Taptic Engine

Melior is the volume HUD Apple should add to future iterations of iOS

Repeating the sad story about how iOS’ volume HUD leaves a lot to be desired feels a lot like beating a dead horse. You’d think Apple would have done something about this concern by now, but as always, it’s the jailbreak community that offers the fastest refuge.

Melior is a volume HUD-centric jailbreak tweak coded by iOS developer SparkDev and designed by Dennis Bednarz that produces one of the cleanest alternatives to iOS’ terrible volume HUD that we’ve seen.

Add more haptic feedback to the official Twitter app with TapticTwitter

I’ve always been a fan of jailbreak tweaks that bring haptic feedback capabilities to unsupported parts of iOS or apps I use frequently, and with that in mind, I couldn’t help but recommend a new free release called TapticTwitter by iOS developer Chloee.

Just as the name implies, TapticTwitter brings some much-needed haptic feedback to the official Twitter app for iOS.

Add custom sounds and haptic feedback to your handset’s physical buttons with Cabello

Having a jailbroken iPhone or iPad means being able to customize it such that it delivers an experience unlike anyone else’s handset, and with a new free jailbreak tweak called Cabello by iOS developer daniel63194, you can do just that.

Cabello compliments your handset’s hardware buttons with customizable effects, such as custom sounds and haptic feedback. Right out of the box, the tweak lets you configure these parameters for the Home button, volume buttons, and the sleep/wake button.

EinsteinVibes brings haptic feedback to iOS’ Calculator app

There've been a lot of haptic feedback-based jailbreak tweaks released in my day, but EinsteinVibes by iOS developer LacertosusDeus is one of the first I’ve seen that brings haptic feedback to the stock Calculator app in iOS.

EinstienVibes harnesses the power of Apple’s Taptic Engine to provide Calculator app users with a subtle vibration each time they tap on any of the app’s buttons.

VolbrateXI brings haptic feedback to your volume buttons

If you enjoy experiencing haptic feedback as you perform specific actions on your iPhone, then you might appreciate a new free jailbreak tweak called VolbrateXI by iOS developer Lacertosus.

VolbrateXI provides you with a small amount of haptic feedback any time you use your handset’s volume buttons. Furthermore, it incorporates several settings so you can tailor the tweak to your personal needs.

Erie adds haptic feedback to your iPhone’s button presses

One of the things we see a lot of in the jailbreak community are tweaks that bring haptic feedback to the iPhone, and a new free release called Erie by iOS developer Sniper_GER follows in these footsteps.

While most tweaks along these lines bring haptic feedback by way of screen taps, Erie takes a different approach by imposing haptic feedback whenever you press a button on your device.

HapticTwitter brings haptic feedback to iOS’ official Twitter app

I give credit where credit is due, and I'd have to say Twitter’s official app is a solid way to use Twitter on the iOS platform. Nonetheless, there are still a few ways it could be enhanced, and jailbreak developers are continuously exploring ways to do just that.

With a new free jailbreak tweak entitled HapticTwitter by iOS developer Squ1dd13, you can introduce a bevy of new haptic feedback triggers to the official Twitter app.

This app adds haptic feedback to your MacBook Pro Touch Bar keys

Apple’s latest line of MacBook Pros sports an OLED Touch Bar just above the physical keyboard. The point of the Touch Bar is to offer a dynamic, programmable strip that acts as both an extension of your keyboard and an auxiliary input device for select apps on your Mac.

As incredible as the Touch Bar is, one feature that Apple seemed to skim across when designing it was haptic feedback.