05/02 customisation: welcome back…

I haven’t updated this blog in quite a while, unfortunately, partly because I sold my Nexus S and went back to iOS. I may have stated previously that I got rid of my iPhone 4 because it was quite stale, and I was looking for more freedom and a platform which would allow me to create an experience that was more reflective of my personality. Though while this was appealing, the flaws of the Android operating system quickly became apparent – the lack of consistency across the operating system and frequent app crashes caused me to think back to the elegance of iOS. The attention to detail within design that was throughout iOS was not existent within Android, and as a user that heavily focuses on the experience Android was not fulfilling my needs. Therefore – after just two months of using Android and the Nexus S – I had no regrets in purchasing an iPhone 4 for the second time.

So here’s my first iOS screenshot: nothing too adventurous, but appealing and elegant nonetheless. Looking at my Android screenshots they both seem amateurish and, dare I say it, ‘ugly’. I believe that iOS just looks more professional.

I’ve included two screenshots so you can see what apps I have included. I’ll list all of my apps from left to right on each screen; obviously I won’t name the stock apps.

Screenshot #1:

Engadget
DoodleJump
Game Dev Story
Infinity Blade
Lil’ Pirates
Real Racing 2
Sonic the Hedgehog 4
Twitter.

Screenshot #2:

Eurosport
eBay
XE Currency
NatWest
PayPal
iFile
limera1n
Mod My iPhone
ThemeIt
Winterboard
My O2
NYTimes
Reeder (the best RSS app)
Sky Sports News
Amazon UK
Articles
Dictionary.com
Shazam
SpeedTest
Wordpress.

You can find me on Twitter, Deviantart and Xbox Live at Pari4h.

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Categories: i2HD, iPhone

19/01 customization: Progress

When I was thinking of a title for this shot I was struggling to come up with the next iteration of my previous screenshot, as my plan was to create a second shot using similar components in a slightly better way, so I decided to scrap and start over. I came up with this, which in (in my opinion) is much better. It looks fresh, combining both form and function, thus ‘progressing’ from my first shot to this.

Anyway, here’s where you can get everything:

Lockscreen

XDA ‘Simple Lock’ mod. Google for thread.
Wallpaper can be found over at The Ultralinx’s website in his Dropbox.

Homescreen

MIUI Fancy Widget clock (d/l from market).
Icons: Illumine HD. Cannot and will not distribute. Costs $2 to buy from MacThemes forums.
Circle Battery Widget (2×1).
SwitchPro widget (Size 3 on this shot).


HP/Palm tablet images uncovered, fervour unleashed

Well, who would have guessed? Just three weeks before HP/Palm launch their keynote – along with the teased and all-but-confirmed devices – two render images have gone viral and have given prospective users a first look at what a WebOS tablet may look like. Here are a few key pointers:

  • Sleek, iPad-esque form factor.
  • A potential gesture button/area, similar to that seen on the Pre phones. This may rotate as the user rotates the tablet, akin to what was seen on Honeycomb at CES this year.
  • A front-facing camera and USB port.

Oh, I almost forgot. This is apparently being prepped for a September launch. Let’s hope it delivers in a big way.

Hit up Engadget for the full scoop.


Categories: Uncategorized

12/01 Nexus S customization

I actually thought this was going to be uploaded tomorrow, but after finishing up with House (for today) I’ve got around to doing this.

Lock screen

Lock: Simple Lock mod over at XDA forums. Google if you have no idea what I’m talking about.
Wall.

Left screen

mClock with custom mod: here.
Circle Battery widget from Android Market.

Right screen

SwitchPro
Music Mod on Market

Dock: can be found here (file, save as).
Wall for left and right screen can be found at here.

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