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  • 'Revolver' Gives You an App Switcher That You Can Continuously Scroll Through


    One of the limiting features of the iOS 7 App Switcher is that if you have a lot of recently-used applications in it, then when you scroll through them, you can have a lot of scrolling to do in order to get back to your Home Screen preview card.

    Fortunately, jailbreak iOS developer Brogan Miner has come up with a solution to make this easier for jailbreakers. A new jailbreak tweak dubbed Revolver is now available that will make it so you can infinitely scroll through your application preview cards in the iOS 7 App Switcher. In the event that you come to the end of the application preview card list, it will show your Home Screen preview card again and re-cycle through the application preview cards again once more, as shown above.

    Revolver does have a relatively useful functionality, but it does have some aesthetic hiccups that users will have to deal with for the tweak to be a considerable option. For example, when swiping between the Home Screen preview card, and some of the application preview cards, some of the application preview cards will become transparent for a few seconds, but will return to normal. The developer notes that this cannot be worked around.

    Revolver adds a preferences pane to the Settings application where the tweak can be easily enabled or disabled on demand:



    The developer notes that for the tweak to work correctly, you must have at least three applications in the App Switcher. The tweak does require iOS 7 to be installed.

    If you would like to give Revolver a try, it's available in Cydia's BigBoss repository right now for 99.

    Name: Revolver
    Price: 99
    Version: 1.0.2-1
    Requirements: iOS 7.0-7.0.6
    Tested on: iPhone 5 running iOS 7.0.6
    Repo: BigBoss
    Developer: Brogan Miner
    Editor's Rating:  3/5
    This article was originally published in forum thread: 'Revolver' Gives You an App Switcher That You Can Continuously Scroll Through started by Anthony Bouchard View original post
    Comments 2 Comments
    1. patoons's Avatar
      patoons -
      Quote Originally Posted by Anthony Bouchard View Post

      One of the limiting features of the iOS 7 App Switcher is that if you have a lot of recently-used applications in it, then when you scroll through them, you can have a lot of scrolling to do in order to get back to your Home Screen preview card.
      just exit the switcher and go back into it. bam. back at the start. comn Anthony, thats not exactly what I would call a "limiting feature".
    1. Anthony Bouchard's Avatar
      Anthony Bouchard -
      Quote Originally Posted by patoons View Post
      just exit the switcher and go back into it. bam. back at the start. comn Anthony, thats not exactly what I would call a "limiting feature".
      Having to exit and interface and re-open it just to get where you want to be sounds very limiting to me. Not the best of implementations of an interface. It would seem more fluid if it were an all-in-one feature to be able to get to the beginning without much work.