Beautiful lakeside scenes reflecting in the calm waves of the foreground water in this live wallpaper. Clouds are moving in different altitudes. Hot air balloons slowly float in the air. Colors and light change dynamically during the day. The early morning starts with a beautiful sunrise with dazzling colors. The sun moves over the sky during the day and finally vanishes behind the horizon a magical sunset. When the afternoon evolves into night the moon becomes more and more visible until midnight when it slowly starts to fade again as the new day dawns. Use the automatic sunrise/sunset premium feature to let the app automatically calculate correct sunrise and sunset times for your gps location (check runs once a day, and GPS must be on).
Built in backgrounds: New York, London, Venice, Eilean Donan Castle (Scotland), Mountains (USA), Hammarby Sjöstad (Stockholm)
Downloadable backgrounds: Hong Kong, Sydney, San Francisco, Toronto (Canada), Stockholm Royal Palace, Stockholm Archipelago Island (Långgarn), Chicago, Dubai, Iron Mosque (Putrajaya, Malaysia), Palm Tree Beach (Cook Islands), Barn (Mud Lake, Whitby), Paris (Eiffel Tower & Seine), Seattle
The Internet and write external storage permissions in the full version is because you can for no extra charge download new backgrounds from the Internet, and they are saved on the sd-card.
In the free version some settings are locked. The ones with (full) in the list are only available in the full version.
- Change background
- Use built in backgrounds
- Download backgrounds (full)
- Distance to background
- Wave size (full)
- Number of hot air balloons (full)
- Surface activity (full)
- Clouds speed (full)
- Show/hide high and low clouds (full)
- Show/hide the sun
- change position and size of the moon (full)
- Set any time of day, or (full)
- Use real time for seamless color shifts (full)
- set true color for 24 bit color depth (full)
In the dynamic real time mode, not even one second of the wallpaper is equal to another in a 24 hour period.
More background scenes to choose from will be added in the near future!
This wallpaper with live water reflections is based on OpenGL, which means that your phone's GPU is working instead of the CPU, making much less impact on the overall phone performance. Also, the wallpaper is only active when visible, so battery life will not be affected much.
Photo credits (flickr users):
London: Son of Groucho
Manhattan: Eva Abreu
Venice: Anna Fox
Eilean Donan Castle: Shadowgate
Mountains: Taylor McBride
Toronto: Blair Stirrett
San Francisco: Jérôme Decq
Stockholm Royal Palace - Anders Adermark
Långgarn - Anders Adermark
Hammarby Sjöstad - Anders Adermark
Sydney Opera House: Richard Taylor
Hong Kong: torbakhopper
Dubai & Burj Al Arab: ~Pyb
Palm Tree Beach: Robert Young
Barn: Rick Harris
Paris: Jiuguang Wang
Seattle: Chas Redmond
Iron Mosque: Ezry Abdul Rahman
Chicago: George Tziralis
Balloons: turtlemom4bacon, falcon1961 & Eric Ward
Moon: Moon: Luis Argerich
Thanks everyone for the creative commons licenses!
bugfix for downloading backgrounds