Pimp Your Screen is an iOS port that has received a complete makeover for its Android debut. While the original gives our Apple peers customizable app shelves and themed locked screens, our version comes decked out with a trunkful of decent wallpapers and nifty widgets. There's little here that we Android enthusiasts couldn't find elsewhere, but this is a nice tool to hand to a new or casual user who wants to pimp their ride without having to give it too much effort.
It doesn't take long to discover all there is to Pimp Your Screen. There are two tabs available when the app opens, one for wallpapers and another for widgets. Wallpapers are divided into six categories, and each has maybe a dozen or so to choose from. The selection is adequate, but more come in eventually, providing reason to come back after enough time has passed. As of right now, I like the feel of a few of the offerings, but most do nothing to turn me on.
Wallpapers can be applied from within the app, and since your resolution is automatically detected, it all works as expected. The preview button, on the other hand, does not. Pressing it gave me a faux outdated TouchWiz interface that wouldn't be convincing even if I weren't testing the app using an HTC One.
Pimp Your Screen can't set widgets from within the app, but it can tweak them. Some widgets come with a basic set of customizations that change how battery life, time, the weather, toggles, etc. are displayed. A preview is provided, but that's the extent of the service offered here. Much of the selection is gaudy and over-the-top, as it should be.
Pimp Your Screen is very transparent with its offerings, as what you see is what you get. All of the bling above can be purchased for just 99 cents in the Play Store. Most of it is probably available for free elsewhere, but do you really want to spend all that time searching? That's what pimps are for.