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  • Liquify Your iOS Device With 'AquaBoard'


    If you love custom animations, then you’re going to enjoy this new jailbreak tweak called AquaBoard - Water Effects by iOS developer Elias Limneos. AquaBoard will add a realistic-looking liquid animation to the lock screen (plugged in or not) and the home screen. It is very cool and comes with some customization options to make it even cooler.

    When you install the tweak, you will see immediately what the tweak does; it responds to your touch. You can tap, swipe, or twirl your finger in circles and the water animations will respond to your input. It also runs from behind the application icons on the home screen, so it will not feel awkward while using it.

    After installing, you can go into the Settings application and you will find a preferences pane entitled “AquaBoard.” Going into this pane will present you will tons of options for AquaBoard that you can adjust to your liking. The preferences pane is displayed below:



    From the preferences pane, you can enable and disable the tweak on demand. You can also enable or disable the animation from any of the individual places: the home screen, the lock screen, and the lock screen while charging.

    You can also adjust the theme, or the animation style of the liquid animation and below that, you can adjust the frame rate. For older devices like the iPhone 4 and iPod touch 4G, you may want to leave the tweak at the default 20 frames per second. Since these are single-core devices, the higher 30 frames per second may not render correctly. From the themes, you can pick any of the following animation types:
    • Turbulence (default)
    • Aqua Sphere
    • Waves
    • Shockwave
    • Unseen Abyss
    • Abstract Artist
    • Heavy Taps
    • Smudge Brush

    You can also pick to have the splashing animations begin at startup or not and choose to reset the lock timer, which helps to keep the lock screen from dimming on you while you’re using your fingers to play with the animations.

    AquaBoard is purely for entertainment and customization. People that like making their iPhone do fun things for no real useful purpose will enjoy AquaBoard because it makes your iPhone different than everyone else’s and it offers endless minutes of entertainment for just about anybody. If you can’t stand backgrounds that are constantly moving, then this tweak may not be for you.

    It is highly recommended that you use this tweak on newer, dual-core devices like the iPhone 4S. The graphics will render much nicer with that added graphics power. You will also be happy to hear that battery life isn't really affected – AquaBoard uses "battery friendly OpenGL rendering," according to the developer.

    EDIT: Users are reporting incompatibility with many WinterBoard themes. Buyer beware.

    Name: AquaBoard - Water Effects
    Price: $2.99
    Version: 0.1-48
    Requirements: iOS 5.1.1
    Repo: BigBoss
    Developer: Elias Limneos
    Editor's Rating:  4/5
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Liquify Your iOS Device With 'AquaBoard' started by Anthony Bouchard View original post
    Comments 37 Comments
    1. Anthony Bouchard's Avatar
      Anthony Bouchard -
      Quote Originally Posted by Pizentu View Post
      There is already an app that does this for FREE. Its called vWallpaper 2 and it has a ripple effect that you can enable for the homescreen. Though not for the lockscreen.
      Well since vWallpapers are video wallpapers, they aren't interactive. AquaBoard reacts to your touch.



      Also for everyone else having WinterBoard issues, the good news is Elias is working on a fix and it should be up soon:
    1. Padgoi's Avatar
      Padgoi -
      Vwallpaper2 doesn't seem
      Compatible with themes either.
    1. AngryPIG's Avatar
      AngryPIG -
      i have this, and have a winterboard theme on. it works fine. the only way i can this would not work with themes is if its a dreamboard theme as i believe dreamboard themes are on top of the springboard.

      i could be wrong though.
    1. Padgoi's Avatar
      Padgoi -
      You're wrong. I'm using a winterboard theme and it doesn't work.
    1. Anthony Bouchard's Avatar
      Anthony Bouchard -
      Quote Originally Posted by Padgoi View Post
      You're wrong. I'm using a winterboard theme and it doesn't work.
      Could be that it only works with some WinterBoard themes.
    1. spice_weasel's Avatar
      spice_weasel -
      I am also using winterboard.
    1. jOnGarrett's Avatar
      jOnGarrett -
      Quote Originally Posted by mlee19841 View Post
      Damn iPhone 5. Lol. Nice tweak.
      this comes standard with the Galaxy S III.
    1. mlee19841's Avatar
      mlee19841 -
      Quote Originally Posted by jOnGarrett View Post
      this comes standard with the Galaxy S III.
      So does unpolished apps and apps that re open out of nowhere.lol
    1. jOnGarrett's Avatar
      jOnGarrett -
      Quote Originally Posted by mlee19841 View Post
      So does unpolished apps and apps that re open out of nowhere.lol
      oh really, you mean like iOS 6 maps?
    1. patoons's Avatar
      patoons -
      works fine for me and I have plenty of winterboard themes enabled
    1. thevmax's Avatar
      thevmax -
      Quote Originally Posted by Pizentu View Post
      There is already an app that does this for FREE. Its called vWallpaper 2 and it has a ripple effect that you can enable for the homescreen. Though not for the lockscreen.
      I have been using VWallper2 for quite a while...only problem is it's a battery hog cause it's running all the time.
    1. patoons's Avatar
      patoons -
      only thing, it seems after a while the tweak disables itself, and your lockscreen wallpaper is replaced by your home screen wallpaper until u go into settings and turn it off and back on again. I'd like a mode where it randomly goes thru the different water effects instead of having to pick one, kind of like how barrel does.
    1. Anthony Bouchard's Avatar
      Anthony Bouchard -
      Quote Originally Posted by jOnGarrett View Post
      oh really, you mean like iOS 6 maps?
      iOS 6 Maps don't re-open out of nowhere.
    1. Padgoi's Avatar
      Padgoi -
      Has an update been issues yet? I'm having issues with Cydia.
    1. Breezy215's Avatar
      Breezy215 -
      Dang! I've been waiting for a tweak like this to come out, now I gotta wait for an iPhone 5 JB.... Oh well. :-(
    1. carlbgc's Avatar
      carlbgc -
      Wow, this is probably the nicest looking and smoothest tweak I have ever seen for iOS. Absolutely spot on.

      Good work.
    1. fifi97's Avatar
      fifi97 -
      It's a cool tweak but it would be much better, if you wouldn't have that black textures by touching the water!Like the Galaxy S3!! How can I change that???