If you remember not to long ago, Ryan Petrich (@rpetrich) started Tweak Week to allow developers in the community to build open-source applications to help other aspiring developers get some good insight on the coding aspect. Many great developers that we know from various popular tweaks and applications put in their time to code for Tweak Week. One such developer, Tyler Nettleton (@InfectionFX), created a tweak that allows you to assign and redirect application launching with different SpringBoard icons. Basically, you can set an application icon to open another application (i.e. set the iTunes icon to open the App Store application). Since the creation of the tweak OpenOther for Tweak Week, Tyler has expanded and re-designed/coded OpenOther so that he could submit a more updated version to Cydia (via the BigBoss repo) called OpenOther+. Here's the scoop on what's different:
From the original version of OpenOther, you were only able to map one application redirect. Now with OpenOther+, you are able to set redirects for as many applications as you wish. In order to map applications together, follow these steps:
- On your SpringBoard, enter wiggle mode by holding down on a SpringBoard icon
- Double tap on the icon you wish to redirect. A window will come up saying "Now select the app you would like to redirect to"
- From there, double tap another icon; the one you wish to redirect. After that, it will say something like "App Store is now opening iTunes" (or whatever application you map)
- If you wish to remove the redirect, simply double tap the icon that you redirected in wiggle mode. It will bring up a window saying "Application redirect has been removed"
OpenOther+ will be submitted to the BigBoss repo soon and will be available for $1.99. It will be compatible on devices iOS 4.1+ (not currently supported on the iOS 5 beta). When it comes out and you find it interesting or useful, give it a shot and see what you think. For the time being, what are your thoughts?
Follow Tyler Nettleton (@InfectionFX) on Twitter to keep up to date on OpenOther+ and his other projects.
UPDATE: OpenOther+ is now available on Cydia.
Source(s): Tyler Nettleton