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  • Hide the App Download Indicator Bar With 'NoLine'


    When you download applications from the App Store in iOS, you are brought to the home screen where you will find the application you were downloading on the home screen. The icon will be darkened and a download indicator bar appears, showing the download and install progress of the application in real time. The application download indicator bar is usually preferred, but apparently not by everyone.

    We’ve seen jailbreak tweaks that enhance the application download indicator bar such as AppCent, which shows us the percentage of completion of the application download and installation. However, not yet have we seen a tweak that completely does away with the application download indicator bar, until now that is. A new free jailbreak tweak dubbed NoLine, by iOS developer Rickye is now live in Cydia. The tweak effectively hides the application download indicator bar from the home screen when downloading application from the App Store.

    Even though the tweak hides the application download indicator bar, it doesn’t hide the loading circle that appears in the Status Bar while the device uses your wireless Internet connection to download the application from the App Store. This is just about the only way you can tell that the application is currently being downloaded apart from the application icon being darkened and the bottom of the application icon saying "loading" rather than the name of the application.

    The only real benefit to the tweak is having the ability to see the entire application icon as it is downloading instead of having the lower portion of the icon hidden by the download indicator bar. For most people, the tweak probably isn’t something that will be desired since download progress is usually a highly demanded feature. The tweak is open source and the source code can be seen on Github. NoLine has no options to configure after installation – uninstalling it is the only way to disable it. It is a free tweak, so you can give it a try and see if you like it.

    Name: NoLine
    Price: FREE
    Version: 0.0.1-1
    Repo: BigBoss
    Developer: Rickye
    Editor's Rating:  2/5
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Hide the App Download Indicator Bar With 'NoLine' started by Anthony Bouchard View original post
    Comments 27 Comments
    1. Rickyee's Avatar
      Rickyee -
      Quote Originally Posted by Rule. View Post
      You people are so one-minded.

      What if you don't need the progress bar if you have installed the percentage feature? You can see the whole app and the percentage is your progress.

      Sure, it's nothing groundbreaking, but that's the beauty of the jailbreak community, there's always something for everyone, not just whatever is expected or what the majority wants/needs.

      You all sound so ungrateful, geez.
      Yes, you are right.
      I browsed SpringBoard headers when seen the bar's class and I had an idea, about maybe somebody will use it.
      And for those people who say "nobody will use it": There are more than 650 downloads and it was released less then 2 days ago.
      The Dev
    1. Illmatic636's Avatar
      Illmatic636 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Rule. View Post
      You people are so one-minded.

      What if you don't need the progress bar if you have installed the percentage feature? You can see the whole app and the percentage is your progress.

      Sure, it's nothing groundbreaking, but that's the beauty of the jailbreak community, there's always something for everyone, not just whatever is expected or what the majority wants/needs.

      You all sound so ungrateful, geez.
      The percentage feature is yet another one of these dumb little tweaks. Sorry friends, but that is my opinion.
    1. H4CK3R's Avatar
      H4CK3R -
      Quote Originally Posted by Illmatic636 View Post
      The percentage feature is yet another one of these dumb little tweaks. Sorry friends, but that is my opinion.
      Dude who knows? Someone may use this in an excellent theme, etc. And like Rule said, there's something for everyone!
    1. bbrks's Avatar
      bbrks -
      The opinions are like a......., everyone has one
      What I am trying to say is, all the tweaks are already there. I liked 5.1.1. it was a step forward. Small but kind of nice.
      Let's wait for IOS 6 and than, I can hardly wait to see what new tweaks the community will invent again.
      What I would like is, no need for JB anymore, which is of course almost impossible

      Just another opinion.
    1. SAND33P's Avatar
      SAND33P -
      For a design junkie, this could be an amazing tweak, i myself long ago decided apple wasn't minimal enough, and i spend allot of time perfecting the look of my springboard.
      Although performance is an issue on my 3Gs, so iv had to cut down to only Springtomise NCSettings and Activator
    1. rud0lf77's Avatar
      rud0lf77 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Rickyee View Post
      Yes, you are right.
      I browsed SpringBoard headers when seen the bar's class and I had an idea, about maybe somebody will use it.
      And for those people who say "nobody will use it": There are more than 650 downloads and it was released less then 2 days ago.
      The Dev
      More than 650 Downloads? I am sorry, but I get about 5000 Downloads within 3-12 Hours, and even that is called low Download Stats...
    1. Rickyee's Avatar
      Rickyee -
      I know 650 doesn't too much, but I didnt want more by a "return nil;" tweak.
      And I wrote the number just to see, somebody uses it.