The iPad has become a productivity tool replacing the laptop in many cases, especially with its long-lasting battery, its weight and its small form factor. However typing on the soft keyboard, especially when it comes to repositioning the cursor or to select text, standard iOS gestures are not quite easy to master.
Daniel Hooper, an iPad user has come up with a concept to simplify the action needed for editing, copying, moving text, etc.. just by swiping with single finger (combing with holding shift key and 2 finger swipe)
Today, Kyle Howells. a jailbreak developer, made this concept into reality by implementing the hack on its iPad and promises to release SwipeSelection via Cydia, allowing Jailbroken devices including iPad and iPhone to take advantage of the new gestures on the soft keyboard.