App to randomly change home screens/wallpaper?

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  1. rlb4

    rlb4 Well-Known Member
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    Is there an app that will randomly change your home screen and wallpaper to a different one at some pre-determined interval, say every time the phone restarts? There are so many cool looking home screens and wallpapers that I can't make up my mind. It would be nice to select a bunch and then have them randomly selected every restart or specified interval, kind of like shuffle on a CD player.
     

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  2. mmarti16

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    Tasker can do this...

    you can set up steps to do a time interval and then change the wallpaper.
     
  3. chrlswltrs

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    Yes tasker can do it, but an easier way to set it up is:

    Wallpaper switcher - Android app on AppBrain

    You just pick a folder from your gallery, set when you want it changed (daily or time interval) then it changes to another random picture in that folder at that interval.

    I use tasker for a lot, but not changing wallpapers.
     
  4. Crodley

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    Can you set Tasker to pick a random wallpaper in a certain folder in a time period?

    For example, I have 4 folders named Dawn, Day, Dusk and Night. Each with the appropriate images in them.

    Can I have Tasker set a RANDOM image as the wallpaper from the folder named Dawn between 6am and 8 am?

    If so...how? :)
     
  5. Crodley

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    And another thread comes to a screeching halt when I post in it...must be my breath. :p
     
  6. (G)

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    {phew}

    :)
     
  7. mmarti16

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    Yes it can...give me a bit and I can figure it out. Have you been to the tasker site?
     
  8. chrlswltrs

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    Can tasker do live wallpapers? That would be awesome.
     
  9. mmarti16

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    I got it working on my phone this way:

    New>Context>Calendar: I selected Aug - Dec (Tasker doesn't seem to let you go back on the months) Then changed the days of the month to days of the week. Select Sun - Sat. Done.

    Tasks to add:
    Variable>Variable random> %PIC> min 1 max 4

    Display>Set Wallpaper. Now this is where you would normally long click to set but instead give the path of where the pics are stored. /dcim/Camera/pic%PIC.jpg

    Tasker>Wait > Set your time interval

    Tasker >Goto Action> Number 1


    Now here is the key to this working...you have to name the pics you want as pic1.jpg, pic2.jpg, pic3.jpg, pic4.jpg. You can edit them on your phone with Astro.

    Hope this is what you are looking for. There maybe some other ways but this is how I did it.
     
  10. Crodley

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    Wow, nice. I'll try it when I Get Home from work later, thanks!
     
  11. Crodley

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    As I'm looking this over, it seems it will pick a random image from one folder and change it, but can it pick a random image from one folder at one time of day, but a different folder at some other time of day?
     
  12. styla786

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    1. On the home screen, click Settings icon. 2. Select Wallpaper option.
    3. Then select wallpaper image from sample or use any picture from library.
    4. Click Set, you can chose to set image as wallpaper for lock screen, home screen or both.
     
  13. mmarti16

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    You could change the context to a time interval and create two different tasker profiles (12:01am - 6pm, 6:01pm - 12am) then point them to the different folders. I can't sleep and my phone isn't near me but that might be easier then trying to get to complicated. I guess you could create seperate If statements for odd/even numbers to point to different folders. That may be to much of a pain for you to keep the name of the pics sorted. IMO, easier to create two profiles...:)
     
  14. Crodley

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    Cool, thanks! :)
     
  15. sohguanh

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    May I know it is a Live Wallpaper or just Wallpaper? Is the customizable interval in terms of seconds or minutes? Does the app "eat" your battery life very fast?
     
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  18. tcat007

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    No, I'm a non-techie. Why would you ask? Just looked at the specs and seemed to fit the thread. It is one of my favorite apps though, so I may mention it occasionally.

     
  19. vineetsirohi

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    Sorry if i have offended you. Actually i am the developer of Droid Wallpaper Switcher - https://market.android.com/details?id=in.vineetsirohi.wallpaper&feature=search_result. I thought you were my fellow developer.

    Your post is definitely OK.
     

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