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  • Display a Random Quote On Your Home Screen With 'SpringQuote'


    Normally, customizing iOS is done by changing the appearance or sound of something, such as theming icons, changing the color of an element, or just hiding and showing certain things. A new tweak aims to further your customization in a more personal way. Dubbed SpringQuote by iOS developer greensnow, the new tweak can display a random quote at the top of your home screen. It includes some customization as well.

    Quotes seem to be a more feminine way of expressing yourself, so just a heads-up, this tweak may appeal to girls more so than the guys out there.

    The tweak displays the quote at the top of the home screen and it pushes the application icons down slightly in the same way they would react if your status bar were doubled in size like it does when you begin tethering your cellular connection. The good news is, since the tweak only shows the quote on the home screen, the pushing down effect only happens on the home screen and doesnít affect applications the same way, so you should not have any problems with interfaces in apps.

    As you are on your home screen, the quote will scroll right to left, just like the stocks widget in Notification Center does. As it scrolls off the screen, a new quote will appear and scroll into view. It picks the quotes randomly from a database that the developer created and users can submit new quotes to be added from the preferences pane in the Settings application, which is shown below:



    Apart from being able to submit your own quotes, the tweak can be enabled and disabled at any time and you can also select the color of the text of the quote. Being able to change the text color can help the text appear better on certain wallpapers. The colors you have to choose from are:
    • Green
    • Red
    • Black
    • Purple
    • Orange
    • White
    • Pink
    • Yellow
    • Cyan
    • Blue
    • Gray
    • Dark Gray
    • Invisible (strange to have this, but it's an option)
    • Random

    Functionally, the tweak isnít going to do anything to improve what your device can do, rather itís just a cosmetic effect. SpringQuote is a free jailbreak tweak, so if youíre the kind of person that likes seeing quotes, it could be worth checking out.

    Update: Version 3.0 is now live in Cydia, adding the ability to choose the subect of your quotes (see my comment below).

    Name: SpringQuote
    Price: FREE
    Version: 2.0
    Repo: ModMyi
    Developer: greensnow
    Editor's Rating:  3/5
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Display a Random Quote On Your Home Screen With 'SpringQuote' started by Anthony Bouchard View original post
    Comments 12 Comments
    1. Aehmlo's Avatar
      Aehmlo -
      He spelled greensnow (his own code name) wrong in the PreferenceBundle.
    1. korbyn8495's Avatar
      korbyn8495 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Aehmlo View Post
      He spelled greensnow (his own code name) wrong in the PreferenceBundle.
      At least it's a kind of cool tweak though. It's a nice quirky little thing.
    1. Aehmlo's Avatar
      Aehmlo -
      Quote Originally Posted by korbyn8495 View Post
      At least it's a kind of cool tweak though. It's a nice quirky little thing.
      True.
    1. Anthony Bouchard's Avatar
      Anthony Bouchard -
      Version 3.0 is live now. The tweak now gives you the option to select a quote database (the quotes contained pertain to the database subject you select) and there are 4 to choose from. The one you select are the quotes you're going to see:

    1. i.Annie's Avatar
      i.Annie -
      That's cute. I think I'll go get it.
    1. 2k1's Avatar
      2k1 -
      Agree with ya may give this a try myself
    1. JimboHurt's Avatar
      JimboHurt -
      Is there an option to have ONLY your own quotes?
    1. vbuen323's Avatar
      vbuen323 -
      It's a feminine way of expressing yourself? I wonder if you had your genius cap on when you thought of that one......
    1. Aehmlo's Avatar
      Aehmlo -
      Quote Originally Posted by JimboHurt View Post
      Is there an option to have ONLY your own quotes?
      There is, but you'll have to delete a database. Delete one of the files you don't use at /var/mobile/SpringQuotes/ (Funny&Random.db, Love&Life.db, Geeky.db, or Wisdom.db).
      Then run the following commands(replace DNAME with the name of the database you just deleted, case sensitive):
      cd /var/mobile/SpringQuotes
      sqlite3 DNAME.db << EOF
      CREATE TABLE "quotes" (
      "id" INTEGER PRIMARY KEY ON CONFLICT ROLLBACK AUTOINCREMENT NOT NULL,
      "quote" TEXT
      );
      EOF

      Then you can add quotes to the database you just made.
    1. iPhoneMadness's Avatar
      iPhoneMadness -
      "Quotes seem to be a more feminine way of expressing yourself, so just a heads-up, this tweak may appeal to girls more so than the guys out there."

      Lol serious? Wow, who let's these guys write? I loved my quote app when I had Android. Had quotes from various Philosophers and people I admire like Bruce Lee and Abe Lincoln. I'll give this a go (I'm a guy).
    1. lizzy954's Avatar
      lizzy954 -
      Quote Originally Posted by i.Annie View Post
      That's cute. I think I'll go get it.
      I agree with you and I love your dancing baby penguin... I had to have it
    1. itsTrentB's Avatar
      itsTrentB -
      Quote Originally Posted by iPhoneMadness View Post
      "Quotes seem to be a more feminine way of expressing yourself, so just a heads-up, this tweak may appeal to girls more so than the guys out there."

      Lol serious? Wow, who let's these guys write? I loved my quote app when I had Android. Had quotes from various Philosophers and people I admire like Bruce Lee and Abe Lincoln. I'll give this a go (I'm a guy).
      👍👍 two thumbs up