Aquarium Screensavers for Phone and Computer
In my earlier post on computer monitor aquarium screensavers: This ocean has digital tropical fish, I talked about a screensaver that is socially driven and offers help to save our oceans as a by-product of using the application. What was not covered in that post were the offerings out there for the aquarist who wants to put an aquascape wallpaper or background on his or her Android phone. In a new post on Android Authority, that oversight has been taken care of.
You can see the various backgrounds now available at the Android Authority where you can:
Enjoy beautiful 3D fish of every color imaginable and a variety of underwater plants as they decorate your home screen. You can get the fishes’ attention by tapping on your screen and double tapping to feed them. If you’re not satisfied with a coral reef as your fishes’ backdrop, then switch it up with a ship wreck, forgotten by people and now home to an assortment of sea creatures.
Be careful, some of these screensavers are addictive and can use up valuable battery power as the fish swim and the dynamic background changes. All this underwater action uses power to the display. As you can see in the video, though, there is a lot of customization to get the on the phone to be exactly to your personal tastes.
Aquarium Screensavers go Social with theBlu
theBlu has updated its socially oriented screensaver a few times since I introduced it to you a while back(see link above). I must admit the philosophy of the program, to give back to Oceanographic services that are fighting to save our oceans is a great tactic for environmentally aware people. As far as I can tell, 25% of all proceeds from sales of fish go to the cause collaborators for their continuing projects to save and preserve the ocean habitats and species.
It added the ability to earn extra credits by interacting with the fish as they swim in and out of the various habitats that you have access to visit. Tagging a fish is as simple as clicking on it. This gives you 10 points toward the 500 required to earn 10 credits. A screen pops up and displays quite a bit of information about the species and also gives you the owner’s user name. If you like, you can “follow” that fish from then on.
Use the credits you earn to unlock the other habitats in the world, or purchase new fish species for your collection. The credits are the same as if you were to purchase them for cash. Either way, the credits used will be split to give the cause collaborators funds, as well as the artists. It seems the remaining half is used for the ongoing improvement and hosting of the system.
I have watched the screensaver grow and develop over the past couple of months, and it is nice to see the numbers of new members with fish that swim freely between the various habitats. Tagging the fish for credits makes the system quite social and it is fun to spend a few minutes tagging and following other users in the system. It is the best and most interactive of the aquarium screensavers I have ever seen.