May 3, 2012
After last week’s radical departure from the norm, I think it is a good time to take a step back into a theme that might be considered more professional. This week’s theme is called Plate, a product of White Eye Design, and it is just one of many excellent GO Launcher themes by the company. One of the aspects that is boasted front and center on Plate’s Play Store page is that this theme comes with over 120 different icons. As I have stated probably ad nauseum, it is very important for a theme to come in with a strong arsenal of icons for any user’s app collection. Even with this large collection of icons, the apps that do fall through the cracks are not even noticed because the normalcy of the theme means that normal icons fit right alongside the stylized ones. This effect is greatly aided by the grey box that surrounds each icon and adds a really clever segmented feeling to the whole theme.
GO Launcher has a great way for the user to browse through wallpapers and they encourage theme developers to include multiple backgrounds. The wallpaper that comes with Plate is definitely not anything that will blow anyone away but the house in the field is a nice touch and adds another layer of class onto this already stylish theme. Another nice touch is the silver dock which when placed behind the darker grey boxed icons gives a surprisingly realistic embossed effect. Adding in the fact that Plate plays well with practically any custom wallpaper, be it dark or light, and there is a total package here that should not be missed by anyone who is looking to add a slight touch of elegance to their Android. While there, be sure to check out some of the other White Eye Design themes and check back here for a possible post looking at another one of there themes in the future.