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August 17, 2010

Preview: Live Wallpaper for Maemo 5

Filed under: Released software — Tags: , , — Andrew Zhilin @ 00:04

Hello everybody.

After pretty long pause I’m happy to announce that our team is alive and still rocking hard for your amusement. And today I want to tell you about some really hot stuff for your Nokia n900.

Initially started as a project for FRUCT application competition by Tanya Makova, new name in the community and Vlad Vasiliev, who is well known as an OMWeather project leader, this application has evolved into one of the most shiny pearls on the scene. Thanks to these two people you’re now able to amaze the audience with your n900 like never before. Instead of showing static wallpapers on your desktops, now you can set almost anything from video files to XScreenSavers. Let me introduce you – Live Wallpaper. Project details with screenshots and video are after the break.

Here’s a quick look on what is already done now and what’s planned for the nearest future. First of all Live Wallpaper is already available in extras-devel repository so you can go and get it right now. This application adds one more option to your settings menu. Also, statusbar applet is planned for quick on/off toggling (to conserve battery life, for example).

By clicking “settings” you’ll see main layout window that shows you all your 4 desktops with your settings. Tap any of them to view its details. Also you’ll be able to donate to the project via PayPal, which is highly recommended, considering all this awesomeness that you can do with Live Wallpaper.

Settings window is pretty straightforward. Here you can disable Live Wallpaper for specified desktop or chose one of your favourite from available. All wallpapers are divided into categories: Video, Live Wallpapers or XScreenSavers. Each of them has its own settings. For example for Video you can chose the file to play and enable looped playback.

Here are some examples of what you can expect with Live Wallpaper installed. Screenshots doesn’t show all beauty, so you can scroll down for the video.

You can also find a lot of “n900 ready” videos in this thread on And feel free to add your favourites too.

To see all XScreenSavers available you can visit its homepage.

Well, that’s all for now, don’t forget to report any bugs or wishes in Live Wallpaper discussion thread. Some more cool news will come soon, so stay tuned and thanks for reading.



  1. Great work! Thanks!:)

    Comment by Erol — August 17, 2010 @ 10:06

  2. Oh noo.. its preview :) I jumped and installed to see the old app again and was confused if all the repositories were not loaded.. hope to see this great work soon..

    Comment by Vijay — August 17, 2010 @ 10:38

  3. it’s used hi CPU and make N900 slower after install XscreenSever and Live Wallpaper

    Comment by Gixx — August 17, 2010 @ 14:08

  4. Goodbye, what little battery life I had left :P

    Comment by Adam — August 18, 2010 @ 18:43

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