New Theme Thursday: Ambient
Ever since we moved to a weekly theme feature, we’ve neglected two of the most prominent developers in the field: Hedone Design and Elecite. This week we’re rectifying that by featuring a theme from Elecite. They always create vibrant themes, and Ambient is no different. It’s familiar, yet it has an element of newness that all themes need. As is usual for Elecite, it all starts on the home screen.
On the home screen there are five panels, which all contain three to four applications. The Media, Phone, Web, and Options panels are all static, while the Custom one is, well, custom. That is, you choose which five icons appear there. As you can see in the screenshot, the icons come from a custom set, and it’s a pretty sweet one. You’ll see the entire set in the applications menu, should you ever need it. The digital clock atop the screen adds a pleasing visual effect, though I’m not sure how I feel about the weather icon right between the hours and minutes. It takes up a little room on the home screen, but it’s not too cumbersome. Down on the bottom there are a couple of quick launch icons, plus the date, profiles, and notifications. And, of course, the signal and battery meters, which look something like sound meters. Here’s one little hook: the red X you see actually clears out the home screen. That way you can clear the clutter and just enjoy the background. It won’t be your own custom wallpaper, but I think you’ll like it all the same. If you’re digging this theme as much as me you can get the Ambient theme
for $6.99. That’s the link for the OS 5.0 version. The 6.0 version is here