iOS devices receive a lot of criticism for their static app icons, which, although often pretty, are a little boring to look at. Other than the Newsstand icon, which changes depending on which publications you have installed within, iOS icons do nothing.
If you’ve got a jailbroken iPhone, however, you can make them a little more exciting. Motion is a nifty tweak available from within Cydia, which will animate the app icons on your home screen with all sorts of fancy effects.Motion is just $1 in the Cydia Store, and it’s a must-have for those of you who are slightly obsessed with customizing your device. Once installed, the tweak provides you with animated app icons that will rotate, scale, skew, flip, jump, wave, and more.
You can choose which animations you’d like to see — and toggle the feature on and off — within the its settings menu. Here’s a hands-on video that shows Motion in action, courtesy of our friends over at iDownloadBlog:
Motion works with iPhones running iOS 4 and iOS 5, and you can find it in the BigBoss repo.