RippleBoard is a new tweak that brings tap indicators to the iOS Home screen. Whenever you tap the screen, or launch an app, you get a cool little ripple effect on the Home screen.

But RippleBoard isn’t just limited to on screen taps. As you’ll see from the tweak’s preferences, there are other things that you can do with RippleBoard, including customizing the range and duration of the ripple effects.

Once RippleBoard is installed, head over to the stock Settings app to customize the tweak to your liking. There, you’ll find several switches for enabling different features. Features include:

  • Round Icons
  • Ripple on launching apps
  • Ripple on touching the Home screen
  • Ripple on running apps

RippleBoard Prefs

You also have the ability to change the range of the ripples and their duration. Any changes that you make must be followed up by a respring using the respring shortcut at the bottom of RippleBoard’s preferences.

This isn’t the type of tweak that will blow your mind, but some may find it interesting, especially since it’s free on the BigBoss repo.

This tweak is more of a tap indicator tweak than a true “ripple” tweak. I went into it expecting it to cause the Home screen wallpaper to ripple upon touch, but it’s more of an TouchPose type of tweak, which isn’t a bad thing, it just wasn’t what I was expecting given its name.

What do you think about RippleBoard?

  • Fanboy 

    Jailbreak for iOS 8.3 where ya at …..

    • Montgomery Tyler

      you may not hear about it until the release of the new firmware from apple.

      • Andrieux Querido

        I guess we will see it only on 8.4

  • Todd Chapman

    why did i update my phone to 8.3? Jeff’s teasing me with all these sweet tweaks

    • blist

      Same here…

  • Alucard

    Well I am the developer’s friend and watched him develop it, and tested it. And I like it a lot

  • Carlos Maanuel

    Will it drain the battery?

  • CyPh3r

    Very nice tweak. However, there seems to be a noticeable lag (on my iPhone 6/iOS 8.1.2) when opening folders. It’s not much of a lag, but it’s noticeable especially when “Ripple on App Launch” is selected.

    I really like the ripple effect on apps running in the background. I wish the same effect could be used for apps having pending notifications (I detest the default red circle in iOS).

    I also wish the circle width (when “Round Icons”is selected) was just a few pixels wider. But that’s nitpicking.

    The tweak works well with all my other springboard tweaks (Aquaboard, Infinidock, Forecast, HideMe8, Folder Customizer, GlowBadge, etc.) it has no “Running Apps” effect on apps selected as “sub” apps in Apex.

    The effect works in apps that are in folders, but only when the folder is open and the app icon is displayed. No effect on apps within folders otherwise.

    I’ve noticed no battery drain in the 24 hours that I’ve had the app.

    I hope these tidbits of information is helpful to those wishing to try the app.

  • john diaz

    Makes my device feel super slow due to the animations.

  • after applying ripple board tweak on my iphone 4s running ios 8.3, I can’t see any icons on home screen. Finally now I have decided to restore my iPhone. If you are using iPhone 4s and iOS 8.3 than never apply this tweak.

  • Jonathan Fernandes

    why doesnt work for me in iphone 6? maybe because of fingerprint? even when i try to put the code to iPicar works, that only says incorrect password. anu explanation?

  • Manik Bhola

    that could also slow down your phone..