Show Us Your Homescreen! 14th September, 2012
So here we are, our first featured homescreen as part of our new “Show Us Your Homescreen” segment. Thankyou for everyone that entered and please keep those entries coming, I really enjoyed checking out everything that you have done.
It was a very tight vote, with surprising variation in the voting by the different members of the Android Australia team. The winner in the end (by the narrowest of margins) is gurgle.
I’m personally a big fan of this setup, as it really is quite different to the default Android setup. For isntance, it only has one homescreen and forgoes a button to access the app drawer, using a swipe gesture instead. I’m also a fan of the lockscreen and was not surprised to hear that many of gurgle’s friends can’t figure out how to unlock the phone when they first hold it.
Let us know what you think of gurgle’s efforts in the comments, but remember to keep any criticism nice and constructive. If you think you can do better, or even if you think you can do worse, then be sure to send me your entry at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject “Show Us Your Homescreen.”. All the rules and details can be found here, and remember that if you want any ideas for changing your launcher, then head over to our Launcher Roundup here.
With no further ado, I’ll let gurgle explain his homescreen setup himself.
- First off, the whole thing is done with WidgetLocker. Awesome app, it allows virtually unlimited customization. One of it’s cool features is it lets you overlap widgets, allowing a pretty tight layout (as im sure you can see).
- Widgetlocker also allows you to set custom sliders. The Daft Punk slider goes so well with the wallpaper, people sometimes can’t work out how to unlock my phone.
- The clock is TypoClock (the original, accept no imitators!). The paid a version allows you to use a custom colour. I had no problem shelling-out to keep the Holo cyan theme going.
- I have Tasker set phone profiles depending on my location, (as you can see, right now i’m at home) the name of which i have displayed by Minimalistic Text. Tasker rocks, i’m always looking out for a cool new way of automating my phone with it.
- I have another Minimalistic Text widget show the weather at my current location. Minimalistic text is pretty powerful, it’s almost unbelievable it’s a free app.
- All unread notifications show up on my lockscreen via Missed It!. There is the perfect amount of room in that spot for 4 different notification types.
- Finally, i have Battery Widget in the corner.