'Spectral' Adds a Blurred Album Art Background to the Lock Screen When Listening to Music
If you listen to a lot of music on your iOS device, you might want to take a look at this really cool new jailbreak tweak.
by iOS developer Adam Bell adds a nice touch to your iOS 7 lock screen, by colorizing the background of your lock screen to appear as a blurred version of the album artwork, as shown above.
It is slightly difficult to see the difference between the two without concentrating, but what this tweak does is replace the lock screen wallpaper behind the album art with an enlarged version of the album artwork, which has been blurred beyond recognition. You can slightly see in the image example above that the screenshot on the right takes the colors from the album art rather than colors from the lock screen wallpaper.
It's a very subtle change to the colors on the lock screen, and it's a very nice aesthetic touch to any iOS device filled with lots of different kinds of music.
Without Spectral, the lock screen shows the lock screen wallpaper image blurred behind the album art, instead of the blurred album artwork:
The tweak adds a simple preferences pane to the Settings application where you can easily enable or disable the tweak on demand:
If you want to grab Spectral for the cool effects that it gives your lock screen while listening to music, it's currently free on Cydia's BigBoss repository. Spectral is also open source, and if you're interested, you can view the source code on Github via this link