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04-01-2014, 09:14 PM #1
'Articon' Displays the Playing Album Artwork in Place of Your Media Application Icon
If you listen to a lot of media on your iOS device, whether you're using Spotify, Pandora, Rdio, or even the stock Music application for that matter, then check out a new jailbreak tweak called Articon by iOS developer magn2o.
Articon adds a nice little aesthetic touch to your iOS device whenever you're listening to any media. It will replace the application icon of the application you're using to listen to media with album artwork for the media that you're listening to. In the case above, we were using Spotify to listen to a song, and that song's album artwork became the application icon for the Spotify application.
Notably, the tweak works with video applications like Netflix too. It's not limited to music-playing applications.
The icon will change in real time as new music starts playing, so it doesn't change your icon just once. As you change through the media that you're listening to, you can expect to see the album artwork respectively consume the application icon of the application you're using to listen to the media.
The tweak adds a preferences pane to the Settings application where you can configure a couple of options:
You will be able to enable or disable the tweak on demand, as well as prevent clearing the previously-played album artwork. What the second option does is when something stops playing, that album art will remain on the application icon until you actually play something different, even if the song has ended.
Articon is a really cool jailbreak tweak, and if you'd like to give it a try, it's available in Cydia's ModMyi repository right now for just 99¢. Be sure to give it a try and let us know what you think.
Requirements: iOS 7.0-7.0.6
Tested on: iPhone 5 running iOS 7.0.6
Editor's Rating: 5/5
04-02-2014, 04:22 PM #2
I hate all these tweaks that require iOS 7 for things like this that could work just fine on older iOS versions also
04-03-2014, 05:51 AM #3
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