As I ‘ve mentioned here many times, I ‘m a huge fan of PogoPlank, the iPhone springboard replacement app (for jailbreak users).  I ‘ve used it continuously since I first discovered it back in October.  It allows me to happily run 160+ apps and have just one home screen. Version 1.x of PogoPlank does have […]
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PogoPlank 2.0 – Status Update [iPhone Jailbreak Apps]

PogoPlank iPhone springboard replacement

As I ‘ve mentioned here many times, I ‘m a huge fan of PogoPlank, the iPhone springboard replacement app (for jailbreak users).  I ‘ve used it continuously since I first discovered it back in October.  It allows me to happily run 160+ apps and have just one home screen.

Version 1.x of PogoPlank does have some drawbacks though, and I ‘ve been looking forward to the major new 2.0 version for some time now.  Today I got a chance to get a status from jaywalker, PogoPlank ‘s lead developer.  Hit the jump for some details on this

Although there is not yet an expected release date, it is sounding like it is not far off, and also like it will be well worth the wait.  Here ‘s some of what I learned today:

Work on the 2.0 backend is just about done.  The only changes at this point are going to be bug fixes and perhaps one or two improvements

Work on the frontend and planket interaction is also almost done:

*** Plankets are PogoPlank ‘s term for items that are very similar / identical to widgets and will be used in PogoPlank 2.0 “ one of the most exciting things about the upcoming update.

The biggest remaining holdups are mainly on the business side of things, as well as on implementing a store where plankets (add-on widgets) from third party developers will be available.

The only ‘built in ‘ plankets will be the wheel, dock, and possibly one other.  Plankets from third party devs that are expected to be ready by the time 2.0 is released include search (HURRAH!), Twitter, weather, and clock.  Anyone can create plankets and look to have them added to the in-app plankets store.

A smoother wheel will be part of Version 2.0.

Finally, some good news on the ability to uninstall apps and more “ jaywalker ‘s answer when I asked about whether we ‘ll be able to do this in 2.0:

Yes! Both app store apps and cydia apps with cydelete. Also we have badges and AppStore download progress bars :).

Needless to say, I ‘m very excited about PogoPlank 2.0 and can ‘t wait to try it out.  Hopefully the wait will not be too much longer.

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