iOS 7 was just recently jailbroken, and while some jailbreak developers are working to update their existing tweaks and applications for iOS 7, others are working on completely new tweaks for the new operating system.
One of the latest releases is a new jailbreak tweak dubbed Swipey
by iOS developer Tyler Nettleton. Swipey is an all-new lock screen application launcher tweak, and itís designed with iOS 7 in mind Ė so itís needless to say that itís absolutely stunning.
As shown above, if you swipe to the left on your lock screen, you will be able to launch one of six user-defined applications very easily, right from the lock screen. As you swipe, the background changes to match the interface of the application you land on; you can continue swiping to go through all six of the applications. The application that you swipe to, and let sit on the display for a couple of seconds, opens up for you with no additional effort required.
Nettleton gives a brief demonstration of the tweak in his demo video below:
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Swipey adds a preferences pane to the Settings application where the user can set the six applications that they want to add shortcuts to the lock screen for:
Gorgeously put together, and ingeniously engineered, Swipey is one of the most impressive new jailbreak tweaks for iOS 7 yet. If you want to give it a try, it's available for $1.99 in Cydia's BigBoss repository. Notably, the tweak is not compatible with iPads.
iOS 7.0-7.0.4, iPhone or iPod touch