Gesture controls for Ipod (like slacker)

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by cenetti, Jul 26, 2009.

  1. cenetti macrumors 6502

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    Are there any good apps? or (jailbreak) solutions for Ipod control (like the slacker does ) ?

    flick right to skip a song, or flick left to play previous one etc...

    I am having serious problems controlling it during cardio or even driving ...

    any ideas ?

    (I love slacker's control btw - it's genius! one flick BAM! next song... Genius I say, GENIUS ) :D
     
  2. Kadman macrumors 65816

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    Not aware of anything to make this happen, but I agree that it's a very intuitive use with the Slacker app. I immediately wondered why Apple wouldn't have thought of this for the native iPod function. It's great!
     
  3. bmms8 macrumors 68020

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    i know this is not what you really want, but check out music controls? its $5 but it works great with the native ipod app, slacker, pandora, and a couple others i believe. good luck.
     
  4. cenetti thread starter macrumors 6502

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  5. bmms8 macrumors 68020

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    hey, its in cydia, and you have to have a jailbroken phone. it basically acts like ipod controls... (you can change the track in any app and run the music in the background)

    try looking for it on youtube and i am sure you will find a video on it, good luck!
     
  6. Vandam500 macrumors 68000

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  7. Mr. Zorg macrumors regular

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    FlickTunes is better. Of course, I'm a bit biased, being the author and all. ;)

    Personally I find tap controls like SkipIt's too easy to hit by accident, which is why I went with flick controls. Plus FlickTunes has a nice large album art and song title, unlike SkipIt's tiny display. If you want to read more about FlickTunes you can go to my site here: http://sogeekysoftware.com/

    Note that I've also got new features on the way, as soon as Apple approves it. Including the *option* to use tap control for play/pause and new two finger gestures for volume control and 30 second skipping fwd/back.
     
  8. Mr. Zorg macrumors regular

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    Good news, everyone!

    I would like to inform you that Apple has just posted FlickTunes v1.1 which brings a number of new features to the table, making it even more useful:

    * TWO FINGER FLICK LEFT: Skip forward 30 seconds.
    * TWO FINGER FLICK RIGHT: Skip back 30 seconds.
    * TWO FINGER SWIPE UP: Increase volume.
    * TWO FINGER SWIPE DOWN: Decrease volume.
    * TAP CONTROL SETTING: Allow taps for play/pause.
    * SWIPE CONTROL SETTING: Allow swipes for play/pause.
    * TWO-FINGER SETTING: Allow two finger controls.

    Additionally, v1.2 is complete and now in the review queue, promising these additional features users have been asking for:

    * ALLOW LANDSCAPE SETTING: Allow or prevent landscape mode.
    * MORE AUTO-LOCK SETTINGS: Allow or prevent auto-lock while playing or paused separately.
    * NEW WORKING SCREEN: Now shows a "working" screen while building the initial random shuffle playlist.
     

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