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  • WinterViewer - Preview WinterBoard Themes On Your PC


    NOTE: There is an application similar to this for the PC that is in BETA and is already available called iDesigner. More geared for designers than the avid iPhone user though. Read more [ame="http://www.ipodtouchfans.com/forums/showthread.php?t=245104"]here[/ame]

    UPDATE:
    using Mono (Main Page - Mono) you can run iDesigner on linux and even Mac


    I caught wind today of an Windows Application that is in development by a the folks over at BeYourIPhone and a user by the name of AleBiT, that is designed to let you preview WinterBoard themes on your PC before installing them to your iPhone.

    Don't get your hopes up just yet. Although the application is still in development (it looks like it still needs MAJOR development work, and it's not even in english, let alone its not exactly the most stable over at beyouriphone), this will be a more than useful tool for those of us with Jailbroken iPhones and a large amount of WinterBoard Themes. I can spend an hour just browsing themes and trying them out, so this could save a lot of time from respringing my iPhone a gazillion times.

    This is also good news for Theme creators. I've personally been working a theme in development called Elemental, and when I test out a new set of icons I can end up respringing my phone enough times to want to bash my head into the wall.

    Keep your eyes peeled for this one and possibly some others, hopefully one for us Mac users. It's too bad the iPhone simulator didn't sync with the iPhone. Would be PERFECT for theme testing.

    Not sure how often this will be updated but you can check out the developers blog here: AleBiT Dev Blog
    This article was originally published in forum thread: WinterViewer - Preview WinterBoard Themes On Your PC started by nickhesson View original post
    Comments 28 Comments
    1. xwinger's Avatar
      xwinger -
      That's Cool
    1. CaptainChaos's Avatar
      CaptainChaos -
      Please don't bash my head into a wall!!

      Looking forward to seeing this completed.
    1. Melech518's Avatar
      Melech518 -
      Sounds great for Theme Devs. Would need a mac version, but that goes without saying
    1. PhanaticD's Avatar
      PhanaticD -
      looks like could be useful when donee
    1. agentfubu's Avatar
      agentfubu -
      Not to advertise or anything, but I've had a theme creator that does previews for a while now. And it fully works. ([ame=http://www.ipodtouchfans.com/forums/showthread.php?t=245104]iDesigner: Windows Winterboard Theme Designer - iPod touch Fans forum[/ame])
    1. Melech518's Avatar
      Melech518 -
      I love how you are raping my theme in your demo...and without permission I might add....
    1. kasmas's Avatar
      kasmas -
      jusr use 91 PC Suite for iPhone and forget everything.100% perfect.
    1. ifonemaniac's Avatar
      ifonemaniac -
      You get this nice lil prog along with an app arranger and you're gonna be deadly!! Giant leaps in modding the iphone guys. Keep it up.
    1. ecd5000's Avatar
      ecd5000 -
      sounds awesome cant wait until its good to go, this will save lots of time browsing ans creating themes!!
    1. spazturtle's Avatar
      spazturtle -
      Um there have been programs that do this out for about a year now, nufin new.
    1. rhekt's Avatar
      rhekt -
      seems interesting enough
    1. Nick Hesson's Avatar
      Nick Hesson -
      Quote Originally Posted by spazturtle View Post
      Um there have been programs that do this out for about a year now, nufin new.
      thanks for replying. Feel like sharing some of those app your referring? I'd love to provide a more concrete article here for options on testing out winterboard themes.
    1. spider_romeo's Avatar
      spider_romeo -
      I like this app, will save a lot of my time.....
    1. Boker's Avatar
      Boker -
      that's cool
    1. awesomeSlayer's Avatar
      awesomeSlayer -
      The great tool for theme creators!
    1. agentfubu's Avatar
      agentfubu -
      Quote Originally Posted by Melech518 View Post
      I love how you are raping my theme in your demo...and without permission I might add....:
      Really? Sorry, I had someone take those screenshots for me... I'll have it changed
    1. Melech518's Avatar
      Melech518 -
      No need to change, just give credit where credit is needed
    1. blazingangel1986's Avatar
      blazingangel1986 -
      thats pretty cool
    1. SpenserJ's Avatar
      SpenserJ -
      Quote Originally Posted by nickhesson View Post
      Keep your eyes peeled for this one and possibly some others, hopefully one for us Mac users.
      So I definitely took that as a challenge and am now working on my own app for Mac users :P After about 6 hours of work, it has a nice interface, dynamically loads the themes from a folder, and can display a basic iphone interface. Not bad for a first attempt with Cocoa and Obj-c. If WinterViewer and iDesigner work out pretty well (as there are probably quite a few bugs still), and I can get my app finished and released, this would turn what is currently a tedious task (if you are checking out quite a few themes) into a walk in the park.

      Looking forward to the updates on these two!
      Spenser
    1. istyl's Avatar
      istyl -
      that's cool is use idesginer too it worls great but you can have a preview and you can in winterviwer