Holofication Nation app lands on Google Play

February 17, 2014

    Holofication Nation

    I’m sure you all remember Holofication Nation, the small team of developers who are gradually bringing less stylish Android apps into the modern world of Holo. When we first covered Holofication Nation, the team was looking for a developer to build an official app to house their downloads, and it hasn’t taken them long to get one up and running.

    The new app works as a centralised download hub for all of the Holofication Nation’s current and future projects. You can download all the apps from within, setup notifications and download parameters for when an update arrives, and you’ll be kept up to date if a new Holo app becomes available. The app also comes with a variety of its own themes, includes a changelog for each of the apps, and also allows you to throw some feedback directly to the team.

    Obviously, the biggest benefit is that the app helps to keep everything in one place. So no more checking various forum pages and websites to figure out which update you should install. The app is free, but you can donate directly to the development team from within the app.

    Holofication Nation App

    The Nolofication Nation team have currently only touched up a small selection of apps, including, CNN, Grooveshark, Steam, and Instagram, which, at the time of writing, is broken but is in the process of being patched back up. More apps should be on the way in the future too.

    Just like installing the Holoified apps manually, you’ll need to make sure that you’ve uninstalled the original version of the app before installing the Holo themed variant. You can grab the app directly from the Google Play Store.

    Are you enjoying a more unified look on your smartphone? Which apps would you like the team to Holoify next?

    Comments

    • Shark Bait

      cant imagine this will last long in the play store, im pretty sure its against Google rules

      • Rob Triggs

        That’s a good point, they might run into trouble for linking to external downloads?

        • Shark Bait

          Yeah that was my thinking, bit of a shame since their work is quite nice

      • MasterMuffin

        was about to comment this :)

      • Nathan Buffington

        What rules does it break? Just wondering because I’m not informed on the play store guidelines.

        • Shark Bait

          An app that downloads other apps. So by passing the play store like Amazon, or potentially downloading malicious apps inside a clean app

          • Astridax

            What about the Humble Bundle app? That does exactly this!

      • Nathan Buffington

        what about those twitter apps that access twitter?

    • Mvrcel Lgt

      this works fine as an advertising campaign for the developers involved, the apps though will not be accepted and are against tons of rules (theft of coding, not distributed the right way, unsafe since missing updates, etc)

    • Jorell Rutledge

      Thanks for the feature. The Instagram download will be fixed shortly.

    • bricker152

      They should really holofy Facebook app because it looks horible right now.

      • Irwen

        Facebook can’t be holofied. The ui is controlled by the servers

    • RusticKey

      Google should enforce these design guidelines more.The official Steam app hurts my eyes.

    • Justin Rebar

      Maybe they should be hired to design apps on Android for those that suck at it.

    • Jayfeather787

      I want to see Quadrant holofied.

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