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The 1st paid Android App to hit 1 million downloads: Beautiful Widgets

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The 1st paid Android App to hit 1 million downloads: Beautiful Widgets
The 1st paid Android App to hit 1 million downloads: Beautiful Widgets
While we are still wrapping out heads around the fact that the Android Market has surpassed 10 billion downloads, a paid app has just hit the 1 million mark. That prestigious milestone goes to Beautiful Widgets.

Beautiful Widgets is a product of Level Up Studio. Level Up Studio, which was launched in 2009 with just one developer, has expanded to 8 people, who according to their infograph, have eaten 359 pizzas. That is a lot of pizzas in 2 years, and a lot of developers for an app studio. They have also updated the app 121 times, have 1109 skins available, and see an average of 1.3 million skins downloaded per month.

If you’ve never used it, Beautiful Widgets, is just that, a set of aesthetically pleasing widgets to replace your current clock, weather, and toggle buttons. In addition to gorgeous looks, right now, it is a part of Google’s 10-cent app bonanza.

Congratulations to Beautiful Widgets and everyone at Level Up Studio.

Beautiful Widgets [Android Market download link]

source: Level Up Studio via Android and Me

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posted on 08 Dec 2011, 15:40 3

1. remixfa (Posts: 14605; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)

ive been using this app for just about the entire time they have been out. Congrats to Level up.. and that dude who invented such a simple, yet useful app... who is now swimming in money! :)

posted on 08 Dec 2011, 15:55 1

2. protozeloz (Posts: 5396; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)

One of the best weather apps on the market! Great work!

posted on 08 Dec 2011, 16:05 1

3. casbah70 (Posts: 16; Member since: 21 Jun 2011)

I've also been using them for years now and LOVE it! Way to go Level Up!

posted on 08 Dec 2011, 16:13 1

4. shimmyx20 (Posts: 280; Member since: 03 Mar 2009)

It is a great app. You can get the big clock/weather widget like they have on HTC Sense, and you don't have to deal with the other garbage on Sense. Win win

posted on 08 Dec 2011, 16:31 1

5. Dmann (Posts: 165; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)

This is a really good app.

If manufacturers customized Android on the stores to look as beautiful as Android can be, people would be much more interested.

Out-of-the-box, Androids from all manufacturers look so bland.

posted on 08 Dec 2011, 17:57

6. paynekiller (Posts: 152; Member since: 24 May 2010)

I prefer fancy widgets honestly. But this is just as good.

posted on 08 Dec 2011, 21:12

8. Zoenphlux (Posts: 50; Member since: 05 Sep 2011)

diddo, i just bought beautiful widgets for .10 just to see what the fuss is about and i still perfer fancy widgets..and its free. if BW was first to make a nice looking htc style app then they deserve the praise, its not bad. I just like FW better.

posted on 08 Dec 2011, 20:50 1

7. chadrick0814 (unregistered)

This app would be great on ios......oh wait...no it woldn't.

posted on 08 Dec 2011, 22:01

9. BattleBrat (Posts: 1476; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)

I've had BW for a while now, Love the notification screen weather feature.

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