Android Live Wallpaper Starter Kit

Are you looking at developing your own live wallpaper for Android?

The Android Live Wallpaper Starter Kit gives you the complete source code and project files as a starting point, from which you can create almost any live wallpaper possible.

The Android Live Wallpaper Starter Kit is now available as a free download!

  • Full base source code
    • Start with a ready-to-go Live Wallpaper
    • Works with ALL versions of Android from 2.1 onwards, including Android 4.0+.
    • Works with ALL devices that support live wallpapers, including tablets.
  • Optimized for Low Battery Use
    • Ability to limit the frame rate for huge battery savings
    • Automatically pause the wallpaper when screen is turned off (no extra code required).
  • Optimized for Low Memory Use
    • Resource Manager to dynamically load only one instance of each resource into memory
    • Can be extended to include any resource type.
  • Easy-to-use preferences screen
    • The kit comes pre-configured with a preference screen containing some example and default options.
    • Allow users to launch your website from within the preferences screen.
    • Allow users to share your app with others through Facebook, Twitter, Email, SMS, and more!
    • Allow users to send you feedback via Email directly from their phone.
  • Royalty-free license
    • You are permitted, and even encouraged, to sell your own creations.
    • SP Labs places no limits on what you can create.
    • You get the full source code and you are allowed to modify it however you like.
  • Email Support Available
    • Details below.
You'll still need to learn java, but if you already know another programming language, you'll find java fairly straightforward to learn. There are many great free resources on the internet for learning java.

The Android Live Wallpaper Starter Kit provides all of the base code so that all you need to do is provide the logic, and the content. It will save you a lot of time and effort and allow you to create a finished product much sooner. It took me several months to put all of the pieces together - and now you can benefit from my work.

This base code is the very same code used to power all of my successful live wallpapers, including:

FishBowl Live Wallpaper
Over 400,000 downloads on Google Play!
Average rating of 4.2 out of 5.

FishBowl Premium LWP
Average rating 4.6 out of 5.
This paid wallpaper was included in the Featured list on Android Market from July through August 2011, generating over 3500 sales during that period. It continues to be very profitable, with over 5600 downloads and counting.

Super Skies Live Wallpaper
Over 80,000 downloads on Google Play!
Average rating 4.3 out of 5.

Super Skies Premium LWP
Average rating 4.6 out of 5.

What is included in the Android Live Wallpaper Starter Kit:
  • All project files needed to get started in Eclipse (you will need the ADT plugin).
    • You can copy and use this base code in any of your own apps.
  • Full Source code for a working wallpaper that will install right out of the box.
    • The code will give you a fully working blank wallpaper, ready for
      you to add your own logic and artwork to it.
    • Knowledge of Java development for Android is essential.

To use this starter kit, you will need:

The Android Live Wallpaper Starter Kit is now available for FREE Download under an open source license!

Download the Android Live Wallpaper Starter Kit using the following download link:


(This link will open the zip file listing. To download the zip file, click 'File', then 'Download'.)

If you find this software useful, please consider buying me a coffee!
Donate using the paypal button below. Thank you.

Want to monetize your live wallpaper apps?
I have had great success with push notification ads and recommend LeadBolt!
LeadBolt gives you options that enable you to allow the user to disable the ads, which keeps everyone happy.
Click here to find out more.

I hope you find this software useful and wish you all the very best with your Android live wallpaper creations.

Thank you,

The Android Live Wallpaper Starter Kit is licensed under the BSD license.

This means you can use it to create your own live wallpapers, including commercial ones.
All I ask is that you mention the Android Live Wallpaper Starter Kit in your Google Play app description.

See the included README file for more info on the BSD license.