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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. WoozleWrangler's Avatar
      WoozleWrangler -
      This looks really cool! Thanks for the work. And as a couple people have noted, whatever Apple's got in the works for 4.0, it's not going to be a full-on background process doing whatever it wants. It's pretty limited, which is cool (battery life, RAM, blah, blah). But there are plenty of cases where Apple's solution isn't ideal. I'm glad to see this and will be first in line to snag it.
    1. ninthchamber99's Avatar
      ninthchamber99 -
      Well, I have never used any backgrounding app for the phone and pad. But I am beginning to wonder if I should use one of the many that are available. Until this PadLauncher is released, anyone have any suggestions on the better app to use on my phone and/or pad?
    1. iPhone3G[S]'s Avatar
      iPhone3G[S] -
      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

      From what I have seen in my own apps, coding them for multitasking is easy, once we jailbreak, anyone submitting apps to cydia can take advantage of it without apples consent.
    1. whereswaldo's Avatar
      whereswaldo -
      do iphone app switcher programs not work on ipad? p.s. love the song selection
    1. idigipunk's Avatar
      idigipunk -
      Nice work dev!
    1. rhekt's Avatar
      rhekt -
      looks pretty sick Z3r01
    1. toyvan's Avatar
      toyvan -
      wow! there are so many ingrates in the mmi community -
    1. brianmarocco's Avatar
      brianmarocco -
      Quote Originally Posted by Imahottguy View Post
      Thanks, Jon. Noons 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!
      Well said. I have been using it for a couple weeks and think it is great. This board has become an odd place since the ipad has come out. Rules being broken over and over and many seem to not be long term users of what the modding community here stands for.
    1. mitchell209's Avatar
      mitchell209 -
      I was hoping he'd find some way to update circuitous to work on the iPad and iPhone, but I guess a whole new app isn't that bad.
    1. TheZimm's Avatar
      TheZimm -
      Hey guys, I happen to be the dev of this project (and of Circuitous). I am currently combining Circuitous and PadLauncher into one app (which will be called Circuitous). This is a beta hence why it is not released yet. This is why it seems "buggy" and "slow". Just because 4.0 is coming does not mean that my apps will not work. I will be porting it to 4.0, and I believe my version will be better than 4.0's.
      Just a couple of features to point out:
      Favorites
      Hidden Apps
      Gestures to close/background the top app
      All Orientations
      An icon on SpringBoard to show the dock
    1. mitchell209's Avatar
      mitchell209 -
      Quote Originally Posted by TheZimm View Post
      Hey guys, I happen to be the dev of this project (and of Circuitous). I am currently combining Circuitous and PadLauncher into one app (which will be called Circuitous). This is a beta hence why it is not released yet. This is why it seems "buggy" and "slow". Just because 4.0 is coming does not mean that my apps will not work. I will be porting it to 4.0, and I believe my version will be better than 4.0's.
      Just a couple of features to point out:
      Favorites
      Hidden Apps
      Gestures to close/background the top app
      All Orientations
      An icon on SpringBoard to show the dock
      Oh nice. Now you'll just have to support one app.

      Yeah, they don't seem to understand that 4.0 isn't even coming until Fall... I sure as hell don't feel like waiting that long for multitasking.
    1. redcard's Avatar
      redcard -
      Quote Originally Posted by Imahottguy View Post
      Thanks, Jon. Noons 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!
      If multitasking was important to people with an Iphone they wouldn't own an Iphone.

      Multitasking on an Iphone is generally only for kids to show off to their friends how many apps they can run at the same time. Freud would probably say it has something to do with having a s
    1. jboone's Avatar
      jboone -
      I'm using the app now (beta) and it's awesome. When released, you will not be disappointed. Have some respect for the developer....

      Quote Originally Posted by redcard; View Post
      If multitasking was important to people with an Iphone they wouldn't own an Iphone.

      Multitasking on an Iphone is generally only for kids to show off to their friends how many apps they can run at the same time. Freud would probably say it has something to do with having a s.
      -----handled already-----

      z3r01..
    1. mitchell209's Avatar
      mitchell209 -
      Quote Originally Posted by jboone View Post
      I'm using the app now (beta) and it's awesome. When released, you will not be disappointed. Have some respect for the developer....

      Oh come on, you know the majority here are kids with no respect. They just want their free apps and themes.

      Also, how did you get a beta? I would be interesting in testing out this app. Been waiting for this exact app since we got a jailbreak.
    1. jimmie geddes's Avatar
      jimmie geddes -
      Would love to beta test this! Looks like an awesome app
    1. z3r01's Avatar
      z3r01 -
      just updated the first post with my video, it runs awesome
    1. CStap's Avatar
      CStap -
      Me likey..

      When will this be available?
    1. deenybird's Avatar
      deenybird -
      How do we beta test. And when will this be available?
    1. TheZimm's Avatar
      TheZimm -
      Wow I just went through and read every post on here... At least guys that use other apps are respectful about it. Honestly you guys should be happy devs like us even release jailbreaks to the community. Be thankful all....

      Now, circuitous will be taking on this look on the iPhone as well most likely. Complete rewrite, cleaner, more efficient. It will be free and should (do not quote me) be out pretty soon. Found a couple bugs and have a few more features to implement still though.
    1. rockness724's Avatar
      rockness724 -
      Quote Originally Posted by TheZimm; View Post
      Wow I just went through and read every post on here... At least guys that use other apps are respectful about it. Honestly you guys should be happy devs like us even release jailbreaks to the community. Be thankful all....

      Now, circuitous will be taking on this look on the iPhone as well most likely. Complete rewrite, cleaner, more efficient. It will be free and should (do not quote me) be out pretty soon. Found a couple bugs and have a few more features to implement still though.
      Free? I'd gladly pay or donate for this. I've been waiting on something like this since I bought my iPad. I'd even donate to test the beta for that matter!

      Keep up the great work and I can't wait till the release!

      Thank you for all of your hard work!!!