Back in the summer of ’09, I was exposed to a design firm calling themselves The Astonishing Tribe (or TAT for short). Believe it or not, but these guys were actually involved in designing the basic Android UI we saw in the Cupcake days. On their YouTube channel, they uploaded some of their most impressive concepts and demos of TAT Mobile UI that made my jaw drop harder than the bass on a dubstep track. One of the demos they showed off was 3D Eyetracking UI. This demo gave us a look at a launcher with icons that moved independently of the background, creating a 3D effect like no other. No frilly, stereoscopic nonsense. I was impressed to say the least, but disappointed that the demo never made it out of the concept stage.
A few days ago, a friend of mine told me about an app called 3D-Effect Live Wallpaper, a live wallpaper that faithfully recreates the TAT UI 3D Eyetracking concept. Since it was a paid app, I was a little apprehensive at first. I decided to try similar free apps in the Play Store all were found lacking. Terribly. I finally ponied up the $1.26 and gave her a spin. What I discovered changed my life forever. Check out my video below for my full demonstration/walkthrough of 3D-Effect Live Wallpaper.
For you tinfoil hate types (or those of you that are just sensibly cautious), 3D-Effect Live Wallpaper requires no special permissions of any kind — your data, identity, and nudes are safe. You can pick up the app right now in the Google Play Store for $1.26. I’ve also gone ahead and linked to a zip file containing a handful of my favorite videogame wallpapers to compliment the pixely side effect of the app. Enjoy.
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