Critics of Apple have long argued that the Cupertino company always puts form ahead of function. While that may be true in a few instances, for the most part I find that their products feature a nice balance of both.

When it comes to jailbreaking, however, a lot of the tweaks that I review are unabashed when it comes to putting function, over form.

Such is the case with this latest jailbreak tweak entitled SBBrightness. It’s a tweak that places a brightness slider bar directly on your iPhone’s Home screen…

While this is certainly functional, it would probably make someone like Jony Ive shake his head in bitter disgust.

I have to admit; the placement of the bar could have been done a little better. Personally, I prefer something like Light Bright instead of this.

For those interested with jailbroken devices, SBBrightness is a free download on Cydia, and is featured in the BigBoss repo.

What do you think?

  • Saltb0x

    ARGHH i will install activator brightness changer from cydia(idk the exact name) but it lets me change brightness with an activator event!!!…. this would have been good if it showed in spotlight intead of above the dock!!!

  • Chris

    I just don’t understand why there needs to be so many different tweaks to do the same thing, there are so many pointless tweaks on cydia, especially when 99% of people have sbsettings, how hard is it to swipe the top of the screen and tap 1 of the toggles.

    • Brandon

      It’s just preference. I’d honestly love to have all my settings (well, the important ones) on springboard. Like the “Anicons” tweak. So yeah, just preference.

      BTW, I LOVE those videos! They’re short and get to the point. Not to mention the greatt quality.

  • Sandman

    I like the app, It’s very convenient to adjust the brightness from the homescreen, it also sits perfectly and unobtrusively on the homepage.

  • D.

    Saltb0x is onto something. It would be nice to see toggles in the spotlight page. One could accommodate for room by having an option to hide the keyboard until the text field is tapped.

    • James

      +!, i’d love to see sptlight used for something like that, for me I never use spotlight, it’s just a waste of space that could be used to house some toggles or tweaks.

  • gfbf

    Dude, I got Light Bright a long time ago, and it doesn’t even work. I don’t remember using it without going into safe mode