Feb 11 AT 11:50 PM Brooks Barnard 23 Comments

From the developer of DashClock: Muzei Live Wallpaper

If you haven’t heard of Roman Nurik, it’s about time you have. You’ve at least heard of DashClock, right? Well, lets start back to the time when I was introduced to the work of Roman Nurik through DashClock, apparently 1 year ago. Roman is an Android developer who works for Google. He’s often taking to social media informing the world about different android app design guidelines regarding the user experience and visual design, something he is a pro at. DashClock was instantly a huge hit as a homescreen and lockscreen widget (especially when lockscreen widgets were initially introduced with Android 4.2) that allowed a beautiful way do display a lot of useful information. Now, Roman is releasing his next project, Muzei Live Wallpaper, and I’m sure it’s going to be another hit.

Screenshot_2014-02-11-20-23-12_xsxnexus520140211_202636According to Roman, “Muzei is a live wallpaper that gently refreshes your home screen each day with famous works of art. It also recedes into the background, blurring and dimming artwork to keep your icons and widgets in the spotlight. Simply double touch the wallpaper or open the Muzei app to enjoy and explore the artwork in its full glory. Alternatively, you can choose your favorite photos from your own gallery or other apps to use on your home screen. To keep your wallpaper fresh, Muzei will rotate through your favorite photos every few hours.”

In addition to adding beautiful classic artwork to your homscreen, Muzei is apparently developer-friendly. This won’t appeal to all of you, but Muzei is open source and offers a simple API that allows one to build their own wallpaper source that should look very similar to those who worked with DashClock. So if your favorite images aren’t appearing on Muzei now, throw some money at your nearest developer or learn how to use APIs and keep the wallpaper joy coming.

I’ve obviously already got Muzei plugged in on my Nexus 5? Who else is stoked on Roman Nurik’s latest work? It’s available now in the Google Play store and requires Android 4.2+. I love a good wallpaper app. Let us know your thoughts and excitement by commenting below.

Source: Roman Nurik G+

Brooks is an engineer living in the Bay Area recently dislocated from the Great Northwest. He's an Android enthusiast who decided to start doing something (productive?) with his countless hours surfing the interwebz and addictive ROM flashing and began writing. He has a hot wife, is a father of two, an avid F1 fan, and enjoys watching sports when he can. His current devices include the Nexus 5 and 7 (2103) both running stock roms rooted and modded with Xposed Framework (but this is subject to change). You can follow Brooks on Twitter @Brooks_Barnard.

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