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17
Dec
07

No more updates this week…

I’m taking my daughter to the Houston Ballet for her birthday. Which is actually way more fun than it sounds. So the next update won’t be at least until next weekend. In the meantime, happy hacking!

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17
Dec
07

Mmm… Yummy new stats.

New numbers up from ste. BlackJainDim: 254,371 downloads (all versions), PlainJainDim: 233,154 (all versions), PlainJain: 194,064 (all versions).

All I have to say is “w00t”. Thanks peoples!

http://blog.psmxy.org/pkg-stats/

16
Dec
07

PlainJain a top growing blog? More iPhone halo effect.

This blog made it into the top 25 of the top growing blogs on wordpress today. http://botd.wordpress.com/growing-blogs/

Me thinks the iPhone halo effect is at work here. Seeing as how I’m just NOT that funny. OTOH it also means people are REALLY interested in changing how their iPhone’s look… so I’m not sure what that says for Apple’s artists.

Just kidding Cupertino… I love you guys. Just not your laptops. I’ll keep my Acer. Cheers!

16
Dec
07

foreign language issues with summerboard themes

It’s been a problem that a lot of folks have emailed me about. My theme assumes English as the language selected on the iPhone and therefore the default Apple sanctioned applications whose names are different on iPhones using other languages, show up with the original Apple icons for those applications. Since making alternatively named, but essentially the same, icons available would make the install package for PlainJain huge, on top of being radically incomplete because I know I’d never be able to keep up with all the various names for all the various apps in all the various languages available on the iPhone, I won’t be doing that.

As I solution I’ll direct you to my previous post on renaming icons. Figure out what the name of your app is, and rename the icons involved to match the name your language selection has applied.

The only other alternative would be to switch to English and do as I do, run without icon labels on at all.

My hope is that eventually Summerboard will add a language set of alternative names for apps that automagically redirects the UI to the English named icons in iPhones set to use another language.

Cheers all! – Matt

16
Dec
07

Version 2.4 Update

Hey friends and neighbors,

2.4 is out and includes some new installer app icons, some requested icons, a new AIM.png icon for use with whatever chat app you like, PLUS (by special request) the OLD wallpaper and dock images. To use them, install Mobile Finder (through the installer) on your iPhone or iPod Touch, then use it to navigate to /var/root/Library/Summerboard/Themes/PlainJain(Or PlainJainDim or BlackJainDim whichever you use). Once there you can use Finder to rename Dock.png or Wallpaper.png to something else (or delete them if you are that adamant about it), then rename Dock[ALT] or Wallpaper[ALT] to the original name of the file by deleting the [ALT] part.

Coming soon: PlainJainCustom – Custom images for use with Customize. To make your iPhone even more PlainJain.

Cheers and peace out hommies.

^If you could see my face that would be even funnier.

11
Dec
07

Theme stats tabulated…

Shaun put together some download stats and I threw them into excel and spit this out the back end.

Gives me a nice warm fuzzy. It feels odd for something I decided to do out of sheer boredom and discontent with the Apple iPhone UI.

For dates September 26 2007 through December 3rd, 2007

blackjaindim 176215
plainjaindim 170878
plainjain 139653

Wow. Put together that’s more downloads than OpenSSH.

Thanks to everyone out there doing me the honor of walking around with my theme on their phones!

11
Dec
07

PlainJain hits YouTube

Too funny…. and a little creepy.

I guess I’m a fanboi of Diggnation also, so I can’t be too wigged out.