Backboard?!?!?!

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    DinoMachino

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    There's reference in the "known issues" on the beta download page to, get this:

    "Springboard/Backboard"

    Anyone have a clue what that's about?
     
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    What devices are the rest of your family using? :p
     
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    Ha! I made that signature up forever ago... started to change it earlier, but... didn't.

    I KNEW someone was going to call me out for it. :cool:
     
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    haha, had to. I was left hangin... Wait, what's this guys mom and dad use?!?!?!
     
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    Back then, i think a razor and some sort of samsung feature phone, along with an HP. Nowadays, they've got iPhones, but the HP is still there.

    BUT SERIOUSLY! I want to know what Backboard is!
     
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    What it says is,
     
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    Right, sorry I didn't paste it here.
    IMHO, it still begs the question, "what is Backboard?"
     
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    Score! No closer to an answer
     
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    It says Springboard/Backboard and I found Springboard on Wikipedia. Springboard, or Home Screen is the standard application that manages the iOS home screen. It is also used in Mac OSX 10.7 Lion in launchpad.
     
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    Thank you, but I already knew what Springboard is.

    WHAT IS BACKBOARD?!?!?!
     
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    No way! Is that what it's called? I always wondered what springboard.app was! :rolleyes:
     
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    If it says sprinboard/backboard wouldn't they be the same thing?
     
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    Well... there must be some reason that now suddenly there's the word backboard in there. They could very well be. Why the name change? They just felt like complicating it?
     
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    This guy gets it.

    chpwn brought it to my attention here

    I feel like it'll be some mundane layer for 3rd party background processes, but my fingers are crossed it'll be something with some whiz and pop.
     
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    Could it have something to do with sandboxing? It sounds like Apple is almost demanding it with OS6
     
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    Well that tells us that they are separate things, but not what it is.
     
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    Oh. My. God.

    Thats why he was asking WHAT it is! Welcome to the party
     
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    Which is more than you've contributed, thanks.

    ----------

    I could see that, though that seems even more mundane (to me at least).

    Still, I'd love an answer to the riddle... maybe one day.
     
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    This is going to bother me till i find an answer. I will.

    This may shed some light:
    http://www.idownloadblog.com/2011/0...ard-configurations-with-backboard-for-iphone/


    Maybe it's somehow a springboard backup method? Seems too coincidental to me that a Springboard Cydia tweak is also called Backboard.... Hmmmm
     
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    Actually I said what springboard is and someone benefited from it. What have you contributed?
     
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    That's the stupidest thing I've read today. Nobody benefited from it. It's HIS thread asking a question. All you contributed was answers to questions nobody was asking.
     
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    The ********** question. Get out of my thread! Grrr.

    But for real, didn't mean to seem hostile, but I did sort of pose the original question, for which you replied with info from wikipedia on something that's existed since iPhone os 1 in 2007, and, correct me if i'm wrong, but I didn't catch the post that shows someone benefitting from it.

    But, thanks!
     
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    :D:D He has contributed comedy cause this is getting hilarious.
     
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    It's the iPad version of Springboard, isn't it?
     
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    Sadly I have to carry on with life. Read that link. Seems to make some form of sense. I'll check up on this later for my daily dopamine dump
     

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