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Thread: How do I create a settings app?
08-31-2012, 06:45 PM #1How do I create a settings app?
Hello ladies and gentlemen
I Hope someone can give me help on how to make a settings app. I'm very familar with themeing and everything cydia related, but have no idea at all what is needed for a settings app.
The idea ist (I think) relativly simple; A page under the settings.app (just like many tweaks and stuff have one) where you could choose between 2 images. Those shall be swapped within a theme. I bellieve this would "simply" require an app capable of renameing files. For example rename exampletheme.theme/UIImages/UIScrubberKnobALT.png to UIScrubberKnob.png, and vice versa.
I do know you could just make two themes with each one containing a different png, but it will be a mess if you want to do this to more files, not just one or two.
So have the theme-user easily switch between lets say 4 unlock-sliders. From the settings-screen of the theme
Now, can anyone tell me what would be needed to accomplish this task, and more importantly help me with it? Or name a tutorial that explains it. If it requires actual knowledge of Xcode, then I and I bet many others will apperciate it alot if you (who knows how to do it) can create a Template.setting, best with a customizable plist where everyone could add the imagenames they want to change (That should be doable)
Show me what you can do, ModMyI
apperciating any help,
PS.: Please excuse any weird sentences of grammar errors, I'm not a nativly english speaking person
Last edited by fru1tfly; 08-31-2012 at 06:48 PM.
09-01-2012, 10:58 PM #2
What you are looking to do, requires a few things to happen. Yes, you can create the visible app with just a plist, but then you need to be able to save the info to a file typically json format, then you can do a jquery to utilize the data. Are you with me so far? Now, it may be possible to have the app actually write directly to a js file, but I would have to think about that. I recently started a project that is very similar to what you describe, but will do even more.
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09-02-2012, 06:49 AM #3
Would be cool if you could tell me more about your project. Because I'm not very familiar with java and I'm not sure if I want to spent some weeks to learn the basics. As I guess not much is needed, it shouldn't be "much more" than a script that can read a file with info off a plist and then rename image files according to it, right?
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09-02-2012, 06:02 PM #4