'Arco' Beautifies the Status Bar Play Indicator, All Money Goes to Fight Neuroblastoma
The Status Bar in iOS shows a little play icon whenever you play media, such as songs. It’s there so that if you leave the media application, you know that media is being played. When you stop playing the media, the play icon disappears from the Status Bar. Unfortunately, it's a little boring.
A new jailbreak tweak called Arco
by iOS developer Jack Willis and Auxo-designer Sentry_NC makes the play icon a little more functional, and prettier to look at.
As shown above, the play icon still shows, but a new ring that appears around the icon shows you the progress of the currently playing media. A song that was halfway complete would show a half-lit up circle, and so on. The circle moves in real time while the media plays:
In addition, if you pause the media that you’re listening to, Arco will show a pause icon with the current progress of the song, instead of completely hiding the play icon like Apple does:
Arco seems to be a really nice touch to iOS. It definitely gives the user more information than they had before, and it looks good in doing so. The tweak is compatible with iOS 6.1 and later, and can be downloaded from Cydia’s BigBoss repository for just 99¢. There are no options to configure.
Notably, all money that is generated from the sale of this tweak will be donated to the Because Of Ezra charity, which works to fight Neuroblastoma and pediatric Cancer in children. iOS developer Filippo Bigarella hosted a similar jailbreak tweak called LivelyIcons where all generated money was also donated to the cause.
Jack Willis, Sentry_NC