Chameleon UI is now on Kickstarter, asking for your cash

Chameleon UI is now on Kickstarter, asking for your cash
Chameleon is an Android user interface skin that you have heard about, if you’ve been following us, and for a good reason - back a couple of months ago it gave the promise of beautiful widgets and user interaction beyond the plain and simplistic UI of Google’s platform. It couldn’t negotiate a deal with any particular Android manufacturer, but luckily there’s Kickstarter and if you back the project up, it might well arrive on tablets.

Chameleon basically delivers home screens for you at home, at work or when you’re out and about - you can set custom home screens for your different locations using the built-in GPS in your tablet.

You can also have different home screens depending on the time of the day - a certain set of things for the morning, another one for lunch and a different tone for the evening. Also, Chameleon UI will come with some pretty widgets including ones for the following services:

  • Facebook 
  • Twitter
  • Netflix
  • Instagram
  • Google Drive
  • Gmail
  • Clock
  • Calendar
  • Weather
  • Media Player
  • RSS Reader    

The minimum requirements are an Android tablet running on Android 3.2 Honeycomb, or newer with a resolution of at least 1280 x 800 pixels. It seems that originally, Chameleon will work only in landscape orientation. Check out what you see and if you like it, vote with your dollar at the source link below.



1. fsjon

Posts: 120; Member since: Sep 03, 2009

But it looks like they already have a working "skin" why post it as a kickstarter project? Just list it on the market, and if it's good, people will pay for it even if it is in Alpha, if not in Beta. It's not like they are making a tablet or anything where you need fundings for manufacturing like the Pebble watch. It seems like they are using kickstarter as an advertisment platform...

2. shadowcell

Posts: 300; Member since: Mar 28, 2012

The funding most likely pays for salary since this needs full attention. This also could be just be pre-alpha. From what I saw in the video it wasn't fluent and smooth to operate but the launcher UI itself was beautiful and utilized the whole tablet screen which is important. So far I didn't see any interaction with the Netflix widget allowing you to jump directly to a video via home screen so they could possibly be still working on that.

3. AppleConspiracy

Posts: 637; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

No money for them! It doesn't work on Apple devices!

4. Croxy

Posts: 55; Member since: Dec 06, 2011

LOL, it's not their fault that Apples iOS doesn't support almost any form of widget/homescreens.

5. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

Your avatar reminds me of the t-mobile model in her new biker outfit - without the head.

6. BattleBrat

Posts: 1476; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

$5 pledged, sorry, but stock (pretty much) ICS is just too pretty. That and my tablet has 768 rez screen or something like that, not 800, so I'm not sure if it'll work, I'm sure they'll make it work down the line.

7. lukem

Posts: 2; Member since: May 18, 2012

Please consider our kickstarter project for your support. "What's for dinner?" is an iPhone app that allows users to enter what they have in their kitchen and get recipe results they can cook right away! Solving the problem "What's for dinner?"

8. cheeseycheeser

Posts: 413; Member since: Mar 24, 2011

So a recipe app?

9. lukem

Posts: 2; Member since: May 18, 2012

yes, this first kind to function in this way.

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