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  • 'AppCent' Will Show You App Download Percentages


    Apple always leaves you in question of exactly how much of your application has been downloaded when you start downloading an application from the App Store. All they give you is a mildly vague download indicator that shows a blue bar, which fills up as the application downloads. Without a numeric amount showing to help you discern the true download status, how does Apple expect you to sleep well at night?

    iOS developer Rudolf Lichtner has come up with a solution to this problem by allowing a percentage indicator to appear in place of the application name of the application icon while it downloads. The tweak, dubbed AppCent, will be free as soon as it is released. After the download and install is complete, the application name will once again appear in place of the percentage indicator. The screenshot above shows you what the percentage indicator would look like in an everyday situation.

    From AppCent's preferences pane in the Settings application, you can enable and disable the tweak on demand:



    The idea behind AppCent wasn’t to functionally improve anything, per se. The tweak mostly just adds a reassuring cosmetic indicator to the bottom of the application to help you see the download status. It won’t speed up your downloads, or anything fancy like that. Additionally, it only displays an indicator for App Store applications, since Cydia applications are not installed in the same way as App Store applications are.

    AppCent is currently not available on the public Cydia repositories just yet, however it is expected to become live on the ModMyi repository sometime in the next 24 hours. For now, Rudolf is allowing everyone to have early access to the tweak from his private repository; his repository is displayed below if you are interested in downloading AppCent:

    PHP Code:
    cydia.rud0lf77.be 
    Name: AppCent
    Price: FREE
    Version: 1.0-2
    Repo: ModMyi
    Developer: Rudolf Lichtner
    Editor's Rating: / 3.5/5

    Update: AppCent is now live in the ModMyi repository!

    Sources: Rudolf Lichtner
    This article was originally published in forum thread: 'AppCent' Will Show You App Download Percentages started by Anthony Bouchard View original post
    Comments 14 Comments
    1. celeron's Avatar
      celeron -
      Nice tweak. I always like to see the percentage and Kb/s things are downloading at.
    1. no1stunna2k's Avatar
      no1stunna2k -
      Nice tweak
    1. sea.envy's Avatar
      sea.envy -
      this is the kind of 'no brainer' **** that apple should have come up with from the beginning. but they didn't. im not complaining in the slightest, i'm just thankful that we have guys like rudolf here to pick up the slack. thanks man.
    1. emmanravalo's Avatar
      emmanravalo -
      Useful if you have slow connection so you can see if it downloading or not
    1. ddonuts4's Avatar
      ddonuts4 -
      Whoa! A tweak that no trolls have bashed in the comments yet! This thing must be damn amazing. Downloading as I type.
    1. MXCO's Avatar
      MXCO -
      This tweak does look promising simple and useful.
    1. celeron's Avatar
      celeron -
      Its already out on the MMi repo
    1. rabbit_'s Avatar
      rabbit_ -
      Works great fantastic idea thank you
    1. 2k1's Avatar
      2k1 -
      Love this tweak keep it up devs
    1. PatrickGSR94's Avatar
      PatrickGSR94 -
      Is it a percentage based on the total progress of that little bar? Because only about the first half of that bar is the actual app downloading. The rest of it is the installation process.
    1. rud0lf77's Avatar
      rud0lf77 -
      Quote Originally Posted by PatrickGSR94 View Post
      Is it a percentage based on the total progress of that little bar? Because only about the first half of that bar is the actual app downloading. The rest of it is the installation process.
      Yes, it's actually the total Process.
    1. Anthony Bouchard's Avatar
      Anthony Bouchard -
      Quote Originally Posted by celeron View Post
      Its already out on the MMi repo
      Yes, the article was updated on the front page
    1. NakedFaerie's Avatar
      NakedFaerie -
      WHERE is this now? I just restored my iPad and its not in any repo.
    1. rud0lf77's Avatar
      rud0lf77 -
      Quote Originally Posted by NakedFaerie View Post
      WHERE is this now? I just restored my iPad and its not in any repo.
      It is in my Repo. Check my Twitter and/or Website to find the Repo URL.