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Stealthychief
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Premium themes with a creative touch.
Premium themes with a creative touch.

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The future of Stealthychief

I want to take a minute to fill you in on some changes I'm going to be making. Hopefully this post will help answer some questions I've been getting about some of my products in the Play Store and future plans.

First of all, I'm stepping away from creating any new icon packs. Over the past year I've lost interest in the process of creating and developing new projects. It simply feels unnecessary to continue to release new packs.

It's very obvious now that the icon pack market is slowly shrinking away. Most new releases to the Play Store are very similar to previous works and the ones that aren't do tend to sell well but not near as well as they once did. I believe most users are satisfied with an icon pack/s they downloaded years ago and rarely if ever look to purchase new icon packs. Of course there's also the users who are always looking for new themes but that's a very small percentage of the overall personalization market.

Being an Android developer since 2011 has shown me the beauties of living the self-employeed lifestyle, but also the challenges. One of those challenges that has always been present is being under Google's umbrella. It's a scary thought to think that at any time Google could decide that icon packs are no longer allowed in the Play Store and my main source of income would be gone. It's clearly very risky to continue down this road especially when it's not a career option for icon devs.

I've decided it's best for me to invest my time and energy into bigger goals and dreams I have for my career. I'm transitioning Stealthychief to a side business and will no longer be working full time. However, I'll still be keeping all my top themes updated so nothing changes there. Fresh and Live have been discontinued for now. They may be updated eventually but I can't make any promises. They do take considerably more time to work on than my top themes so I'll have to see I can work those in at some point.

For those of you who have been and continue to be loyal supporters - thank you! I've had more success through the years than I could of dreamed of all because of your support of my work. 

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Top Theme Updates

10 new icons and and activity fixes.

Which Icon Packs are Top Themes?

Aeon, Agent, Aloha, Axis, Devo, Evo, Flato, Ovo, Pulse, Rovo, Stealth, Soul, Vibe, Vintage, Viper, Vivid, Vivid v2.

Browse my Apps in the Play Store
https://play.google.com/store/apps/dev?id=4660811322976774796

Icon Requests

Icon requests are prioritized by the popularity of the request and the popularity of the application. Due to the high volume of requests I receive I can't satisfy all requests. However, I do my best to complete as many as possible.

Please don't forget to rate/review my themes if you enjoy them.

Thank you for your support!
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Top Theme Updates

What's new?

12 new icons, 3 updated icons, and Activity fixes.

Which Icon Packs are Top Themes?

Aeon, Agent, Aloha, Axis, Devo, Evo, Flato, Ovo, Pulse, Rovo, Stealth, Soul, Vibe, Vintage, Viper, Vivid, Vivid v2.

Browse my Apps in the Play Store:
https://play.google.com/store/apps/dev?id=4660811322976774796

Monthly Updates

All Top Themes will now be updated at the end of each month with new icons and fixes. For now, I'll be splitting all the updates into the first 4 days of the new month.

Icon Requests

Icon requests are prioritized by the popularity of the request and the popularity of the application. Due to the high volume of requests I receive I can't satisfy all requests. However, I do my best to complete as many as possible.

Please don't forget to rate/review my themes.

Thank you for your support!
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Top Theme Updates

Happy Halloween!

What's new?

24 new icons, 6 updated icons, and Activity fixes.

Which Icon Packs are Top Themes?

Aeon, Agent, Aloha, Axis, Devo, Evo, Flato, Ovo, Pulse, Rovo, Stealth, Soul, Vibe, Vintage, Viper, Vivid, Vivid v2.

Browse my Apps in the Play Store:
https://play.google.com/store/apps/dev?id=4660811322976774796

Monthly Updates

All Top Themes will now be updated at the end of each month with new icons and fixes. For now, I'll be splitting all the updates into 4 days.

Icon Requests

Icon requests are prioritized by the popularity of the request and the popularity of the application. Due to the high volume of requests I receive I can't satisfy all requests. However, I do my best to complete as many as possible.

Please don't forget to rate/review my themes. Thank you for your support!
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I picked up the Pixel yesterday and have been extremely impressed with it so far.

Nova Launcher is the first app I usually install on a new device, but this is the first time where I haven't felt the need to install it. Yes the icons are an absolute mess. I know I'm going to miss icon packs and the Nova customizations. If you can look pass that though, Pixel Launcher works well. It's smooth, intuitive, and will get the job done for the average Android user. I really like what Google did with the long press shortcuts on icons. It's probably not something I'll use everyday but I can definitely think of scenarios that I will. The appdrawer isn't perfect. There's no settings for the appdrawer so that is disappointing. However, the swipe up gesture is slick. I've used the same gesture on Nova for years so that's been one reason why I haven't gone back to Nova yet.

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Top Theme Updates

https://play.google.com/store/apps/dev?id=4660811322976774796

What's new?

9 new icons and activity fixes.

Which Icon Packs are Top Themes?

Aeon, Agent, Aloha, Axis, Devo, Evo, Flato, Ovo, Pulse, Rovo, Stealth, Soul, Vibe, Vintage, Viper, Vivid, Vivid v2.

Monthly Updates

This will be the last weekly update. All Top Themes will now be updated at the end of each month with around 50 new icons. I'll have the first monthly update ready at the end of this month.

Icon Requests

Icon requests are prioritized by the popularity of the request and the popularity of the application. Due to the high volume of requests I receive I can't satisfy all requests. However, I do my best to complete as many as possible.

Please don't forget to rate/review my themes. Thank you for your support!
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I'm back! I was feeling burned out with all the updates and projects I had going on so I took some time off.

Starting this month, I'll be moving to a monthly update schedule for all 17 of my Top Themes and 2 Custom Themes. Weekly updates are nice, but I feel better about spacing them out to once a month. Instead of 10-15 icons a week, I'll be doing one update each month with 25+ icons and the usual fixes.

This will allow for better quality control for those new icons as well as more time for other projects. I'll also have more time to add more icons to Fresh and Live. I apologize about the updates for those, I know they've been neglected for awhile. I'll do a small update this weekend for all Top Themes (Allo icon and some others) and start the monthly updates at the end of this month. 

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Weekly Top Theme Updates

https://play.google.com/store/apps/dev?id=4660811322976774796

What's new?

15 new icons and activity fixes.

Which Icon Packs are Top Themes?

Aeon, Agent, Aloha, Axis, Devo, Evo, Flato, Ovo, Pulse, Rovo, Soul, Stealth, Vibe, Vintage, Viper, Vivid, Vivid v2.

Weekly Updates

All 17 themes are updated weekly and split between Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Icon Requests

Icon requests are prioritized by the popularity of the request and the popularity of the application. Due to the high volume of requests I receive I can't satisfy all requests. However, I do my best to complete as many as possible.

Please don't forget to rate/review to help support my work. Thank you for your support!
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Custom Themes Sale

Both of my Custom Themes (Fresh and Live) are 50% off until the end of this week!

Fresh
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=stealthychief.custom.theme.fresh

Live
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=stealthychief.custom.theme.live


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Weekly Top Theme Updates

https://play.google.com/store/apps/dev?id=4660811322976774796

What's new?

15 new icons and activity fixes.

Which Icon Packs are Top Themes?

Aeon, Agent, Aloha, Axis, Devo, Evo, Flato, Ovo, Pulse, Rovo, Stealth, Soul, Vibe, Vintage, Viper, Vivid, Vivid v2.

Weekly Updates

All 17 themes are updated weekly and split between Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Icon Requests

Icon requests are prioritized by the popularity of the request and the popularity of the application. Due to the high volume of requests I receive I can't satisfy all requests. However, I do my best to complete as many as possible.

Please don't forget to rate/review to help support my work. Thank you for your support!
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