For those wishing to express their more creative side, the standard images that come with your device may not suffice as a home screen background, and your personal pictures may not be the precise quality you’re looking for in an image. But with Home Screen Backgrounds by Ayogo GmbH, users will find an array of over 20 custom designs created to accentuate and enhance the appearance of your home screen and icons.
To sift through the available backgrounds, use the arrows in either bottom corner to navigate through your choices. While some are duller than others, most display a vibrant creativity that highlights your home screen beautifully. Splash Drops, for instance, makes your screen look like paint is dripping from your icons, while Cloth looks like a burlap sack. The Chess Board background resembles a lavish bathroom floor, while Fire Icons lives up to its name, lighting your icons ablaze. (Personally, the Grass layout is my favorite, for I love the texture, flowers and cut out sections that fit each icon perfectly.)
To see what your home screen may look like without ever having to leave the application, tap the Show Icons button to test out what your screen will look like with icons in place. Once you’ve decided which background pleases you the most, tap Download Image to save the background to your Photo Library. Though it would be more convenient if there were some way for users to set their background right within the application, users simply have to then adjust their settings for their background as they normally would with any image in their Photo Library.
Home Screen Backgrounds provides users with great, creative alternatives to the typical images that come with every Apple device and will transform anyone’s device into a beautiful work of art.
(Minimum requirements for Home Screen Backgrounds include iOS4 on nothing less than an iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4 or iPod Touch 3rd Generation.)
Home Screen Backgrounds [iTunes Link] requires iPhone OS 3.0 or later and is compatible with iPhone and iPod Touch. A small expedite fee was paid by the developer to speed up the publication of this review.