first things first, if I saw lwp it's the "shortcut" for live wallpaper.
The incomplete list of all available lwps can be found here:
frankly that's just a tiny part but at least you'll get a small overview.
Because a lot of people seem to have an ios mobile I'd like to explain some things...
IF you have a free minute and want to state your current phone situation please take part in the survey that can be found here:
I don't want to be nosy but in the end you decide if you get any non-droid based apps or not. Them ore the merrier I'd call it.
Back to the topic:
Android is for us so easy, because we can cover with a decent amount of work a huge range of phones with one app. Goggle was clever when they made the system as open as possible which means it's usable for all- if they want. Samsung, Motorola, HTC, Acer, Huawei- they're all in for it which is frankly the best what could happen. Since I've been working for quite a while in the market (over 8 years.... yes...) I can tell you that it's a quite a pain in the ass if you have to adjust 1 product for over 100 screensizes to fit perfectly on every single screen. That problem was solved with droid and generally apps.
What is not solved is the problem that Apple decided that some rubbish like live wallpapers should never appear on an iphone. I get the clean and classic vibe but frankly it means we can't do those for iphone. Because in the end you have an app that works stand-alone but won't decorate your home screen like a classic wallpaper does.
It's not that I wouldn't love to do those... it's just impossible. A lot of people said they don't care if they have to open an app to see what's happening and have some interaction for some minutes. I get that. I just have to ask: Are you sure?
I know it's just a plan B that leaves you partially unsatisfied and I want to make sure everybody understands the problem and what it implies. I'm happy to serve you the apps if you badly crave them but frankly you won't have the same usability like a droid-user. Sorry
it doesn't work
Some more thoughts:
The phones we have today get more complicated every day. I get that. I had to root mine and I just shoved it to my hubby's desk because no way I'd ever be able to do that on my own. I'm not a technical noob but for me that felt hardcore.
So yes, I get it when people get frustrated by the system and if something doesn't work. Before you scream "it's a bad app!" always take some time to find out if you did something wrong or ask for help. It makes life a lot easier and nobody has to appear be a wise Eight Ball.
I tried to navigate as many people as possible through the "how to use a lwp" and we are always up for trouble shooting and cleaning out bugs but it generally means you have to TALK to me and maybe read the comments others left (and maybe even my replies...).
The free version doesn't do the same stuff the full version does
Yes, I know and that is not meant to make you mad but to give those who pay the 1.25 USD an extra value and a thank you. It's the same price i take for a normal button and it means Jason and I get a tiny amount for the time we spent doing those. If you think "greedy" bastards you should keep in mind that Goggle gets 30% of the price so in the end it's more of a consolation on our side. Thank God I have a main job.
omg i don't want a virus
We actually do have some older FREE lwps with an advertisement sdk but if you want to make sure to avoid those you have two options:
1. check the authorisation requirements list you can always find in the App overview. That's something you should do always... with every app you want to download.
2. buy the full version
Jason hasn't implemented any additional sdk in over a year in any free app so the last couple of lwps are sdk-free (which generally generates a virus alert even if it's not a virus... fucked up system). Generally you're on the safe side with every lwp for chubbanimals and the new ones. In the end it's up to you to check the authorisation list and read it.
Some like eg weather apps DO require some access and you should make sure to understand why the app needs access to certain things on your phone. If I do a lwp that tells you a mail pops up (which is quite fancy) it'd also mean I'd have to ask for access to your mail status (not your password) on your phone. It makes sense because otherwise the function wouldn't work. It's always up to you if you want to grant access or not.
I hope this explains a bit on Live Wallpapers n stuff. Thanks for the get well wishes- actually I'm still at home and still sick and it's getting annoying but I'm on my way back to the working table. Slowly but working to get there. I never experienced so many backlashes within two weeks. The good thing is: while being useless on the working table I can type away all day long on the couch with my netbook answering questions. Isn't it great? Yes... me trying to be overly optimistic.
PS. if you still have trouble with the Stalker Cat let me know.