The pull to refresh feature within the iOS Mail app is not only a win for smooth, seamless functionality, but the animation has a certain laid-back element of fun about it, something you wouldn’t necessarily associate with Apple’s often uptight mobile operating system. One developer has taken such a shining to the feature that he’s decided to bag up the look and feel of the pull to refresh and distribute it among other apps using WebView. With support for custom colors and just about any app that utilizes WebView, it’s a novel little tweak, and we’ve all the details coming up for you after the break.
Apps tend to have different methods of allowing you to achieve a simple refresh to update a page or feed, but the consensus seems to be that the simple pull down gesture is by far the least cumbersome of them all.
PullAll not only makes life easier by allowing the stock Mail method to manifest itself in any app using WebView, but it’s also customizable, allowing you to select your colors using an RGB slider and complete the look to suit your tastes.
All preferences can be made and altered within the Settings pane, meaning you won’t get a standalone icon on your home screen when you install PullAll. I’ve given it a test on a number of apps, and I have to say, it works as smoothly as if it were native.
As well as introducing pull to refresh to a bundle of other apps besides Mail and allowing the hues to be altered, PullAll also lets you decide whether or not you wish to do away with the ‘pull to refresh’ text, which is an admirable consideration for the developer to have made in light of the fact that some wish to be as minimalistic as possible.
It costs a dollar, but I would say it’s worth the money, since not only does seek to offer a uniform structure of functionality to the fold, but it’s also as customizable as it could possibly be.
Considering how much the tweak offers in terms of customizability, it’s worth a buy. But, if you want something for free which gets the work done without eye candy, then you might want to give Pull To Refresh Safari for iPhone a shot.
You can grab it from the BigBoss repository right now!