Introducing Infiniapps 2.0

It’s been a long time now, but the first release of Infinidock was almost three years ago. It was only my second tweak for iOS, after ProSwitcher with Ryan Petrich, and my first in the Cydia Store. The first version was built in just one week after coming up with the idea, and only worked on iOS 3.0 and iOS 3.1.

Since then, it’s gained a number of extra features, and I also released Infiniboard that February and Infinifolders later that year. But all three have still been based on the same code I wrote in one week during January 2010. Because of that, adding new features and supporting newer iOS releases was growing more difficult with every update. It was time for a clean slate.

And so today I’m releasing new versions of all of the Infiniapps, rebuilt from the ground up for iOS 5 and iOS 6. But while the core is brand new, all of your favorite features, settings, and purchases are still there, and everything should seamlessly carry over into the new versions. I also added a few new features — scrollbars and bouncing settings are now an option in Infinidock, for example — and new features should be much easier to add in the future.

Another big focus was fixing a number of longstanding bugs, for both stability and performance. Also gone is a little secret I’ll let you in on: until now, the Infiniapps were never really unlimited. There’s always been a hidden cap (for performance reasons), somewhere between 50 and 200 icons. With the new architecture, though, performance is barely affected by the number of icons, and I’ve made it truly unlimited. Compatibility with other extensions should also be better; Gridlock, for example, now works without any special support or cooperation from my other extensions.

Infinidock, Infiniboard, and Infinifolders 2.0 are in Cydia now!

If you’re jailbroken, be sure to go check them out.

As always, if you have any issues or questions, feel free to contact me through the “email author” button in Cydia. I’ll get back to you as quickly as I can.

Besides the Infiniapps, I also have a few other updates to talk about:

  • VoiceActivator, my Voice Control extension, was also recently updated to support iOS 6.
  • Zephyr has supported iOS 6 since day one, but I’ve released a small bug fix update to better support task switcher modifications.
  • Last but not least, I’m still working on a Gridlock update for iOS 6 — hopefully it will be ready to release soon.