03/20/2012, 12:05 PM
So I've been missing webOS so badly since my Pre+ gave up on me and HP stopped selling new phones, and using Android 2.3, then 4.0 on my Nexus S has been driving me mad, so I decided to get an iPhone 4S (haven't bought it yet). I'm unable to use a stock iOS device though, so I'd have to jailbreak it first and tweak it up.
So I've recently been looking at how far the iOS jailbreak community has come with their various tweaks, specifically I was curious about how I'd go about recreating as much of webOS on my iPhone 4S as possible.
I suppose this thread is just a record of my findings for anyone who's interested in having the wonderful features of webOS and the app/media ecosystem of Apple's iDevices. So here we go:
Card Switcher 2.0 - The 2.0 release of this tweak has added live previews inside the cards, webOS style, and you can even snap the card down and have it bounce off the screen like the Touchpad. Using Activator, you can configure it to work by swiping up, seeing as so many of us got so used to that gesture! Swipe up to close, obviously:
Zephyr - This tweak lets you swipe to switch between open apps, similar to swiping across the whole gesture area on a webOS phone to switch between full screen cards.
Other System Tweaks:
CommandSpot version 2.0 - JustType for iOS:
Lorem - Swipe to dismiss notifications:
Notificator - Plugs notification banner into more than just the normal events, lets you see more actions webOS style:
Pull To Dismiss: Slide Away Your Keyboard Across iOS!
Rounded Corners: Self explanatory, like webOS
So aside from those tweaks, iOS has copied webOS style notification pop ups, except they turn up at the top of the screen instead of the bottom. I think a lot of webOS refugees have been suffering on other OS's, just being one person planning to move to iOS I want to make it feel as much like webOS as possible. So hope this helps anyone else in the same situation.
Disclaimer: You have to jailbreak your iOS device to make these changes, do your research and find the correct jailbreak for your device/iOS version, I ain't responsible for any brickages, and neither is webOS Nation!! These are all unofficial tweaks so if they ruin your set up, your bad, not ours!