Home screen icon animation tweak Cylinder now available

Barrel_iOS7-backgroundBarrel is the current go-to tweak for customizing your home screen page-swipe animations, but there’s a new competitor on the block this Monday morning. If you’re not aware, tweaks such as these change the ways the icons animate when swiping between the pages on your home screen. The latest entry into this area of tweaks, dubbed Cylinder, is like Barrel on steroids.

According to the tweak’s description over on BigBoss, Cylinder features 45 icon effects. Unlike Barrel, however, you can combine these effects giving you a total of more than 35 million total unique animations. The developer notes, moreover, that if this number of possible combinations isn’t enough for you, you can even code your own animations using Lua.

And if you want even more, you can head over to the /r/cylinder subreddit where users make, request, and share animation scripts for the tweak. You can get Cylinder on Cydia for free, and it’s compatible with iOS 4, 5, 6, and 7.

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