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  • [Review] SwipeBack – Navigate Panes By Swiping Instead


    The iOS navigation buttons present in the navigation bar at the top of the screen are elegant navigation tools, however iOS hacker and developer Ryan Petrich has once again added a simple, but jaw-dropping feature that smoothly allows us to swipe backwards just below the navigation bar to move backwards in our application. The tweak, dubbed SwipeBack, works in most iOS applications such as Settings, Notes, Messages, and much more. App Store applications will be hit or miss. The best part about the tweak? It's free!

    Using SwipeBack feels very user-friendly. You do have to take extra care to swipe in exactly the right place, however you’ll get the feel for it in no time. The navigation animations are so fluid that you can move your finger in either direction as you grab hold of the pane and wiggle the pane around without any lagginess.

    SwipeBack doesn’t swipe forward; only backward. This is because when you are in any set pane, there could be numerous places for you to go forward to. When going back, there’s only one place to swipe back to. Notice how when navigating iOS panes normally, you cannot use the navigation bar to go forward either. That being said, SwipeBack follows some pretty simple common sense – just like Apple would.

    SwipeBack isn’t on a public repository; it’s only available on Ryan Petrich’s beta repository. To download it, you’ll need to go into Cydia:
    1. tap on the Manage tab
    2. tap on the Sources button
    3. tap on the Edit button
    4. tap on the Add button
    5. enter the following URL and then tap Add Source:
      PHP Code:
      http://rpetri.ch/repo/ 

    Ryan's main reason for creating SwipeBack was to make navigating through panes easier with the introduction of another one of his free jailbreak tweaks, DietBar. It makes the navigation bar smaller and therefore makes tapping on the back buttons in the navigation bar harder. Give SwipeBack a try!

    Name: SwipeBack
    Price: FREE
    Version: 0.9
    Repo: Ryan Petrich's Beta Repo
    Developer: Ryan Petrich
    Editor's Rating:  4/5

    Sources: Ryan Petrich
    This article was originally published in forum thread: [Review] SwipeBack – Navigate Panes By Swiping Instead started by Anthony Bouchard View original post
    Comments 11 Comments
    1. shigh's Avatar
      shigh -
      For some reason i cant locate the repo. No server found
    1. PoEtikly's Avatar
      PoEtikly -
      Quote Originally Posted by shigh View Post
      For some reason i cant locate the repo. No server found
      Try losing the period (.) between i and the ch. for some reason that doesn't look like it should be there but I could be wrong
    1. Anthony Bouchard's Avatar
      Anthony Bouchard -
      Quote Originally Posted by PoEtikly View Post
      Try losing the period (.) between i and the ch. for some reason that doesn't look like it should be there but I could be wrong
      That definitely goes there.
    1. PoEtikly's Avatar
      PoEtikly -
      Quote Originally Posted by Anthony Bouchard View Post
      That definitely goes there.
      You're absolutely right. I just tried it and had no issues.

      This tweak works great. Incredibly smooth. I wish I could get zephyr to work this smooth. I'm really liking Ryan's swipe action tweaks.
    1. Mrteacup's Avatar
      Mrteacup -
      Yaya good thing to review Ryan is a great dev
    1. TheBlackHulk's Avatar
      TheBlackHulk -
      Quote Originally Posted by shigh View Post
      For some reason i cant locate the repo. No server found
      ...
    1. mr117's Avatar
      mr117 -
      Works fine. No issues with repository- just typed it in and got it first time. It's certainly "there."
    1. Forwarder's Avatar
      Forwarder -
      Sry for offtopic, but how to do such screenschots with highlight and iphone border?
    1. teej1410's Avatar
      teej1410 -
      So this tweak and SwipeNav are basically the same?
    1. shigh's Avatar
      shigh -
      Yea i got it. Missed the "." my font effectively hid it from me.
    1. a7xthefate's Avatar
      a7xthefate -
      theres already a tweak like this for free on the bigboss repo called SwipeNav