#CreAviator: Inspiring Beautiful Homescreens

This week we’re really excited to share two gorgeous “Transparent theme” inspired homescreens. Every other 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. We hope you enjoy these gorgeous home screens as much as we do!FallCre.jpg

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

What’s on this week’s flight deck:

  1. Ben  is using the Peek Icon Pack and has a picture by Jeremy Duguid.

  2. Dan is using the Numix Circle Icon Pack and a picture he took at the beach.

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 5 device for display purposes.

Hello gorgeous.

Today we’re excited to release “Transparent theme” to all users on Android 2.3.3 and above.

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Over the past several weeks, we’ve been experimenting with a new theme that makes Yahoo Aviate more beautiful than ever. With clear borders and more screen real estate for your favorite images, “Transparent theme” changes the way images are displayed throughout Aviate.

 

Check it out today! Just go to the Settings Space and click on “Theme”. Once you select “Transparent” you’ll be ready to go! Are you a new user? Great! You’ll see the “Transparent theme” by default.  

 

New user tip: set the “Photo of the Day” from the Today Space as your wallpaper photo if you’d like!

 

Get flyin’

-The Yahoo Aviate Crew

#CreAviator: Inspiring Beautiful Homescreens

Summer may be over but our #CreAviator series is still hot! Every other 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. We hope you enjoy these gorgeous home screens as much as we do!

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

What’s on this week’s flight deck:

  1. Rvyn is using the Coconut Theme Icon Pack, Zooper Widget Pro and the Light Water Image from Zedge Wallpapers. 
  2. Rahul  is using the Voxel Icon Pack, Power Toggles Widget and a gorgeous picture by Tucapel.

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.

 

您好 - Nín hǎo – Hello!

Since Aviate launched in June we’ve been hard at work releasing Aviate in languages like French, Spanish, German, Italian, Portuguese, Indonesian, English and Russian!

Today we’re proud to add two more languages to this growing list: Traditional and Simplified Chinese.

 

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We hope that this update further provides our users with the personalized, intelligent and beautiful experience Aviate offers. To keep up-to-date with everything AV8, make sure you follow us on Facebook and Twitter!

Keep Flyin’

The Aviate Crew



Note: Users using the non-English language version of Yahoo Aviate will have the option to add Yahoo News Digest in English in their Today Space by downloading Yahoo News Digest from the Google Play Store.

 

Get where you need to go with Moving Space!

Moving Space is your one-stop-shop Space for all your commuting needs! A quick swipe to the left will reveal Yahoo Aviate’s Moving Space the moment you get on the go.

For the best possible Moving Space experience, make sure you set your home and work locations within your Settings Space.Moving.png

Moving Space can:

  1. Automatically organize and present all your transit apps once you’re on the move.

  2. Give you  directions to work in the morning so you can estimate the time of your commute (i.e. play the “how late can I wake up before I miss my bus or train” game).

  3. In the evening,  find your way back home from wherever you are with directions that’ll take you to your house, apartment, cottage, houseboat, bungalow or spaceship.

Hope you enjoy’d this deep dive!

Keep Flyin’

-The Aviate Crew

#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