If you want to add a new touch of color to your iOS 7 Home Screen, check out a new free jailbreak tweak called GlowBadge by iOS developer Sassoty.

With this tweak installed, any application icons you have that have any notification badges on the icon will glow a specific color, as shown above. You can choose the glow color that you want via the tweak's preferences pane, which is shown below:



From the preferences pane, you can enable or disable the tweak on demand, choose to hide the badge when having an application icon glow a certain color, and choose the color that you want applications with notification badges to glow.

The colors that you have to pick from include:


  • Yellow
  • Random
  • Dark gray
  • Light gray
  • Gray
  • Red
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Cyan
  • Magenta
  • Orange
  • Purple
  • Brown
  • Black


The glowing effect only lasts as long as there is a notification badge on the application icon. Once you acknowledge the notification, the glowing effect will stop appearing. It works for all of your application icons that have a notification badge, and all of the application icons glow the same color.

The tweak's purpose is to make it easier to see what applications have notifications and to add a touch of customization to your iOS 7 Home Screen it does a nice job for a free tweak. If you would like to give GlowBadge a try, it's available for free in Cydia's BigBoss repository right now. iOS 7 is required for the installation.

Name: GlowBadge
Price: FREE
Version: 1.0-7
Requirements: iOS 7.0-7.1.2
Tested on: iPhone 5 running iOS 7.1.2
Repo: BigBoss
Developer: Sassoty
Editor's Rating:  5/5