Download: Oppo 5 – Project Firefly Launcher Coming with Some Very Attractive Effects
Everyone knows that about every manufacturer out there in the Android market wants to offer the most stylish interface for their handsets. So far some of the better offers seem to be available from China, where manufacturers such as Xiaomi or Oppo seem to be getting the upper hand.
Oppo offers the latest version of its custom interface for Android on the Finder 5 – quad-core flagship handset. The UI called the Project Firefly Launcher has been ported in the form of an apk that can be installed just as any other ordinary app. What is great about it is that it supports a very stylish design, with rounded corners and icons. It is also particularly smooth and fast, even on not-so-powerful devices.
The Firefly Launcher also comes with some unique effects. You can have up to 9 homescreens and lots of transition effects for both the homescreen and drawer. There are 10 pre-installed wallpapers (6 you can pick from and 4 that automatically activate whenever you pick a weather effect). As far as the weather effects go, XDA Developer senior member Surpass has detailed them like above:
– Rain: The wallpaper will automatically change (can be changed to your desired wallpaper after) and water will pour down on your screen. Water droplets form on the screen and icons from time to time. Shaking your phone will clear the water droplets off your icons. When scrolling from page to page, the water downpour will slant.
– Snow: The wallpaper will automatically change (can be changed to your desired wallpaper after) and snowflakes will dance around the screen. Ice crystals and snowflakes accumulate on your icons over time. Shaking your phone will clear off some of the snowflakes off your icons; continue shaking to clear them completely off. A foggy effect will appear around the edges of the top of your screen. When scrolling from page to page, the snowflakes will jolt to right or left (depending on which way you scrolled) after a short delay (for a more realistic effect).
– Fog: The wallpaper will automatically change (can be changed to your desired wallpaper after) and your screen will fog over from time to time, creating condensation and water droplets. Drawings made in the foggy screen will be randomly generated, cycling through and fading between. The drawings are transparent, showing your unaffected wallpaper (meant to imitate what happens when you wipe a window with condensation on it). Shaking your phone will clear the fog for a little bit, but it’ll re-form after a few seconds.
– Dandelion: The wallpaper will automatically change (can be changed to your desired wallpaper after) and dandelions will fly around from the left to the right of your screen. Occasionally dandelions will appear carrying a ladybug on them. Every now and then, the dandelions will fall onto your dock, in front of your dock icons. After a few seconds, they’ll fly up again, or shaking your phone will jump-start this process. When scrolling from page to page, the dandelions will jolt to right or left (depending on which way you scrolled) after a short delay (for a more realistic effect).
The Launcher should be downloaded from here and installed just like any other .apk, no root required.