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  • ProSwitcher : A Free and OpenSource Multitasking App for the iPhone


    Say What? A Free and OpenSource Multitasking App? What about multifl0w you say? Hope you didn't think that was going to be the last multitasking app to come to the iPhone. A few days ago we got wind of some screenshots and information for the new app.

    chpwn & Ryan Petrich, developer of OverBoard, has announced ProSwitcher, another Palm Web OS inspired utility to navigate through the applications running in the background on your iPhone, much like MultiFl0w does, only much easier, faster and more intuitive. And to top it all off, it's FREE and OpenSource! The app is also being developed with the help of . The project actually started out as PreSwitcher, but the chpwn thought the name may cause some trouble, so now we have ProSwitcher.

    The app will use a library called libactivator and allow you to select from a number of gestures such as flick to close, swipe to scroll, tap to open. The app is said to use very little memory and only runs what is needed.

    No word on official release, probably a few weeks, but you can easily find the beta or visit Ryan's hub here: rpetrich's Profile - GitHub. And obviously you will need a Jailbroken iPhone.

    Thanks to ltjbigshot & n00neimp0rtant for the tips!


    This article was originally published in forum thread: ProSwitcher : A Free and OpenSource Multitasking App for the iPhone started by nickhesson View original post
    Comments 265 Comments
    1. rashad1's Avatar
      rashad1 -
      looks awesome, can't wait till it's released
    1. devesstate's Avatar
      devesstate -
      Can't wait for this release as well. Was digging the kirike and backgroundee duo though.
    1. Baldilocks's Avatar
      Baldilocks -
      Quote Originally Posted by StealthBravo View Post
      A few more betas and it will be ready for release
      That's good news!
    1. thevmax's Avatar
      thevmax -
      Nice...
    1. klouud's Avatar
      klouud -
      Any chance we could get a double tap home button instead of the icon?

      Another great idea is create an extension for SBSettings. It would be really great to multi-task through the "Processes" function in SBSEttings.

      tim
    1. Kiserai's Avatar
      Kiserai -
      This looks really nice. I just hope it doesn't suck up too much of the memory on my 3G. I'm usually sitting with anywhere between 30 and 50 MB free at any given time (as long as I've killed all my processes besides Phone and E-Mail anyways) so hopefully this won't lag me down too much.
    1. angiepangie's Avatar
      angiepangie -
      ^It won't. Been running fine on my 3G

      Quote Originally Posted by klouud View Post
      Any chance we could get a double tap home button instead of the icon?

      Another great idea is create an extension for SBSettings. It would be really great to multi-task through the "Processes" function in SBSEttings.

      tim
      There are activation methods atm but none of them work 100%. They're working on that though.
    1. A Retired Mod's Avatar
      A Retired Mod -
      Eta???
    1. angiepangie's Avatar
      angiepangie -
      No ETA.
    1. A Retired Mod's Avatar
      A Retired Mod -
      Ok....Just seat down and take a number...;-)
    1. angiepangie's Avatar
      angiepangie -
      join #proswitcher on irc.saurik.net and wait patiently
    1. A Retired Mod's Avatar
      A Retired Mod -
      Sounds like a good idea
    1. Undying_Pain's Avatar
      Undying_Pain -
      cannot wait for this...i used multifl0w since the day it came, and i gotta say its REALLY REALLY bad, i mean since i installed it ive had memory issues...so many leaks, its unbelieveable.

      i hope ProSwitcher doesnt dissapoint
    1. znyper's Avatar
      znyper -
      by adding it with this repo... repo.modyouri.com/

      just add it with this repo... repo.modyouri.com/
    1. rashad1's Avatar
      rashad1 -
      The middle card should be bigger than the ones next to it
    1. loafomatic's Avatar
      loafomatic -
      I have it now and it works very well. I did like the double tap of multifl0w though. If ProSwitcher has it I havnt figured it out yet
    1. battlecrushr's Avatar
      battlecrushr -
      u can activate it in different ways in ur settings app
    1. n00neimp0rtant's Avatar
      n00neimp0rtant -
      Yeah double tap is available in settings
    1. metaserph's Avatar
      metaserph -
      I love the way it's working for me. Single tap gets me Overboard, next tap brings me home, doubletap gets me switching. Must have for me.
    1. Undying_Pain's Avatar
      Undying_Pain -
      the Activation Method in Settings isnt showing up for me at all. so i have to tap the app. Anyone know how to fix this? i installed ProSwitcher from podulo repo.