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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. Ken Griffey III's Avatar
      Ken Griffey III -
      Maybe my iPhone 4 is just too slow to keep up with this tweak, but so far I've got it to point every direction EXCEPT for North.
    1. The_13th_Plague's Avatar
      The_13th_Plague -
      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.
      SBSettings/More/Mobile Substrate Add-Ons/Status Compass - Off
    1. slim.jim's Avatar
      slim.jim -
      Quote Originally Posted by The_13th_Plague View Post
      SBSettings/More/Mobile Substrate Add-Ons/Status Compass - Off
      I know I could do that but it would be beneficial to those who don't use sbsettings to have a toggle in settings. Most mobile substrate addons that have a preference pane have a toggle to turn them on and off.
    1. IChi1d's Avatar
      IChi1d -
      it works nice for me, thanks, no problems but I know these things do tend to drain battery to some extent.
    1. oneduality's Avatar
      oneduality -
      Seems it would be a bad idea to run this tweak if you care about your battery life.. with location services constantly being polled it seems it would have a noticeable impact on battery.. Accidentally leaving Waze open on my iPhone makes my battery die a lot faster as well.

      Neat idea but I'll be saving it for when phones have much better battery life =)