Swiping through the different pages on your iOS device was made a good experience by Apple, but Aaron Ash has a different take on it. Barrel is available from Cydia and is one of our 10 reasons to jailbreak your iPad. Icon rotation, Pac-man, 3D, and other icon transitions are available from Cydia for your jailbroken iPad. This video below will show you the 18 or so different choices you have for icon transitions, my favorites are page fade and snake.
There are a couple gifs available below the fold.