Tomek Kondrat · Jul 31, 2014 at 01:30 pm

Give Your Screen Some Color with HexaTime Live Wallpaper

We don’t often cover very many live wallpapers here on the XDA Portal. You may think that wallpapers are just wallpapers, and there is nothing special with them. Well, you are right for the most part. However, sometimes you might be proven wrong, and we think that this is one of those cases.

If you are a Web developer or a graphics designer, you’ve certainly heard of and possibly used hexadecimal color codes. This system is a positional numeral system with a radix, or base, of 16. It uses sixteen distinct symbols, 0-9 to represent values zero to nine, and A-F to represent ten to fifteen. For instance, black in hexadecimal is #000000 while white is #FFFFFF.

XDA Recognized Contributor Chromium came up with rather unexpected idea and made a live wallpaper that changes its colors to match the hour in hexadecimal colors. As result, your screen will differ every single second. The clock is visible all the time as well, so you don’t need additional widgets to know the actual time. HexaTime has a few features that let you change the look of the wallpaper. You can adjust the clock size, its font, and even change the alignment to suit your mood.

Using hexadecimal colors in such way is rather innovative, and surely fits the minimalist style of many users’ home screens. You can give your screen some color by visiting the HexaTime Live Wallpaper thread. If you have ideas to make it even better, go ahead and check the code on Github and make your contributions.


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