A wallpaper app that won’t put you to sleep: Deko for iOS lets you generate patterns on the fly

A wallpaper app that won’t put you to sleep: Deko for iOS lets you generate patterns on the fly ...

Most wallpaper apps are as exciting as a new group photo-sharing network, and so we tend to avoid reviewing them unless they’re real standouts. Deko, just such an application, caught our eye this afternoon.

With its generative patterns and unique interface, Deko, which was first highlighted by Creative Applications, deviates sharply from your standard wallpaper app, falling into an experimental category.

Upon first launch, the app guides you through its navigation and features: swipe to the left to generate a new pattern; swipe right to view a previous pattern; then tap to save, export or share your results. After generating a background, you can opt to generate similar patterns by swiping various distances from right to left.


If you’re searching for something to mess around with, Deko is definitely worth a download. I’ve been surprised by the results so far, my favorite shown below.


It’s noteworthy that while the app is free, it requires a $1.99 in-app purchase to save high-res images. Given how important image quality is for Retina Displays, you might as well chalk Deko down as a $2 app. Try it out via the link below and let us know what you think!

➤ Deko
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