Design

The Los Angeles Android Home Screen

Lifehacker reader rustyhalos takes the text-based home screen to new heights with his “Love Letter to Los Angeles” home screen.

Click on the image above to get a closer look.

This is the setup I’m currently using, entitled “Love Letter to Los Angeles”. Why something so sappy, you ask? Well, I’m leaving my hometown of (you guessed it) Los Angeles, very soon, maybe for good, so I’m feeling a little sentimental. I found a small graphic of the Los Angeles skyline floating around online, and thought I would edit it in Photoshop and turn it into a wallpaper for my phone. Approximately eight hours and endless bouts with Minimalistic Text later, this was the result.

The setup is based around one of my favourite quotes about Los Angeles: “Tip the world over on its side and everything loose will land in Los Angeles” from Frank Lloyd Wright. I used that quote on the lockscreen, courtesy of WidgetLocker, along with a simple slider I found on XDA. The rest of the lockscreen is simple Minimalistic Text and Missed It, with little custom tweaks here and there.

The main screens were created using Minimalistic Text, Metrostation Icons, Apex Launcher (7 rows, 6 columns), a news widget and the Simple Calendar widget.

I’m running an unofficial version of Cyangenmod 9 on my HTC Sensation. You can find more details on my MyColorscreen page.