- Both the free and paid versions of Zooper Widget have returned to the Play Store.
- The apps were pulled a week ago without comment from the developers.
- Zooper Widget is an extremely popular tool, with the free version sporting over one million installs.
Update (12/22/17): As we told you last week, Zooper Widget, one of the most popular Android customization tools in the Play Store, mysteriously disappeared. Now, just as mysteriously as it left, it’s back. Both the free and paid versions of the app returned to the Play Store today. There’s still no word from the developer on why they were pulled, or how they came to return. The developer, MYCOLORSCREEN, has been silent on social media for years, which isn’t that surprising since the apps haven’t been updated in over two years.
I guess we’ll just have to settle for it being back without an explanation. If you have any interest in the app, I’d grab it now just in case it leaves again. Zooper is a decently powerful tool that has plenty of third-party support too. Even when the app was gone, searching its name in the Play Store returned numerous results for widgets that leverage Zooper Pro’s platform.
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Original article (12/15/17): One of Android’s strengths has always been customization. You can download any number of third-party launchers, icon packs, and widgets to make your phone into precisely what you want. In fact, my wife’s Samsung Galaxy S8 looks much more like a Windows Phone than it does what you’d expect to see from an Android device.
While I theme my device far less than my wife, my favorite app to do so has been Zooper Widget. In fact, I enjoy the app so much that I bought for Zooper Widget Pro to support the devs. If you’re unfamiliar with Zooper Widget, it allows you to create intricate homescreen widgets. It also comes with templates, so you don’t have to build your own if you don’t want to.
For its versatility and ease of use, Zooper Widget has been popular in the Android theming community, even if it sat idle with zero app updates for a few years. The free version surpassed 1,000,000 downloads, and the pro version had over 100,000 installs according to the Play Store. That is, according to the Play Store before today.
Zooper Widget and Zooper Widget Pro have mysteriously disappeared.
At this point, the reason behind their removal remains a mystery. The developers, MYCOLORSCREEN still have other applications on the Play Store, but Zooper is gone. The devs haven’t posted a response an update on Twitter in a couple of years or anywhere else that we can find.
Did the devs pull the app? Was there a policy violation the developer just didn’t respond to? We don’t know, but we’ll keep an eye on this story and bring you updates as they become available.