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02-11-2014, 06:30 AM #1
'ayna' Gives You Quick Pocket Mirror Functionality From the Lock Screen
In the event that you want to check your hair, make sure that you don't have anything in your teeth, or make sure that your make-up hasn't been accidentally smeared, it can be handy to have a pocket mirror on your person.
A lot of people use the front-facing camera on their iOS device as a pocket mirror, and a new free jailbreak tweak dubbed ayna by iOS developer ravirajm makes it even easier to access the front-facing camera from the Lock Screen.
Normally when you swipe up on the Lock Screen's Camera Grabber, you are presented with the interface for the rear-facing Camera. Then you have to wait for the camera to load, and then you have to tap on the button to switch to the front-facing camera, and then wait for the camera to load again.
If you want faster access to your front-facing camera, ayna makes it so that you can tap and hold on the Camera Grabber on the lock screen, and you'll immediately have access to your front-facing camera so you can use it as a pocket mirror.
Whats more is ayna gives you a completely clutter-free camera interface. The whole display will be dedicated to the camera, so there is no shutter button, Camera Roll button, or anything else to get in the way. There will be a small yellow triangle at the bottom of the display that you can tap on to return to the Lock Screen.
If you want to give ayna a try, it's available for free right now in Cydia's BigBoss repository. The tweak is compatible with iPhones and iPod touches, but not iPads. It requires that you have iOS 7 installed.
Requirements: iOS 7.0-7.0.5, iPhone or iPod touch
Tested on: iPhone 5 running iOS 7.0.4
Editor's Rating: / 4.5/5
02-11-2014, 09:50 AM #2
I just checked. Much better than the traditional mirror for *** lint. Also catches the guch.
02-12-2014, 11:51 AM #3
Another decent tweak that's needlessly limited to iOS 7 when it really doesn't need to be. Sigh.....
02-13-2014, 01:30 PM #4
02-14-2014, 12:46 AM #5
Further more, the other issue is when developers don't use frameworks like MobileSubstrate and many other libs that exist to help minimize this sort of needless fragmentation. In previous years, the fragmentation was never as high like it is now. Yes, iOS 7 brought some major changes, but given that so many frameworks and libraries have been upgraded for some time now, there really isn't excuse for all the developers contributing to the record amount of fragmentation that we have.
02-15-2014, 07:40 AM #6
Any idea if this is compatible with Jellylock?
02-17-2014, 10:36 AM #7
The best way to solve your rant is to become a developer and make tweaks for your outdated firmware. It's a waste of time overall for the current devs to support something that can't be reverted too.
Last edited by highboi; 02-17-2014 at 10:40 AM.
02-17-2014, 03:10 PM #8
I just can't stress enough how bad this sort of fragmentation is for the JB scene, that it's becoming worse than Apple with encouraging needless newest-iOS-only apps ([i]in regards to apps that wouldn't run on less-than-newest-iOS only because of their .plist settings) in the App Store back when iOS 4, 5 and 6 came out... at least now the App Store allows you to download the newest compatible version instead of just leaving you boned. It seems to me that you are in favor of having a LESSER atmosphere of compatibility than Apple right now?