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Yes, a Soft Home Button for iPhone has been released by IPhone Cake. This is the source: iphonecake.com/src/all this is the source for all apps iphonecake.com/r.xml this one is for
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    Default Soft Home Button for iPhone released
    Yes, a Soft Home Button for iPhone has been released by IPhone Cake.

    This is the source: iphonecake.com/src/all this is the source for all apps
    iphonecake.com/r.xml this one is for english apps

    I installed it on my 1.1.3 and it is working fine, no more pressing the home button and wearing it out, not that I heared of any worn home buttons yet.
    You can move it anywhere on your springboard. It does however position itself in the top left corner after you respring. You could just leave that position blank on all your springboard pages. You can not click through it of course. I do like it allready very much. I am uploading the icon cause that's all you see anyway plus the whole app for anybody that want's to install it manually. Enjoy, I am

    Edit:
    It does overlay the soft home button on all your open apps. You could also, as seeing the button on everything, just make the button transparent and put it in an corner and you get a hot corner. Or put it dead middle of the screen, cause most apps have some buttons on corners or near by. But if you put it dead center could actually work for most apps.

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    Almost seems.....pointless?

    The hard button is there for a reason...its the only button on the face of the iphone.....if you become too lazy to press it....please send your iphone to me lol

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    Well, you can not please everybody. Just curious what is the reason? Also, I just put up the info. If you don't want to use, then don't. Why are there so many people always complaining.
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    i dont think we are complaining...just wondering why so many useless apps.
    whats the difference in pressing the home button on the screen compared to the real home buton?

    are you going to save your home button from all that wear and tear? LOL

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    Yea it's not really complaining, it's more of a WTF. This has to go down as the most ridiculous app made so far.

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    If I understand this correctly, this will put an icon on your desktop that acts as a soft home button. If you launch an app, you don't see the desktop (and its buttons) so you press the hardware button to get back to the desktop. And if you see the desktop, well then you are there and don't need to press any button (hardware or software).
    What am I missing here?

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    i cant get the app to work...
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    but i open it, and i move the homebutton where i want it, but after i click home button, it disappears...
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    I guessing the icon is present all the time and not just on the springboard--a translucent image would be great. What the OP was trying to point-out is anything under the icon is not touch-able.

    I've got to say, I don't see the point either. However I do wish there was a short cut guesture (three finger tap) verses hitting a "key" --yuckie. Speaking of which, for apple hardware designers, I wish the whole top of the iphone was touch sensitive not just the screen, and the home button was just an etched image..allowing for off-screen smart buttons and shortcuts (maybe a "back" button-app).

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    a soft sleep button would be great and more useful now

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    Quote Originally Posted by whot View Post
    a soft sleep button would be great and more useful now
    Yea, I think we need soft volume keys and a nice soft silent switch would be pretty sweet as well.

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    I went to the 'more info' page via Installer and saw the pictures there. It seems that it has a floating button.

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    Yet another app in the category of cute but unnecessary
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    what does it matter if it's "pointless" "cut but unnecessary". I don't think the developer made it for you. If HE's happy with it, then the job is complete.
    Should be happy that he's sharing it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by skb875 View Post
    what does it matter if it's "pointless" "cut but unnecessary". I don't think the developer made it for you. If HE's happy with it, then the job is complete.
    Should be happy that he's sharing it.
    A) its cute not cut
    B) Was i insulting the developer? Was i saying he is a moron for developing a pointless app? No i just said its nice but not really good for anything, im sure some people will enjoy it but when you have a home button right there on your phone why add another one on the screen?
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    How about an app to remap the volume side buttons into up/down buttons in Sarifi?

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    yeah, pretty superfluous.
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    I have seen a few iPhones on ebay that had damaged home buttons. This would be a workaround for those people.

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    I actually think this app is kinda useful. you dont have to move your fingers off the screen for getting back to the home screen (i know it sounds lazy but sometimes operating my ipod touch with one hand and pressing the home button is hard). Also, the ipod touch button is looser and feels less solid than the iphone one and sometimes i feel the button is going to break if i press it a few more times. thanks for the app!

    [edit]
    downloaded the app manually (since i got the source but clickonce wasnt inside) but it doesn't work. I click on the icon and a low-res paintbrush picture comes up. Then a home button icon appears on the top left of the screen as you said. But the button isn't on the springboard or anything. It doesnt appear when im using other apps. when i click the actual home button, the onscreen home button disappears. It's like the virtual home button is in an app of itself and cannot be superimposed onto the screen in realtime like the capture.app screenshot application. I don't think i'm making any sense though...
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    Quote Originally Posted by compnerd88 View Post
    Almost seems.....pointless?

    The hard button is there for a reason...its the only button on the face of the iphone.....if you become too lazy to press it....please send your iphone to me lol

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    Does not compute with me. When the phone is in sleep mode, the only button to wake it up is the home button. How the hell you click a home button on the screen when it is not active ?

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