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  • 'Cylinder' Animates Your Home Screen Application Icons As You Scroll Through Your Pages


    Those of you familiar with Barrel, or one of the recent updates to Springtomize 3, know how fun animating the Home Screen application icons can be. Unfortunately, both of these tweaks are paid, and while many have no problem at all giving to the developers for their hard work, others just don't have the extra money to spare.

    If you want to treat yourself to some fun Home Screen paging transition animations without having to shell out any money, then check out a new free jailbreak tweak called Cylinder by iOS developer Reed Weichler.

    Much like Barrel, the tweak adds a preferences pane to the Settings application where you can pick the animation that you want to use for your Home Screen, but Cylinder goes a step further. Not only can you pick an animation that you like, but you can pick multiple animations that you like and they'll be combined into one awesome animation.

    Keep in mind, there are 45 different animations to pick from, so by combining them together, you have a huge number of different combinations to create. The developer notes that you can have up to 35,184,372,088,832 different effects that you could possibly create by mixing them together.

    The tweak adds a preferences pane to the Settings application where you can configure its settings to your liking:



    From here, you can enable or disable the tweak on demand, choose your effects, edit your formulas, or randomize everything. The effects you have to choose from include the following:



    Any effects that you have selected will have a number by them. The numbers indicate the animations that you picked first (lower numbers were picked first). You can select just one animation to use it, or you can select more than one to combine them. Note that the more you combine, the laggier the animations will be as they demand a lot of power from your GPU.

    Cylinder is compatible with iOS 4-iOS 7.0.6 and offers a whole lot of animation flexibility not to mention, it's completely free! If you would like to give Cylinder a try, you can find it in Cydia's BigBoss repository right now.

    Name: Cylinder
    Price: FREE
    Version: 0.14.3.16
    Requirements: iOS 4.0+
    Tested on: iPhone 5 running iOS 7.0.6
    Repo: BigBoss
    Developer: Reed Weichler
    Editor's Rating:  5/5
    This article was originally published in forum thread: 'Cylinder' Animates Your Home Screen Application Icons As You Scroll Through Your Pages started by Anthony Bouchard View original post
    Comments 17 Comments
    1. SpidermanAPV's Avatar
      SpidermanAPV -
      I have to admit, I downloaded this, but I'm not entirely sure how this works. Is there a way to tell it to only use one animation at a time, but randomly choose between the ones I choose? This is mainly what I want, but the labels in the Settings app are a bit vague in my opinion.
    1. thazsar's Avatar
      thazsar -
      Quote Originally Posted by SpidermanAPV View Post
      I have to admit, I downloaded this, but I'm not entirely sure how this works. Is there a way to tell it to only use one animation at a time, but randomly choose between the ones I choose? This is mainly what I want, but the labels in the Settings app are a bit vague in my opinion.
      I believe that is what Random does. Pick the effects you want and it'll randomize what shows without combining the two effects.

      I've gotta say, I've had Barrel since the beginning but this tweak is so much more robust! It really gives some cool options to choose from and it's FREE! WHAT?!?!
    1. Tony3's Avatar
      Tony3 -
      Awesome tweak!!!!
    1. Werty12's Avatar
      Werty12 -
      This is going to put barrel out of business.
    1. thazsar's Avatar
      thazsar -
      Quote Originally Posted by Werty12 View Post
      This is going to put barrel out of business.
      Yup! +1
    1. TeddyDiesel's Avatar
      TeddyDiesel -
      This tweak is awesome! And the dev behind it is also pretty cool. Love his descriptions on the tweak package.
    1. docmagoo2's Avatar
      docmagoo2 -
      Excellent app, however I'm Curious as to why I now have a picture of someone's baby on my settings app?
    1. thazsar's Avatar
      thazsar -
      Quote Originally Posted by docmagoo2 View Post
      Excellent app, however I'm Curious as to why I now have a picture of someone's baby on my settings app?
      That's what makes the dev cool; He/she doesn't care what the 'norm' is! It might be their kid and this is how they'll show their love!
    1. TeddyDiesel's Avatar
      TeddyDiesel -
      Quote Originally Posted by thazsar View Post
      That's what makes the dev cool; He/she doesn't care what the 'norm' is! It might be their kid and this is how they'll show their love!
      I read somewhere that it's the dev as a baby. But not 100% sure. If you go on reddit and look up r/cylinder, he is pretty active on there, and can also find more things to it.
    1. rodnutz's Avatar
      rodnutz -
      Quote Originally Posted by SpidermanAPV View Post
      I have to admit, I downloaded this, but I'm not entirely sure how this works. Is there a way to tell it to only use one animation at a time, but randomly choose between the ones I choose? This is mainly what I want, but the labels in the Settings app are a bit vague in my opinion.
      Kind of having the same problem. The settings app is highly confusing. A tutorial or complete walk through by the developer would be greatly appreciated.
    1. docmagoo2's Avatar
      docmagoo2 -
      Quote Originally Posted by TeddyDiesel View Post
      I read somewhere that it's the dev as a baby. But not 100% sure. If you go on reddit and look up r/cylinder, he is pretty active on there, and can also find more things to it.
      This made me chuckle. Said baby is probably more adept at programming than I am!
    1. TeddyDiesel's Avatar
      TeddyDiesel -
      Quote Originally Posted by docmagoo2 View Post
      This made me chuckle. Said baby is probably more adept at programming than I am!
      Haha! I know. Probably eats his baby food, gets a diaper change, while writing code.
    1. LaddersRCool's Avatar
      LaddersRCool -
      Looks like there is a replacement to barrel on my iOS 5 device as barrel somehow broke on my iPod Touch
    1. rockyseay's Avatar
      rockyseay -
      I made a video of this tweak on my YouTube channel. Check it out if you like. Jailbreak Tweak [IOS 7] "CYLINDER" Animated Icons - YouTube
    1. Tony3's Avatar
      Tony3 -
      Was re-released under the name deck and roll but just as buggy 😣

      Oops forget my last post meant for anther thread... Oopsie
    1. Werty12's Avatar
      Werty12 -
      I've noticed ever since installing this my iWidgets disappear. I have to respring to get them back when I hold down in the springboard the option menu doesn't pop up. Anyone else experiencing this?
    1. TeddyDiesel's Avatar
      TeddyDiesel -
      Quote Originally Posted by Werty12 View Post
      I've noticed ever since installing this my iWidgets disappear. I have to respring to get them back when I hold down in the springboard the option menu doesn't pop up. Anyone else experiencing this?
      I would get that sometimes with Springtomize3, when I would do something with the CoverFlow settings for the dock. Not had a problem from Cylinder though.