iMaker is a customizable jailbreak tweak that will animate app icons directly on the iOS home screen. Animations and special effects can be assigned to bring attention to apps with new notifications, or apps that were recently opened or updated. While iMaker costs $1.99 there is a free version with limited features dubbed iMaker Lite.
Once installed, iMaker settings include options for 7 different animation styles. Flips, Hand Stand, Large Jitter and Twister are just some of the eye-catching animations available. In fact, when these are running, it's nearly impossible to miss the animated icons.
Special effects including Corners, Pulse, Widen and others are also customizable. Animation speeds can be adjusted with sliders, with the results visible on a live preview inside the settings.
One thing is for sure, the functionality delivered by iMaker is unlikely to be added to stock versions of iOS.iMaker is available on Cydia from the BigBoss repository for $1.99. Jailbreak iOS 7.1.x with Pangu to start customizing iOS. Check here for instructions on how to jailbreak iOS 7.0.x with evasi0n 7. You can also find out how to purchase and install Cydia tweaks with this guide.