Gestures Plus

If you’ve used Auxo 2, you’re probably aware of the interesting animation that occurs when closing an app using a swipe-up gesture from the bottom right-hand corner of the screen. The result is an animation that features all of the app icons on the Home screen zooming out in sync with the closing application.

This is the same pinch-to-close gesture that’s available on the iPad, and it’s only recently gaining significant notoriety on the iPhone due to Auxo’s slick implementation of it. In iOS 7.1, Apple changed the animation slightly to better represent an app’s presence in iOS’ three dimensional space, and GesturesPlus—a recently released tweak available for free on Cydia’s BigBoss repo—brings these changes to lesser firmware.

Admittedly, the function of this tweak is a bit difficult to explain in writing, so I encourage you to click past the break to watch the video  where I compare the animations before and after GesturesPlus is installed.

Once you install GesturesPlus, there are no options or settings to configure. On an iPad, you can perform a four or five-finger pinch in order to see the new animation in action. On the iPhone, you’ll need a tweak like Auxo 2 installed to allow you to perform the pinch-to-close gesture.

Personally, I never saw a real issue with the animation, but I guess I just didn’t paid enough attention to how awkward it actually is. I’m interested to hear what you think about GesturesPlus. Do you believe that the resulting animation, and iOS 7.1’s animation in general, makes more sense than the one present on iOS 7.0.x? Sound off in the comments below.

  • Framboogle

    Man I have been waiting forever for a tweak like this. Once again, the jailbreak community hasn’t let me down.

  • Jake Rogers

    Is this in 7.1 beta 3?

    • Anthony Snyder

      You shouldn’t be using the beta…

      • RarestName


      • Anthony Snyder

        Because it’s going to expire. And whatever you have on your phone/ipod may be deleted. Plus, it’s a beta and isn’t stable.

      • Svs

        You can edit the systemversion.plist to make ios think your device is running 7.0.6 and delete the expiration date and ios 7.1 beta 3 is far more stable than 7.0.6 its the best version of ios to stay on right now in my opinion

      • XboxOne

        and mess up your iDevice.

      • Chun-Li aka ThunderThighs

        I’m on iOS 7.1beta 3 you just have to edit the system file. You’re just a negative troll

      • XboxOne

        I’m speaking the truth kid.

      • Jake Rogers

        Nope. That’s what I did and still no problems with spoofed 7.1 b3.

      • Chun-Li aka ThunderThighs

        You’re name after the biggest failure of 2013. You’re speaking but bs because two people(including me) said we both running on a beta that is expired already

      • XboxOne

        Keep thinking that.

      • RarestName

        It will not expire if you search hard enough 🙂

  • XboxOne

    Where will I notice this tweak in effect?

  • David Buenrostro

    I didn’t even know it was a “problem” before. I would find myself actually playing with the animation and watching the icons zoom around.

    • Andy

      Honestly, I thought that was how it was designed.

    • Jonathan

      LOL same. xD

    • Svs

      Try doing it on an ipad before and after gestureplus is installed you will notice it

  • Tommy Gumbs

    Wow!!!!! This tweak made the animations soooooo smooooth. What a great tweak! Thanks for the heads up.

  • Aden Bauer

    Whilst I do like the animation that gesturesplus gives to Auxo (makes the transition from app to homescreen much smoother), I actually prefer the original one.

  • TheShade247

    Didn’t notice till now 😀

  • I like 7.0.x better 🙁