Muzei Live Wallpaper
Muzei Live Wallpaper is a free app from developer Roman Nurik. The appropriately named Muzei (or “museum” in Russian) sets a piece of art or custom photo as your phone wallpaper, rotating every night. The default setting adds a slight blur effect to the painting, blending in nicely with whatever you have on your homescreens. If you double tap an empty space on anywhere on your homescreen, it will toggle the blur, turning it back into a full-fledged piece of artwork.
The big feature in this app is the “Featured Art” section. This rotates famous pieces of artwork as your wallpaper chosen by Nurik and his fiancé. The rotations usually happen at around 9PM ET every night.
If classic artwork isn’t your thing, you can always choose custom photos to rotate every few hours. You can select entire galleries or just a handful of your favorites.
The custom photo selector is a subtle way to remind you of pictures you once forgot about. Take a look at the original compared to the one with the blur effect.
It’s not a very good photo… at all. But with the slight blur effect that Muzei uses, it doesn’t look half bad. I almost want to go as far as saying that bad quality photos aren’t nearly as annoying to keep in your gallery anymore. Try this feature out – you’ll probably love it.
Perhaps the best part about the app, beyond its price tag, is the fact that it’s API for third-party developers. Meaning, if someone wanted to create a Muzei plug-in to bring Instagram photos into the service, it’s possible. In fact, it’s already been done.
Searching the Play Store for “Muzei” will reveal a lengthy list of plug-ins. A sample list of the more notable services includes Dropbox, Reddit, Flickr, 500px,and Tumblr.
This app is new… very new… so we are definitely going to expect some bugs. There have already been a few reported issues, but nothing that would completely turn anybody away from using it. And actually, Nurik has already addressed many of them, pushing out an update to the Play Store. We’ll have to see as time passes, but so far there haven’t been any huge issues.
VIA: Android Guys