For some people, homescreen customization is the alpha and omega of mobile devices. I love seeing what people can do with their homescreens, and frequently browse threads dedicated to the topic on various forums. Little did I know that there’s an entire social network dedicated to this, called MyColorscreen.
MyColorscreen has all the makings of a social network: likes, friends, and options for sharing and discovering. It’s not what you had for dinner that’s the topic, though, but your homescreens. You add your homescreen creations to your profile, and it allows you to select between device templates to give your uploaded images a frame. Once uploaded, you can go through the screens and add links directly on the screenshots, making it possible for viewers to actually see what hides behind icons and widgets. This can be done manually or using a database that automatically finds the links based on the name. Your creations can then be shared on the site or embedded elsewhere:
There are some issues with the service currently. You can’t add more images to an existing homescreen (just add links), you can only have 5 images for each homescreen project, and there’s no way to properly handle folders, as you can’t link to a separate folder description, you can’t add images of them due to the 5 image limit, and you can’t add multiple links for a single icon.
Despite that, I think it’s a great idea to give homescreens and customization an outlet like this, and it brings order to something that is rather chaotic. This is the first I heard of it, though, so I have a feeling it’s not all that widespread yet. If you decide to give it a try, check out the link below, and hit me up when you’re done.[MyColorscreen]