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  • Notification and Multitasking Improvements, Thank You Cydia

    It's no secret the iOS multi-tasking and notification functions need to be updated by Apple. However, thanks to Cydia, jailbreak users don't have to sit on their laurels and wait for the snail-paced Apple to update these functions on their iPhones.

    Physwitch ($2 in the BigBoss repository), tackles the issue of multitasking by allowing users to switch between running apps by hitting the up and down volume keys. You can then activate the selected app by hitting both volume keys at once. Hopefully something like this eventually finds its way into future iterations of iOS.

    Notifications are a completely different beast. Constantly having to launch each app to clear the notifications can be a real pain. Sadly, there is no fix for this. However, until Apple or someone else comes up with a soltution, the least we can do is be allowed to customize the look of these insipid boxes. AlertArtist ($.99 in the BigBoss repository), allows users to customize the color, font, border, and shadow of the notification alert boxes. Not quite an elegant notification solution like this fan made concept, but it will entertain me in the meantime.

    Source: 9to5Mac, Cydia
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Notification and Multitasking Improvements, Thank You Cydia started by Phillip Swanson View original post
    Comments 48 Comments
    1. politicalslug's Avatar
      politicalslug -
      Multifl0w and this physwitcher might look pretty, but neither is practical. The default multitasking interface (or multicleaner which is just a mod of the default) allow you to quickly switch between apps with the fewest button pushes or touches. If you have 10 open apps then you'll have to scroll one by one to find what you're looking for with this. Multifl0w at least shows up to nine apps on screen, but the images are so small (with nine on display) that it's easier to just use icons than screenshots.
    1. LifeBandit666's Avatar
      LifeBandit666 -
      Am I the only person who uses IOS 4.3.x multitasking gestures here?
      Once installed there is no need to use the home button, you can swipe up to get the multitasking bar up and then swipe left and right to move between open apps (one screen at a time).
      Once added, these multitasking gestures can be changed in activator to whatever you like, maybe even the volume buttons!
      I use "Remove Background" "Sbsettings" to close apps down, and try to have as few open as possible to free up ram and battery
    1. ADF's Avatar
      ADF -
      Damn people it's just another option for those who think it is cool. Relax a little. This guy most likely worked hard on this and you all shoot it down like Osama... Too soon? Naaaaaaa!
    1. Spaceman1701's Avatar
      Spaceman1701 -
      I bought it and wish i had saved the money. very inconvienent to use. Can i get a refund, lol.
    1. Ven0M0D's Avatar
      Ven0M0D -
      mobile notifier handles iOS notifications pretty well. im not sure what repo it is on. i know its free. the repo i got it from is a "crack" repo so i wont mention it here.
    1. xandros9's Avatar
      xandros9 -
      MobileNotifier: peterhajas(dot)com - blog

    1. Ven0M0D's Avatar
      Ven0M0D -
      Quote Originally Posted by xandros9 View Post
      MobileNotifier: peterhajas(dot)com - blog

      yes thats it! i think that is honestly the answer to iOS notifications. unfortunately the repo wont add on my iDevice
    1. PilonCabron's Avatar
      PilonCabron -
      Multifl0w (with Backgrounder) & MobileNotifier takes the price!