The Live Wallpaper is a really nice feature of the Android OS and the ability to have Live Wallpapers based on Google Maps came out quite recently. David Horn @ XDA now released an open source application even cooler called Advanced Map Live Wallpaper which shows your location on your device home screen.
This release is a beta but it is usable and contains many interesting features:
* Wide selection of maps (Ordnance Survey, Google, Satellite, Terrain, Bing, OpenStreetMap, USA VFR and IFR charts...)
* Battery friendly - it uses network locations and shuts down whenever the homescreen isn't visible.
* Data friendly - aggressive caching means that you should only need to download a map tile once.
* Variable zoom on all maps
* Accuracy circle (can be switched off)
Take a look at the following screenshots, Advanced Map Live Wallpaper looks great:
You can follow the XDA thread @ http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=700786, the download link to the apk file is in the XDA thread. The application is also available on the Android Market.
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