“Flickr my Wallpaper” For Android Automatically Downloads And Sets Images From Flickr As Wallpaper
When it comes to theming a smartphone, enthusiasts will agree that the wallpaper plays an integral part in gluing the entire look together. Enthusiasts, then, like to search around for the perfect wallpaper and then stick to it for as long as they don’t get tired of the whole theme.
That’s one type of enthusiast.
The other likes to change their wallpapers on a very regular, almost daily basis. I’m one such example, the wallpaper on my Android device – whether live or static – gets changed every 2-3 days.
Now, searching for new wallpapers can actually be a time-taking activity, so why not automate the whole process?
That’s what Flickr my Wallpaper does for Android devices. Check it out after the jump!
Developed by QUO?TE developers (that ‘?’ is not a typo), Flickr my Wallpaper [Google Play] is a live-wallpaper app which “pimps your Android wallpapers with Flickr photos.”
After launching the app for the first time, you are taken to your Live Wallpapers selection menu from where you choose Flickr my Wallpaper. From here, you can go into settings from where you can play with options and preferences. The app allows you to set that it downloads wallpapers over Wi-Fi only, and only downloads wallpapers that have been given a certain tag. Lastly, you have the option to download new wallpapers (based on tag) every hour. If you don’t set a tag, the daily most interesting Flickr photos will be downloaded.
We’ve tested the app on a Samsung Galaxy S II (Android 4.0.3 ICS) and can confirm that it works as advertised.
There are a few features we wish were included with the app. Firstly, there is no way to skip past a wallpaper. We came across a few lame images that weren’t suitable for use as wallpaper and there was no way to get to the next one. Secondly, it would be great if the app allowed users to change time duration. Right now, it’s either every hour or every day. Lastly, this is a personal preference, but I don’t like scrolling panoramic wallpapers. The ability to stop panning wallpapers on scrolling would also be a great addition.
Other than that, Flickr my Wallpaper is a fine app. We highly recommend it for those of you who like to change their wallpapers regularly.