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Selfie Stickers Update Version 1.1: Hunting the bugs

It’s a fact that nearly no apps – even seemingly simple ones such as Selfie Stickers – are bug-free when they are first released. Thankfully, it’s possible to release updates that fix these issues and that’s exactly what I’ve done this week. The free update brings my iPhone app Selfie Stickers to version 1.1. Here’s the changelog:

+ Added haptic feedback (iPhone 7 & 7 Plus only)
+ Added preliminary VoiceOver support
+ Added French localization
* Changed the App Store name to “Selfie Stickers for iMessage”
* Fixed a bug that caused new stickers to not appear in the list until the app was re-opened
* Fixed a bug that caused stickers not to be sent due to incorrect scaling
* Fixed missing translations for photo library access
* Miscellaneous fixes and optimizations

As you might have noticed, I have changed the name of the app from “Selfie Stickers for Messages” to “Selfie Stickers for iMessage”. This makes it more obvious that you can only use the app with iMessage and not with other messaging apps. I’ve also added French localization and VoiceOver support as well as a touch of Haptic Feedback (pun intended).

You can head over to the Updates tab of the App Store app to download the update. Alternatively, tap here to download the app for free from the App Store.

My first iPhone app: Selfie Stickers for Messages

Selfie Stickers for Messages App Icon. Shows an emoji of a person who is taking a selfie. Only the right arm and smartphone are visible.After a few weeks of quiet research and development (no pun intended), I have launched my first app on the Apple App Store!

It’s called “Selfie Stickers for Messages”.

Quoting the App Store description:

Add a personal touch to any messages you send or receive with – wait for it – your own face! Selfie Stickers allows you to easily create your own stickers out of your selfies and other photos!

It’s as simple as 1-2-3:
1. Tap to take a selfie or select an existing one from your photo library
2. Crop the image to get the subject centered (a circular mask will be applied afterwards)
3. Done! Peel your facial expression of amazement away and stick it onto any message of your choice. Or tap to send the sticker as a photo for others to re-use!

Are you excited to try the new sticker feature in iOS 10’s Messages app?
Don’t like the existing, pre-built and emotionless stickers?
This app was made for you. It works with any picture you take and with all the photos you already have in your camera roll.

Turn that frown upside-down and send all the facial expressions your selfie camera can capture to your friends today!

Stay tuned for more features as I continue to enhance Selfie Stickers.

You can find it on the App Store for free:

Download Selfie Stickers for Messages on the Apple App Store

It was a fun challenge and a refreshing departure from StarGame development and I hope you enjoy it as well. StarGame is also coming to the App Store pretty soon, so stay tuned for that!

How to tweak your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch without jailbreaking


This is a very nerdy and complex post about how to modify your mobile Apple device using custom iTunes backups. This is especially relevant in a time when there’s no jailbreak and thus no way to break out of Apple’s restrictive App Store ecosystem to truly customize your device.

This post was made due to a request on Reddit. It is intended for medium to very tech-savy users though I will try to explain most things in layman terms. Please note that in case you (or I) screw up, you can always use the original backup of your device to undo any changes you made and get things working again.

Please read how to make an iTunes backup of an iDevice and how to restore an iDevice from a backup before attempting any of the below.

What you will need:

  • iDevice (iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch).
  • USB cable to connect your device to your computer.
  • A Mac or Windows computer that meets the system requirements here.
  • An internet connection.
  • iTunes application installed on your computer.

Continue reading How to tweak your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch without jailbreaking

Die vier Klonkrieger und die geheime Insel – LEGO Stop Motion Film (Made on iPhone)

CONATH Films präsentiert (in Zusammenarbeit mit Till):
„Die vier Klonkrieger und die geheime Insel” ist der neueste LEGO Stop Motion Film von CONATH. Diesmal wurden im Gegensatz zu den bisherigen Filmen eine professionelle Stop Motion App benutzt, was einige neue Effekte und Techniken erlaubt. Zum Beispiel wurde fast durchgehend die Greenscreen-Funktion verwendet. Das trägt zur gestiegenen “Production Value” bei.
Apps: “iStopMotion Studio Pro”, “iMovie”, “GarageBand”
Länge: 1:05

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[UPDATED for iOS 9 10/21] A running list of 80+ awesome Jailbreak Tweaks I use on my iPhone

In response to the overwhelming interest in my first list, I've been busy updating it to accomodate recent changes.
The list is updated about once per week.
Since I no longer own an iPad, iPad-only tweaks are no longer on the list. You can still download the outdated list with the iPad tweaks here.

This updated list includes over 80 great jailbreak tweaks that make my iPhone perfect. What’s even more remarkable than just the number of tweaks is that there is zero lag on my iPhone 5S, with a staggering  88 tweaks installed (as of Friday, October 16th).

The list now includes notes about iOS 9 compatibility. Luckily, nearly half of the tweaks on the list work on iOS 9! Huge thanks to the developers!

(.pdf, 90 kb)

Also worth reading: “Me, iDevices and Jailbreaking” – a very personal post about my “tech childhood”.

Some items on the list aren’t currently installed on my phone but are very noteworthy, which is why they are still on the list.
Items marked in yellow have either been updated recently or are new on the list.

Feel like something is missing from the list that I should try?
Feel free to tell everyone in the comments, on Twitter / Facebook (or even Reddit!).

A running list of awesome jailbreak tweaks I use

As mentioned in the updated “Me, iDevices and jailbreaking” post, I have been keeping  a list of the jailbreak tweaks I use  on my iPhone and iPad just in case something happens and I need to restore my device(s). The lists includes a basic overview of the settings I chose for each tweak as well as the repository, if the tweak isn’t on a default Cydia repo.

In related news, I am working on “My perfect jailbroken iPhone” and “My perfect jailbroken iPad” posts!! Stay tuned and follow me on Twitter or Facebook for updates!

CLICK HERE FOR THE NEW LIST (iPhone tweaks only) (.pdf)

CLICK HERE FOR THE OUTDATED LIST (from January; includes iPad-only tweaks) (.pdf)

What about you? What tweaks do you use? Sound off in the comments!