#CreAviator: Inspiring Beautiful Homescreens

This week we’re showing off two homescreens created by one of our biggest fans. Every week we’ll be posting several homescreens shared by the Yahoo Aviate community to highlight how you can customize Aviate with beautiful images and sweet icon packs. We hope you enjoy these gorgeous home screens as much as we do!

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This week, we’ve got two homescreens from Yulia. To change your homescreen image check out our post here!

What’s on this week’s flight deck:

  1. The homescreen on the left  is using the Simply 8-bit Icon Pack and the 8-Bit Kanagawa Wave image created by Matsuyama-Takeshi.

  2. The homescreen on the right  is using the Silent Little Art Icon Pack*  and a Charles Chaplin Art cartoon.

Customize your homescreen like the ones above or create your own. We’d love to see them so post them on our Facebook wall or shoot us a tweet @Aviate for a chance to be featured next week!

Keep flyin’

-The Aviate Crew

 

Notes:

These homescreens were placed (and cropped) into a Nexus 4 device for display purposes.

*This icon pack seems to have been removed from the Play Store. Please let us know if you can track it down or find anything similar!

A Deep Dive On Notification Badges

Here at Aviate, we’re always thinking of new ways to make your homescreen even simpler and easier to use. That’s why we’ve created Notification badges!

Notification badges are a great way of seeing the number of missed or unread communications you have on your messaging/SMS, phone, and email apps. 

Aviate  supports notification badges for:

  • Unread emails via the Gmail app*

  • Missed calls via your favorite Phone app

  • Unread text messages from your default SMS app**

  • Apps with notification badges on the default Samsung launcher

We’d love to hear what you think about these badges. Developers, you too! Tweet us @aviate to talk about how we can work together to expand badging support for your apps.   

 

Keep flying!

- Isaac Wang, Engineer for Aviate @ Yahoo

 

Notes:

*The Gmail app must be at least v2.3.6 for Gingerbread devices or at least v4.0.5 for Honeycomb / ICS devices

**Google Hangouts is currently not supported

 

Flickr X #CreAviator: Inspiring Beautiful Homescreens

This week we’ve teamed up with the folks at Flickr to show our users how beautiful photographs can create gorgeous homescreens. Not only is Flickr a great place to store and browse your own photographs, but a gallery to discover the works of awesome photographers. We present to you: Flickr X #CreAviator

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This week, we’ve got homescreens from Dan, Chloe and Aliaksei. To change your homescreen image check out our post here!

What’s on this week’s flight deck:

  1. Dan(left) is using the Lumos Icon Pack has a sweet photographs by Andres Nieto Porras.

  2. Chloe  (middle) is using the Moonshine Icon Pack and a photo by Ben K Adams.

  3. Aliakse (right) is using the Aviate Icon Pack Beta, the Battery Solo Widget and a photo by Joe Parks.

 

Every week we’ll be posting several homescreens posted by our biggest fans from the Yahoo Aviate  community to highlight how you can customize Aviate with cool images, icon packs and widgets.  Customize your homescreen like the ones above or create your own. We’d love to see them so post them on our Facebook wall or shoot us a tweet @Aviate for a chance to be featured next week!

 

Keep flyin’

-The Aviate Crew

 

Notes:

These homescreens were placed (and cropped) into a Nexus 4 device for display purposes.

 

CUSTOM COLLECTIONS AWWWW YEAH!

Since Yahoo Aviate launched in June our engineering team has been hard at work perfecting your Aviate experience. New features are always right around the corner and this week, we’re excited to announce that you can now finally create your own Custom Collections.

Custom Collections lets you create personalized groupings of apps so you always have access to your important apps the instant you need them.

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To add a Custom Collection:

  1. Scroll down through your Collections until you see the “+Add Collection” button.

  2. At the bottom of the list tap the option to “Create Your Own” Collection.

  3. Finally, name your Collection, hit ‘Done’ and voilà—you’ve got a brand new shiny Custom Collection!

 

Suggestions from the Aviate community are key in optimizing the way our users receive the apps and information they need when they’re most useful. Feedback is always welcome so please drop us a line here!

 

Keep flyin’

-The Aviate Crew

#CreAviator: Inspiring Beautiful Homescreens

We’re more excited than ever to show off the awesome homescreens we’ve received  through the Yahoo Aviate community! Every week we’ll be posting several homescreens posted by our biggest fans to highlight how you can customize Aviate with beautiful images and sweet icon packs.

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This week, we’ve got homescreens from Tom, Pawel and Vipul. To change your homescreen image check out our post here!

What’s on this week’s flight deck:

  1. Tom (left) is using the Coconut Theme Icon Pack has some sweet photographs he took at a Queens of the Stone Age concert.

  2. Pawel (middle) is using the Velur Icon Pack and the Google Now Weather Widget.

  3. Vipul (right) is using the SIRI Black Icon Pack and has images from Zedge.

 

Customize your homescreen like the ones above or create your own. We’d love to see them so post them on our Facebook wall or shoot us a tweet @Aviate for a chance to be featured next week!

 

Keep flyin’

-The Aviate Crew

 

Notes:

These homescreens were placed (and cropped) into a Nexus 4 device for display purposes.

 

Calendar Tips & Tricks

Aviate can sync up with your calendar to keep you up-to-date with your latest meetings and events! Since Aviate syncs with your phone’s default calendar, you’ll always have easy access to a list of daily events in your Today and Work space.


Just click an event like the ones shown above and use Aviate to:

  1. Dial right into a conference call number.

  2. Call an Uber or grab  directions to your next meeting.

  3. Email a meeting’s organizer to let them know you may be late!

Aviate makes your life easier by presenting you with the information you need the moment its useful. Check out Aviate’s calendar function and simplify your life today!

 

Keep flyin’

-The Aviate Crew

 

Note:

  • Aviate should work with all default calendar applications. Shoot us an email at customercare@aviate.yahoo.com should you have any difficulty!
  • You’ll need to install Uber before accessing it through Aviate.

 

#CreAviator: Inspiring Beautiful Homescreens

We’re just about one month into the #CreAviator series and we’re still psyched to see all the homescreens submitted by the Yahoo Aviate  community! Every week we’ll be posting several homescreens posted by our biggest fans to highlight how you can customize Aviate with beautiful images and sweet icon packs.

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This week, we’ve got homescreens from Malay, S Sreeram and Mel. To change your homescreen image check out our post here!

 

What’s on this week’s flight deck:

  1. Malay (left) is using the StockUI Icon Pack,the Transparent Weather Widget and has pictures from OGQ HD Backgrounds.

  2. S Sreeram (middle) is using the Long Shadows Icon Pack, Drippler App Widget and a picture he found on the web.

  3. Mel (right) is using the Belle UI Icon Pack and has a photo she took in Finland.

Customize your homescreen like the ones above or create your own. We’d love to see them so post them on our Facebook wall or shoot us a tweet @Aviate for a chance to be featured next week!

 

Keep flyin’

-The Aviate Crew

 

Notes:

These homescreens were placed (and cropped) into a Nexus 4 device for display purposes.

 

Favorite Contacts: Just A Swipe Away.

Aviate makes it super easy to quickly text or call your “Favorite” people. Simply swipe up from your homescreen to call or text up to eight of your most-contacted friends and family or your four most recent calls.  


Make some new friends?

  • Swipe up from your homescreen and tap the “+” to add a favorite contact. 

Want to clean up your “Favorites” screen?

  • Long press and drag the contact icon out of the “Favorites” screen to remove a favorite contact.

Need to find a recent call?

  • “Favorites” will also show you your four most recent calls along with instant access to your dialer and default SMS app.

Reaching out to friends and family has never been easier—just swipe up!

Keep flyin’


-The Aviate Crew