If you were drooling over a few of the themes in our first look at Themer the other day, some of you now have the opportunity to play around with them on your own phones. The official beta has hit the Play Store, but only approved testers will be given codes to activate the app. Sad, but you can still get on the list for access.

Themer is a one-click method for setting up a home screen theme on your Android device. It does this by bundling a launcher and widgets that can be auto-configured by the app. It also uses your Google account to remember app settings across devices. However, it's only compatible with phones right now.

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The app has over 50 themes already, all of which are configurable should you decide you don't like something. It takes a little bit of trial and error to figure out how the tools work, but this is still beta software. If you've got a code, get going.

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Ryan Whitwam
Ryan is a tech/science writer, skeptic, lover of all things electronic, and Android fan. In his spare time he reads golden-age sci-fi and sleeps, but rarely at the same time. His wife tolerates him as few would.

He's the author of a sci-fi novel called The Crooked City, which is available on Amazon and Google Play.

  • Vevek Selvam

    Still have 5363 people in the list ahead of me. Oh how I wish I already had the code. Anyone willing to share? :D

    • Furyswrath

      I just signed up just now and there are 59,681 ahead of me lol huge difference.

      • Vevek Selvam

        I signed up a long time ago actually. Glad I did. Did not know there would be such a high demand for it. Hopefully they can scale up pretty quickly.

    • Raviteja

      Congrats yours just 5363..Mine 58,038

  • acer1096xxx

    Signed up 12 days ago, and I have 17,076 people ahead of me. Wow. This app way more popular than I thought.

    • garrett

      that's weird, i signed up on sept 14 and its says i'm 37,785

      • acer1096xxx

        Man that sucks...I'm not sure why that is. Guess I'm lucky then. Hopefully, the line will shorten greatly tomorrow.

        • spydie

          Sept 6... 14,000

      • awaaas

        I signed up on sept 12, and it says that I have 32,661 people ahead of me on the list

    • Raymond Berger

      I signed up today and have 59,997 people in front of me!

  • JLishere

    I signed up for the beta last month. When I try to re-enter my email, it says the code has been sent. But all I get is an email that says "we're adding users as fast as our little servers can handle. We will start rolling out Themer Beta publicly on October 1."

    • JLishere

      Installed the app, and there it says 3,088 ahead of me - looks like the codes are rolling out slowly, but surely.

  • Vyktor

    I love the instrumental of the video
    is that an actual song or something?

    • Brian Utne

      Ministry of Sound Clubbers Guide 2013. Mixed by Danny Howard.

  • Marius Oprisan

    Signed up on the first day. 3515 in front of me now. Hopefully they send codes fast.

    • Jeshter

      How to see how many people infront of you???

      • Marius Oprisan

        Check list inside the app

  • Jeshter

    Signed up the September 6th no mention how many people are before me......

    Hope to use this sooooon...

    • Shitiz Garg

      Get the app, there it shows how many are in front of you after you enter your e-mail. I have like 12.5k in front of me <_<

  • PrDawg

    I signed as soon as it showed on XDA. Apparently there is no rhyme or reason to the list. I'm behind by 38,000 and 59,000 on new signup with different email.

    • spydie

      Actually you didn't sign up right away as soon as it appeared on XDA, because I'm ahead of you at 14,000

      • PrDawg

        The numbers posted by date already show that numbers are not close on signup date. Also XDA has in excess of 1 mil users.

        • Allen Dewberry, Jr.

          I believe I signed up before all of you and only have a 1427 in front of me, though i think it was early on the first day. Though i didn't really think 50K+ people actually signed up that quickly though.

    • Pakmann2k

      I signed up the day they wrote about it on Droid-Life, September 6th. I am 3,603.

  • Eran

    Why do they need so many permissions?

    For example, I don't see why they need:

    Your location
    approximate location (network-based)
    precise location (GPS and network-based)

    Your messages
    read your text messages (SMS or MMS)
    receive text messages (SMS)
    access mail information

    Phone calls
    directly call phone numbers
    read phone status and identity

    Your social information
    read your contacts
    read call log

    • hyperbolic

      Actually they do.
      You see it's a theme and a theme shows you your notification and gives you other platforms they developed that these actions need the data that is in your phone.

    • Hothfox

      Are we really so stupid that we don't get this yet? If you expect an app to display information about your locations/calls/texts/twitter mentions/etc. the app has to have permissions to look at that information and to display it for you. If you don't want them to have access to all that, then don't install it.

  • FadyMahfouz

    The website says I have 3229 people in front of me but the app insists there are 8229 people in front of me! Which one do I believe?!

    • Vevek Selvam

      I too am confused by this.

    • Vevek Selvam

      The app displays 5000 more then the web for everyone.

      • FadyMahfouz

        This is just stupid!

  • hyperbolic

    Looking forward to try the final and let's hope we will have 0 wakelocks :)

  • henryezra

    I already satisfied with Buzz Launcher...

    • Marco Kirk Biasin

      This is not a Launcher

      • idi

        I thought it was a launcher?

      • ram

        Must Say this Themer App is a Launcher + widget + Wallpapers.... Yeah Buzz Launcher is good...been using it for past 2 weeks...:) :) Themer app could have launched in a better way, than putting up a closed Beta App on Google play...it just spoils their reputation...many are just complaining about the Code...People are not ready to wait...:P :P

        • Pakmann2k

          The fact that many of the people complaining about the code had never even heard of them a week ago is a good thing. Many apps have closed Betas on Google Play but you never hear about them. Generally, the ones you hear about are worth the hype.

  • Alekh Khanna

    So I got the activation code early morning today but Play Store says it's incompatible with my device ! (N7000, India). :(

    • Vevek Selvam

      Email me at veveks***elvam****@****gmail.*****com . remove the ****s. I will hand you the apk.

      • Alekh Khanna

        Sent saar. :)

  • Ross MacRae

    Just signed up and saw this...
    There are 65,201 people in front of you.

    • Syd

      There are 78,369 people in front of you... Yup same here

      • Pakmann2k

        Signed up early. Have 3,603 ahead of me.

        • Afonso_CR

          You are all lucky, I have 112,000 people infront of me

          • José Daniel Alfaro

            157,680 in front of me, seriously? I better forget about this thing...

    • Mastermind26

      145,967 u.u'

  • Dan Hearne

    1,176 in front of me. Hasn't changed since I signed up.

  • http://mobers.org/ psydex

    65K in front of me :O

  • mavericksid

    9687 ahead of me.
    Does anyone know at what rate are they sending activation code?

  • Nexus4Philippines

    8,086. Keep 'em coming!

  • http://kawangeek.com/ EddyGeek

    bahhh, to many numbers.. thats why i dont want to sign up..
    nobody got time for that..

    kidding, already sign up mid september..

  • Seth P. Cecil

    I got in on the 2000 Lifehacker readers and was supposed to get my code yesterday, but still haven't got it. Not sure what the delay is, but I'm really wanting to try this!

    • unsivilaudio

      Me too, not sure what the holdup is.

  • Phillip Huynh

    Not compatible with the Nexus 7 (2012) at the moment.

  • Joel Santamaria

    I signed up the same day it was notified here..and there were 17,145 in front...haven´t change since then

  • @ScornedBeef

    Is it me or does it seem like it needs way too many permissions, even more so than any other launcher/themer in the market? I know it needs permissions to do blah, blah, but so do other launchers and I don't see a never ending permissions list like this. Give me a paid version with lesser permissions and I will buy it for sure.

  • Matthew Fry

    Weird. It's true that 5000 is added to the app number. Curious. Anyway I'm 6,919 according to the website.

  • mace1953

    got my code today, tried to download it and it says not compaiable with your device. I have the xperia z1,brand new on the market running 4.2.2. whats that about..

    • unsivilaudio

      I don't remember if I read it somewhere or not, but maybe 4.3+ is the requirement.

      • Bloodflame87

        It might have to do with the HD screen. Not compatible with my 2013 Nexus 7 either

  • Blowntoaster

    over 80000 people in front of me...does that mean I have to wait for the developers to get through all 80000 of them before I get my code... screw that...
    I better get the code in the next hour otherwise it's a waste of time and space...

    • Pakmann2k

      Better delete it. According to my calculations, there is a program making and releasing the codes. It is averaging 2 codes a minute. Do the math, you have over a week.

      • Blowntoaster

        downloaded a new Apex theme instead... :-P

  • Bloodflame87

    24,808 people infront of me. That means invitations are slowly rolling out, as it was at 26,000-something when I checked a few hours ago. Shouldn't be too long of a wait :)

    • Pakmann2k

      Just noticed that. I was 3603 when i checked a few minutes ago and I am now 3586. Looks like it is about 2/min. Which means, (3586/2)/60 = 29.88hrs for me. (24808/2)/60 = 8.61days

      • Bloodflame87

        If 2/minute is indeed how it's rolling out, looks like I'm gonna have a long week.

        • Pakmann2k

          Well, throw that pace out the window. Only 289 now.

  • bnddycl

    Started at 9765 ahead of you, last night went down to 207, this morning back to 9654...????????

  • Jim L

    I still have 72,000 in front of me. Might be out of Beta by then. LOL.

  • atlouiedog

    Almost 6k (website number) ahead of me on the first. Just got my code.

    • Ankit

      Can you share your email id and code w/ me pls..

  • Itai Schuftan

    I signed 3 weeks ago and got my invitation, but I can't seem to see any themes! :(

    • Serge

      I'm facing the same problem right now. I'm using a Nexus 4, went through the initial process of sliding through their information cards, but no luck on any themes appearing in the browse section.

  • Marco Kirk Biasin

    Ok I got my code after 2 days I was 10.000 so good luck!

  • graham dennis

    132,042 oct 5 14.44 gonna be a long wait