nowPaper Updated to 3.1.0

Celebrate your holidays with nowPaper: The latest version, 3.1.0, includes the much-anticipated Winter Lake location. Have a safe and happy holiday season!

3.1.0 Full Changelog:
- Winter Lake location added. (Available in 4K via Muzei)
- Updated in-app Muzei logo
- Updated to new Muzei API 2.0
- Tweaked some Lollipop-related things

Moto Cheer


Celebrate this season with some fun Moto 360 watch faces and phone wallpapers! Created these alongside Motorola as an early Christmas gift to you all. Have a happy and safe holiday!


Regarding the Moto Cheer watch faces: They must be downloaded to your device and then applied using Motorola Connect's My Design customization tool (they must be applied as a Background - they are best suited for the configuration presented above). They are not standalone watch faces. I will not confirm nor deny that you will be seeing actual watch faces from me in the future ;)

Update 12/16/2014: Made some changes to the watch face backgrounds here. Tweaked some things and added some new layers of detail. Enjoy!

Included Wallpapers (Click 'Download' above to access the watch face backgrounds):
(Hosted via Google Drive - Click for full size)




Winter Lake - nowPapers

It's time to spread some Christmas cheer now that a winter nowPaper is here! I hope you all have a lovely holiday season! Be sure to check out nowPaper in the Play Store!

Included Wallpapers: 
(Click for full size - Hosted via Google Drive)





New York, NY - nowPapers

It was about time I included New York. Thanks for your patience everyone. Be sure to check out nowPaper in the Play Store!

Included Wallpapers: 
(Click for full size - Hosted via Google Drive)




Moto Fall - A Wallpaper Set


Figured I'd create a simple fall/Thanksgiving-themed design for my Moto series fans. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving and remainder of fall!

Included Wallpapers: 
(Click for full size - Hosted via Google Drive)




Thanksgiving - A Wallpaper Set


More holidays mean more holiday-themed designs. That's the way it works, right?

Anyway, here's a Googly wallpaper for Thanksgiving. I realize many of you do not celebrate this holiday, so for my international friends I have elected to focus this design also on late-Fall rather than just the holiday. Either way, I hope you all find a way to enjoy it!



Ask Me Anything about the Nexus 9 (In Comments)

Hi everyone. I figured I'd take this opportunity to host a small AMA on my site since I know many of you have some questions about the device.

There has been some controversy surrounding the reviews for this new Nexus tablet up until now, as tons of conflicting reports and "unfounded" judgments have been made, at least according to many. With that in mind, I will give you the raw facts as I currently know them. Keep this in mind: I haven't had too much time with this thing yet, but I will use my best judgement in answering your questions.

Obviously battery life will not be easy to address since they usually takes at least a few days to gauge, but I'd rather get this out there now so that people can get some simple answers before making a purchasing decision.

Please ask your questions in the comments section below, and I will do my best to answer them promptly. I hope you all enjoy this! Ask me anything!

Introducing nowPaper 3.0

Hello everyone. +Jaxon Wright and I are pleased announce nowPaper 3.0, which is the first of two phases toward a Material Design/Lollipop overhaul. We'd first like to thank you all for your continued support throughout this endeavor!

1) nowPaper 3.0 features various UI improvements, and adheres to Google's latest design language. Phase two of our 3.0 update (3.1) will further improve the user experience by integrating the performance and UI upgrades provided by Android 5.0 Lollipop.

2) An updated icon is included in nowPaper 3.0.

3) nowPaper 3.0 narrows the gap between the actual nowPaper application and Muzei. The nowPaper Muzei extension settings are now just a click away, and designs can now be applied through Muzei directly within the nowPaper design/location browser.

4) 4K (3840x2160) versions of select designs/locations are now available within the app. This will primarily benefit devices with 1440p displays or higher.


We hope you all continue to love nowPaper. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact either Jaxon or I.

HalloweenDroid

Figured you all missed this little guy since yesterday. As indicated above, this design comes in 3840x2160 (4K/UHD). Have a happy and safe Halloween! More great things to come!


Google FallPaper


After a handful of requests for a Google-ish Fall/Halloween-themed wallpaper, I have decided to go ahead and create a spooky design . It's rather simple, more so than my nowPapers, but it's hopefully interesting enough to have you all liking them! I have done up these designs in 4K and 1920x1080 resolutions.

Enjoy these designs and please have a happy and safe Halloween!.

Included Wallpapers: 
(Click for full size - Hosted via Google Drive)



2015 Moto X Concept Tour

PLEASE READ FIRST: This is a mock-up that I created FROM SCRATCH (excluding the screenshots) with nothing more than a keyboard, a mouse, and a pen tablet. Please understand that its appearance is for illustrative purposes only. This creation is in no way affiliated with Motorola Mobility, and is rather a product of my own imagination/design intuition. Please enjoy this visual experience!



Not really a question I've often pondered, but I took it upon myself to engage in a rather different design project. I love mobile technology, shocker, so I decided to put my developed design skills to the test and crunch those two worlds together.

Smartphone mock-ups created by amateurs are nothing new. Anyone who has ever perused any tech blog will see them, especially in the wake of product leaks. I, however, have elected to do something a little bit different, and it is my goal to sort of create a comprehensive "tour" of what I think the 2015 Motorola Moto X could look like, rather than just create a rough sketch and throw it on social media. Other than for my own practice and for your enjoyment, there is no reason I am doing this.

Before we continue, please keep this in mind: This is MY work, created by ME. That being said, before you go off claiming to be the artist behind these items (which happens more often than you'd like to believe), please review my Legalities page. If you happen to share these creations outside of this website, attribution is required.

Be sure to follow me on Twitter, Instagram, and Google+ to keep yourself updated with my work!

Now, let's begin:


5.2" inch display. If Motorola wants to avoid the complaints that have already plagued their recent Nexus 6, they'll keep it consistent with this years already-slightly-super-sized 2014 Moto X in terms of size. With that in mind, I don't envision next year's flagship device will be much larger footprint-wise than this year's. One thing you'll notice, however, is the addition of dual front-facing speakers. Reminiscent of the HTC One M7/M8, Motorola will hopefully bring this in. This mock-up portrays how I think it could be done, and the way I have designed it entails more pronounced chins. With the top speaker raised up, the front-facing camera can move to the middle. Looks a bit Nexus 5 like, doesn't it?

You'll notice I kept the back pretty consistent with the existing Moto X design language. I personally love the back of both Moto X's and the Nexus 6, so why not incorporate it here? One thing I did remove, however, is the slight gaudiness of the 2014 Moto X's dimple. It's more Nexus 6 like, in that it is simple yet elegant. That said, this device now lacks one less area to color-customize, as that ring that surrounds the dimple on the 2014 X is Moto Maker-friendly furniture.

Other than the dimple, the back of the 2015 Moto X, as I envision it, includes a slightly "deeper" top bezel.


Of course, I expect Moto Maker to stick around for 2015. Here's a visual of what that system may look like with my 2015 Moto X concept:
There really isn't much more to say. Regardless of what I have created here, we can all assume the 2015 Moto X will be another beautiful device from Motorola. Let's just hope the company takes more design-risks and continues to release awesome hardware and software. In the meantime, go check out 2014's offering. I can't imagine you'll be disappointed.

I plan to keep this project moving within the next few weeks, so if you have any requests for things you'd like to see, please let me know. Also, if you want a "custom 2015 Moto X" mock-up with your name on it and a custom color set-up, let me know. I'm sure I can make that happen ;). But before you leave, here's some more eye-candy followed by a couple of development shots:





Enjoy!

Moto Leaves

Figured it was about time I did something Fall-related for my Motorola content-creation project. For some reason sticking my prized Moto X in dirty leaves and mud didn't bother me...
Pentax K-7, 50mm (manual), 1/50s, f/4.0, ISO 200.

I have a larger version of this photo available, so please contact me if interested. 

Rocky Mountains - nowPapers



Probably one of the most requested items I've ever had in development, finally, here is the updated Rocky Mountains nowPaper. Most importantly, this design was created in 4K resolution as part of my project to overhaul the older nowPapers and bring them up into 4K.

I hope you're all happy with this new design. Rocky Mountains has been a very successful graphic for me, and with that I decided to take the design, as inspired by Google's own, and slightly move away from it and bring in my own design elements that I know you all love.

This design is already available in nowPaper, a great tool used to apply these awesome designs right to your homescreen. The newly released version of nowPaper supports Muzei, which furthermore allows automatic time/day cycling! 

For more information regarding nowPaper, please check out this post. Just as I am consistently designing new Google Now-inspired nowPapers, they are promptly added to the application. I hope you all enjoy, and please let +Jaxon Wright or I know if you have any questions.

Included Wallpapers: 
(Click for full size - Hosted via Google Drive)