In a day and age where the iPhone is becoming more gesture-based, it peeves me that the Cydia app on jailbroken handsets hasn’t adopted more gesture-driven controls.
Perhaps one of the most obvious gesture controls that Cydia could benefit from is Pull to Refresh in the Changes tab – this would replace having to manually tap on the Refresh button at the top-left of the app just to see if there are any new jailbreak tweaks or extensions worth installing.
Fortunately for jailbreakers, Cydia is customizable by way of said jailbreak tweaks, and a newly released and free gem called CydiaPullDown by iOS developer t0mi transforms this simple wish into a reality.
Once installed, Cydia users will be able to visit the Changes tab in the app and pull down from the top of the app to reveal a spinner. After pulling down far enough and releasing their finger, Cydia proceeds to refresh its sources just as it would if the user had tapped on the Refresh button.
CydiaPullDown is a no-brainer if you’re a Cydia user, which is likely the case if you’re taking advantage of the checkra1n or unc0ver jailbreaks. Personally, I find its implementation to be snappy and enjoyable.
Do you wish that Cydia came with a native Pull to Refresh gesture out of the box? Be sure to let us know in the comments section down below.