Sorry about how over-hyped this is, there is a redesign in the works. :P
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.
Here's to the crazy ones.
The widgets shown above are created by The.Drifter, and are used with permission.