Setting the background of your phone is something that most people do only once in a while. I have had periods where I used the same background image for years.
Lately however I grew tired of my static background and wanted to get something with more pep.
Welcome to 3D Parallax Background.
If you don’t know what parallax stand for, according to Wikipedia, it is :
Parallax (from Ancient Greek παράλλαξις (parallaxis), meaning ‘alternation’) is a displacement or difference in the apparent position of an object viewed along two different lines of sight, …
In other words, your brain can utilize the parallax from the information from both of your eyes to detect depth.
Another obvious effect is that objects closer to your eyes will move more than objects farther away. Having a multi layered image, where the background layer moves less than the foreground layer will trick us into seeing depth where there is none.
3D Parallax Background is using this effect and does so with great results. Once you have the mechanics in place, the most important thing to do is to create some stunningly beautiful collages to use.
You can choose between more than 250 different background themes in a selection menu which in itself is animated so that you can easily see the 3D effect before you actually download the whole theme and install it as your background.
Themes range from nature to movies to space to abstract and anime, to name but a few. I really like this app and use it currently as my background with changing themes.
I love beaches and beer which is great because there is a ready made background for me, as well as the cars and space and … well you get the drift.
The usability is also well thought through and you have many options available in the settings to tune the background to your liking. Actually the only thing I found missing was an editor to build your own theme and utilize it or publish it for every one else to use.
Overall, this app rocks, and I would recommend you take a closer look at it if you are in the market for a new background.
If you want to check it out, then hush over to the play store and install it from here.