There are lots of Material-inspired apps out there, but Wally, a Wallbase.cc wallpaper browser, is one of the nicest yet.
Released last weekend, Wally is a simple, pretty, and functional wallpaper app, designed using Google’s Material design principles. The app bristles with clean typography, delightful little animations, Material action buttons, and that sense of depth that Matias Duarte is so enthusiastic about.
It’s not all eye candy – Wally is a fully featured browser of the popular database Wallbase.cc, which happens to be this author’s primary source of quality wallpapers. You can browse popular submissions, filter them by resolution or categories, and search by keyword or predominant color.
Once you found the perfect wallpaper, you can use it in just a few seconds (either as a background or as a contact photo), share it, or save it on your phone. The cropping tool is fairly powerful, so it’s easy to adapt the image to your homescreen configuration.
We still have to wait for true Material design apps, but Wally is a nice glimpse of what developers can achieve with the tools put at their disposal by Google. For this reason alone, we recommend that you give it a look.