Check out this new Notification Center launching animation.
Flowtation is a jailbreak tweak invented by Ori Kadosh that lets you have a new kind of animation for launching Notification Center. The original goal was to take one of Max Rudberg's designs and make it a reality, however the initial launch didn't quite yield the exact same results as Rudberg's videos did. Because of this, Ori released his original concept as a whole new animation style, but kept working on a way to make an animation that was like Rudberg's. Finally, Ori has managed to make an animation that nearly mirrors Rudberg's and it's as smooth and beautiful as can be. Demonstration video below:
The animation differs by actually bringing the home screen above and on top of the Notification Center in 3-D space. It keeps the home screen just slightly visible in the bottom half of Notification Center and tapping it will bring up your home screen again. It works in Apps too. Since the animation was quite precise, Ori spent endless days perfecting the fluidly smooth animations and optimizing them for older devices. If you have a newer device like the iPhone 4 or iPhone 4S, then you will find the animations to be ever so smooth and appealing.
You might be thinking to yourself, "but I liked the old animation better." No problem. Ori decided that he would keep support for the old animation while adding this new one to the mix so that you could have your own pick between the two. To change between animations, crack open your handy Settings application and take a peek under the Flowtation settings panel and you'll find the ability to make a selection between the two animations. It's a matter of personal preference, however I find that the new animation is more appealing than the last one. Below is a screenshot of the settings for the newer Flowtation 1.1.1:
The name of the new transition animation is called 'Stationary Notification Center' because the Notification Center never moves. The transition makes it feel like the Notification Center is always sitting there behind whatever you are doing. The only thing that moves is the thing you're working on because when you pull down, your working window is what moves. It feels like you are tearing wallpaper off of a wall to get to what's under it. The original animation is called 'Notification Center Moves' because in that animation the Notification Center actually replaces the working window in a downward transition.
Flowtation works in every orientation and it requires iOS 5 to be installed. If you like the animation ideas behind Ori Kadosh's popular new tweak, then go and grab it in Cydia. It will set you back 99¢ to reserve your copy from the Modmyi repo. Tell us what you think about Ori's work on this new animation in the comments!