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Chameleon Home Screen for Android Tablets Has Us Drooling

by Todd Haselton | May 22, 2012May 22, 2012 7:00 pm PST


We don’t often write up Kickstarter projects here at TechnoBuffalo because, well, all too often the projects don’t receive the funding required and the products never see the light of day. We’re drop-dead in love with an idea called Chameleon, however, which aims to change the Android homescreen with an entire customizable user interface that’s leaps and bounds ahead of what’s available from stock Android and even custom manufacturer builds that are available today.

Chameleon allows you to customize your home screen for different tasks and for different times of day. You can, for example, have your news, email, weather and Twitter feed all neatly¬†organized on the home screen in the morning, and then have a different homescreen with your books, videos and calendar automatically populate at night before you head to bed. It’s more than just timing, however. Chameleon’s patent pending technology can leverage your tablet’s GPS chip to adjust your home screen based on your location.

The software currently offers widgets for Facebook, Twitter, Netflix, Instagram, Google Drive, Gmail, Clock, Calendar, Weather, Media Player and RSS Reader and also has a customizable app tray and app launcher. Its requirements are relatively low, too: You’ll only need a tablet with Android 3.2 (Honeycomb) or newer and with a 1280 x 800-pixel display.

The folks behind Chameleon hope to launch the product in September of this year but says it will provide a copy to those who pledge at least $5 by August. Check out the video below for more information.

[via Kickstarter]

Todd Haselton

Todd Haselton has been writing professionally since 2006 during his undergraduate days at Lehigh University. He started out as an intern with...