Simple but elegant wallpaper app
Author: Kevin Vadala
Date: 03 Nov 2014, tested on Samsung GT-I9500 Galaxy S4
Material design, no ads, great content
No significant shortcomings
Wally for Android is a basic app that lets your search for wallpapers. While there are many similar apps, Wally succeeds where some have failed. It excels because of its beautiful material design (grey top and picture focused), and simple usability.
Wally really only has four things to worry about. A popular wallpaper tab, a search tab, a recent squiggly tab, and a heart tab. The popular wallpaper shows (you guessed it) popular wallpapers and the search tab makes it easy to find particular wallpapers like Star Wars, or from some movie. The recent tab shows various random images that wally users have been looking at. The heart tab lets you look at wall papers that you have saved, whether to look at old images again or to remember what you have downloaded onto your phone. Within each of these tabs, you can filter what shows up through the category, aspect ration, rating, and resolution. It’s as easy as just pushing settings and filter.
Wally has no ads or frills about it, which makes it even better. The wallpaper selection is also cool, although a lot of the wall papers seem tilted slightly towards anime - partly because the host website was made to host anime in a way that made it seem less exotic. I’ve found some really cool wall papers on Wally, and I’m sure you can too. Everything is clean, neat, and presentable. If you are looking for a wallpaper, you can find it here.