Stonerview for Android


Stonerview is a port of the StonerView screensaver by Andrew Plotkin available for Linux and Mac and Win32 to Android as a Live Wallpaper (after installation you have to select it as your live wallpaper). Of course it is not the best thing to use if you try to get a maximum lifetime out of your battery ....

The original StonerView is copyright 1998-2001 by Andrew Plotkin see

Stonerview itself is based on ideas of Electropaint (tm) by Silicon Graphics which was shipped with the Iris Indigo machines. You can read all about the history of it here.

It would not be possible to do this without the GLSurfaceView by Robert Green and a nice OpenGL tutorial for Android by Per-Erik Bergman

Comments from the market on cyrket:


After download tap and hold on a free spot on one of your
home screens, select background, then live wallpapers,
select stonerview, configure if you like and set it.

You can get Stonerview in the Android market. Or you can just download it here (if you allow unsecure sources - please consider using the market to comment and rate):

Stonerview direct download

The source is licensed under the GPL. You can download the source code right here.

Please note (before commenting on the market): Obviously there are phones in the wild that run Android 2.1 and do not support live wallpapers. I am not responsible for this shortcoming of your phone! The ones I know are: Droid Eris, Samsung Moment, HTC Hero & MyTouch, maybe the Legend.


1.87 (2011-10-22)

  1. -Fixed compatibility with Android 2.3, 3.x, 4.0

1.86 (2010-08-08)

  1. -Lots of elements (be careful with your battery)

1.85 (2010-08-08)

  1. -New shape: Blob

  2. -Option: fast double tap to pause

  3. -Complete rotation: reset when disabled

1.84 (2010-08-07)

  1. -Complete rotation

1.82 (2010-07-24)

  1. -1.81 did not work on the EVO ... maybe I got that fixed

1.81 (2010-07-23)

  1. -shape: droid, leaf (texture mapped), coloring: see color options

1.80 (2010-07-21)

  1. -shape: disc

  2. -size setting

1.73 (2010-07-21)

  1. -custom background color

1.72 (2010-07-17)

  1. -shapes: stars2

1.71 (2010-07-13)

  1. -shapes: stars

1.70 (2010-07-12)

  1. -shapes: squares or triangles

  2. -information dialogue

1.62 (2010-06-26)

  1. -additional twist setting: direction

  2. -alternate color palette

1.61 (2010-06-23)

- additional twist setting

1.60 (2010-06-22)

- color settings

1.51 (2010-06-17)

- german localization

1.50 (2010-06-10)

  1. -another try for getting this thing visible in the market for all 2.1 handsets (mystery reasons - seems to be solved)

  2. -added zoom setting

  3. -added speed setting

  4. -fixed small memory leak (when doing a lot of changes in the settings some bytes have been lost)

1.1 - 1.41

- Tried fixing visibility in the market (a mystery)

- added setting: number of elements

1.0 (2010-05-29)


Portions of Stonerview (the android logo) are modifications based on work created and shared by Google and used according to terms described in the Creative Commons 3.0 Attribution License.

Electropaint is a US Trademark of Tristram Visual,