Despite the frequency with which I check the XDA forums, I'd never heard of Kite UI before today. You may think that another UI alternative is the last thing Android needs, but give Kite UI a glance and you'll realize it's pretty mind-blowingly awesome... or at least, the concept video makes it look that way.


At the moment, the project is still in the process of being coded, but the team is looking for help. Yesterday, they released a teaser video that provides a brief demonstration of what they have in mind, and it looks damn impressive. Check it out:

Think you've got the coding know-how to help speed this on its way to reality? Send a PM to Liquidice over at XDA-Developers.

[Source: XDA-Developers]

Aaron Gingrich
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  • pconwell

    Not sure I see what's cool, but then again, I don't like anything 'fancy'. Stock for me please.

  • android dev

    looks like crap

  • spyder

    New UI's, thinking outside the box, is the absolute best thing that's happening to Android right now. Slick UI and now this... I can hardly wait.

    • Aaron Gingrich

      Agreed! I love all the custom UI's we've got.

  • RJ7855

    Too social for me... Prefer stock

  • Jeroen

    Don't understand what the fuss is about, sorry. But I'm sure all that transparency will make your text nice and readable. Just one of many form over function type things designed by someone with clearly no professional designing skills. If it looks cool, it will be cool seems to be the motto.

    • Aaron Gingrich

      Well then, maybe this one just isn't for you.

      There are a lot of times professional designers do things that are somewhat impractical, just for the sake of it. Example: concept cars. That doesn't mean it's a waste - they foster innovation. And when (or if) the concept makes it to market, it's usually been modified to make it more suitable for the real world.

      That said, I don't see the issue with this concept whatsoever. It all looks readable to me.

      • Jeroen

        It is not for me, but when I read about something being mind bending and innovative, I at least expect something to actually innovate, regardless of whether I like it. I don't see anything here that I haven't seen somewhere else in one shape or the other.

        About readability, well, what's going to happen with the typography on the homescreen when the background has the same or near the same color as the font?

  • MmmGadgets

    Am I the only person that can't stand social networking? I hate the fact that Facebook and Twitter are built into the Android OS. Anything that wants to integrate these lame ass sites is DOA to me.

    • D

      Um... they aren't built into Vanilla Android... just your cell phone carrier decided it was important for you to have it and added it into the pre-installed software.


  • Bod1ggity

    Ill stick with cyanogenmod... this looks to fluffy for me, maybe all the "metro-sexuals" can pick this one up.

  • http://www.slipshft.com Slipshft

    It might not be for everyone, but someone will like it. Sure, it's not for me but you never know some of the things they come up with might end up being very cool. Then we will be crying about why we cant have that functionality in another UI. It's a vicious cycle... Have fun with it (development)!

  • cruellyricisti

    Looks amazingly JUST like the HTC1 UI. *google it*

  • Tony777