It’s easy to download iOS applications under iOS 7, but Apple doesn’t provide iOS device owners with crucial information such as app size, download time, and download percentage progress. Fortunately for jailbreakers, one new package can add all of this and more. It’s called AppETA, and iOS device users can pick up the package for $0.99 in the Cydia Store.
Once downloaded and installed, a number of new features can be applied to iOS app downloads. First, information on in-progress downloads can be displayed on an iOS device: the size of applications, the percentage progress of a download, and the estimated time remaining for an ongoing download can be configured to appear in a pop-up interface.
AppETA will also display an icon for the iOS app users are downloading, along with the name of the developer and their present download speed, too. You can enable or disable the jailbreak tweak outright from the built-in Settings application, and here users can also change the color of AppETA’s pop-up interface.
Of course, this isn’t the first App Store-related jailbreak tweak to have reached the Cydia Store recently. Last week, we told you about QuickStore 2, a clever package that allows iOS device users to have App Store links launch in a pop-up pane, rather than in the App Store application.
Last year, however, another jailbreak tweak called AppCent also brought a percentage download status indicator to iOS app downloads under iOS 6.
The more fully featured AppETA can be downloaded in the Cydia Store for $0.99, and it’s optimized for iOS 7 and ARM64-devices.
Check out the new jailbreak tweak now, or for more of our recent news, see: Cydia Tweak: AutoOK7 Brings A Better Complex Password Solution To iOS 7, The Creators Of Une Bobine Are Back With A New iPhone Accessory Called togoDock, and How-To: Access Beats Music Outside Of The US.