Evolution Live Wallpaper

Evolution Live Wallpaper


The Evolution Live Wallpaper turns each pixel of your Android background into a living organism! It uses a genetic algorithm to simulate the "evolution" of these pixels (or cells), using their colour as their traits for selection.

The wallpaper starts out initially as a multi-coloured grid. Over time, this grid will slowly transform (i.e. evolve) into a single colour (or close to that colour). By interacting with your phone, you can change the optimal colour and watch as the cells eventually evolve to that colour all over again!

Here's the nitty-gritty of the algorithm (for those that are interested):

Each pixel square simulates an individual, replicating cell. Cells replicate asexually, but not perfectly (i.e. they mutate).

The cell's traits are defined by its colour -- specifically, its red, green and blue values. These traits are used to calculate each cell's "fitness" score, using an optimal colour value (see below) as reference. This fitness value determines the cell's reproduction rate, and thus its survivability in the environment.

An "optimal" colour is defined based on a variety of parameters (by default, red is defined by the amount you touch your background, green is based on local time, and green is based on your phone's current battery level).

Note: If you enjoy this wallpaper, please considering getting the donate version! Just look up "Evolution Wallpaper (Donate)" in the market.

Recent changes:
1.1
- Greatly improves performance
- Changed default colour scheme to Blue (battery), Green (time), Red (touch)
- Changes some default values around
- Lowered spawn rate
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3.6
User ratings
90
Installs
10,000+
Concerns
0
File size
16 kb
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About Evolution Live Wallpaper
The Evolution Live Wallpaper turns each pixel of your Android background into a living organism! It uses a genetic algorithm to simulate the "evolution" of these pixels (or cells), using their colour as their traits for selection.

The wallpaper starts out initially as a multi-coloured grid. Over time, this grid will slowly transform (i.e. evolve) into a single colour (or close to that colour). By interacting with your phone, you can change the optimal colour and watch as the cells eventually evolve to that colour all over again!

Here's the nitty-gritty of the algorithm (for those that are interested):

Each pixel square simulates an individual, replicating cell. Cells replicate asexually, but not perfectly (i.e. they mutate).

The cell's traits are defined by its colour -- specifically, its red, green and blue values. These traits are used to calculate each cell's "fitness" score, using an optimal colour value (see below) as reference. This fitness value determines the cell's reproduction rate, and thus its survivability in the environment.

An "optimal" colour is defined based on a variety of parameters (by default, red is defined by the amount you touch your background, green is based on local time, and green is based on your phone's current battery level).

Note: If you enjoy this wallpaper, please considering getting the donate version! Just look up "Evolution Wallpaper (Donate)" in the market.

Recent changes:
1.1
- Greatly improves performance
- Changed default colour scheme to Blue (battery), Green (time), Red (touch)
- Changes some default values around
- Lowered spawn rate

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A Google User
May 26, 2014
Ook
A Google User
Mar 9, 2014
S4 Black screen straight away then froze phone up the touch seem to stop working too so had to pull battery,I tried again to the same result sent crash report this time, will amend rating when if fixed!
A Google User
Mar 3, 2014
Never changes. It looks like the photo on the left. Its fairly ugly.
A Google User
Jan 31, 2014
S4 Black screen straight away then froze phone up touch seem to stop working too had to pull battery, tried again to the same result sent crash report this time, will amend rating when if fixed!
A Google User
Aug 27, 2013
I love it It also makes a good decorative background too.