libstatusbar is a library supporting status bar modifications.
The readme explaining iOS 7.x support is viewable on the project page on Github.
How to use within a tweak
First download the LSStatusBarItem.h header file. To compile on modern toolchains, the first line must be edited to instead be the following:
typedef NS_ENUM(NSInteger, StatusBarAlignment)
Create a constructor function in your tweak. You need to first ensure libstatusbar is loaded, otherwise the following code most likely won’t work (depending on whether your tweak is loaded after libstatusbar by Substrate, and whether another tweak loaded before yours has already done this).
Use of dlopen() will require you to also
After this, you can proceed to create a status bar item. Here is an example:
statusBarItem = [[%c(LSStatusBarItem) alloc] initWithIdentifier:@"com.malcolmhall.InsomniaPro" alignment:StatusBarAlignmentRight]; statusBarItem.imageName = @"InsomniaPro";
The imageName defines what image to look for. See below for naming conventions.
The item will be visible by default. You can control this by setting the
statusBarItem.visible = NO;
The last thing you need to do is add a dependency on libstatusbar in your package’s control file. Obviously none of this will work if it’s not installed. That might look something like:
Depends: mobilesubstrate, libstatusbar
It’s also worth noting that the libstatusbar API is usable from pretty much any process that has permission to do inter-process communication. This includes apps, daemons, and command line tools.
You must provide 2x images, it will not fallback to 1x images on devices with retina screens.
My iOS 6 icon sizes were 12x20 for 1x and 20x40 for 2x
iOS 7 uses a height of 20 normal and 24 on the lock screen. Some example sizes from the built-in icons are:
Icon Locations and Naming
Check out https://github.com/phoenix3200/libstatusbar for info on where to put images for different devices, and how to name them.
To see a full tutorial on how to use this library in your tweak, check out this video by Sassoty