In the “are you kidding” news of the day, Themer, from MyColorScreen, is no longer in the Play Store. It was removed on February 2 due to copyright infringement. Take a guess as to whom is complaining about the infringement? Yup, you guessed it, that wonderful company in Cupertino that would rather spend time on stuff like this rather than actual innovation.
In cast you aren’t aware, Themer is an app that allows you to change the theme on your Android device with pretty much one-click. At the time of the pull down, there were over 200 themes to choose from. Now get ready for this…..Apple is complaining about only one of those themes. The theme is called “Seven” and Apple says it uses icons that infringe on its own patents. There is no question that the theme (pictured above) does look like iOS, but who the hell cares?
The Themer Google+ page posted a “Letter from our CEO” post detailing all the specifics. They do plan on bringing the app back, but there is no timetable. Current users will be supported though……
Current users will continue to be supported with new themes daily and assistance with any software issues via support.themerapp.com.
There are 12 people that spend all day, everyday, working on about Themer, and this situation, while frustrating and a bit disheartening, has not detracted from our resolve and mission. We graciously thank everyone who has downloaded Themer, shared a theme, or recommended the app to their friends. And to those who want to try Themer for the first time but can’t: we’ll be back up soon. In the meantime, please enjoy our videos on: http://www.themerapp.com/
Please feel free to send any questions or comments to: firstname.lastname@example.org. You will get a response.
Once again, great job Apple!!