'Maximization' Forces Full-Screen for iOS Apps
iOS displays the Status Bar in most applications so the user can see important information such as the battery percentage and current time, however not everyone feels the need to see this information in the middle of using their device. If you have come accustomed to full-screen applications in OS X Mountain Lion or Lion, then a new and free jailbreak tweak dubbed Maximization
by iOS developer Rudolf Lichtner
may excite you.
Maximization, once installed, forces full-screen application interfaces in every application by default:
The maximized interface increases the size of the interface by 20 pixels – the size of the status bar, which is nixed from the interface with Maximization. With the Status Bar gone, you must be wondering how you are going to see the time and battery percentage from within applications – as it turns out, Maximization includes NCTabClock
-like functionality that shows you the time and battery percentage on the Notification Center tab when you swipe down from the top of the screen:
Since Maximization enables full-screen mode for all applications be default, this leaves it up to the user to select the applications they don’t want the tweak to operate for. You will find a preferences pane in the Settings application where you can select the applications you want the tweak to work with. The top list of applications contains all of your stock applications and Cydia applications, and the bottom list of applications contains all of your App Store downloads – applications go in alphabetical order:
For those of you that like the status bar, this isn’t something you’re going to want to install. The only way you will be able to see the status bar with the tweak enabled is from the home screen, lock screen, or Notification Center.
Maximization is a nice little mod to add to iOS since it gives you a less-cluttered environment.
Update: Maximization is now live in the ModMyi repository!
iOS 5, AppList
Developer: Rudolf Lichtner
Sources: Rudolf Lichtner