CyanogenMod is a name really popular in Android world among advanced users. CyanogenMod is freely available for all users but Cyanogen OS is released only in OEM devices tied up exclusively.
In simple terms Cyanogen OS is the commercial version of community built CyanogenMod. Cyanogen OS or CyanogenMod is all about customization whether it be themes, system configuration, system visual layout or whatever you can think of.
CyanogenMod gained popularity because of the only reason and that is Customization. Now Cyanogen OS 12 has brought(if not it will bring in the upcoming releases) a unique theme customization in it’s Cyanogen OS 12 Lollipop release which has been released for OnePlus One and Yu Yureka users recently.
Cyanogen Bytes is the new app themer that will bring you per app theme customization that will allow users to customize different applications with different themes. CyanogenMod already has themer application as far as I remember since CM 7 version. There are lots of themes available in the Google Play Store itself where you can choose your favourite one made by different developers.
But the themes will be applied system wide and there were les room for application basis customization which Cyanogen has addressed now.
The developer of this themere application says:
At one of our internal company hackathons in Seattle earlier this year, I explored how I could apply themes on a per application level. I was motivated to do this because one of my favorite themes was not playing nice with my email client. I was getting white text on a white background, which made reading emails a bit difficult. The only option I had was to switch to a different theme even though everything else looked great. To remedy this, I created a tool called App Themer, which has a simple-to-use interface that allows you to quickly change the theme of a specific app and preview it before applying changes.
Believe it or not this will be real fun for those who really wants change in the look of their phone’s interface.
[Cyanogen Bytes – The app themer preview]