LaunchConfirm Adds Safeguard to Application Launching
Accidentally tapping an application on your SpringBoard is a common occurrence for all of us that use our iDevices. Although it isn't a huge deal to just exit the application by tapping the Home button (or other method i.e. Activator method), sometimes it would be nice to have a safeguard that asks for confirmation before launching an application. LaunchConfirm by fr0st (@fr0st)
gives you the opportunity to utilize this capability.
With LaunchConfirm installed, whenever you tap an application on your SpringBoard, a Application Launcher window comes up and confirms that you want to launch the application. You can choose to launch the application or just cancel. It is as simple as that. There are no settings to configure and the tweak works upon installing it through Cydia.
If accidental launching of applications is something you deal with and wish to fix, LaunchConfirm is definitely a viable option. One thing I did find kind of a nuisance is that every application has the confirmation window
. The application launcher would be convenient for some of my applications, but not all. So, I suggested a whitelist and (or) blacklist feature in upcoming updates of LaunchConfirm to fr0st and he took the suggestion
. He will implement a feature of this nature in the coming future.
For the time being, give it a shot and post your thoughts here. Find it on Cydia now via the ModMyi repository for free. It is compatible on all iDevices and firmwares, including iOS 5 beta 6 (Note: using jailbreak tweaks and applications on the iOS 5 beta is done at your own risk. Be aware of the consequences and possible issues you could run in to by testing jailbreak tweaks and applications on the iOS 5 beta.)
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