mic_888 · Jun 13, 2010 at 09:35 pm

Advanced Map Live Wallpaper for Android

If you’re a fan of Live Wallpaper, here’s a twist on the usual animations.  XDA forum member David Horn has developed Advanced Map Live Wallpaper, which allows you to use your favourite map as a Live Wallpaper showing your current position.

The application is open source and draws on code from Rmaps2 and the AndNav library.  Maps include a choice of Ordnance Survey, Google, Satellite, Bing, OpenStreetMap and USD VFR and IFR charts.

Originally posted by David Horn:

  • Wide selection of maps
  • Battery friendly – it uses network locations and shuts down whenever the homescreen isn’t available
  • Data friendly – aggressive caching means that you should only need to download a map tile once
  • Variable zoom on all maps
  • Accuracy circle (can be switched off)

Currently in beta, the dev has requested that any feedback be posted in the thread, instead of leaving a low rating on the app.

Advanced Map Live Wallpaper is available to download free from the Market.

You can find more information in the application thread.


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mic_888 is an editor on XDA-Developers, the largest community for Android users. I've been around XDA since 2007 when I bought the HTC Touch, well things have moved on a lot since then, and I've tried my hand at developing for WM and Android (still learning), but wanted to contribute more by becoming a News Writer for XDA. I write mainly Android articles, and some Windows Mobile. We're always sifting through the masses of threads for front page news, but do let me or the other guys know if you think anything is newsworthy including any breaking news! View mic_888's posts and articles here.
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