To get the most use out of Kuvva, it’s recommended to create a free account. This way, you are able to favorite wallpapers to build a collection, and have them accessible from the Mac version of Kuvva. It’s pretty neat, and a great way to get beautiful images for both your iPhone and Mac.
When you have your account set up, you can immediately start browsing what Kuvva has to offer in three different views: Featured, Popular, and Explore. You can navigate to these different sections by accessing the side panel menu. By default, it will show the icons only, but if you drag it out more, you will see the section names as well.
Featured will showcase individual artist profiles as well as their collection of images. Their profile will include name, avatar, location information, and links to their website or Flickr. Underneath the profile will be their wallpapers. The Featured section will only showcase one artist at a time, but it will change periodically. A refresh button is provided in case you want to see if there is anything new.
The Popular section will allow you to see what is currently trending on Kuvva. I’m sure that you are bound to find quite a few images in here, and if you want to see more, then the app will automatically load more when you scroll to the bottom. Explore is a similar view to Popular, except you can see collections grouped together. Scroll down to load up even more.
As you view a wallpaper, you can see who the artist is and view their profile. Tapping on the screen will hide everything and show off the image full screen. The bottom menubar will have a few options for the specific image: Favorite, Share, Hide (the menubar), Preview, and Download. When you add an image to Favorites, you can see them in the Favorites section from the navigational menu. Sharing allows you to share the image through email, message, or even Twitter and Facebook through their native iOS sharing method. Preview gives you the choice to see a live preview of the image as your home screen or lock screen. Download will save it into your Camera Roll.
If you’re using an iPhone 5, you will definitely be happy to know that all of the images found in the app are optimized for the larger screen.
I’m always on the hunt for great new wallpapers for my iPhone, so I’m extremely pleased that I stumbled across Kuvva. I’m finding lots of fantastic new images that I’m definitely going to be using on my iPhone. The app also features a beautifully simplistic interface that is easy to use and understand as you find new wallpapers. I’m definitely keeping this one around for a while for my wallpaper needs.
You can get Kuvva for iPhone for $1.99 in the App Store. If you use a Mac, then make sure to grab the free companion Mac app. For more wallpaper apps for your iPhone, make sure to check out this AppGuide.