Apple made the Notification Center more useful than ever with the release of iOS 6. App and Cydia developers haven’t been short of releasing apps and tweaks to further enhance its functionality, with music widgets for the Notification Center being released now and then. They’re given a lot of control to iOS users for accessing music directly from NC, but NCMusicGestures goes one step further and brings swipe gestures for controlling music.
After downloading and installing this tweak, a new menu is going to appear in the stock Settings app, but for the section of Notifications. As this jailbreak app is a widget, it has two different portions.
The upper half contains the slide bar from where, the track can be moved on to different points. Swiping across the bar also brings up the sharing options of the tweak. From here, a donation can be made to the developer, while the information of the track can be shared on Twitter and Facebook as well. The bottom half shows the information of the song as well as the album art.
There are other features which the user may not be aware are available. For example, any track can be paused directly from the Notification Center by a single tap on the album art. Swiping right on the album art will let the user to move ahead to the next track, while a left swipe can be used to go back to the previous track.
The only limitation is that only tracks played from the native music app are compatible. You can check out the video demo to see it in action:
For those who are fans of the Notification Center as well as gesture control, and love music, NCMusicGestures is worth a try. It’s a free download at the Cydia Store and is available through the BigBoss repository. Let us know if you try it out.