Introducing WeeRoll – a newfangled jailbreak tweak designed by iOS developer PathKiller29. WeeRoll makes your iDevice capable of displaying different kinds of animations when you pull Notification Center down from the status bar (iOS 5-only). The animations vary from one that we’ve seen in Ori Kadosh’s Flowtation jailbreak tweak to twelve other ones that we have not yet seen. WeeRoll ultimately feels like Barrel for Notification Center in that the animations are only invoked when you swipe.
WeeRoll has a very easy-to-use preferences interface involving an enable/disable switch to easily alternate between the iOS default animation or your custom ones and a place where you can pick the animation to display when you launch Notification Center. The thirteen animations you can use when opening Notification Center are as follows:
- Window Switch
- Pull Down
- Inner Cube
- Outer Cube
- Width Stretch
- Height Stretch
- Zoom and Fade
- Squish Alternative
As we would expect from a GPU (graphics processing unit)-intensive jailbreak tweak, there is negligible lagging with some of the animations. The lagging is less perceptible on newer devices, however older ones will be a little uncooperative and have dropped frames. Below we have included a video demonstration of WeeRoll on an iPod touch 4G and you can tell right off the bat that there is minor lagging with some animations:
While the lagging doesn’t render the iDevice unusable by any means, some of the animations are better than others in render speeds. Some of my personal favorites comprise of Spiral, Zoom and Fade, and Minimize. They seem to be the ones that stand out the most to me because of their creativity and because they make my iPhone act in a way Apple would never have planned on implementing. The only way you could like WeeRoll is if you are the kind of person constantly looking for ways to make the iDevice awesome in ways that Apple never lets you do - if you are that kind of person, then I highly recommend it.
If you are skeptical of buying WeeRoll, you can try the free version which has been out for a little while longer dubbed WeeRoll Lite.
Editor's Rating: 4/5