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  • [Tip] Run Applications in Background(er)


    I have previously said that FlyCast is better than all the other streaming music apps available for the iPhone for one reason. FlyCast allows me to browse the web while listening to music. I wished for that ability in my personal favorite AppStore app Pandora. Not only has my wish come true I can now check my mail, surf the net, and do other things while listening to my beloved Pandora (please don't die).

    How is this possible? Backgrounder.

    Released via Cydia Backgrounder is an extension to SpringBoard that allows applications that would normally be terminated when exited to run in the background. Not only is it awesome, it's also easy to use!

    Enter the application of your choice. Hold the home button and you will see the message "Backgrounding Enabled." The app will exit sending you back to the homescreen but it will still be running!



    To disable Backgrounding enter back into the application and hold the home button.



    If the basic features aren't enough you can also specify apps that will enable Backgrounder by default.

    Create a new plist.
    Code:
    /var/mobile/Library/Preferences/jp.ashikase.backgrounder.plist
    Format it as follows:
    HTML Code:
    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
      <!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC "-//Apple//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN" "http://www.apple.com/DTDs/PropertyList-1.0.dtd">
    <plist version="1.0">
      <dict>
        <key>enabled_apps</key>
        <array>
          <string>com.apple.weather</string>
          <string>com.apple.calculator</string>
        </array>
      </dict>
    </plist>
    Freaking awesome app. Check out the dev's site. Mad props.
    This article was originally published in forum thread: [Tip] Run Applications in Background(er) started by Cody Overcash View original post