For one reason or another, audio visualizers seem to be a popular add-on among music-enjoying jailbreakers.
A bevy of jailbreak tweaks have brought this functionality to the iOS platform in one capacity or another, but we’re particularly excited to go hands-on with a new release dubbed Visualyser by iOS developer Xyaman.
As you’re about to see in the screenshot example below, Visualyser puts an aesthetically satisfying audio visualizer in the Status Bar, either where the time or the cellular signal strength indicator would be (take your pick):
At first glance, the audio visualizer looks like a cellular signal strength indicator on steroids. But after you start listening to your favorite track, you’ll quickly come to realize that the bars move with your music playback and not with the strength of your cellular signal.
Visualyser is configurable, and once installed, users will find a dedicated preference pane in the Settings app where they can configure the tweak to their liking:
Options here include:
- Toggling Visualyser on or off on demand
- Choosing whether the audio visualizer appears in place of the Status Bar’s time or cellular signal strength indicator
- Adjusting the number of points in the audio visualizer via a slider
- Adjusting the width of the audio visualizer via a slider
- Adjusting the spacing of the audio visualizer via a slider
- Adjusting the radius of the audio visualizer via a slider
- Adjusting the sensitivity of the audio visualizer via a slider
- Adjusting the updates per second of the audio visualizer via a slider
- Respring your device to save any chances you’ve made
- Restart mediaserverd
Compared to most audio visualizers, I particularly like Visualyser because it can be seen from anywhere in iOS (due to lurking in the Status Bar) and because it’s minimalistic.
Those who’d like to give Visualyser a try can download the tweak for free from Xyaman’s personal repository via their favorite package manager app. The tweak supports jailbroken iOS 14 devices and is open source on the developer’s GitHub page.
If you’re not already using Xyaman’s repository, then you can add it to your package manager with the following URL:
Do you plan to check out the new Visualyser tweak, or do you not listen to music enough to be concerned with it? Let us know in the comments section down below.