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  • 'LivePhotos' Will Animate Your Photos App Icon With Photo Slideshows From Your Library


    You can opt to have a static Photos application icon in iOS 7 that looks the same all the time, or you can use a new jailbreak tweak called LivePhotos by iOS developer Home School Dev that will animate the Photos application icon with a slideshow of photos from your Camera Roll.

    The way this tweak works is actually pretty neat. It will cycle through the most recent photos your Camera Roll in order, animating the Photos application icon as it goes. The photos just fade in and fade out, one after another. There are also options that you can configure to make the application icon look different depending on your tastes.

    The tweak adds a preferences pane to the Settings application where you can configure those options:



    From here, you can enable or disable the tweak on demand, enable or disable a Photos app icon overlay, and enable or disable a blur for the slideshow. The blur acts as a privacy guard so that people around you won't necessarily be able to make out the whole photo, while you on the other hand will be able to make it out just fine because you've seen it before. The icon overlay, we feel, obstructs the photo slideshow, but if you want to enable it for looks, you can see what the difference looks like below:



    The blur level can be adjusted to your liking with a slider you can go from no blur at all, to just some blur, to a completely unrecognizable blur. You can also use another slider to configure the slideshow duration.

    You can check out how the tweak works in action via the developer's demonstration video below:



    For a mobile-friendly video link that works with our app, tap on the video link below:

    YouTube Video

    If you want to add some customization to your iOS 7 Photos application icon, then check out LivePhotos. You're sure to have a one-of-a-kind Photos application icon, because most likely, no one in the world has the same images in their Camera Roll than you do. The tweak is available in Cydia's BigBoss repository for just $1.00 it requires iOS 7 to be installed.

    Name: LivePhotos
    Price: $1.00
    Version: 1.1-1
    Requirements: iOS 7.0-7.0.6
    Tested on: iPhone 5 running iOS 7.0.6
    Repo: BigBoss
    Developer: Home School Dev
    Editor's Rating:  5/5
    This article was originally published in forum thread: 'LivePhotos' Will Animate Your Photos App Icon With Photo Slideshows From Your Library started by Anthony Bouchard View original post
    Comments 5 Comments
    1. mlee19841's Avatar
      mlee19841 -
      Neat.
    1. Enigma5's Avatar
      Enigma5 -
      Nice !
    1. Christophxr's Avatar
      Christophxr -
      Sounds like a recipe for trouble for me, lol.
    1. iH85CH001's Avatar
      iH85CH001 -
      Cool idea however I'm guessing this is one way to help kill your battery....
      Also, again, why is this another stupid tweak that could work perfectly on lower versions however they insist it be only iOS 7? Why do they do this?
      Like I understand cc tweaks would only be for iOS 7 but ones like this could work perfectly on older versions like why do they not support it? That really p*sses me off
    1. SpidermanAPV's Avatar
      SpidermanAPV -
      I imagine that with all the changes that occurred in the change from iOS 6.x to 7.x that it would be a major pain to have to recode it for an operating system only about 20% of iOS users have.