Rethinking the App Switcher

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by SR71, Oct 8, 2012.

  1. Bigserver1 macrumors regular

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    That looks sick. Especially the settings element.

    Do want. Please Apple, make this a part of 6.1!
     
  2. Cougarcat macrumors 604

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    As someone in the comments there says, Apple
    will never make the recently used apps look like that bc it gives the impression they are running.

    Settings looks great, though.
     
  3. SR71 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    The current setup of the app switcher already gives that impression. It just shows all of your apps next to each other, giving the user the impression that all of those apps are running, using battery, and overall just making the device slower.
     
  4. F123D macrumors 68040

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    6.1?

    Good luck even getting that in iOS8.
     
  5. Cougarcat macrumors 604

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    I agree, but this just makes it worse.

    All Apple has to do though is make the tray a bit bigger and label it like a folder. Call it "recent apps," like in OS X.
     
  6. yegon macrumors 68020

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    Haha, sad but true.

    This is why I hope the 5 gets jb'd sooner rather than later. I really miss NCsettings, Zephyr and Switchy :(. They don't do exactly what the link shows, but they're halfway there.
     
  7. dmelgar macrumors 68000

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    Don't like the idea of the elongated apps. Makes it look like thats what the screen looks like now. But its not. The app is likely no longer running and will relaunch. Its worse to pretend to do something and not do it.
     
  8. acorntoy macrumors 6502a

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    "Apps" seems tacky. Playback and settings looks cool though.
     
  9. Cougarcat macrumors 604

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    Apps that have their states saved could look like that, while the ones that are completely closed could just be icons like they are now.
     
  10. SwisströM macrumors newbie

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    toggles... toggles it's what the iphone needs most. And NFC (used properly and not only for useless things like on most android devices).
     
  11. luqtotheman macrumors regular

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    I can't stand the fact that every time I want to turn wifi on/off I have to dig into the settings!!!!

    They need to add it into the multitask bar like the link above shows or into the notification center.

    The notification center should be more customizable. I would rather have plenty of other things instead of a stock ticket. for example, a Espn scoreboard for the sports or major games you select.
     
  12. ET iPhone Home macrumors 68040

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    All I can say is, I want that NOW. Not tomorrow, not next year, but NOW.
     
  13. darkside flow macrumors 6502

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    Love this concept especially for the music player and the toggles. App switcher isn't really an issue for me as it usually just shows what I have on my home screen.
     
  14. TM WAZZA macrumors 68000

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    I can't see this happening in stock iOS. But I expect for some clever person to bring it to Cydia soon.
     
  15. TM WAZZA macrumors 68000

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    You mean like this
     

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  16. numberforty1 macrumors 6502

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    was that free or $1.99?
     
  17. TM WAZZA macrumors 68000

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    Which one you talking about
     
  18. numberforty1 macrumors 6502

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    that toggle for wifi, etc..
    the phone is jailbroken correct?
    did you pay for that feature..
     
  19. aleni macrumors 68020

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    the screenshot of the apps in the multitasking bar is useless and wastes Ram. i rather have 2 bars of icons in the multitasking bar and it means less swiping.

    the settings, complete artist info and the brightness slider make sense and would be great if apple decided to put it in into iOS 6.1
     
  20. Gathomblipoob macrumors 68040

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    Think about it - all things happen sooner than later :D
     
  21. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    We got way better chances to see that with a JB package than wait for Apple to implement it and other usefull toggles to turn on and off without having to go through multiple settings pages.
     
  22. TM WAZZA macrumors 68000

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    Ya, it's called NC Settings

    It's free
     
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