Livewallpaper.io is a service that allows you to create an Android wallpaper out of a GIF or an MP4 file.
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This page will lead you in creation of your first live wallpaper app. Although this tutorial shows screenshots from a desktop OS, Livewallpaper.io also works in mobile browsers. Say, you have such a nice GIF file of a frog:
Note: The source file should have higher height than width. We're targeting phones so to display a wallpaper properly it needs to be rectangular, perfectly 480px wide and 800px high but that's not a requirement. Of course, the workflow when you have an MP4 is identical as outlined on this page.
On Landing Page click choose file:
Next let's look for our frog file in a select modal window:
After selecting a source file we need to enter a few details about it and a final app:
Last step on the form is for entering your AdMob ad unit ID. If you don't have one but you'd like to start earning, follow our AdMob Guide. If you'd rather skip this step, select 'I don't have AdMob account':
If everything is fulfilled then a submit button will activate. You can review your choices now and click the button for upload to start.
When your upload has succeeded you'll be presented with a Status Page of your app:
You can monitor when your app will be ready and you can download it from here.
As soon as your app is ready the Status Page shows a button to download the app:
Note: It's important to note that this page is intended solely for you and this download button should be considered private. When your app passes our approval process it'll be available publicly on a separate page in our live wallpaper gallery.
Let's click download button. After short period of time you should be able to find your app in a Download folder where your browser is configured to save files:
On Android system it can look like that:
Now having the app on Android phone you can tap on it to begin installation:
When installation completes let's open the app. You'll be presented with this screen:
Notice a progress bar. It's there to indicate that an interstitial ad will be displayed. This ad will be similar to this one:
After you dismiss it you'll back in the app and progress bar is gone. A 'Set' button is revealed. Click it:
Next screen is for previewing the wallpaper in its whole glory. Tap a button at the bottom of the screen to set wallpaper on your phone:
Hey, you're done! You can now enjoy live wallpaper!
So, are you ready to create a livewallpaper app?Create now