Who’s ready for another dose of customization goodness to spruce up their Android homescreen? You know that’s one of our favorite things here at Android Unfiltered, and about the OS itself, for that matter. Today, we’re looking at the unique and colorful KAIP Material Icon Pack, from 221 Pixels.
But first I have a
funny embarrassing story I need to disclose.
The other night, I wrote up an article about an icon pack called, ‘Pixel Cylinder‘, and I
mistakenly ignorantly described it as a Material icon pack. Now, don’t get me wrong. Pixel Cylinder is absolutely gorgeous, but it’s not Material in any way, shape or form. It’s flat.
Our circle of icon developer friends were quick to tear me a new one for my misuse of the term, ‘Material’, and rightly so, to be honest. As they put it – and I totally agree now that I know better – the word Material is used incorrectly far too often.
Luckily, my buddy Lumiq Creative set me straight and gave me a crash course in what it takes to qualify as a true Material design icon. I’m not going to cover all of it here, as there’s a lot to take in, but I am going to show you an example of an icon pack that follows Google’s guidelines better than nearly anyone we’ve seen use the ‘M-word’ to date.
And that’s KAIP. Feast your eyes on its excellent trailer video from Google Play.
KAIP Icon Pack features
- Over 1900 icons themed
- 150 variant icons
- 30 generic folders
- 20 drawer heads
- Set of navbar actions, settings shortcuts and 35 Cloud-Based wallpapers that blend perfectly with the icon pack
- Support for every major launcher (Including Action, ADW, Apex, Atom, Aviate, Epic, Go, Holo, Inspire, KK, L, Lucid, Mini, Nemus, Next, Nine, Nova, S, Smart, Solo, TSF and many others)
- Support for CM Theme Engine, LG Home, and Xperia Home.
- Built-In Icon request tool [No email required]
- Cloud based wallpapers
KAIP will run you $1.20 on Google Play, which is damn near nothing. And don’t forget, you can get free Google Play Store cash with little to no effort at all.
As always, we encourage our readers to show support to the amazing developers from our community. Without them, it’d just be you and I left to design cool stuff; and let’s face it – that ain’t happenin’.
Sorry again for my ignorance, guys! And thanks for the lesson in Material design.