Jailbreakers that use the Apple Store app to browse Apple’s product offerings can take advantage of a new free jailbreak tweak called DarkAppleStore by iOS developer CydiaGeek to spice up its user interface.
Post-installation, DarkAppleStore applies a darkened blur to the translucent tab bar at the bottom of the app, causing it to resemble the before and after images you see above and below.
Right off the bat, I like how the tweak doesn’t merely make the tab bar dark in color; it maintains the stock translucency effect so you can discern vague features from the app’s interface behind the tab bar when scrolling up or down. That said, you get a distinct experience with DarkAppleStore that you wouldn’t get from tweaks like Eclipse.
When it comes to cosmetic tweaks like DarkAppleStore, everything comes down to opinion. Some people like their interfaces lighter, while others like them darker; personally, I don’t mind when things look more dismal, but your mileage may vary.
If you’re interested in trying DarkAppleStore, you can download the tweak for free from Cydia. It’s not available in any public repositories, so you’ll have to follow these steps to get it:
1) Launch the Cydia app and go to the Sources tab.
2) Tap on the Edit button and then tap on the Add button.
3) In the text field of the pop-up that appears, type in the following repository URL:
4) Tap on the Add Source button and wait for the repository to load into Cydia.
After completing all four steps, you should be able to find and install DarkAppleStore by searching Cydia or checking the Changes tab once the app is done “Reloading Data.”
Do you like the way DarkAppleStore makes the Apple Store app look? Share why or why not in the comments below!