Can you please help me remember an app's name?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by twon, Oct 16, 2009.

  1. twon macrumors member

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    I remember seeing an app a couple months ago that made it able to open an app, while in a different one, and back. I can't for the life of me remember where it was or what it was called. I didn't like the restrictions it had at the time, but the developer was working on improvements, I know I wanted to follow up on it. :confused: :rolleyes:

    I tried MRoogle, I just can't seem to find the right keywords to come up with it.

    Thanks for your help :)
     
  2. nehunte macrumors 6502

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    The only thing I can think of is 'Backgrounder.' But that's only if you're jailbroken.
     
  3. twon thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks, I am referring to a jailbroke app, but Backgrounder is not the one. With backgrounder you have to "close" the app then open another. The one I am thinking of, you could open an app while still in another.
     
  4. ViViDboarder macrumors 68040

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    Backgrounder + Kirakae or mquickdo

    They let you switch between apps without going to the springboard.
     
  5. twon thread starter macrumors member

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    Thank you! I don't think it's what I was looking for, but that is the function I wanted. I will be giving mquickdo a shot.

    Thanks again, to both of you, for your help :D
     
  6. ViViDboarder macrumors 68040

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    mquickdo is a paid app, but the kirakae one is by the creator of Backgrounder actually and does about the same thing.

    I did this:
    Disabled shortcuts in backgrounder settings.
    Enabled the shortcut I was using in backgrounder (hold home button) for Kirakae.

    In Kirakae, to just background and close an app you just pop up the task switcher and switch the the springboard and then you're backgrounded.
     
  7. twon thread starter macrumors member

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    Ah ha, thanks again. I will give Kirikae a try first. It sounds like you have it set up exactly how I was thinking I would like it.

    And now that I see another screen shot, Kirikae is the app I was thinking of.
     
  8. twon thread starter macrumors member

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    YES!!! Just set it up like you said and that's what I wanted, I can't believe it's free, they will be getting a donation.

    Only thing I noticed so far, is it bypasses my passwords setup through iProtect. Might have to see if the other passwords apps still work.
     
  9. ViViDboarder macrumors 68040

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    This is because the apps are still "Open" so switching doesn't prompt a password.
     
  10. twon thread starter macrumors member

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    That I would understand and expect (and even what I assumed when I first noticed it). But when I open an app through "favorites" that is not already running in background, it should still prompt for a password. The way it works now, I could put any program in favorites and open it regardless of password protection or not.
     
  11. ViViDboarder macrumors 68040

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    Oh... Wow. Yea, I guess it all depends on the security program and how the app is launched. The security software probably detects apps being launched from Springboard and don't detect it from Kirakae.
     
  12. Night Spring macrumors G5

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    A little off topic (or going off in a tangent), but yeah, I've also noticed that putting apps into a category folder also disables password protection by jailbreak apps like Lockdown. You have to launch an app directly from the springboard or Lockdown isn't triggered. The obvious solution is to not put password-protected apps into Kirikae's favorites or into Category folders. A little inconvenient, but I can live with it.
     
  13. ViViDboarder macrumors 68040

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    The only problem with THAT is that someone who wants to launch a protected app can just add it to a category or your favorites in kirakae and launch it.

    Seems like the password protection is slightly flawed. You could always password protect the category itself too... but we are still left with an issue with Kirakae.
     
  14. twon thread starter macrumors member

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    Have you happen to try mAdvLock? I would assume it is the same as lockdown and iprotect, but I haven't tried it yet, might have to give it a go a little later.
     
  15. twon thread starter macrumors member

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    Indeed... "slightly" may be an understatement.
     
  16. Night Spring macrumors G5

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    I figure if you want to protect info that badly, just put on the general device password. Things like LockDown keep the occasional friend or coworker who asks to borrow your device from stumbling onto private info, and that's good enough for me.
     
  17. twon thread starter macrumors member

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    After trying mAdvLock, it seems my assumption was wrong. mAdvLock will prompt you for a password. I don't use folders, so I don't know about those. The downfall is, that one is a $15 app.

    For the most part I agree, it keeps peeking eyes out of pictures, settings and private stuff. But, what made me start looking into lock apps in the beginning was keeping someone from being able to turn off the iPhone tracking if it is stolen or lost. And if I assume it is keeping out a thief, I'd like it to be a little more secure. I don't need too much time to grab my girlfriends phone and track them down.

    Now I just have to decide whether it is worth $15 to me, lol, I doubt it.
     
  18. Night Spring macrumors G5

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    If someone steals/finds your device and wants to keep you from tracking it, all they have to do is restore it. If someone knows enough to put an app into kirikae or categories to disable a password lock, they'd know how to restore the phone -- which would defeat even mAdvLock. So if your main interest is to deter thiefs, I'm not seeing how mAdvLock is a better solution than the free ones.
     
  19. twon thread starter macrumors member

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    Lockdown is the only free one, the other two that I know of and have researched are iProtect for 7.99(which I use the trial version currently) and mAdvLock for 14.99. The advantage of both of those are, if someone puts a sim card in the phone, you get their phone number sent to you. I think most people who find or steal a phone would be inclined to do so. If they are truly just steeling it with the intention of restoring it right away, then my info is safe anyhow. If they plan on playing with it, it gives me time to find the phone, or wipe the phone clean remotely. In the mean time, I would like to know that my info is as safe as I have the ability to make it.
     
  20. darngooddesign macrumors G3

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    If you are using Kirikae I would disable opening and closing animations as it will make the switch feel instantaneous.
     
  21. twon thread starter macrumors member

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    I did that while playing around with the app initially and I agree completely.
     

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