Live Wallpapers on iOS 7

Discussion in 'iOS 7' started by WhackyNinja, Jun 28, 2013.

  1. WhackyNinja macrumors 68000

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    Do you think we will be able to add our own live (or dynamic) wallpapers to iOS 7? Its been a question thats been haunting me since Beta 1 release.
     
  2. Armen macrumors 604

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    Based on how Apple likes to maintain control I'm going with No
     
  3. WhackyNinja thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Didnt Tim Cook say they were going to open up more iOS at at D11? Probably he was referring to something else.
     
  4. darkfiber macrumors 6502a

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    I wonder if we will see a dynamic wallpaper for sale like they sell ringtones? Sony sells dynamic wallpaper for the PS3.
     
  5. chekz0414 macrumors 6502a

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    I think Yes, Dynamic Wallpapers could lead way to an iOS type "Theme" Store section in the AppStore. We still do not know what format Apple used for the Dynamic Wallpaper, it doesn't seem to drain the battery, and we have yet to see these on OS X just yet either
     
  6. WhackyNinja thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I would honestly not be surprised if Apple did that.
     
  7. vincenz macrumors 601

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    I wish we had more of a selection. Right now, there's only 2 available and that's no fun.
     
  8. WhackyNinja thread starter macrumors 68000

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    And two of them are kind of the same. just different colors

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    I mean you know how awesome it would be if we can install our own live wallpapers. Shoot I want Phase Beam Live on my iPhone. It would look great!
     
  9. Armen macrumors 604

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    Tim Cook was referring to the APIs that developers will have access to.
     
  10. Garrett67 macrumors regular

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    You can use a panoramic picture for wallpaper though , correct?

    I know its not a 'live' wallpaper but that is still pretty cool I guess.
     
  11. Armen macrumors 604

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    The panoramic wallpaper option still needs a little work. It pans too quickly when you move your phone around.
     
  12. freedevil macrumors 6502a

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    It doesn't even pan on my device.
     
  13. Armen macrumors 604

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    where are you getting the wallpaper from? I'm choosing a panoramic picture I took with the phone's camera.

    Even with Parallax turned off the panoramic wallpapers still pan.
     
  14. Stack Overflow macrumors member

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    Which is what you would use to write a dynamic wallpaper. :cool:
     
  15. freedevil macrumors 6502a

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    I took it on my iPhone on IOS 7.
     
  16. phr0ze macrumors 6502a

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    There is only 1 way to set a pano wallpaper. You have to go to settings app, choose Wallpaper, Scroll down to the section called 'My Panoramas'.

    There.

    If you go to your photos app and open 'My Panoramas' and click the button to make it a wallpaper, all you will get is the paralax effect.
     
  17. flatfoot99 Guest

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    thanks! works great! can I use others pictures or does it only work when I take picture myself?
     
  18. phr0ze macrumors 6502a

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    Its works for most panoramas you find. However there are some which may have glitches. (ie the panorama will show up on only half the screen). Right now its hit or miss you just have to try them and see what works.
     
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    Thanks!
     
  20. freedevil macrumors 6502a

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    Cool, that worked.
     
  21. aimee.elizabeth macrumors 6502

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    I hope so! Although I'm not sure it won't be impossible for third party apps to make these dynamic wallpapers themselves. Maybe dynamic wallpaper apps will pop up in addition to the normal wallpaper apps.
     

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