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Boids Lab Live Wallpaper

To Use: Home->Press Menu->Wallpapers->Live Wallpapers->Boids Lab LWP

Requirements: Android version 2.2 or higher

Price: Free

Details: Boids Lab Live Wallpaper is a simulation based on the Boids algorithm by Craig Reynolds.

A Boid is a individual within a flock.

It adheres to three basic rules:

  1. Separation: try to keep a distance from other boids
  2. Alignment: try to align speed and direction with other boids
  3. Cohesion: try to move towards the center

By applying these simple rules to individuals, the group shows a complex flocking behavior, quite similar to a flock of animals in nature.

This app was developed and tested on a “Samsung Galaxy S” (Android 2.3) and a “Google Nexus 7” (Android 4.1). The default settings work fine for this devices.

If you face performance problems on your device, try to reduce the number of boids in the settings.


  • touch events (boids move towards touch position, which is displayed by a rhombus)
  • gravity (reacts on tilting the device)
  • OpenGL based implementation
  • various settings to customize the simulation
  • size
  • colors
  • quantity of boids
  • velocity
  • intensity of boid rules
  • touch and accelerometer
  • several presets
  • free
  • no ads
  • no unnecessary permissions

Description of presets:

  • Colorful Boids: Balanced default settings showing all major features
  • Strong Flocking: High settings for the boid rules
  • Gravity rules: Very strong influence of gravity (when tilting the device)
  • Chaotic Red: Chaotic behavior (almost no boid rules active)
  • Low hardware requirements (few but bigger boids for wasting less cpu power)
  • Ultra High Settings (maximum amount of boids for stress testing the cpu)


Download Boids Lab Live Wallpaper for Android

Please confirm if your phone supports live wallpaper apps before you try to download any live wallpapers.


Download Link Option 1: (For Android only)

If you are using your Android device (phone or tablet) to browse our website, just follow this link to open Google Play.


Download Link Option 2: (for Android)

Visit the live wallpaper page on  Google Play.

Boids Lab

 Android version 2.2 or higher
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