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  • [Giveaway] Enhance Your Multitasking On iOS


    Zephyr is a new jailbreak tweak available in Cydia right now - fresh off of the press by renowned iOS hacker and developer Grant Paul (chpwn). He's responsible for great jailbreak tweaks like Infinifolders, Infinidock, and Infiniboard. We couldn't help but notice that he released this awesome new jailbreak tweak in Cydia today and it lets you do some cool things with multitasking that you could never do before.

    Referring the video above by Grant Paul, you see that you can simply swipe up from the bottom of the screen with one finger to reveal the App Switcher from anywhere on your phone whether it be on the SpringBoard or from an application. Or, if you're in an application already, you can swipe in from the side of the screen (right or left) with one finger to switch between running applications. This is a great way to multitask like the iPad in terms of multitasking gestures - only without using so many fingers on a little screen.

    Steve Jobs envisioned an iDevice that had no buttons. We can still help his dream live on by using a tweak like this that helps eliminate one of the uses for the home button.



    Zephyr has a simple settings panel in the Settings application that lets you choose just a couple of things like using both the left and right edges to switch between applications or enabling or disabling bringing up the App Switcher by pulling up from the bottom of the screen.

    Zephyr does come with some prerequisites - if you open Notification Center often, you will sometimes inadvertently open the App Switcher when swiping up to close Notification Center. Another thing to note is that if you're used to swiping left from the right side of the screen to reveal the red, "Delete" button in emails and text messages - trying to bring up that button might cause you to switch between applications on accident. So be prepared to use the edit button to delete things from now on instead of using touch gestures. Hopefully chpwn will come up with a way to improve on those conflicts and make it easier to use under those circumstances. Other than that - I really like this concept and I recommend it.

    Zephyr works on iOS 5 and it currently is made only for the iPhone and iPod touch. Chpwn has included that he will add more gestures for it in the future to add more functionality.

    Name: Zephyr
    Price: $2.99
    Repo: BigBoss
    Version: 1.0-1
    Developer: chpwn
    Editor's Rating:  4/5

    We are giving away 20 copies of Zephyr. Leave a comment below explaining to us why you think you should win and leave your Cydia number in the comment. Winners will be chosen December 31!

    What do you think about Zephyr? Tell us in the comments.

    Sources: chpwn
    This article was originally published in forum thread: [Giveaway] Enhance Your Multitasking On iOS started by Anthony Bouchard View original post
    Comments 152 Comments
    1. Gh0sti's Avatar
      Gh0sti -
      I should have tweak I love all jailbreak tweaks and I enjoy having my phone customize can't wait to have it
      610676
    1. asdfghjklbep's Avatar
      asdfghjklbep -
      I love the idea of being able to use the same gestures on my iPod, and iPhone, as I do on my iPad... Thanks for make such an awesome tweak... I would love to grab a copy of this!

      Cydia Number# 1235014
    1. omarcp15's Avatar
      omarcp15 -
      hei this is very hard beacause i dont speak very good english and i got to use a traductor :/ i hope this dont affect my posibility to win because i realy liked that tweak i always wanted something like that, my big brother got an ipad and i just love how u change apps just with 5 fingers and no buttons (: well i dont know hoe to explain alot of things i want to write in here but i really want and need this tweak i want it because its an awsome tweak and i need it because my home buttom its not that ok.. i got to push it hard to make it work o.o i dont know why but i hate to use the home buttom.. i have to use the assistive touch well i hope you understand me

      hablooo españoool! el español es mi lengua natal es por eso que no se escribir muy bien el ingles... entiendo el ingles pero no se escribirlo muy bien i deverdad me gustaria ganarme ese tweak.. desde que lo vi me gusto aparte de que no tengo dinero ni se como comprar los tweaks en cidya.. no entiedo el proceimiento de comprar tweaks deverdad lo necesito! espero y me entiendad! gracias! y gracias por hacer este tipo de cosas! suerte a todos! feliz año nuevo! happy new year
      cydia #1151805
    1. McNight's Avatar
      McNight -
      I would love to win a copy of Zephyr for three reasons :
      - My home button is dying so Zephyr could help me with the multitasking app switcher
      - It is very intuitive.
      - It comes from chpwn

      Here is my Cydia Account number : 1401388
      And again thx to modmyi & chpwn for this contest !
    1. siddharth19910's Avatar
      siddharth19910 -
      I recently got my first ios device...just getting to see this huge world of ios tweaks and apps...
      Man I would be so psyched if i won this.. I have been following grant paul a.k.a chpwn..
      This tweak is so cool..

      [Cydia #3144516]
    1. Elagdar's Avatar
      Elagdar -
      I should not win

      Cydia Account #1657046
    1. dimdig23's Avatar
      dimdig23 -
      I think its a really cool tweak. I want to try it out and see what kind of updates it has in the future. I have been in the jailbreaking community since the TIFF exploit on the iPod Touch 1G so it would be nice to win something :P
    1. teej1410's Avatar
      teej1410 -
      I would soooo love this tweak. My home button seems so unresponsive at times and it can get annoying. I enabled multitasking gestures like on the iPad but it's a pain because using 4 or 5 fingers on a 3.5inch screen, your fingers can get crowded and it's still not worth it.
      My cydia number is 1027345
    1. jonathandavid's Avatar
      jonathandavid -
      I've been waiting on pins and needles since chpwn said on twitter that he was working on something cool, I saw that awesome concept video chpwn mentions in this video and wished it could come true and now it has! I used to have multitasking gestures on my iPhone but my fingers are too fat to three finger swipe on that little screen (whose aren't?). I deserve to win Zephyr more than anybody! Cydia Account #83416
    1. Whetto939's Avatar
      Whetto939 -
      I should win a copy because i said so. i could make up some story about how i want to impress friends, or make android dudes jealous. but i wont. i should win cause i want this tweak, and i dont wanna pay for it unless i have to. so come on, gimme it.

      CYDIA - 551433
    1. CMull123's Avatar
      CMull123 -
      I deserve a copy of Zephyr because it looks super clean and I'm one of the few ppl who actaully appreciates what these devs do for us, for FREE.

      P.S. I know Zephyr and many tweaks aren't free, but the jailbreaks that allow us to do them are, and the devs don't ask for anything in return.
    1. hogan388's Avatar
      hogan388 -
      My home buttons sticking and starting to go dodgy
      I hate having to use buttons I find it takes away from the iOS experience
      And I love at chpwns tweaks
      Good luck all
      David
    1. MrTax's Avatar
      MrTax -
      more simply use iphone and idevice! #1249089
    1. Kleenkitza's Avatar
      Kleenkitza -
      I love the jailbreak scene and want to use its best tweaks. But I don't have a MasterCard or something like this, so I have to use my fathers one. And I already filled my monthly limit. So please give Zephyr free to me. Cydia number is #236565
    1. bubbanc's Avatar
      bubbanc -
      I would like to try this as opposed to trying to use standard apple multi-tasking gestures! Acct# 63384
    1. MagikShotty's Avatar
      MagikShotty -
      My home button works 40% of the time so this tweak is obviously like a dream for me.
      Cydia #1358891
    1. kos_maverik's Avatar
      kos_maverik -
      I want Zephyr because:
      • Chpwn is awsome
      ○ I don't want to break my home button, because I'm going to use it VERY frequently when Siri gets fully ported on my iTouch4 :P
      • The animations also look nice!

      Cydia# 2955463
    1. iMAron's Avatar
      iMAron -
      Really awesome! Love the work of Chpwn!
      Unfortunately I'm just 15 yo so can't buy the tweak in Cydia... This would be a great oppurtunity to enjoy ur work!

      Keep up the good work bro!

      cydia#: 3145820
    1. e1cie1o's Avatar
      e1cie1o -
      This looks really awesome! I love gestures on my iPad and would love them on my iPhone 4 as well! Plus my home button doesn't always work right,mso anytime I can avoid using it, it's a good thing.

      Cydia #2448192
    1. Jadengore's Avatar
      Jadengore -
      Cydia account #652861

      I would love this app because I'm a mega chpwn fan fo lyfe