App Icon

Discussion in 'iOS Programming' started by hlysmksbtmn, Oct 17, 2008.

  1. hlysmksbtmn macrumors member

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    Is there a way to programmatically change an application icon much like the calendar application icon updates the current date??
     
  2. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    Not that I'm aware of in the SDK. Just like there is no public way to alter the default image shown as the app loads, yet some Apple apps can do it :(
     
  3. hlysmksbtmn thread starter macrumors member

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    ha I thought this was the same sdk that apple's own developers use??
     
  4. Niiro13 macrumors 68000

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    Definitely not...otherwise push wouldn't work for Mail or SMS.
     
  5. firewood macrumors 604

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    For developer distributed apps, the icon is inside a digitally signed bundle. Change it, and the app will no longer launch on a non-jailbroken device.

    Of course Apple can do things differently for their own apps, because they're the ones making the rules on what digital signatures to check.

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  6. Sbrocket macrumors 65816

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    It is, but ours has more limitations. Apple has access to a number of private frameworks (and undocumented methods) that'll get AppStore apps rejected, and their apps aren't running inside sandboxes.
     

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