Live Activities are a feature introduced by Apple in iOS 16 to make your iPhone display useful information via the Lock Screen. Live Activities are interactive notifications that may show information such as your Uber progress, sports scores, or a wide array of other information types.
But if you’ve ever been interested in making your own custom Live Activities, then an intriguing app called ActivityBuilder by iOS developer @Taher_Dev might pique your interest.
When you download ActivityBuilder, you will find yourself in an interface where you can choose from a variety of module options such as Calendar, Health, Device, or Weather to name a few, and then you may customize those Live Activities before they’re ultimately used by your iPhone’s Lock Screen (or Dynamic Island, if applicable). Some Live Activities can even be view in Picture-in-Picture mode.
When building your Live Activity with ActivityBuilder, the app gives you the option to choose what information gets displayed. For example, if making a Health-based Live Activity, then the app grabs data from HealthKit to show you things such as Step count and Activity Rings.
Once you’ve built your Live Activity, the app lets you immediately start it so that it stays on your Lock Screen or elsewhere in your operating system as a Picture-in-Picture pop-up. This ensures that you can keep seeing the information that matters most to you.
While Live Activities are a native feature in iOS 16, the ActivityBuilder app gives you unique control over the feature in ways that we wouldn’t have expected to be possible without a jailbreak. That said, the app is a serious gem to consider downloading if your handset can take advantage of Live Activities.
While the ActivityBuilder app itself is free to download from the App Store, there is a paid subscription to ActivityBuilder Pro that unlocks more serious customization features. This subscription costs $1.49 per month, or you can opt to pay $8.99 yearly (down from $18.99 regularly) or $29.99 for a lifetime license.
Please note that the developer is currently hosting a New Year sale for yearly subscription purchases that extends until the end of February, so be sure to take advantage of the prices above before they go up.
If you’re interested in trying ActivityBuilder, then be sure to head over to the App Store and download the app. Also, be sure to pay attention to the @iDownloadBlog Twitter account this week as we raffle off some free lifetime license codes that can be redeemed in the App Store.
Do you plan to make custom Live Activities for your iPhone with the ActivityBuilder app? Let us know in the comments section down below.