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  • 'SlideForUsage' Lets You Slide Down on App Switcher Apps to View Usage Information


    With the large amount of canvas space in the iOS 7 App Switcher, there’s enough room for some improvements in terms of features and information. A new free jailbreak tweak dubbed SlideForUsage by iOS developer ianb821 is now available in Cydia that allows you to take advantage of all this extra room to display information about each individual application in the App Switcher.

    As shown above, the tweak displays handy information in the App Switcher whenever you swipe down on individual application preview cards. When swiping down, you'll need to continue holding the application preview card down. If you let go of the application preview card, it will bounce back upwards to its usual position and the information will be hidden again.

    The information that is displayed includes when the application was last opened, how long the application was used when the application was last opened, and how much time the user has spent in the application since the application (or the tweak; whichever comes first) was installed on the device. You can also slide down on the Home Screen card to show the time since your last device reboot.

    The tweak also adds a preferences pane to the Settings application where you can configure the text color of the information that is displayed:



    The tweak seems like a nice touch for the iOS 7 App Switcher and is intended for those that like to know additional information about their devices and the software that runs on them. While it does a good job of sharing information, the tweak could benefit from a facelift to make the text look nicer in the App Switcher.

    If you want to give the tweak a try, it's available at no cost in Cydia's ModMyi repository.

    Name: SlideForUsage
    Price: FREE
    Version: 0.0.1
    Requirements: iOS 7.0-7.0.4
    Tested on: iPhone 5 running iOS 7.0.4
    Repo: ModMyi
    Developer: ianb821
    Editor's Rating:  4/5
    This article was originally published in forum thread: 'SlideForUsage' Lets You Slide Down on App Switcher Apps to View Usage Information started by Anthony Bouchard View original post
    Comments 9 Comments
    1. wiipro's Avatar
      wiipro -
      That's the best idea ever
    1. novadam's Avatar
      novadam -
      to be fair, Sentry supplied the idea.
    1. nookum's Avatar
      nookum -
      Does not work on my 5s
    1. ianb821's Avatar
      ianb821 -
      Quote Originally Posted by novadam View Post
      to be fair, Sentry supplied the idea.
      Yes, the idea was completely Sentry's, I just saw it on twitter and thought it would be a fun side project!

      Quote Originally Posted by nookum View Post
      Does not work on my 5s
      The tweak should run fine, but the settings are currently messed up on 64 bit devices. I'll be submitting an update tomorrow to fix it, sorry about that!
    1. novadam's Avatar
      novadam -
      you did a great job!

      the one thing, and maybe this is just me, is that by the time I've dragged my finger to the bottom edge, I still can only see half the total duration number. I have to hold it there and use a second finger to keep pulling down to see the rest. the elasticity of the pull down animation seems too tight.

      does that description make any sense?
    1. ianb821's Avatar
      ianb821 -
      Quote Originally Posted by novadam View Post
      the one thing, and maybe this is just me, is that by the time I've dragged my finger to the bottom edge, I still can only see half the total duration number. I have to hold it there and use a second finger to keep pulling down to see the rest. the elasticity of the pull down animation seems too tight.

      does that description make any sense?
      Yes, that makes sense, the update that I'll be submitting in the next hour or so will provide a sensitivity setting for how easy it is to slide down the previews! Let me know if you run into any other issues, thanks!
    1. Perfect Chaos's Avatar
      Perfect Chaos -
      The color of text that I want (DeepSkyBlue) isn't in the list of colors. Is it possible to include the option of having 3 sliders for RGB color mixing so that one can get any color they choose?

      Aside from that (and the elasticity problem that's getting fixed), this tweak is pretty great! Simple yet sweet. Thanks for making it.
    1. ianb821's Avatar
      ianb821 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Perfect Chaos View Post
      The color of text that I want (DeepSkyBlue) isn't in the list of colors. Is it possible to include the option of having 3 sliders for RGB color mixing so that one can get any color they choose?

      Aside from that (and the elasticity problem that's getting fixed), this tweak is pretty great! Simple yet sweet. Thanks for making it.
      Thanks! That's most definitely a possibility. I'll see what I can do this week! Thanks for the feedback.
    1. novadam's Avatar
      novadam -
      update is AWESOME. works like butter now! thanks!