App Store for Velox puts app searches a swipe away

By , May 13, 2013

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Just as we had hoped, developers seem to be really taking their ideas for Velox add-ons and running with them. We’ve already seen a number of extensions for the popular Spring board jailbreak tweak, including Addial and Compass.

And today, we’ve got another one to show you called App Store for Velox. As the name implies, the add-on utilizes Velox’s enhanced folder feature to allow you to search the App Store for iOS applications from your Home screen…

Like the other add-ons we’ve seen, there’s not too much to the tweak itself. Just install it from Cydia when you’re ready to use it, and uninstall it when you’re done. Of course, you’ll need to make sure you have Velox installed first.

What does the tweak actually do? Well it puts the App Store’s search function in an enhanced folder on your Home screen, so anytime you want to search for an app, all you have to do is swipe down on the App Store icon and start typing.

I like this Velox add-on a lot. It’s both useful and stable, and I’ll probably end up keeping it installed. If you’d like to check it out, you can find App Store for Velox in Cydia, in the BigBoss repo, for free.

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  • http://twitter.com/lukejmulholland Luke Mulholland

    App look is so much better than this

    • Mike

      Agreed, App Look is twice as good

    • http://www.facebook.com/jamie.tilden.9 Jamie Tilden

      Yeah it’s good, but once searched, the icons aren’t Retina, which pisses me off

  • http://twitter.com/drewlovelexi Drew Smith

    Anyone having problems signing into twitter and using twitter without going into the app itself using Velox?

    • http://twitter.com/ccadigan90 Christopher Cadigan

      Yes! Mine works for about 10 minutes after a respring and then says error after. I’ve reinstalled Velox twice now and still no solution.

      • http://www.facebook.com/jamie.tilden.9 Jamie Tilden

        Mine works fine. Are you guys pirating Velox? Be honest

      • http://twitter.com/ccadigan90 Christopher Cadigan

        No. I purchased it and have reinstalled it 3 times now. Still giving me a hard time. Even if I do the safari folder trick.

      • http://twitter.com/JarrydRichards Jarryd Richards

        I think if you sign in to twitter with safari and then try using the velox twitter folder it should work.

      • http://twitter.com/jacobtf Jacob Nørgaard

        It doesn’t, neither for Facebook nor Twitter. And I DID buy Velox, like all my other tweaks.

  • MyFlammingSkull

    Wow! Amazing addons for velox lately!

  • jose castro

    OMG just go into the app lol geeez

  • http://twitter.com/xirikiki Adriano de Brito

    I’m not yet convinced with Velox. I can just aswell open the app in full screen.

    • bw00ds

      I agree.

    • 5ingularity

      same here, look at all these addons you have to install, a total headache. now to the twitter and FB apps, you have to login from an webpage by using a half window that velox loads, whats the point of that? i’d much prefer it full screen, notification center widgets allows me to take quick and easy notes as well, Velox works best as a tweak that shows your notifications as of right now(something which notification center already takes care of), i don’t think the integration is done very well, maybe because it just got started, but i’d like to see where velox ends up, and maybe it will convince me to buy.

  • http://www.facebook.com/LouisPei Louis Pei

    I got Velox but after a couple days I realized that it’s not that necessary at all while we can go to the apps right away. The camera folder thing doesn’t have full view so it’s not that handy anyway.

  • iphone4sgamer

    Bought Velox as soon as it came out and I thought it would be revolutionary but lately there’s only been crap addons. I want to be convinced that I’m wrong but I can’t see it.

    • http://twitter.com/jacobtf Jacob Nørgaard

      “Lately”? As in the few days after it’s release. Jesus, you guys are so impatient and spoiled.

      • iphone4sgamer

        I’ll message you when I need your opinion…

  • Om Soni

    I’d like to see a tweak that shows me my app updates with a swipe gesture on the App Store icon.

  • Liam Mulcahy

    we are going to need a Velox add on section soon in cydia

    • http://www.facebook.com/jamie.tilden.9 Jamie Tilden

      THIS

  • MagicDrumSticks

    Velox is a major battery hog and memory killer. Anyone else have a problem? :(

  • bw00ds

    Yeah, really. I don’t see what’s the big deal or what’s the big convenience about Velox. It might be just a hair faster than opening the app itself, but not by much, if any.

  • http://www.facebook.com/prachi.patel.90663 Prachi Patel

    im a cydia dev and looking forward to making mindblowing tweaks for velox i jus dont know how to start is there a sdk or something

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=558812483 Gustavo Adolfo Mirabal

      You’re a cydia dev and dont know how to start a tweak? sounds legit…

  • http://www.facebook.com/prachi.patel.90663 Prachi Patel

    i have a question, how do you make a velox tweak. iam a professional cydia tweak designer well not that popular but still i want to know if there is some sdk of something. i have a lot of tweaks planned for velox that will blow you away but i just want to know how i start. hoping for reply, Peace

  • Zephyr

    Does anyone else have the problem with not being able to type on the folder?