Over the past year, we’ve seen some incredible developers and designers create concepts and tweaks for iOS. In fact, it’s getting to the point where – for myself at least – jailbreaking is a necessity, because of the way I have my iPhone set up. I couldn’t live without it. Tweaks like Auxo have transformed the jailbreaking scene from being “hush hush” in to being a community thriving with customers and developers with great ideas. The latest to get our attention is Velox, and it’s been launched today.
Velox does for your Home Screen what you’ve always wished it was like. Simple and quick gestures open up your Home Screen icons and allow you to interact with the apps there and then without having to open the app fully. For instance, with Settings, you’ll get a load of quick-access toggles to switch services on/off. With the Notes app you’ll be able to create a quick note. In fact, any app that has notifications can be used to show a quick preview of any messages or alerts that need your attention, without needing your time and commitment.
Simply put: it makes your Home Screen so much more useful. Instead of being a sea of icons, each taking you to a full screen app, it becomes icons giving you the convenience of being able to just get a snapshot of everything that’s going on. It’s fantastic.
Our own Matt Sholly will have a review video up later showing off what it does, so look forward to that. If you’re already convinced to buy it, it’s in the BigBoss repo now for $1.99. Pennies for such awesome functionality.