Multitasking is something that is talked about quite a bit in the smart phone world, and it’s pretty easy to see why. It’s kind of sort of important and stuff. Back when Apple launched the App Store, no third party apps were capable of running in the background, so when Apple introduced the feature in iOS 4 it was a very welcome addition.
Even though many praised the addition of multitasking to the iPhone, there were (and still are, I might add) an equal amount of critics attacking it. “It’s not real multitasking,” and “the app switcher is garbage,” were common things to be heard in conversations regarding Apple’s multitasking solution. And if I’m honest, it’s hard not to get a little jealous when looking at the app switcher in Android 4.0 and 4.1. Don’t get me wrong, I personally still think Apple’s implementation is very good, but man, Android has one fine looking app switcher.
Well, good news for those of you who have ventured into the fantastic world of jailbreaking. There is now an app that will bring all your app switching dreams to life (yes I realize this may be a bit over dramatic but stay with me). Thanks to developer John Coates, we have MissionBoard to the rescue. You can set Activator to trigger it by swiping up at the bottom of the screen, and this will invoke a multitasking window where you can scroll vertically through your open apps (seeing thumbnails of their current state). You can catch a video of it in action below.
It’s cool to see this kind of thing happening in the jailbreak community. If Apple isn’t willing to implement it, than by gully there is someone out there who is. You go dog. Let us know if you’ve tried it out or what you think in the comments!
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