Simple Improvement to Multitasking

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  1. Darkfox3889, May 13, 2014
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    Darkfox3889 macrumors member

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    Hey everyone!

    Just wanted to share a small simple idea I had for improving multitasking on iOS.
    I suspect this would be almost trivial to implement, but would greatly improve the current 'adjacent card' interaction iOS currently uses for multiple apps.

    Here's the idea in action:



    A more detailed write up of the concept can be found here:
    https://medium.com/interface-labs/d541948ac0fa

    Please let me know what your reaction to this is!
    :D
     
  2. Z8beema macrumors 6502

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    not trying to hate on this idea but i don't like it
     
  3. Darkfox3889 thread starter macrumors member

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    No worries!
    What about this don't you think would work?
     
  4. carjakester macrumors 68020

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    Using it without the home button would be nice but i dont really see it fitting with where apple is trying to go with multitasking.
     
  5. Z8beema macrumors 6502

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    I just don't get it. So instead of seeing pages of apps you go directly into an app that's running?
     
  6. dominic252 macrumors member

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    This would be cool as an option along side the home button method, similar to how the iPad handles multitasking. Would be convenient if switching back and forth between apps. I like it!
     
  7. laudern macrumors 6502a

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    Don't think it would work considering many apps have the same motion input for going forward/back eg. Safari
     
  8. afsnyder macrumors 65816

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    It would be confusing to the average user. Gesture based multitasking on a small screen it ripe for accidental actions. I already pull up control center too often than I want it to open.
     
  9. chabig macrumors 68040

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    I couldn't make sense of it by watching the video. That says something right there, I think.
     
  10. djtech42 macrumors 65816

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    3 finger gesture on the iPhone seems like it would be very awkward to use all the time.
     
  11. Armen macrumors 604

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    There were a few Jailbreak tweaks I liked that I thought were a more efficient approach to multi-tasking:

    - One of them had a "last app" button added in control center at the bottom that would just "alt-tab" between whatever app you are in and the one you used last.

    - The second tweak I saw had a scrolling applist running in control center.

    Both of these all you had to do to switch tasks was flick the control center open.
     
  12. djtech42 macrumors 65816

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    I think a redesign of the home button with gesture controls to go between apps would be a better solution.
     
  13. Armen macrumors 604

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    like swiping left or right over the home button? that sounds like a great idea.
     
  14. chekz0414 macrumors 6502a

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    I think the iOS Multitasking on iPhone needs the multitasking gestures from iPad...(but optimized for maybe 2 finger swiping between apps, and maybe a 2 finger pinch to close)
     

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