Here at the Android Apps Review, we tend to stick to just applications: You know, the sort of thing that you open, perform a task inside, and then leave.
However, this leaves out a whole different aspect of your phone—the lock screen! It’s such an important part of the Android experience, and after all, why wouldn’t it be? You see it every time your phone is used.
So let’s make your smartphone screen something truly special using Muse Art Lock Screen.
The app represents the interactive, fully-loaded future of lock screens for Android.
It’s everything its title would leave you to believe, and then some. If that’s got your artistic heart all in a twitter, then head on down below the break for our full review.
Concept and Functionality
At first blush, the idea behind it seems pretty simple.
Muse Art Lock Screen pulls from a wide variety of museums, books, and universities to supply you with real, often incredibly stunning artwork.
All of this is displayed directly on your lock screen, ever-changing so that you get a fresh experience every time the phone is picked up.
However, the application goes so much farther than this. And it all has to do with the “predictive artwork” aspect running just beneath that beautiful veneer.
Essentially, users can tell the app, “I like that painting or building a lot,” and Muse Art Lock Screen will actually listen. It keeps a “tally” on the artwork that the user likes, and then serves up similar ideas.
In this way, the app can detect when a person really likes French Impressionism, and doesn’t care too much for cubist thought.
Over time, these predictions get better and better, and then the cuts can go a little deeper.
You’ll quickly find yourself experiencing new pieces of art, as well as being reminded often of classics from genres you love.
It’s a good mixture, and one that works incredibly well thanks to the app’s extensive partnership network. There are a lot of options to choose from, and given that you have a choice, there’s not a lot to complain about.
Design and Interface
One of the things we appreciate most about Muse Art Lock Screen is the fact that it’s simple, concise and hardly busy.
It does precisely what you’d expect it to do, and nothing more. Compared to other incredibly bloated lock screens—the ones that cram all of your notifications into places no notifications should go—it’s a refreshing breeze on a sunny day.
Not to mention that the artwork delivered truly is breathtaking.
We’d be very surprised if you didn’t find at least one new piece each day using the app. Best of all, Muse Art Lock Screen makes it incredibly simple to learn more about the pieces you enjoy.
Best of all, Muse Art Lock Screen not only serves up a beautiful experience, it’s also educational, and relaxing: two things most lock screens simply are not.
Considering Muse Art Lock Screen is a totally free offering in the Google Play Store, there’s no reason not to jump on this train.
It’s visually stunning, technically impressive, and flawlessly perfected.
If you’re at all interested in public art, or just want to have a more appealing lock screen, this app is your ideal solution.
We haven’t been this impressed by a lock screen in years. If that doesn’t say, “Grab it now!” then we don’t know what will.
Muse Art Lock Screen requires Android version 4.1+. A small expedite fee was paid to speed up the publication of this news item.
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