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    Default Winterboard slowing you down? Enter Bosspaper!


    You know him.. you love him.. yes I'm talking about our good friend and renowned developer Big Boss! He has designed an alternative (or supplemental) application to theme your device called Bosspaper. As with all other Big Boss apps it's FREE!

    UPDATE: This app is out of BETA and should be available in the regular Cydia BigBoss repo. Version 1.0. Enjoy.

    You must be on 3.0 to run this app.

    Via BigBoss blog:

    I have been working on a new FREE app called “BossPaper”. This is a very configurable advanced wallpaper app that lets you control what wallpaper shows up on your SpringBoard. You may be saying, “But Winterboard does that!” Sort of, but not like this. BossPaper can work with Winterboard (or without). Read on for details.

    Last year, Saurik released Winterboard. This enabled some new features none of us have ever seen before such as rotating desktop wallpapers via Javascript HTML pages. While this was revolutionary for us iPhone owners, it also came at a cost. Performance running these themes sucks. There are a few ways the Javascript based images can be implemented and all of them have problems. If you load them all into memory, Springboard uses a signficant amount of memory. If you fade them, Springboard uses a lot of CPU. Javascript is very memory / CPU heavy. In addition, the Javascript runs behind all applications and while applications run. This impacts performance heavily and causes apps to lag even while you’re using them and not on SpringBoard. In addition, the script continues to run even while the iPhone is locked draining battery.

    I have had it on my list to solve this for a while. The result is BossPaper. BossPaper is an advanced wallpaper manager that puts total control of wallpapers into your hands. BossPaper has these features:

    You control which images are displayed. You can use camera roll, installed themes, or a combination of! With Winterboard, you could only install a theme and use what came with it. Now you can use images from many themes or other sources such as BossPaper packs.
    You can use your own images from the camera!
    BossPaper stops rotating images as soon as an app launches. This prevents battery and CPU drain.
    BossPaper stops rotating images as soon as the iPhone is locked. This prevents battery drain.
    BossPaper uses very little memory and CPU! It does not inject into apps only SpringBoard so you should not notice any application lag running it.
    BossPaper can use one of many transitions such as fade, water drop, page curl - you configure which one(s) you want. Configure how long the transitions last.
    BossPaper lets you control when to rotate images. You can rotate it on a timer you configure or you can rotate when an app closes, or both!
    BossPaper lets you hide icon labels so those that do not want to install Winterboard can use it without.
    BossPaper lets you dim the wallpaper.

    Features missing in the current BETA release are:

    1) Ability to select a single image. If you want a single image make a folder with that image for now.

    2) Ability to exclude a single image or images. For now you have to delete it off the folder. In future you will have a way to tell it to not load that image again.

    3) Photos - Camera roll is working because these are photos. If you sync pictures using iTunes, these are actually no longer images but an sqllite database of images. Therefore, you cannot use these images. (I haven’t tested this very much. So it could be in accurate).

    4) I may examine lock background as well, although I am worried about performance. The lock background should be stationary so that you dont drain your battery while locked. I will think about this more.
    Last edited by Poseidon79; 08-14-2009 at 07:01 PM.
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    Wow! cool

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    this is awesome! i installed it this afternoon

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    this is great news. finally something that wont use up all my cpu and memory.!

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    I like the concept...Hopefully more options will be implemented on future releases
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    cool!

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    the death of winterboard?
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    ^ I wouldn't go that far, but Biggy is headed in the right direction for sure.

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    Sounds fun. Not seeing it yet. Did I miss a repo?

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    Default Message?
    Will this app let us customize SMS/Messages?

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    Winterboard will still be around to theme carrier logos, dialers, SMS balloons, etc. This is a great way to rotate your wallpapers from multiple themes or folders without the performance lag and battery drain.
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    bad ***! great job!
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    Thank you BigBoss!!
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    So basically, this app will only allow the changing of wallpapers. Good job but it won't replace Winterboard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by itaintrite View Post
    So basically, this app will only allow the changing of wallpapers. Good job but it won't replace Winterboard.
    You can go here and read all about it.

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    seems really cool. cant wait to try it out

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    Quote Originally Posted by lukasss View Post
    this is awesome! i installed it this afternoon
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    Quote Originally Posted by timbo View Post
    What Repo did you install from? I don't see it.
    Follow the instructions in the first post. It works.

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    Default boss paper question
    after i installed it where does it go?? can't find it on springboard... thanks

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    i just did the steps and i cant find it, i typed in bosspaper and no luck
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