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    Default Convergance: A bold new direction (Preview)
    A wise man once told the world to "Think different". Many have taken this to heart, producing innovations that change the way we see the world; creating a more harmonious relationship with humanity and the technology we have created. Each innovation has been refined, taking one great idea, and building something even better with it.

    That refinement is the heart of Convergance. This is not just a theme; it's a whole new direction. It takes the beauty of iOS, and combines it with a subtle tone of minimalism. It's a convergence of art, an expression of functionality.

    Every detail has been considered, from the ease of use of the widget feed to the smallest of animations. The lock slider elegantly melts away the interface to reveal your applications running underneath. The blurred background helps to make the information most important to you much more visible, and when you change the wallpaper, the whole feel of the interface changes with it.


    Conceptualisation is key to a coherent theme, and Convergance is no different. Every element is painstakingly drawn by hand, and then evolved to flow into the overall theme. Concepts of designs are not just beautiful imagery; an interface is an extension of you. Each concept is rigorously tested to feel like that extension, to be an absolute joy to use.

    Theming engines restrict the depth of integration themes can achieve, creating inconsistencies. Independence from these engines allows for a much deeper feel, and serves to be more functional. Convergance takes advantage of this independence, creating a beautiful interface perfectly blended into the design and workflow of iOS.

    Whilst they may restrict integration, theming engines can form the heart of something immensely personal. Customisability runs deep in Convergance; when you change your theme, you'll experience a whole new interface. Even the information displayed in the widget feed can be changed, enabling you to create the interface most perfectly suited to you.



    Design doesn't just run skin deep.
    It's the way something works.
    It's the way you interact with something.

    Sometimes, design must evolve.
    Sometimes, it needs to take a new direction.

    This is that new direction.

    This is Convergance.


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    Here's to the crazy ones.

    The widgets shown above are created by The.Drifter, and are used with permission.
    Please note that this is currently a preview, a release is expected in mid to late November.

    UPDATE:
    A public beta should be available during week commencing 25/11/13.

    UPDATE (17/12/2013)
    Well, the estimated date for the public beta came and went. However, a lot of progress has been made since then. A website is up at http://incendo.ws/projects/Convergance, which also includes a progress page to see how things are coming along. I'll be keeping y'all up to date how things are coming along; expect to see video demonstrations etc! At this point in time, I'm aiming for Christmas to get the public beta out - need to fix a few more bugs, but hopefully it'll be an early Christmas present

    UPDATE (6/1/14)
    As of 16/1/14, activations are now back online! I've amended this post with the new information.

    Houston, the Eagle has landed.

    To pre-order your copy of Convergance, simply visit Convergance - Pre-order and follow the instructions given there!

    Once you've done that, an email will come through from me confirming you're ready to go, and will provide you with the repo address.

    Compatibility:
    - All retina devices running iOS 6 or higher (excluding iPad)

    Please note that this a beta so expect there to be bugs!
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    Very cool my friend Stunning work !

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    Great write up Matt! Love the preview aspect! Seen Convergance building for a while now so it's great to see this Preview is now LIVE!
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    Cheers, been a lot of work to even get this far! I'll be providing resources to create both themes and widgets by the end of this coming weekend, there's a fair amount to write up for that

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    its very good work

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    Nice to see this getting closer for release to the masses. Great concept!
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    Yeah the thread is live!! Love the intro man. Amazing concept. Looking forward to the release.

    It's great to see people still plugging away and coming up with new and innovative ways for us to interact with our devices. Great job.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Krima View Post
    Yeah the thread is live!! Love the intro man. Amazing concept. Looking forward to the release.

    It's great to see people still plugging away and coming up with new innovative ways to for us to interact with our devices. Great job.
    Couldn't have said it better. Awesome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blkcadi View Post
    Couldn't have said it better. Awesome.
    Well my grammar was pretty bad so you probably could have literally said it better than me. Guess I should learn to proof read. I'm just so lazy.

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    I'll love to run Convergance and melt a custom UI deeper into iOS.

    This has been very mouth-watering until now. You're a great developer Matt 👊👌
    Originally Posted by vXBaKeRXv
    This dude people is nothing but negative. "ALFROGGY"

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    nice

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    Nice work man, looks awesome.

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    Looks great man, nice work!

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    I love how it looks, really thinking different, nice job 👌

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    Just working on the website now, should hopefully be up soon!

    EDIT: That's the About page finished, time to create the resources page.
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    so beautiful!

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    Finally got the website finished: Convergance - A bold new direction

    All the resources are there, along with contact details etc.

    Enjoy

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    Much appreciated, now I can comment correctly. Awesome work, glad someone is taking this approach. Can't wait to see more.

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    Great job on the website. This LS goes so well with Junes new 1nspire theme.

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