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iOS hacker and developer Ryan Petrich has been working hard on a new API that developers will soon be able to take advantage of. The API will allow developers to...
06-04-2013, 09:10 PM #1
Ryan Petrich Lets Us in on Some Details About His Upcoming Flipswitch Toggle API
iOS hacker and developer Ryan Petrich has been working hard on a new API that developers will soon be able to take advantage of. The API will allow developers to write toggle switches for their tweaks; it will be named Flipswitch and it will be open source. Because it's an API, it won't have any user interface.
The overall goal of Flipswitch is to make it so developers all take advantage of the same toggle switch API and make it so there aren’t so many variations of toggle interfaces in Cydia. This will not only make developing toggle switch tweaks easier on developers, but also make bug tracking a whole lot easier as well. Here are the words from Petrich himself:
Originally Posted by Ryan Petrich
Several projects are already in place to begin taking advantage of the Flipswitch API in the future. While we can’t name them all at this point in time, we can say that Activator, and an upcoming Auxo update will take advantage of Flipswitch. Auxo's toggles will still remain in the App Switcher even though they will be powered by Flipswitch. Activator on the other hand will be adding Flipswitch support so that individual Activator actions can be assigned to toggle switch features.
Even though Flipswitch isn’t available for developers yet on the main repositories, you can find it, along with Switchicons, on Ryan Petrich’s beta repository. If you would like to give it a try, add Ryan Petrich’s beta repository by following the steps below:
- tap on the Manage tab
- tap on the Sources button
- tap on the Edit button
- tap on the Add button
- enter the following URL and then tap Add Source:
Sources: Ryan Petrich
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06-04-2013, 09:59 PM #2
This is brilliant!
06-04-2013, 10:43 PM #3
06-04-2013, 11:29 PM #4
I'm always impressed with Mr. Petrich's work! Keep it up man!
06-05-2013, 01:02 AM #5
06-05-2013, 01:12 AM #6
Man this guy and his ideas!
06-05-2013, 03:11 AM #7
Should be re-inventing the iOS for us from within! This man does have some ideas that's for sure!Twitter Id: @Jato_BZ
Ask questions here or there, or follow/preview my theme build process...something different
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06-05-2013, 04:12 AM #8
Someone's gonna b getting some job offers from apple...
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06-05-2013, 12:42 PM #9
06-06-2013, 03:15 PM #10
I love working with this API, it's brilliant, so easy to integrate with!