Material Islands™ is a Minimal and Material design inspired semi-live wallpaper that does not drain your battery or eat up your RAM.

Material & Minimalistic

Choose among several different, individually unique and beautifully minimalistic islands for your homescreen. Feeling forest-y? 🌲 Go with Isle of Trees! Feeling that anger boiling? Maybe Isle of Lava is more fitting! 🔥 Sitting on the subway? 🚆 Isle of Urbanity is probably a good fit! More islands are constantly being worked on as the artist Jenny Hanell finds the time to do so.

Live wallpaper without the battery drain 🔋

From the very beginning Material Islands was built to have an as small as possible impact on both your RAM and battery. The islands are not doing any superfluous animations that make your device stutter but instead are silently updated in the background so that anytime there's a redraw ready it has already happened! Forget 60 FPS, with Material Islands it is more like a handful frames a day!

Daytime, Nighttime, Anytime 🌄🌃

Your chosen island follows you through the day! While you're getting ready in the morning the Isle of Ice is still warming up from the night. When you are leaving the office for the day it looks like the party at the Isle of Paradise has already started. When you are refreshing the stream of your social network of choice for the last time late at night the Isle of Sand has already long fallen asleep.


Every Material Island is rendered straight from raw code, pixel-by-pixel right on your device ensuring a supersharp experience.

Free, with paid upgrades

This core experience of the app is completely free and there are no ads. If you want to you can upgrade your experience by adding live weather to your islands with an in-app purchase. If you really want to support me you can also by me a beer or another beverage in the support tab of the app 🙂

Copyright notice

The artwork in this app is made by the developer and belongs to her. It is not allowed to use the images outside the scope of the app.

From version Material Islands™ - Semi-live wallpapers 0.85:

- New background - Colosseum! 🏛️
- Paris visual improvements 🗼
- Minor settings improvements ⚙️

All versions


Uploaded:August 15, 2021 at 10:20PM UTC

File size:7.68 MB



Uploaded:October 1, 2020 at 8:48PM UTC

File size:7.69 MB


Material Islands™ - Semi-live wallpapers 0.83


Uploaded:September 2, 2020 at 8:32PM UTC

File size:7.45 MB


Material Islands™ - Semi-live wallpapers 0.78


Uploaded:October 13, 2019 at 4:39PM UTC

File size:6.4 MB



Uploaded:October 8, 2019 at 7:59PM UTC

File size:6.22 MB


Material Islands™ - Semi-live wallpapers 0.74


Uploaded:September 17, 2019 at 8:27PM UTC

File size:6.22 MB


Material Islands™ - Semi-live wallpapers 0.73


Uploaded:September 1, 2019 at 10:34AM UTC

File size:6.22 MB



Uploaded:May 25, 2019 at 12:00AM UTC

File size:6.3 MB



Uploaded:August 30, 2018 at 5:35AM UTC

File size:7.55 MB


Material Islands™ - Semi-live wallpapers 0.59


Uploaded:February 10, 2018 at 9:33PM UTC

File size:7.04 MB