When iOS 7 arrived, some loved its melodic use of soft colors. Others derided it for being too, well, colorful. The flat icons, the chromatic color scheme, the blinding blue-ish background — it was too much for some. Android fans were no different: they either loved it, or loved to hate it.
If you’re partial to iOS 7, but are fully invested in Android, there’s still hope. An iOS 7 launcher for Android has been made available in the Play Store, and we have to say, it looks pretty nice. It even has the icon pack, so you’re fully immersed in iOS-ness! It doesn’t quite have the parallax background, so it’s not a identical replication, but does support 4-5 rows of icons, giving it that very Apple feel.
It does have the new switch animation that is making some iOS users a bit nauseated, so be careful. That zooming from app to home screen has been a rough adjustment for some, and led to a lot of backlash. If the little update numbers on the icons, which let you know you have a new message, are your flavor, rest assured — they’re there, just not for all apps. More prominent ones, like GMail, are supported.
You do compromise a bit of Android, though. You won’t be able to load widgets, which are a huge point of contention in the iOS vs. Android debate. Google Now is still around, so the best of Google is still right where it needs to be.
The launcher has been downloaded by over 10,000 users so far, and looks to be pretty popular. On over 2,000 reviews, it has a 4.0 rating. While it looks interesting, it’s hard to justify dropping $2.06 on something that could end up making you sick.