Meet the next generation of the Wallpapers² iOS and Android mobile app

There are some awesome new features for you in this version, and they will make your search for the perfect wallpaper much better! So, what do we have? First of all, we’ve included filters that you can put on your pictures to make them fabulous. Here’s another one that you won’t find on other apps: you can set overlays and place them, for example, on a status bar. Combined with features previous versions of the app already had, it makes this wallpaper search app stand out among the competition. Oh, and don’t forget to share awesome pics with your friends via social networks!

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Screens

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Hours spent

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People involved

DESIGN

The apps design should be artless and elegant at the same time, so the user can focus on the main content – images. You don’t need to try to understand how it works or what you need to tap to download images. All buttons and links are so clear that you could understand what is this, even after your morning wake up.

Colors for the Wallpapers³ app UI have been chosen in black & white, that makes the apps’ appearance voguish. Each image has a high resolution, and a specially formatted fit for screens for the iPhones, iPads, and iPods. Also, images come with user-friendly features. The fabulous and plain UI allows to you easily tap and swipe your way through multiple categories of images.

DESIGN

The user can rate individual photos, read a images description, download photos and give and receive feedback from within the app. Images can be set as wallpaper, liked or share it. After signing in with Facebook, users can upload their own images to the Wallpapers³.

• Handy navigation menu.
• Easy search by tags.
• Full images viewing.
• Smooth swipe in categories of images.
• Awesome home and lock screen viewing with scrolling images on the background.
• Black&White voguish style of the app.

TECHNOLOGY

The app is a major update of the Screen Motion app. In the development process we have used newest methods and technologies, therefore, we believe that these are two different apps.
We have used NGINX as a web-server and CloudFlare CDN to service above 5 million users from all the world. The server application was developed on the PHP with MySQL as data storage, and MemcacheD as in-memory caching service. In the future, we are planning to support the app using Python and MongoDB.
In Wallpapers3, we have used prefetching of images and smart cache. It allows to quickly loading images without delay. This process is hidden from users.
Currently, average network bandwidth is about 700 Mbps.

CAST

iOS Developer
Oksana Kovalchuk
Backend Developer
Alex Zavrazhniy
UI Designer
Alex Zavrazhniy
Quality Assurance
Elena Milshina
Project Manager
Alex Zavrazhniy
Release Date
October 20, 2014

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