The developers at cloud.tv know a little something about how to liven up an Android device if the popularity of their HD Widgets is any indication. They have now released an app to Google Play that combines the features of the Daydream function introduced in Android 4.2.2 with some concepts reminiscent of Facebook Home and a sprinkling of Android 4.4 KitKat. At its core, Dayframe is a photo slideshow app that converts a phone or tablet into a virtual picture frame that will cycle through a stream of photos as a screensaver. Somewhat akin to Facebook Home, the source of the photo streams can be a variety of social networks including Facebook, Instagram, Tumblr, Google+, Dropbox, Flickr, Twitter, 500px and more.
cloud.tv included a social UI layer in the app, but that will fade away if a user is not actively using their device. A quick double-tap will bring it back up. They also built-in numerous settings for the screensaver function so parameters for time of day, network, power source or battery level can be set to ensure the app is running only when you want it to do so. The app also incorporates hidden navigation and notification bars thanks to the new APIs included in Android 4.4, which means users can take advantage of the full screen for the device they are viewing.
At this point Dayframe is free on Google Play and can be downloaded using one of the links below.
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