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  • Multifl0w - The Future of iPhone Multitasking with Backgrounder


    Status Updated: Multifl0w is available through ModMyI repo now.

    We've all seen the Palm Pre and HTC ads that boast about the ability to multitask. Why Apple did not include this still blows my mind (yeah yeah, battery usage my ***. then make a better battery. We NEED to multitask). What better productivity tool is there than being able to multitask with your available apps?!

    Thankfully for us Jailbroken users, this idea of multitasking has been possible for quite some time now with the use of an app called Backgrounder by Lance Fetters (ashikase), available in Cydia for free.

    While this app has definitely been a heaven-sent gift for us multitaskers, there has definitely been a need to have more efficient access to currently running apps. At this time, Backgrounder provides a little badge beside the App icons to indicate which are currently running, which was a good start.

    Very shortly Backgrounder's new best friend, Multifl0w will be introduced. Multifl0w, developed by @aaronash, is your newest, baddest, kick *** UI for backgrounder apps. With the ability to see which apps are open and swipe through them to quickly open them, just like the good ol Palm Pre commercials.

    Backgrounder will be required alongside this app. You won't be able to run kirikae and multifl0w at the same timem but still a huge win for Jailbroken users, as usual.

    Aaron tweeted today that we could see Multifl0w as soon as tonight or tomorrow morning on Cydia or Rock. The Developer has also mentioned that the app will be a Paid app costing somewhere in the $4-6 range. He had also mentioned that it should be available in both Cydia and Rock.

    For now, here's a video and some screenshot. Let us know what you think.



    This article was originally published in forum thread: Multifl0w - The Future of iPhone Multitasking with Backgrounder started by nickhesson View original post
    Comments 125 Comments
    1. thebearisradd's Avatar
      thebearisradd -
      Wow, this looks like it's going to be an amazing application. Can't wait to test it out.

      But, In my opinion. I think it would looks much better like in the preview picture in this post..

    1. Vinski-'s Avatar
      Vinski- -
      Quote Originally Posted by Blowfish64 View Post
      Yeah, just like with Safari tabs. Definitely +1.
      I would like more just "throwing" the apps out of the screen with my finger, same way as with Pre.
    1. Ticko's Avatar
      Ticko -
      cant wait for this to come out...been deleting lang packs and startup daemons all day in anticipation to run more apps for this thing!
    1. excmodmyi's Avatar
      excmodmyi -
      please please work with mquickdo!!!
    1. lll2for3lll's Avatar
      lll2for3lll -
      Here is something you guys might like for the use with Backgrounder and this Multifl0w app. This video will help you add more R.A.M. to your Apple mobile device. Doing this made my iPhone a lot faster.

      YouTube - HOW TO INCREASE YOUR RAM FOR IPHONE, IPHONE 3G, 3GS,IPOD TOUCH, 2G, 3G

      This allowed me to run a lot of apps in the background with my iPhone 3G like Safari, Cydia, and Pandora at the same time. Maybe you should try it too. Let me know if this helped you.

      YouTube - HOW TO INCREASE YOUR RAM FOR IPHONE, IPHONE 3G, 3GS,IPOD TOUCH, 2G, 3G
    1. gggguest's Avatar
      gggguest -
      Quote Originally Posted by lll2for3lll View Post
      Here is something you guys might like for the use with Backgrounder and this Multifl0w app. This video will help you add more R.A.M. to your Apple mobile device. Doing this made my iPhone a lot faster.

      YouTube - HOW TO INCREASE YOUR RAM FOR IPHONE, IPHONE 3G, 3GS,IPOD TOUCH, 2G, 3G

      This allowed me to run a lot of apps in the background with my iPhone 3G like Safari, Cydia, and Pandora at the same time. Maybe you should try it too. Let me know if this helped you.

      YouTube - HOW TO INCREASE YOUR RAM FOR IPHONE, IPHONE 3G, 3GS,IPOD TOUCH, 2G, 3G
      Sorry, but you're not increasing your RAM. You're just helping free up what you already have (either 128MB or 256MB), which everyone already knows how to do.
    1. lll2for3lll's Avatar
      lll2for3lll -
      [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8GvE_PwpkOU]YouTube - HOW TO INCREASE YOUR RAM FOR IPHONE, IPHONE 3G, 3GS,IPOD TOUCH, 2G, 3G[/ame]

      Thanks for that correction but it really did increase the ability for me to run more apps. Seriously.
    1. caais's Avatar
      caais -
      any other way for this to work without using the home button? mine is stuffed, i cant complain though i paid 50 bucks for it then use mquickdo adn the SBsettings close app widget
    1. Nick Hesson's Avatar
      Nick Hesson -
      From the official multifl0w website:

      Status Updated 18:57 EST 11-22-2009: Working out the details of getting multifl0w on Rock tonight. No contact from Saurik.
    1. nighthawk311's Avatar
      nighthawk311 -
      Quote Originally Posted by lll2for3lll View Post
      YouTube - HOW TO INCREASE YOUR RAM FOR IPHONE, IPHONE 3G, 3GS,IPOD TOUCH, 2G, 3G

      Thanks for that correction but it really did increase the ability for me to run more apps. Seriously.
      Off topic, but any link to the file he is using? I cant seem to find it anywhere?

      ***EDIT***

      Never mind, I found the link.
    1. metaserph's Avatar
      metaserph -
      Here's the file. Mods if this is a violation please remove.
    1. rwin84's Avatar
      rwin84 -
      me wants...
    1. Vandam500's Avatar
      Vandam500 -
      Is it coming out today?
    1. Nick Hesson's Avatar
      Nick Hesson -
      Just an update. This has been released in RockApp, but not in Cydia yet. Saurik has not replied to the developer.

      There will also be a 3 minute trial version available.
    1. Vandam500's Avatar
      Vandam500 -
      Quote Originally Posted by nickhesson View Post
      Just an update. This has been released in RockApp, but not in Cydia yet. Saurik has not replied to the developer.

      There will also be a 3 minute trial version available.
      Awesome!! I will be downloading RockApp just to try it!!! 3 minute trial is kind of um? Little?

      Update:

      It works perfectly on my 3GS!!! My only gripe is that for Slacker Radio it doesn't show the preview like with all the other apps; it just shows the name.

      It works very very nice and I will be buying it when it is released in the Cydia Store.

      Another Update:

      No way to close the apps that are backgrounded while browsing between them, a HUGE let down in my opinion. Would be nice if we can also reorder them as well.
    1. metaserph's Avatar
      metaserph -
      Got it, installed smoothly. Works as advertised, I'll be buying. there are times I need to flip flop vetween 3 apps to work efficiently, will be putting it through the paces tomorrow.
    1. Fewzz's Avatar
      Fewzz -
      Cant find it on Cydia , and refuse to use rock , rock always ends up giving me grief and restoring phone, is this going to be on Cydia?
    1. xxfr0stbytexx's Avatar
      xxfr0stbytexx -
      I figured i'd post this. shows multifl0w in use and how it works. For everyone who don't know how it works
      [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jOVZe04M6s0&feature=player_embedded]YouTube - Multifl0w for iPhone and iPod Touch[/ame]

      Quote Originally Posted by Fewzz View Post
      Cant find it on Cydia , and refuse to use rock , rock always ends up giving me grief and restoring phone, is this going to be on Cydia?
      you have to install rockapp but you can delete it. pm me if you want more info.
    1. Rip's Avatar
      Rip -
      Is this going to be in Cydia? If so what source is needed for Multifl0w?
    1. gary86's Avatar
      gary86 -
      If I DL this and for whatever reason I have to restore then re-jailbreak do I have buy it again?