Animated Weather Wallpapers perhaps..with 2.1


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  1. jb1

    jb1 Member This Topic's Starter

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    just wondering if anyone thinks with the 2.1 update coming it might give us droid owners and nexus one ppl a similar animated weather wallpaper option like on the hd2..just a thought..would like to hear what people think
     

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    sooper_droid12 Well-Known Member

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    Absolutely, unequivocally, undoubtedly NO! Animated weather is a part of Sense UI created by HTC and is NOT native to anything on Android.
     
  3. messenger13

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    So I guess HTC has a copyright on animated weather? Interesting... :rolleyes:
     
  4. gonzoguy24

    gonzoguy24 Well-Known Member

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    Beautiful widgets gives you an animated weather option. Their widget looked too much like HTC's and they had to change it but it is still pretty awesome.
     
  5. sooper_droid12

    sooper_droid12 Well-Known Member

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    The issued a cease and desist to Beautiful Widgets for having animated weather widgets. The dev had to go through a lengthy review process before bringing the current one to market.
     
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    gonzoguy24 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the added detail sooper. This is what I was referring too. I still have the original Beautiful Widgets because I had backed it up.
     
  7. messenger13

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    Yes, I know that. I have the "old" pre-C&D widget, and the new one. (I personally like the new one better.)

    The OP asked if 2.1 would bring us a "similar animated weather wallpaper like on the hd2". I wouldn't see why not. As long as it is a different design. The problem with the old Beautiful Widgets is that it was a direct ripoff from HTC.
     
  8. gonzoguy24

    gonzoguy24 Well-Known Member

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    I do not think 2.1 will bring "animated weather wallpaper"...We have all seen the nexus 1 running 2.1 and I have not seen an "animated weather wallpaper." I do not think the Droid will be any different.
     
  9. gonzoguy24

    gonzoguy24 Well-Known Member

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    Am I wrong to think that 2.1 will be exactly the same as what the N1 is running? Please correct me if I am wrong.
     
  10. Roroco

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    HTC does not have a patent on animated widgets or wall papers. Beautiful Widgets was forced to change because they looked identical. Anyone one else can create animated weather widgets if it is technically possible.

    As for the original question... There are already new animated wallpapers on the market place. It is not a stretch to think that animated wallpapers for weather will soon appear. Even if the functionality is not quite built in, it is not much more difficult than having multiple animated wallpapers available and having an app to change them based on a certain condition.
     
  11. gonzoguy24

    gonzoguy24 Well-Known Member

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    Nicely put Roroco...wow that is pretty exciting...an entire wallpaper that changes based on the weather...that's tits
     
  12. jb1

    jb1 Member This Topic's Starter

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    yeah that is what i was thinking..obviously it isnt going to come with the update like as a sense ad on as someone screamed in an earlier post..i simply was wondering if a developer could create something similar
     
  13. messenger13

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    Not a stretch at all. The 2.1 ROMs already have the live wallpapers that change throughout the day. Pretty cool stuff. But hopefully the official 2.1 release will be optimized enough to run the live wallpapers without bogging down the DROID.
     
  14. DroidJnkie

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    Screams, Sooper Droid does. Defies, Messenger 13 does. Careful, Messenger 13 must be!

    The Path to the Dark Side, defiance is! Anger leads to fear, fear leads to hate, hate leads to defiance, defiance leads to getting head ripped from body by Sooper Droid! :eek:
     
  15. JoeProcopio

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    the weather app for 2.1 isn't animated, unless the 2.1 version for Droid changes...some of us are running the weather app from 2.1 already...there was an .apk running around but cannot find where I got it from...
     
  16. JoeProcopio

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    i mean remember, lol
     
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    theres a difference between it already being implemented and the fact that it is possible. I dont see why it cant be possible seeing as animated wallpaper already is in 2.1. what I wonder is if wallpaper can be animated can widgets be then?
     
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    Okay, I've searched EVERY possible word in the marketplace and I still can't find the animated wallpapers that people have made! What are you guys searching to find them? I want to download them so I will have them all ready for when 2.1 comes out!
     
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    Search "live wallpaper" . There are two freebies (a Matrix one and a Duck Hunt one). There are a few paid ones too.
     
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    I beg to differ. Obviously it couldn't be made to look like the Sense, but there is no way at all that HTC can lay claim to any and every weather wallpaper which undoubtedly will come out. There wouldn't be legal grounds for it.


    I believe weather wallpaper will be one of the first types of animated wallpaper we see being released.
     
  22. gonzoguy24

    gonzoguy24 Well-Known Member

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    I cannot wait for the live wallpapers for a matrix wallpaper(so cool this is already on market) or even some implementation of a weather wallpaper...2.1 is going to be gnarley
     
  23. DroidJnkie

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    It is??? Where on the market? I can't find it!

    I am running 2.1 right now. Live wallpapers make this flashed ROM lag a bit, but I'd love to run the Matrix wallpaper for a few seconds to show my iphone friends, lol
     
  24. gonzoguy24

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    According to someone on this forum there is...I think it was posted earlier...search "live wallpaper"
     
  25. tiredhiker

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    And what about the G1? I did not pay $400 usd plus only to have it outdated in a year. Not that difficult to make a prigram to run the apps from the Sd Card so there will be enough space on the phone for the updates! As for the anomated desktops you will find them distractive apter a while BUT it they make some that moved slow and interesting it might be ok.
     

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