Can anyone write an app to change themes?

guest0320

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I have installed a decent number of themes (some on iSwitcher and some on Summerboard) and was curious:
I change my themes (because I CAN :laugh2:) every couple of days.
I have chosen my themes well and like every one.

Is it possible to write an app that changes the THEME that you use every 24 hours? At midnight?

Again, I know nothing about writing ANY programs, but thought I might inquire.

Dana
 

Griffinaz

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I am sure that something like that could be written but I am not sure that you would actually want it running in the background on your phone 24 hours a day monitoring the time. That could run your battery down pretty badly just to save you from having to manually switch themes.
 

Lincoln

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The iPhone also gets rather warm when things are running in the background. It irritates me.

- John
 

blacklabel775

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The alarm clock application runs 24/7 in the background and does not seem to drain battery life or make the phone too warm. I would think that the app being proposed by the OP would function similarly to the alarm clock.
 

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If there was a means to turn off the clock then you would notice an increase in battery life. Anything running 24 hours a day uses a part of the battery life. Since there is no means to turn it off then you can't tell how much it is taking from the battery, but I can guarantee you that the clock does drain battery life.
To run a program that monitors that time to change the theme is actually adding 2 things. You would be adding an application that monitors the time and also adding a program launcher that sits waiting to be told to go ahead and launch yet another application at XX:XX time. These will drain the battery faster.