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  • DirectionBar Now Available for Free in Cydia


    On Sunday, ModMyi showed you DirectionBar, a free jailbreak tweak that adds a live compass icon to your Status Bar by iOS developer Rudolf Lichtner. DirectionBar updates in real time to show you what way North is, as shown above. While DirectionBar has been in its 'upcoming' stages for a few days now, the tweak is now readily available as a free download in the ModMyi repository.

    After installing the tweak, you can head over the Settings application and open the DirectionBar preferences pane to configure the tweak’s options:



    You’ll notice at the top that the tweak’s icon selector is grayed out. This is because you select the icon you want to use for the compass at the bottom of the display – it’s actually a line of buttons that you can select from. There are nine stock icons you can choose from by default, however the tweak is themable, so other developers can create their own icons that you will be able to download in Cydia.

    After you make changes to the tweak’s preferences, you will need to respring to save your changes.

    One thing we’ve noticed from our testing is that the compass icon in the Status Bar moves very fluidly. This tweak is a nice aesthetic feature for any iPhone, however one thing to note is that because it’s pulling your location, you might notice a small decrease in battery life. Nonetheless, this tweak is cool! Head over to Cydia’s ModMyi repository to download this tweak for free right now!

    Name: DirectionBar
    Price: FREE
    Version: 1.0
    Repo: ModMyi
    Developer: Rudolf Lichtner
    Editor's Rating: / 4.5/5
    This article was originally published in forum thread: DirectionBar Now Available for Free in Cydia started by Anthony Bouchard View original post
    Comments 25 Comments
    1. ProfessorJack's Avatar
      ProfessorJack -
      😎Nice and cool
    1. sega dude's Avatar
      sega dude -
      DO NOT DOWNLOAD THIS! It made most of my app store apps disappear.
    1. ca3sar's Avatar
      ca3sar -
      Pretty neat tweak, After the lag goes away its pretty accurate and quick.
    1. aidanharris's Avatar
      aidanharris -
      It would be better if he (or another developer if anyone's reading this and wouldn't mind following up on this idea) if the actual compass app icon was made "live" like live clock or weather icon making the actual compass icon "live" and a real life compass with a needle that moves...
    1. Anthony Bouchard's Avatar
      Anthony Bouchard -
      Quote Originally Posted by aidanharris View Post
      It would be better if he (or another developer if anyone's reading this and wouldn't mind following up on this idea) if the actual compass app icon was made "live" like live clock or weather icon making the actual compass icon "live" and a real life compass with a needle that moves...
      I think someone is looking into that.
    1. mgmm1's Avatar
      mgmm1 -
      It would be even better if it showed the actual direction like SW, E, etc.
    1. slim.jim's Avatar
      slim.jim -
      Quote Originally Posted by mgmm1 View Post
      It would be even better if it showed the actual direction like SW, E, etc.
      Yea that would be cool. Similar to a digital compass on a car.
    1. The_13th_Plague's Avatar
      The_13th_Plague -
      Quote Originally Posted by mgmm1 View Post
      It would be even better if it showed the actual direction like SW, E, etc.
      With how much ya move your phone around that may get a bit annoying to always see the letters changing in the status bar. But if it were a live icon and you had a close up view of a small portion of a rotating compass, that would be cool.
    1. Ryaninfg's Avatar
      Ryaninfg -
      Crashed my iPhone.
    1. sknet's Avatar
      sknet -
      ipad compatible?
    1. cypherstream's Avatar
      cypherstream -
      What does it do to battery life?
    1. hoshilove's Avatar
      hoshilove -
      Quote Originally Posted by sknet View Post
      ipad compatible?
      Somewhat I would say. It downloads and works fine but the settings menu looks off.
    1. Ryaninfg's Avatar
      Ryaninfg -
      Not compatible with statustweak
    1. hackerd00d's Avatar
      hackerd00d -
      crashed my iphone and when it rebooted it didnt work, no movement
    1. Apollo_316's Avatar
      Apollo_316 -
      Quote Originally Posted by hackerd00d View Post
      crashed my iphone and when it rebooted it didnt work, no movement
      You have to go to Settings-Privacy-Location Services-System Services and make sure compass calibration is ON. Mine was not working until I did this. It likely crashed due to a conflict with another tweak and the compass calibration not being on.

      ~*Apollo*~
    1. bigboyz's Avatar
      bigboyz -
      I think that 1/2 the fun in modding is figuring out whats compatible and what is not. Just because a tweak caused you problems, does not mean it will cause me problems as no two Jailbroken iPhones are exactly the same(the very reason why we do it at all) Im going to try it and I'll let you know if I like it or if it causes adverse effects with my current mods thank you.
    1. slim.jim's Avatar
      slim.jim -
      It would be nice to be able to turn it off in settings rather than have to uninstall it.
    1. eballesq's Avatar
      eballesq -
      Quote Originally Posted by slim.jim View Post
      It would be nice to be able to turn it off in settings rather than have to uninstall it.
      This. Neat tweak, but would love to be able to turn it on/off.
    1. hackerd00d's Avatar
      hackerd00d -
      still not working , one time its by my signal bars next time its by battery percentage, location services on doesnt move, guess its not compatible with 3gs , jailbroke evais0n, 6.1.2..o0o0o well looked perty cool..next!
    1. rryyddeerr's Avatar
      rryyddeerr -
      works great for me. got to 10% battery life in about three hours.