taken from the Russian word for “Museum”, Muzei Live Wallpaper is a way to change your wallpaper and show off the best of the Art world as your wallpaper. The idea being, that it would be like having a museum on your phone. Each picture has been curated by an art teacher (the dev’s fiance) and is sourced from WikiPaintings.org.
If Art isn’t your thing, then you can personalise it by using your camera roll as the source and having the Muzei Live Wallpaper change your wallpaper at set intervals of every hour, or every 3, 6 or 24 hours or every 3 days. If you feel that your camera roll really isn’t that interesting to have as a wallpaper, Muzei Live Wallpaper will allow you to choose the individual photos you want to use as your wallpaper and randomly select one at each prescribed interval.
So, if, like me, you can’t settle on one wallpaper, then Muzei is the app for you. You can have your wallpaper chosen by the developer and see works of art grace the screen of your device, or you can use your own camera roll as a live wallpaper, or choose the individual wallpapers you want to be shown. Whichever option you choose, you can dim and blur the background so that it’s not too distracting and allows you icons, widgets and folders to stand out using the advanced options sliding the bar to your taste.
When on the homescreen, you can double tap the wallpaper and the image will temporarily focus, then fade again.
I’ve been doing this for the last six months using another app called, unsurprisingly, Wallpaper Changer. This has some great features, but it lacks the grace and style of Muzei Live Wallpaper.
Having only been released today, it has already notched up 400 reviews on Google Play averaging at 4.8 stars.
What I love most about the app, is that the dev has released an API similar to the one he released with DashClock Widget allowing other devs to take advantage of the great design and functionality of the app. If it’s anything as popular as his previous app, then I expect that we will soon see numerous extensions being developed for the app, making it even better. You can follow the progress and learn more about the apps beginnings on Roman Nurik’s Google Plus profile