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Dicken Christian
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Dicken Christian
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LEVO CLOUD UPDATE NOTIFICATION
27 May, 2015 (Wed)

Even though, there is a background update check service in the app to check for cloud updates, I'll probably be continuing these posts so you guys can update ASAP by clicking Menu>Update packages option.

I've added alpha code for customization of Tabs, but its a bit more complicated since every app customizes Tabs in many different ways. It may or may not make into Levo.

Changelog:
Common: Tab underline to white from yellow
Facebook: Fixed invisible texts
Google Keyboard: Gesture trail to follow accent color
WhatsApp: Fixed colors of action mode icons (copy, paste, etc)
Themes: Added 'uninstall' icon
Settings: Fixed 'Sounds' icon

How do I get this update?
1. Fire up the "Update packages" option from Levo's app menu to update the themed apps.
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Dicken Christian
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Finally, update v2.1 for Levo is live.
Download: https://goo.gl/ljldzq

There are some features I'm still working on eg. Tab customization. And yes, I still need to fix issues with the theme. Working on it...

v2.1 brings some TOP requested features:
- Custom wallpapers option
- Ability to customize Play Store (Package update reqd. for Play Store)
- Save themes option

Other changes include:
- Background update check for cloud hosted packages
- Palettes can now be changed for picking up main theme colors
- More efficient font management (Redownload required)
- Better blur engine
- Optimizations & bug fixes

I'll be fixing some theme bugs this week, add a couple of features to the dashboard and will be working on a new theme for the next week. About time!

Salut!
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+George Marrero yup, today
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Dicken Christian

Designer Help  - 
 
To all THEME DESIGNERS, Please read:

I'm developing an app called "ARCUS" that can allow users to customize themes, eg. 
1. Change theme colors (No need for multiple apks hence Small size apk)
2. Swap fonts (if designer allows) or use one of the fonts from the app
3. Alternative themes say swapping of dark/light theme etc
4. Alternate navigation bar icons, status bar icons etc

There are enormous number of possibilities here.

To see a similar app here is my theme that implements these features: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=pixkart.cm.levodash

Would you be willing to add support for such an app?
(Adding support barely takes 10 minutes, if you're already redirecting theme primary/accent colors from common.xml)

Try the app

Demo Theme apk that supports Arcus:(Install this first!!! or greet a FC)
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/35007332/Demo_Theme_LEVO.apk
This is a demo theme, containing settings theme.

Demo app Arcus (ALPHA):
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/35007332/Arcus_Theme_Editor.apk
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YES, count me in
63%
Nah, I'm fine with my current setup
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I actually really liked your Levo app, so I'm all for this! Good luck with the project +Dicken Christian​!
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Dicken Christian

Themes & Screenshots (SFW)  - 
 
 
Levo v2.0 is now available for public download!
Download: http://goo.gl/ljldzq

Join our community for further updates and notifications: http://goo.gl/RqTkVV

Features:
In-built Theme maker
Cloud updates for themed packages (Quick updates!)
Choose main theme colors
Customize each package's colors
Optional Dark themes for many apps (Full list below)
5+ fonts
25+ Wallpapers
Choose Notifications style (Light or Dark)
Choose system bars style (Status/Navigation Bar)

What's Themed?

System Apps
Dialer
Contacts
Messaging
Gallery
Calculator
Clock
Music
Themes
AudioFX
AOSP Keyboard
Lock Screen

Google apps
Google+
Gmail
Play Store

Third-party apps
WhatsApp

Apps with dual modes (Light and Dark themes)
Dialer
Contacts
Messaging
Music
Settings
Gmail
Play Store
WhatsApp
Themes
Notifications

Connect with Me!
Follow Me: http://goo.gl/K7ruoA
Email: pixkart@gmail.com
Community: http://goo.gl/l6qe3E
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+嘿嘿 YOYO Yes....
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Dicken Christian

Theme Releases  - 
 
 
Levo v2.0 is now available for public download!
Download: http://goo.gl/ljldzq

Join our community for further updates and notifications: http://goo.gl/RqTkVV

Features:
In-built Theme maker
Cloud updates for themed packages (Quick updates!)
Choose main theme colors
Customize each package's colors
Optional Dark themes for many apps (Full list below)
5+ fonts
25+ Wallpapers
Choose Notifications style (Light or Dark)
Choose system bars style (Status/Navigation Bar)

What's Themed?

System Apps
Dialer
Contacts
Messaging
Gallery
Calculator
Clock
Music
Themes
AudioFX
AOSP Keyboard
Lock Screen

Google apps
Google+
Gmail
Play Store

Third-party apps
WhatsApp

Apps with dual modes (Light and Dark themes)
Dialer
Contacts
Messaging
Music
Settings
Gmail
Play Store
WhatsApp
Themes
Notifications

Connect with Me!
Follow Me: http://goo.gl/K7ruoA
Email: pixkart@gmail.com
Community: http://goo.gl/l6qe3E
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+Luciano Avdyli each app can have diff color
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Dicken Christian

Ask A Question?  - 
 
I am about to give up adding Layers support to my theme to be released in a couple of days.

Has anyone been able to successfully theme drawables like 'switches' EXTENSIVELY to the likes of switches in CM12 themes like my own (Levo), MONO by Jacek Malinowski? 

I use different tints for switch track and thumbs rather than just use ?colorControlActivated and ?colorSwitchThumbNormal etc. To modify these for the switches I must edit  drawable/switch_thumb_material_anim.xml. As soon as I add this to my theme, SystemUI FCs continuosly with following highlighted errors in logcat:

Resources$NotFoundException: File res/drawable/switch_thumb_material_anim.xml from drawable resource ID #0x10806b4

Binary XML file line #5: <nine-patch> requires a valid 9-patch source image

Except that both these errors seem to be RRO specific. The Resources$NotFoundException occurs AFTER I add the xml which is weird.
On the other hand, all 9 patch images are perfectly fine.

I also had bootloops if I add "Theme.Material" to styles. Color redirections are also not possible in colors.xml which is a funny limitation. Need to define each color in hex format...
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The hard part is keeping the stock feel or activated and disable since they are theme controlled system wide, I could make the static but that would screw up stock when 3rd party apps call to it using either dark or light themes. But I'm sure there is a work around just haven't messed with it much. 
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Dicken Christian
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Levo updates delayed...

My Y50's Hard disk got corrupted yesterday while trying to fix a bootup...

Concerneing Levo, where I really messed up is that I had last commited Levo dashboard project to github about 10 days ago... Lost all the uncommitted recent updates i made that were requested by u guys....

Just ordered a macbook pro which will be delivered by tomorrow. I'll be firing up Android Studio soon as i receive it. There will be a while until you see some updates...

Sorry for the delay...
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+Dicken Christian if you need any help with something, you are free to contact me. 
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Dicken Christian
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LEVO CLOUD UPDATE NOTIFICATION
06 May, 2015 (Wed)

Changelog:

Cyanogen OS12 is now officially supported
New Apps:
   - Instagram
   - Google Keyboard
   - Gallery (Cyanogen OS)
Dialer: Incall contact icon to theme style
Few changes for Blisspop rom
Fixed reported bugs

How do I get this update?
1. All you need to do is follow me or join this community for update notification posts such as this. 
2. Once you get this notification, fire up the "Update packages" option from Levo's app menu to update the themed apps.
Levo is the only CM theme on play store that implements an inbuilt theme ma...
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+Huthaifa Haj Ahmad ask the question in Cyanogenmod theme engine community. I don't remember well, it could be settings or framework...one of those.
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Dicken Christian
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Alright amigos, need some yays or nays for the next theme.
For the record, I'll be making both these themes (Purple & Vintage), I'm just not sure which one to go with first...
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Purple 1
26%
Purple 2
23%
F*ck purple, go vintage!
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Is the font used here available in Levo? Looks nice
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Dicken Christian
owner

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LEVO CLOUD UPDATE NOTIFICATION
27 April, 2015 (Mon)

Changelog
Facebook: Themed more parts
Settings: Card style categories
Fixed all stretched status bar icons

How do I get this update?
1. All you need to do is follow me or join this community for update notification posts such as this. 
2. Once you get this notification, fire up the "Update packages" option from Levo's app menu to update the themed apps.
IMPORTANT: This theme is compatible only with CUSTOM ROMs that support Them...
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Dicken Christian
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LEVO CLOUD UPDATE NOTIFICATION
(24 April, 2015)

New App: Material Facebook
This is just an alpha preview as I need a user soak test for any unexpected FCs.

Miscellaneous changes:
Settings: Added VanirAOSP rom settings icon
Fixed: Wifi QS icons when wifi isn't connected
Fixed: Status bar icons for silent/priority modes
Dialer: Fixed some text colors to match theme style
Google+: Tweaked new posts toast background

How do I get this update?
1. All you need to do is follow me or join this community for update notification posts such as this. 
2. Once you get this notification, fire up the "Update packages" option from Levo's app menu to update the themed apps.
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Thanks! 😈
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Dicken Christian
owner

Announcements  - 
 
Levo v2.0 is now available for public download!
Download: http://goo.gl/ljldzq

Join our community for further updates and notifications: http://goo.gl/RqTkVV

Features:
In-built Theme maker
Cloud updates for themed packages (Quick updates!)
Choose main theme colors
Customize each package's colors
Optional Dark themes for many apps (Full list below)
5+ fonts
25+ Wallpapers
Choose Notifications style (Light or Dark)
Choose system bars style (Status/Navigation Bar)

What's Themed?

System Apps
Dialer
Contacts
Messaging
Gallery
Calculator
Clock
Music
Themes
AudioFX
AOSP Keyboard
Lock Screen

Google apps
Google+
Gmail
Play Store

Third-party apps
WhatsApp

Apps with dual modes (Light and Dark themes)
Dialer
Contacts
Messaging
Music
Settings
Gmail
Play Store
WhatsApp
Themes
Notifications

Connect with Me!
Follow Me: http://goo.gl/K7ruoA
Email: pixkart@gmail.com
Community: http://goo.gl/l6qe3E
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+Daniel Drużbiak Click the floating red + button, prepare the theme and install it...
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    M.Sc. in Clinical Research, 2011 - 2013
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Small time designer pursuing a career in Clinical Research
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