1. Anthony Bouchard's Avatar

    Those boring and bland application icon badges that you see every time you get a notification for an application in iOS 8 no longer have to be red, round, bland, and boring. A new jailbreak tweak called Badgomizer by iOS developer merdok is now available in Cydia that will let you customize the style and appearance of your application icon notification badges to your liking.

    With Badgomizer, you will be able to customize notification badges, deletion buttons, and even the new application indicators. The tweak adds a preferences pane to the Settings application where you will be able to get your hands dirty with the options:

    From here, you will find the main preferences pane. In here, you can enable or disable the tweak on demand, visit your appearance settings for badges, close boxes, and new dots, and even import and set custom badge themes.

    From the Badges cell, you will find options for:

    • Changing the color of the badge
    • Changing the color of the border
    • Changing the color of the glow
    • Changing the shape
    • Changing the badge position
    • Changing the size
    • Changing the rotation
    • Changing the position offset
    • Randomizing everything
    • Resetting everything

    From the Close Box cell, you will find the exact same options:

    The New Dot cell, which appears on your Home Screen when you update an application from the iOS App Store and the application finishes updating, lets you configure options for:

    • Changing the color
    • Changing the shape
    • Changing the position
    • Changing the size
    • Randomizing everything
    • Resetting everything

    When you dig into the color, shape, and badge positioning settings for any of the aforementioned badge elements, you get the following options:

    • Changing the background color
    • Changing the text color
    • Changing the opacity

    You can create your own color using the RGB sliders, or you can pick from the following preset colors:

    • Custom
    • Automatic
    • Red
    • Green
    • Blue
    • Yellow
    • Orange
    • Purple
    • Black
    • White
    • Brown
    • Magenta
    • Teal
    • Maroon

    You can choose from any of the following shapes:

    • Circle (default)
    • Square
    • Triangle
    • Hexagon
    • Star

    And finally, you can choose form any of the following badge positions:

    • Top left
    • Top center
    • Top right
    • Bottom left
    • Bottom center
    • Bottom right
    • Middle left
    • Middle center
    • Middle right

    Badgomizer is a customization tweak that doesn't require WinterBoard to change the colors and style of your badges, close buttons, and new app icons. If you can imagine a style, you can make it happen; with a little time and thought, you can create a personalized badge style that meets your wants and needs and have something completely different than what everyone else has on their iOS 8 device(s).

    If you want to give Badgomizer a try, it's available right now in Cydia's BigBoss repository for $1.49. The tweak requires iOS 8 to be installed. Check it out!

    Name: Badgomizer
    Price: $1.49
    Version: 1.0.1-15
    Requirements: iOS 8.0-8.1
    Tested on: iPhone 5 running iOS 8.1
    Repo: BigBoss
    Developer: merdok
    Editor's Rating: / 4.5/5
    2014-11-14 03:41 AM
  2. IChi1d's Avatar
    with ios 8.1 battery hogging this could be a trip to the charger more often. nice tweak thou.
    2014-11-14 04:24 AM