Puddle Drops simulates water drops falling on your wallpaper. You can use the default pool tile background or customize the wallpaper. You can let the drops fall on it automatically, or tap to create new drops.
To set the wallpaper, go to:
Home screen -> Menu -> Wallpaper -> Live Wallpapers -> Puddle Drops
If Puddle Drops can’t load an image, this is most likely because some version of Android can’t process all types of images. The image may be viewable in the Gallery app, but once it’s passed to Puddle Drops, it won’t be possible to process it. If you really want to use an image, you can try converting it to another format on your PC. Hopefully Google will fix this in an Android update.
If accessing the settings menu for live wallpapers takes too many clicks for you, I recommend the (free) home screen replacement LauncherPro.
If you’re measuring the memory usage for Puddle Drops, keep in mind that Android reports a maximum bound on virtual memory used, so these numbers aren’t necessarily important, and won’t affect operation. Even if Android runs low on memory, it has several methods of reclaiming more. Puddle Drops is designed to allocate about 1-3MB on its own.
I’m currently working on these features:
- Multi-touch input: Drag your finger through the water
- Accelerometer/gyroscope input: Respond to shaking and tilting
- Better reflections, reflections with images
I’d like to hear from you! Do you have a feature you’d like to see in the next version? Is there a bug?
Let me know what it is, I might be able to add it (or fix it)!