by Dom Esposito
July 22, 2013
If you’re looking to spice up the lock screen a bit, Ayra may be the solution. This new Cydia tweak gives your lock screen a semi-transparent design and iOS 7 inspired features. Ayra allows you to access Notification Center from the lock screen, but that’s really nothing new in terms of tweaks. Ayra’s real functionality lies in its features for individual notifications, built-in lock screen toggles, and sleek ghostly design. Check out our video overview of Ayra: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xJbNe_Mv0SY
If you can’t see the above video, please click this link.Once installed, you’ll notice the iOS 7 inspiration almost immediately on the lock screen. At the top of the the screen, you’ll have an icon indicating that you can pull down Notification Center. This icon is identical to the one found on iOS 7’s lock screen. Within the lock screen’s Notification Center, there will be a vast selection of toggles available with Ayra. The toggles can be configured within Ayra’s settings. You’ll be able to rearrange the order of each toggle or completely disable Ayra from within the Settings app. When a notification comes in, the screen will automatically dim to highlight it. If you pull down Notification Center, with a tap on a notification, you’ll be able to remove it or launch the associated app. The core features here can be found in other Cydia tweaks, but Ayra combines all of them to create a beautifully effective lock screen. Currently, Ayra is available for $1.99 in the BigBoss repository. For other Cydia tweaks, check out: UnlockEvents Helps Expand Activator’s Functionality, TaskMaster Turns Spotlight Into More Of A Useful Feature, and Import Videos Into Instagram With InstaChooser.