The developer of Graviboard, a jailbreak tweak that brings gravity to your Home screen, claims that it is “guaranteed to amaze your friends…” That’s a pretty lofty guarantee to make, especially when it costs a moderate $2.99.

Does the tweak defy gravity, and live up to its billing? We take a look inside…

The first thing I did when I activated this tweak was show my wife. She responded with a nonchalant, “cool.”  Honestly, that’s pretty much what I thought when playing with Graviboard; cool, but the novelty wears off in a matter of minutes.

To its credit, Graviboard does feature a decent amount of settings to customize it to your liking. For example, you can choose how you want to activate the gravity, or lack thereof, using Activator; meaning you’ll have a pretty diverse selection of ways to enable and disable Graviboard.

There’s also four different types of Gravity that you can enable, the default being Earth, the others being Moon, Zero, and Custom. Custom allows you to adjust a decimal value as to the amount of gravity present, which is a nice touch by the developer.

At $2.99, Graviboard is a bit overpriced in my opinion, because it’s just a visual tweak, meaning it doesn’t really add any lasting enhancements to your iPhone experience. The novelty is fun at first, and the custom gravity elements are interesting, but by and large this is probably something you will play with a couple of times, and that being only to “amaze” your friends who’ve never seen it before.

Graviboard can be downloaded from Cydia, and is only available for jailbroken iPhones running iOS 4 and up.

How do you feel about visual tweaks like Graviboard? Do you get a lot of use out of them?

  • V

    I think it’s pretty cool for a minute! Lol

  • six4seven

    Another pointless tweak.

    I prefer the barrel tweak over this one.

  • Pissed_Off_NERD!

    These App cost are getting outta hand. I think ALL apps should be .99cents

    That’s It.

  • LOOKS GOOD ! Cant wait to use it on my iPhone !

  • soccerkrzy

    I miss whenever the jailbroken apps were free, now they’re just extorting us. The only “cool” tweak I would say is worth paying for so far is the Barrel. This Graviboard is an exorbitant cost for seconds of “cool” until you turn it off.

    • After thinking about it a while, I kinda have mixed feelings about this. When you look at everything the app does, it probably took the devs a lot of work to get this working like it does. So I’m kinda torn between saying it’s overpriced or not. I’m not sure how much work went into making some of these apps, but Graviboard seems like it may have been pretty ambitious.

      That being said, the fact of the matter is it’s not something that will be used often, if at all. I guess it’s just one of those things.

      • soccerkrzy

        I see your point; however, there comes a point whenever you’re developing an app that you need to realize if your app is going to be truly functional, highly entertaining (a long game), or mildly entertaining.

        It’s a shame it took so long to make the app, but it shouldn’t be worth more than $0.99 IMO.

  • Burge

    This great…….for about 2 mins then it’s just pointless…would I pay for this no way …hacked copy and that lasted just about 2 mins on my phone then deleted it

    • Z

      Yeah, the life of this tweak is definitely shorter than the price.

    • see the thing is that everytime i try to get the hacked version it makes my phone crash lol

  • Ken

    Since you can access the app icons wherever they end up ( upside down, sideways etc. ) would be neat if you can lock them wherever they end up?? The Ef’d up icon theme.

  • As mentioned cool for a minute then onto something else. I uninstalled it after it completey crashed my phone. 4.1
    The price … Rip Off!

  • Ibraheem

    This appp is amazing!!!!!! O there my iphone just killed it. Yeaaa can i get a refund its a waste of memory

  • Smoke

    This tweak is pretty cool but dats about it. Hey i have a question for the iphone experts. Do tweaks slow down ur iphone or what specifically does the damage. I have an iphone 4 4.1, the only thing slower is starting up my the apps. I have elite pro hd. It went frm 1 second to 3 to start up

    • Burge

      The more tweaks will start to slow the phone abit ..and the more tweaks that run on mobile substrate the the more battery is used..you can find the tweaks that run on mobile substrate in SBsetting under the more icon . Then under the system options.
      I have 13 tweaks running in there. And iam still happy with the battery consumption..

  • Ricardodelsidney

    I would get it for $0.99 and not a penny more.

  • Brad

    Not worth the price. Cool app, you can show it off to other iPhone fans on why to jailbreak. There’s more than one way to skin an App!

  • After watching saurik’s demonstration of this tweak, I installed it and now I’ve fallen in love with it. Such a great little fun tweak to show off to friends.

  • taufiq

    want to use ths how i can plz help

  • Javeed Ahmed

    graviboard ios 7 apded