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Since +Roman Nurik released Muzei a few days back, I've seen a lot of bla bla bla Firepaper bla ? bla bla bla Muzei bla ! comments, and vice versa.
I can see why some like Muzei over Firepaper. I can see why some don't. To give you all the ultimate choice, I have just uploaded a new version of 500 Firepaper to the Play Store, which can also act as an art source for Muzei. If you so choose, you can have the best of both worlds!
It may take a few hours after this post before v1.60 shows up for you on Play and/or it auto-updates.
The XDA thread for 500 Firepaper, for all your discussion and bug reports, can be found here: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2522588
Muzei is really new - it may be shiny, but I've seen a lot of issues/bugs/inconsistencies across my test devices - which will no doubt be fixed as soon as possible. I found it tricky at best to get it to work initially, without blur, and using 500 Firepaper as source.
Also, one needs to keep in mind that the normal 500 Firepaper restrictions still apply - it needs Wi-Fi to download images and it will remove them after 24 hours, but as of yet it does not display a warning about this when using Muzei.
I'm not personally all that fond of the image placement Muzei uses (for example, on my single homescreen Nexus 5 in portrait orientation, you usally end up looking at the left side of a wider image), but it does work well in other case (like multiple homescreens that have the middle one as default). 500 Firepaper does not modify the image when sourced to Muzei as it does for it's own live wallpaper.
Additionally, Muzei only likes to replace an image when you are actually looking at the live wallpaper. So if you use the option to switch wallpapers every time the screen turns on, you will actually see the transition between the old and the new wallpaper. Meh.
If rotating the device becomes slow for you, make sure you have the refresh on rotate feature disabled in 500 Firepaper. I need to do some re-thinking on that in combination with Muzei.
I have some reservations about the current API for Muzei as well, callbacks I want that aren't there, being based on IntentService (requires some awkward hoop-jumping), etc. But all in all it seems to be off to a great start!
Added Muzei support
Dream: hide navigation bar pre-KitKat
If you just added the ability to select my own wallpapers, I would not even think about Muzei!
This is cool
I agree with that image placement bug of Muzei. But as it's new, it'll soon be fixed as soon as noticed... ;)
For the lazy / curious, here's a link to Muzei: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=net.nurik.roman.muzei
Nice one Chainy! Gonna have a ganders at this!
If you don't mind a future feature suggestion, I'd love to have a gesture that would remove the current picture from the cache, and ideally keep track of it so it isn't loaded in the future. How about in a premium version?
+Roman Nurik Sure, helping you take away the rest of my users is high on my priority list.
Also, your original 500px plugin as well as the built-out version some guy is offering are violating several conditions of the 500px ToS. I know, nobody cares about those sort of things but me, just thought you should know.
Somehow always returning to https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.tamanegi.wallpaper.multipicture&hl=en .. best options, all screens/desktops different <3
it Would be nice if we could chose a folder from Where the pictures would be chosen from, like the app 'Multipicture live Wallpaper',
+Filipe Nascimento true! And be able to stick pictures from different sources on different desktops in random manner. That would be awesome.
Samsung galaxy golden i9235 root?
how you can help with that???
+liran natan Hey mate, did you ever root your i9235, I have a moto 360 and just relaised that my i8235 only runs on 4.2.2 and I need 4.3 for android wear to work