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Lightbulb [App] Hamster powered timepiece Live Wallpaper

Due to the complexity of animation, actions of Timester and limitations in the Android OS regarding widgets, a widget version of Timester is not possible at this time. Thank you for not asking for this again.

[update] Timester HD - the new Timester is roaming free on the market. Also www.Timester.info is live and updated.
https://market.android.com/details?i...=search_result


I've been looking for a nice clock for my desire ever since the sense clocks got so old for me. The market provides mostly image+clock arms widgets, so I thought of a different kind of a widget:

The main character is a very lazy hamster named Timester. This guy realized that he is somewhat overweight and unfit so he has to run the wheel. The hamster wheel turns as he reluctantly runs, which in turn engages a dynamo and all the other cogs and wheels inside. Every once in a while, Timester gets tired and goes to sleep. So when you unlock your phone you will find him sleeping but quickly getting up and getting exercise. Or he will run so fast that the wheel and hamster will seem one. Or hamster will slow so much that he needs a jolt kindly provided by the machine to resume running.

Blou_Aap was brave enough to step up to the challenge and is committed to building a great live wallpaper. In a few short days he managed to release a pre-alpha version, 0.001.

There are still a lot of features to be added, and optimizations to be implemented so please be patient with us and provide valuable feedback.

Here are some visual helpers:



and some more:


To download and install: Search the market for "Timester".
Or you can install from desktop go here https://market.android.com/details?i...=search_result

Also, check out the new website www.timester.info
We updated it, has some facebook integration so "like" away.

V 1.04
- fixed bug that when Timester was on strike made clicks register as timester settings click.

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V 1 .03
- different app and app name, so it won't show up as an update for the old timester
- more actions
- better optimised code, running smoother
- tablet support (tested on galaxy tab) please report any issues on tab or other tablets
- people with 320x480 screens will see that timester is oversized - don't fret, there are still some adjustments for smaller screens to be done and timester hd will support 320x480 properly

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V 0.009
- Fixed bugs for 480x854 screens
- Removed app from app drawer

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[and another update]: YOU CAN HELP!
If you'd like to support our app and help us by getting the word out, here's an image you can put in your signature:


All you have to do is paste this code in your sig editing section of CP:
HTML Code:
[URL="http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=819988"][IMG]http://fc06.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2010/307/8/e/sig_by_zamolxe-d323t0i.png[/IMG][/URL]
Also you can "like" our timester.info page!
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OMG this is sooooo nice and funny .. Really nice to see something exceptional..
 
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I like it!
 
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Any naming ideas? I was thinking about Rody but I'm not sure.
 
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Rody is nice. ...

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Here's a little helper in terms of function and moving parts.

 
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Can't wait to see this
 
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Me too In fact I see it clearly. But only in my head )
 
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lmao, what an awesome idea. I hope you get this made.
 
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Omfg this is soooo nice id like this soooo much. ... Hope someone will help you. .. And id you need a tester. Im youre man...

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