distort UI of an iPhone app ?

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  1. hud macrumors newbie

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    Hi,

    I want to write an iPhone app that is capable of the following:

    1) launching a particular app existing in the iPhone
    2) distorting the UI of the launched app, for example changing its rectangular UI to circular UI.

    Is it possible to write such an app? What library/API needed? Are there any open sources available?

    Thank you.
     
  2. dejo Moderator

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    Something like this would only be possible on a jailbroken device.
     
  3. jnoxx macrumors 65816

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    point 1, is kinda possible. if you "want to open a file" that the other app supports, so like you have an epub in your project. and you can open it inside the other project you created that supports epubs.
    BUT, if it doesn't have to do anything with this, and just open up another app, this is Android behaviour, and you won't find it on non jailbroken phones ;)
     
  4. dejo Moderator

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    Actually, it is possible to open another app, through the use of Custom URL Schemes (which the other app would have had to set up), but you'd have to know the URL. It's not realistic to think one could do this for any app.
     
  5. ArtOfWarfare macrumors 604

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    You could open a screenshot and distort that.

    But no, apps aren't allowed to interact with each other. They can send data around and open each other, if they've been set up to cooperate like that, but that's all.

    How would you like it if I wrote an app that messed yours up? You wouldn't. Thus why Apple doesn't allow apps to interact with each other in ways they haven't been explicitly written to.
     
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