Wednesday, 19 June 2013

Freehand updates

I'm updating the Freehand variations for the Theme Chooser present in ROMs based on Cyanogenmod, AOKP and so on.

I've tried to get the most important system resources up to date with the latest CM10.1 and AOKP jb-mr1 builds.

The major change, though, is that I've pulled out all the launcher icons. The reason for this is twofold.
First off all the theme chooser engine is not at all ideal for distributing icon packs.
While it doesn't exactly suck, the Nova/Apex/Go/ADW/ActionLauncher themes are much better suited to the task, it's easier to handle app support, and therefore quicker to update.

Second, the introduction and more wide spread availability of 1080p devices with resolutions nudging up on 500ppi meant that the previous icons started looking a little bleak.

Therefore I've rebooted the Freehand icons, redrawing them in much higher resolution and releasing them as Launcher themes, usable by anyone running a custom launcher, not just rooted phones with custom ROMs.

So if you'd like a set of freehand icons to go with this theme, please check out the Freehand icon packs/launcher themes here...

As you'll notice, they aren't free. To preempt any objections, I'll say simply:

1. None of the old icons could be reused, and the packs represent a completely new effort.
2. Drawing one icon takes at least a couple of minutes, and up to 30 minutes, depending on complexity.
3. All proceeds from the sales are funneled straight into charity.