iPhone Is velox worth to buy it?

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  1. ygsq, May 1, 2013
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    ygsq macrumors member

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    After watch the preview video, it cannot be denied that it looks awesome.
    However, I might be hesitated when it is released in the next days. I might prefer a free trial before buy it because there are some functions just do other tweaks do, and I'm not sure if I need open app just like what it does (but it is attractive in video).
    what my question is, is it really faster than open one app? or it is just like a small viewing screen and it is also access the app as well?
    Is there any guys have tested it? Or which function of velox attract you most?
    Let's discuss to help me and others make a better decision!
     
  2. jjk454ss macrumors 601

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    I can't answer your questions, but it does look like an amazing tweak. I'll be buying it:D.
     
  3. nanolife macrumors 6502

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    I see Velox as a bridge to get fast info from an app. Something you won't need to open the entirely app to check. I don't see Velox as a replacement but a shortcut.

    I'm definitely going to buy it.
     
  4. quietstormSD macrumors 6502a

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    Looks sweet, will wait for others to be guinea pigs, some jailbreak tweaks ruin the device.
     
  5. LoLife macrumors regular

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    Sounds pretty cool. I'll def buy and be a tester when it comes out
     
  6. tymaster50, May 4, 2013
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    oh nevermind it did come out, I just checked Cydia. I won't be purchasing though
     
  7. kalirob99 macrumors 68000

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    I'm curious myself, but like others I'll wait till I know the waters safe.
     
  8. nanolife macrumors 6502

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    It works flawless for me, nothing to complain about.
     
  9. Myzhi macrumors 6502a

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    Bought it, but going to uninstall it for now. Doesn't work on apps inside a folder which most of my apps are. And, I hit a bug. After messing around, somehow my Homescreen went all blank / black. Luckily, swiping sbsettings on the statusbar still works and I was able to respring which fixed the problem. Playing it safe and let others be guinea pigs.
     
  10. bandofbrothers macrumors 601

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    Ive had no issues as of yet.

    Yes apps in a folder not working is a known issue which the dev is apparently working on now.

    Early days.
     
  11. Simplicated macrumors 65816

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    Just got it. Definitely in love with it! Now I don't have to get into an app (and press the home button too much) to see information. I also love how I'm able to snap pictures without launching Camera! :D

    One bug though, if you have set up multiple Twitter accounts on your iOS device, it will show you only one of the accounts when you swipe down on the Twitter icon.
     
  12. philip in al macrumors regular

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    For those using the tweak. Once you use velox on an app icon, does it actually open the app (RE: leave it running in the background)? In other words, if contacts is not running in the background and I use Velox to search for a contact, once I'm done, if I double click the home button, am I going to see that the contacts app is now open in the background?

    I don't like to leave apps running, that I'm not using.
     
  13. Simplicated macrumors 65816

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    It does not show the Contacts app in the multitasking bar, and I don't think the app runs in background, as proven by the instant disappearance of the location icon in the status bar once I closed the Weather icon.
     
  14. rick snagwell macrumors 68040

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    you can always use ilex rat if something goes bad!
     
  15. lukejc1 macrumors 6502

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    I'm curious to see how much of a battery hog it is. It seems like it would be a pretty big one.

    Plus I use folder enhancer so ill have to wait until Velox is compatible with that.
     
  16. MastahRiz macrumors 6502

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    I'm using it and I like it a lot, and I haven't noticed any bugs or anything either, it's definitely a well-made, fluid, and intuitive tweak, however, I wouldn't say it's actually necessary for anything really. You spend pretty much the same amount of time to get stuff done as before, although certain actions may load up just slightly faster, but it's just a really cool and new way to navigate around and I love having it. Definitely recommended.
     
  17. jjk454ss macrumors 601

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    I've found it pretty handy already, looking forward to using it more. I wish in photos you could select a pic and not just send the last pic taken.
     
  18. ygsq thread starter macrumors member

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    Bought it, but still feel the NC way for velox doesn't make sense.
    Why don't I use stock NC and see all information in one screen instead of clicking every icon?
    But I like the way for stock apps, especially for camera. I can take photos in two seconds.

    No, it isn't in multitasking bar, and it is much faster than access the app.

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    I tried one night, not drain battery very much.
     
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  20. Mrg02d macrumors 65816

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    Velox + music = black screen and requires a reboot.

    Velox + weather = weird and incorrect data.

    Velox + mail = doesn't work

    Pretty buggy.
     
  21. ValtermcPires macrumors 6502

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    A major problem, when you swipe a app it a peers a black screen, and even if you tap it doesn't close, you need to use the home button. When the fix it it may be a good tweak.
     
  22. jjk454ss macrumors 601

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    Swipe right to reply, left to remove.

    What apps? It's not doing this for me. If the app has no notifications or options, it just says "no notifications"
     
  23. Mrg02d macrumors 65816

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    Even after the update, still have all the same bugs and had a random reboot. Please don't let this wind up like Auxo...Auxo, even after months, still doesn't work.
     
  24. ygsq thread starter macrumors member

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    just swipe the icon, and click the unread message and can respond directly.
    Works well with bitesms.
     
  25. nanolife macrumors 6502

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    Another issue, Velox + dialing will open the native phone app and Callbar at the same time and neither them will work.

    It gave me a "Call Failed" when I tried calling different numbers like that.
     

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