Apple starting to allow multitasking!

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Gav2k, Feb 21, 2010.

  1. Gav2k macrumors G3

    Gav2k

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    Received my capital fm app and it states allows listening whilst using other apps excluding safari. So apple are opening the taps a little.

    For anyone outside the uk the capital fm app is a live radio app.
     
  2. lemonademaker macrumors 6502a

    lemonademaker

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    one of the "local" radio stations (WRIF/rock station) has an app and it's been able to do that for 3 or so months (forgot how long)... pretty cool..... kind of made me wonder the same thing for a while now and why all streaming apps aren't doing it.......
     
  3. bozzykid macrumors 68020

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    Apps have been allowed to stream in the background by launching safari for a long time. There are many apps that do this.
     
  4. Arran macrumors 68040

    Arran

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    It streams the audio via Safari (that's why you can't use Safari while its streaming). It's been possible to do that trick for a while. For example: listening to podcasts streamed off the BBC website in the background while using another app.

    I wish Absolute Radio would tweak their app to do it too.
     
  5. davehutch macrumors 6502a

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    Don't know if this will work, but the Internet shortcuts I use for Absolute Radio using TuneIn Radio are these:

    http://tuneinmobile.com/background....o 105.8&url=http://mp3-vr-128.as34763.net:80/

    http://tuneinmobile.com/background....io 105.8&url=http://mp3-vr-32.as34763.net:80/

    You should be able to save the shortcut to your Home Page and then use them whenever you want to.

    p.s I highly recommend the TuneIn Radio app.
    For £1.19 you can record!, rewind, play in background, view track and show details etc.
     
  6. thelatinist macrumors 603

    thelatinist

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    This is not a change. Safari has been able to stream mp4 streams in the background for a long time, and WunderRadio has been using this trick for quite a while. This doesn't mean Apple is allowing user apps to run in the background.
     
  7. Vandam500 macrumors 68000

    Vandam500

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    OoTunes does this too. It's been out for a while. There is only 1 way to get true multitasking and we all know what that is :)
     
  8. tiptopp macrumors regular

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    I second this - it's got good search functionality, and gives direct access to certain podcasts as well. As it buffers, it also gives a better 'walking down the street' experience than others I've tried.

    And on a JB phone with Backgrounding, you get true multi-tasking!

    Tiptopp
     
  9. Arran macrumors 68040

    Arran

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    The first link works beautifully. Listening to Ian Dury and the Blockheads at 128K right now :D Thanks! I'll take a look at that app too.
     

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