Can an iphone app change its icon?

Discussion in 'iOS Programming' started by Carnivor, Oct 11, 2008.

  1. Carnivor macrumors regular

    Carnivor

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    #1
    Ok,

    Topic says it all really, but my thoughts are if an installed app could modify its own icon and name thats displayed on the springboard, it could open up some interesting possibilities,

    I kinda like the idea of these x1 x2 x3 x4 quick dial type apps, but they are so impersonal.

    if you could add a pic of your loved one and change the apps title to your loved ones name, how much better would that be!

    Configurable themes where you can add a pic into a couple of themed app frames

    You'd still have to submit 4 apps to get 4 quick dials etc

    Can this be achieved with the sdk?
     
  2. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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  3. firewood macrumors 604

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    You can add a badge to the icon, but the icon file itself seems to be write protected and/or digitally signed by Apple.

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  4. Sbrocket macrumors 65816

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    No. You cannot make any modifications to the application bundle without invalidating the codesigning on the bundle.
     

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