iPad multitasking?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Grolsch30, Jul 11, 2010.

  1. Grolsch30 macrumors member

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    Hi,

    I have bought a radio app to well obviously listen to the radio on my iPad, but is there anyway to still have the radio app playing whilst at the same time trying to open safari and surf or use any other application?

    It's a shame that you also can't have multiple applications open and swipe from one open app to another without having to press the home button and then open your next app you wish to work with.


    Cheers now :)
     
  2. chandler99 macrumors regular

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    not at the min unless you jailbreak and install backgrounder.

    Otherwise, you'll need to wait till iOS4
     
  3. Compile 'em all macrumors 601

    Compile 'em all

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    You will be able to do that in a couple of months.

    For now, you will have to jailbreak.

    Edit: drat, I was slow!
     
  4. TraceyS/FL macrumors 68040

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    I can listen to a variety of stations in the background on wunderradio.
     
  5. Grolsch30 thread starter macrumors member

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    Many thanks for the quick reply,

    No probes in waiting......
    :)
     
  6. antiprotest macrumors 65816

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    I can finally do that now on my iPhone, and soon on my iPad. It will be great!!!
     
  7. Graig macrumors 6502

    Graig

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  8. Gav2k macrumors G3

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    There is several radio apps for ios3.0 that allow background listening.
     
  9. Battlestar macrumors 6502

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    If I open up an MP3 stream in safari and then close safari the audio continues to play and my iPad isn't jailbroken.
     
  10. Grolsch30 thread starter macrumors member

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    Talksport radio app which is free
     
  11. spinedoc77 macrumors G3

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    If you are not afraid of jailbreaking it (a very easy thing to do) you can load Backgrounder which is a program that will let you do exactly what you want to do.
     
  12. jeffy777 macrumors 6502

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    Wunder Radio will run in the background (via Safari), plus it has a built in web browser too.
     
  13. KameronBriggs macrumors 6502

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    I can't wait for iOs4 on iPad. This would be great! I don't use the radio on my iPhone, but on an iPad it would be amazing.
     
  14. spinedoc77 macrumors G3

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    Pocket Tunes will do this as well, excellent program and it's usually the first one I install on a fresh device.
     

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