Apple starting to allow multitasking!

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

  1. Gav2k macrumors G3


    Jul 24, 2009
    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


    Jul 18, 2009
    In a Van Down By The River! Metro Detroit!
    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

    Aug 11, 2009
    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 601


    Mar 7, 2008
    Atlanta, USA
    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


    Mar 5, 2009
    Croxley, Herts
    Don't know if this will work, but the Internet shortcuts I use for Absolute Radio using TuneIn Radio are these: 105.8&url= 105.8&url=

    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


    Aug 15, 2009
    Connecticut, USA
    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


    Sep 29, 2008
    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


    Aug 15, 2008
    Norwich, UK
    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!

  9. Arran macrumors 601


    Mar 7, 2008
    Atlanta, USA
    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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