Velox is an awesome tweak for jailbroken iPhones

Having an Android device and a rooted iPad is sometimes weird, because of how the two different OSes and their respective root/jailbreak capabilities work. Android has more customization features out of the box, but a lot of jailbreak tweaks actually bring functionality to iOS that you can’t get in Android at all. One major difference is that jailbreak tweaks very often change the existing features in the OS, while on Android it’s all about using third party replacements.

A brilliant example of that is Velox. Velox is a new jailbreak tweak that gives the iPhone homescreen a ton of new features, in the form of various secondary features for the app icons. With Velox, all apps gain the ability to show notifications in a little pop-up when you swipe on them, and on top of that, some common apps gain even more advanced swipe features. Swiping on the camera app icon lets you take a photo in a pop-up window, doing it with Maps shows maps in such a window, and so on and so forth.

I can’t use this tweak since it’s only for iPhones, but iDownloadBlog has the brilliant video on top that shows off the features. It’s from before the app was actually released, but shows the features available very well. The tweak is available for $1.99 in Cydia, and I can’t wait for the iPad version, which is coming according to the app description.

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Andreas Ødegård

Andreas Ødegård is more interested in aftermarket (and user created) software and hardware than chasing the latest gadgets. His day job as a teacher keeps him interested in education tech and takes up most of his time.

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