Those of you who’ve been watching our website for more than a little while might remember an article from a couple of months back talking about Chameleon. More than just an UX overlay, Teknision’s project looked like something that could really revolutionize the way we interact with our Android-based tablets, making Google’s OS a more personal and “alive” experience.
Back then, Chameleon’s developers said that they were in talks with several Android manufactures interested in integrating the UI into their products, which made us optimistic about the project’s future. However, it seems that the negotiations haven’t come to a happy ending, and the guys at Teknision have decided to take the app’s fate into their own hands.
Chameleon has therefore become a Kickstarter project, meaning that anyone can now financially back Teknision’s app and help it become reality. The next 29 days will be crucial for Chameleon’s future, and, if we all lend a hand to help the project get $50,000 in funding by June 15, the overlay will find its way to Google Play by September.
At the time of this article, there are less than $3,000 raised for the project, but we here at Android Authority are almost positive that the money necessary to fund Chameleon (and then some) will be raised in time. After all, it’s not every day you get the chance to see something that could personalize your tablet interaction at a level so deep that you’ll feel your gadget actually knows your preferences, tastes, and needs.
I’m not going to get into much detail about Chameleon and what makes us so enthusiastic about the app, as my colleague Bogdan has already done that back in March, but take a good look at the pics from this post and the video at the end of the article. Now tell me that isn’t exciting and beautiful, and it’s not something you would like to have on your tablet instead of the basic UI offered by vanilla Android, or Touchwiz or Sense UI!
You can help Chameleon become reality with as little as $1, and each and every donation will be much appreciated. If you pledge $5 for the project, you can get your hands on the app in August, before its expected release on Google Play. A $10, $50, or $1000 pledge will earn you special “prizes”, like a limited edition Chameleon “I’m a Backer” T-shirt or a custom DNA11 Finger Print Portrait.
Finally, if you really want to stamp your mark on the history of Android, you can pledge $5,000 or more for the Chameleon project, and earn all the above prizes, as well as a brand new Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 tablet. Not to mention the gratitude of every Android user that will get to play with Chameleon.
What are you guys waiting for? Go to Kickstarter and have a look!