Does Apple not allow displaying date on calendar apps?

Discussion in 'iOS 8' started by gaanee, Apr 25, 2015.

  1. gaanee macrumors 65816

    Dec 8, 2011
    I have used different calendar apps which offer better features than the default app. However, the only reason to keep Apple's calendar app on the home screen is to check today's date since none of the others do that. Is it because of Apple's restriction?
  2. JWalker1995 macrumors regular

    Mar 5, 2011
    Normal developers do not have the option to make the App Logo change on an interval basis, this is only something apple has the software to do
  3. roadbloc macrumors G3


    Aug 24, 2009
  4. gaanee thread starter macrumors 65816

    Dec 8, 2011
    Updating icon would be quite useful if Apple makes it available. But then I think..that's Microsoft's live tiles!

    I remember seeing one weather app on the app store which offered displaying current temperature on the icon as an in-app-purchase.
  5. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

    Oct 17, 2011
    The best you can do with some of those apps is to have them display the date in the form of a badge "notification" at the corner of the icon.
  6. sd70mac, Mar 9, 2016
    Last edited: Mar 9, 2016

    sd70mac macrumors member


    Jul 22, 2015
    They need an API for this. I guess I have more feedback to write.

    Update: I wrote and submitted some feedback asking for an API for variable text on the icon. I should have added something to my feedback about changing the color to help with noticeability.

    Update 2: I wrote a second feedback asking for changing the icon colors.

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