Today I’m happy, very happy. The reason, you ask? Well it appears that up there in the cloud there’s someone listening. A while ago I ranted a lot about how difficult is for me to find a great wallpaper for my devices.
If you have the same problem, I have a solution. Introducing Kuvva, a source for beautiful wallpapers.
Kuvva is available in many forms: as a desktop client, a iOS app or a web service. To use the wallpapers you have to download one of their client, because the website is just a nice way to go through their collection of pictures and not a place from where you can get a wallpaper.
The Mac app is super simple: you download it for free and you follow a quick tour/setup that will allow you to decide when you want your new pictures delivered. Yes, delivered. Because they have a large collection, the Kuvva app can run in the background to give you always a new and fresh image. You can customize the frequency and the category for the refresh and then you let the app to the magic for you.
On the iOS side of things it’s the same easy process. Once installed, the app will give you the possibility to browse the entire collection. You will find the same artwork that are available on the desktop version, but they are of course optimized for the mobile experience (it supports the iPhone 5 natively).
By having the chance to fav items it’s very easy to collect picture that you like and that you want to use on your device at a later stage. The other cool thing is that the app will give you a preview of how the selected picture will be displayed both on the lockscreen or as you home page, so you can see what you’re going to get as a final result.
Finally, pictures saved from the app to the camera roll will be stored into a new Kuvva folder so you can find them more easily, especially if your camera roll is pretty crowded.
I’ve just registered for the service but I’m already sold. I can definitely recommend it to you, if you want a great source for great images. The desktop client is free 1, while the iOS app is £1.49 here in the U.K. but it’s worth every pence!
- I suspect the difference in price is due to the fact that on the iOS client you can save the pictures, while on the desktop app you “just stream” them, not retaining them.