Theme Thursday – Tha Litebrite

Theme Thursday – Tha Litebrite

Aug 11, 2011

It’s too bad I wasn’t into pixel art back when I had a Lite-Brite. Not that the iconic children’s toy has gone away, I just don’t have one anymore. I actually have ideas for art I’d like to make with one that go beyond sail-boats and smiley faces. Even so, I’m not exactly in a big hurry to rush out and grab one, which is shame, because they do all kinds of crazy things, these days.

Multiple panels, pseudo animation effects, portable versions and more. There are all kinds of Lite-Brites, today. And it looks they finally got away from using dangerous, hot incandescent light bulbs like in the ones I grew up with. That’s just fantastic! You can even download a Lite-Brite app for those various iOS devices; although, that’s probably a discussion best reserved for other sites in the 148Apps Network.

So, if you’ve always been fond of the glowing LED, pixel-like aesthetic of a Lite-Brite, now you can apply it to the icons on your Android device using Tha Litebrite, a custom theme for ADW Launcher.

ADW Launcher is a home screen replacement utility that allows you to completely alter the way your Android device’s user interface looks and behaves and will be required to use this theme. As always, ADW Launcher is freely available on the Android Market.

Tha Litebrite includes more than 540 icons, a graphically enhanced action bar, wallpapers and additional dock styles. Plus, if you just so happen to find that the icon for your favorite app is nowhere to be found, the author is willing to create custom icons for you.

Tha Litebrite is available on the Android Market for US$2.99. However, there is a free version available as well, so you can see how it looks on your device before spending any money.

Dale Culp
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