Our Android Themes forum is filled with people showing off their custom designed homescreens. These are among the most popular threads on all of XDA, and the ability to customize is one of the things that we most love about Android.
A little over a year ago, we discovered a small site called MyColorScreen that was built for sharing Android themes. Designers can upload screenshots, “tag” them to show what widgets and launchers were used, and share the graphic assets required to replicate the themes. Today, it’s probably the most known site among this community of designers. We decided to form a partnership with MyColorScreen, and as with Swappa.com, XDA members are able to authenticate on MyColorScreen directly with their XDA accounts.
The problem with theming as it exists today, obvious to anyone who’s tried to create copies of home screens posted on MyColorScreen or on XDA, is that it’s difficult and very time-consuming. Depending on your device and resolution, it’s extremely frustrating to get everything just right.
For the past nine months, we’ve been working with MyColorScreen, which is headquartered with its development team in Irvine, California (about 3,000 miles from the XDA offices), to build an app that dramatically simplifies theming both for designers and end-users. The product, Themer by MyColorScreen, allows users to apply themes in one click. The video teaser is below. If you want to sign up for the beta, visit http://www.themerapp.
We’ve received lots of questions about how Themer works. We promise to post another article here soon with more answers.
P.S. If you’re a really good theme designer and want to be part of the Themer design team (and get early access to the app), send an email with a link to your work to firstname.lastname@example.org._________