Sunday, October 27, 2013

Designing Themes for Flowering Vine Live Wallpaper for Android

Today something sparked my memory. I was looking at my phone and realized I hadn't put a seasonal wallpaper on it for a while and as Halloween is upon us I realized I had the perfect live wallpaper for adding a spooky look to my phone. Aww, but which theme to choose?

You see, a year ago about this time my husband's company, Thor Media, was focusing on making Live Wallpapers for Android phones. My brothers-in-law, Bryce and Will who are co-owners in the company were programming and designing these Apps and I was lucky enough to be involved in testing them for bugs and offering ideas and suggestions for designs etc.

Anyway, it was about this time last year that they released a new Live Wallpaper called Flowering Vine and on this particular app they added the feature of some preset themes for people to choose from in addition to the app colors and settings being customizable.

I was one of the lucky few who got to create some of the themes to be saved into the apps presets. This was so much fun! Let me tell you! I went crazy and I think I came up with at least fifteen themes in a couple of hours.

One of the funnest parts for me, as always, was coming up with names for the themes, you can kinda tell which themes are mine because of this. Instead of simply naming it something literal and obvious like "pink and brown" or something, the names I choose were inspired by various ideas, stories or designs.

So, just for fun, I thought I'd post about the ideas behind each theme.

I'm going to post a series of blogs so that each theme can have it's own post. Links for all of them will be updated here.

1. Scandinavian Costume

2. Golden Afternoon