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    new iPad app switcher coming soon!

    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GZBdc6lK_zc[/ame]

    just got to test this and it runs pretty smooth!

    this is a must until 4.0 comes to the iPad
    This article was originally published in forum thread: PadLauncher started by z3r01 View original post
    Comments 42 Comments
    1. Jawcl's Avatar
      Jawcl -
      It looks pretty cool. I'll be glad when Apple just releases 4.0 for iPad. It'll be a lot better than these other people trying to make one.
    1. moeses's Avatar
      moeses -
      That was pretty freaking cool
    1. lolcats1's Avatar
      lolcats1 -
      So all of this will not work when we jump to 4.0?

      Bummer
    1. iPhone3G[S]'s Avatar
      iPhone3G[S] -
      LOL, pretty stupid to develop something that will be officially included in 4.0. Not to mention how buggy it looks...

      Probably going to be another one of those $10-$20 apps where the dev is looking to make a quick buck rather then make something worth while.
    1. Jawcl's Avatar
      Jawcl -
      Yeah really, I totally agree with you iPhone3G[S].

      And seriously, what a name for an app - PadLauncher. That's so stupid.
    1. santaf's Avatar
      santaf -
      I think you guys should so some respect for the developer. The dev made something that we can use in the mean time. I've heard so much about how yay backgrounder works but nothing works to switch between the apps. Now someone comes out with something and people complain. The iphone one was free. maybe this will be too. I'd love to have this. And I could care less about the name haha as long as the app works I don't think I'm going to be seeing the name very much.
    1. George Lopez's Avatar
      George Lopez -
      Behave!!
    1. Markanthony3211's Avatar
      Markanthony3211 -
      this seems some what useful. Does anyone know when OS 4.0 will be released for the iPad?


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    1. tekwiz's Avatar
      tekwiz -
      Quote Originally Posted by Markanthony3211 View Post
      this seems some what useful. Does anyone know when OS 4.0 will be released for the iPad?


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    1. nickkrd's Avatar
      nickkrd -
      Please behave dirge lopez and stop spamming I think he need an infraction or a warning. You know you can look at forums without an account.....
    1. idakotai's Avatar
      idakotai -
      I like this song.

      thought the app looks unresponsive and buggy.
      I'll wait for 4.0 + jb for 4.0
    1. Evilsaint's Avatar
      Evilsaint -
      Need to buy one ipad fast
    1. Buffolus's Avatar
      Buffolus -
      That's wickedly wounderfull nice an very hight tech
    1. madczech's Avatar
      madczech -
      Like it! Especially as 4.0 is only coming out in october
    1. extremzocker's Avatar
      extremzocker -
      the app seems a bit slow to me
    1. JHoffy1's Avatar
      JHoffy1 -
      This app seems to allow ALL apps to background and switch. Remember, iPhone OS4 may not let EVERY app background, only ones "approved" by apple, and then "approved" once again by apple to background. That means all of these jailbroken apps will not be "approved" by apple. Realize that we don't even know when OS4 is coming for the iPad, much less when the jailbreak will happen for the iPad and then again when someone can hack into the code to allow jailbroken apps to use the backgrounding functions of OS 4.

      Reminds me of a snickers commercial.... Not going anywhere for a while.....

      I'd be happy to use this app, thanks for the work!

      Jon
    1. Imahottguy's Avatar
      Imahottguy -
      Quote Originally Posted by JHoffy1 View Post
      This app seems to allow ALL apps to background and switch. Remember, iPhone OS4 may not let EVERY app background, only ones "approved" by apple, and then "approved" once again by apple to background. That means all of these jailbroken apps will not be "approved" by apple. Realize that we don't even know when OS4 is coming for the iPad, much less when the jailbreak will happen for the iPad and then again when someone can hack into the code to allow jailbroken apps to use the backgrounding functions of OS 4.

      Reminds me of a snickers commercial.... Not going anywhere for a while.....

      I'd be happy to use this app, thanks for the work!

      Jon
      Thanks, Jon. Noobs don't seem to understand that just because multitasking is going to come in 4.0, does not mean that every app will get to sit in the background. As a matter of fact, most apps will likely not background in 4.0, as it is not necessarily ideal for every app to background. Great example being cydia. This seems a lot like circuitous, spelling?, which I thought was nice for it's minimalist design. I still am partial to ProSwitcher, which is still in development for iPad, for those who follow chpwn on the Twitter.

      So to wrap it up: Noobs! 4.0 is not your messiah, as you commonly think!
    1. JHoffy1's Avatar
      JHoffy1 -
      I too use ProSwitcher. The more I've used backgrounding, the more I use it less and less. I've gone full circle. Now I use backgrounding only in certain circumstances. For example, I am using Navigon and need to make a phone call. Or using Pandora and need to call. Or back and forth from email to a website, etc. I don't keep things open in the background for the specific reasons Apple is worried about. Lag and battery life.

      I also have a Verizon droid which allows everything to operate in the background. App management is left up to the operating system. Most people have a program called AppKiller on their phone to get rid of backgrounded programs because after a short while android will start to lag due to all the apps that are running concurrently.

      As you said, multitasking on OS4 will be far from the messiah. Hacked multitaskers will certainly improve the experience.
    1. z3r01's Avatar
      z3r01 -
      well, if and when 4.0 gets jailbroken, cydia developers can implement the backgrounding and not worry about apple approving it
    1. Dorkington's Avatar
      Dorkington -
      I don't really background on the iPad much... why? Well, because it has the same amount of RAM as the iPhone 3GS, yet has much more memory intensive programs. Running a couple applications gets me down to 30mb or less free memory... it takes like 5 to sometimes 10 applications on the iPhone to do that.

      Either way, I'm glad to see some sort of app switcher being worked on. I don't know what Apple is going to do with the iPad and OS4 since the memory is so limited for how memory heavy the apps seem to be.