App for jailbroken iPhone gives a great look and function for iOS app switcher

App for jailbroken iPhone gives a great look and function for iOS app switcher
What started as a concept to create an environment which improves the app switching experience or multitasking view in iOS is now on the crux of becoming reality.

This app is called Auxo, and it completely redesigns the view when using the switcher. This app, which will require a jailbroken iPhone, really shows a great execution of what would be a welcome improvement to a future “official” version of iOS (maybe iOS 7).

Swiping to the reveal the audio controls provides neat functionality of volume and viewing the album art. Swipe further and you are presented with toggle controls for Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and more, plus there is a brightness slider. The latter of which is only accessible by digging into settings. The toggles allow direct access to the settings by simply selecting and holding that toggle. Plus, the toggles can be rearranged.

In the app preview, or multi-tasking tray, in lieu of app logos, you have a card view showing the state of each app. It is a feature that is obviously borrowed from webOS, but nicely executed. The gestures are multi-touch enabled too.

If you have a jailbroken iPhone, this app will be available in Cydia soon. It will only work on iOS 6 devices for now. Pricing for the feature is not known either. With this kind of talent working in the “shadows” of the jailbreak environment, one can see what can be accomplished with the iOS platform. Given that, by showing what can be done, great looking features like this do play against the age of the overall user experience of iOS.

sources: iDownloadBlog via The Verge



1. syedzain

Posts: 175; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

and android people think only their phones can be customized.

2. baldilocks

Posts: 1505; Member since: Dec 14, 2008

'Android people' don't have to jailbreak their phones (when available) to customize their phones.... Your point?

4. rickywinataa

Posts: 262; Member since: Apr 05, 2012

well as much as this app customizes iOS, they're trying to copy multitask menu and notification toggle from android

5. PotDragon

Posts: 214; Member since: Jul 22, 2011

Great video! Really outstanding! It provides yet more EVIDENCE that.... 1- The iPhone is not used one handed. Tell us again why the ip5 is shaped like a remote. 2-The iPhone cannot multitask. 3- IOS could be improved; it was not written by God and has serious room for improvement. Too funny. Of course iPhone users don't absorb facts so it will all escape them.

26. bucky

Posts: 3783; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

I don't recall anybody asking for your "facts" to absorb in the first place.

39. Lucas777

Posts: 2137; Member since: Jan 06, 2011

1. I use my iPhone 1 handed 95% of the time. The only time I don't is when I am typing so I am not sure if you have actually had an iPhone before. Try using a one x one handed-- it's a bitch. And I like the look of my iPhone thank you very much 2. The iPhone CANNOT fully multitask, but I am happy. I like having it just save where I am and not waste battery keeping random apps open. I hated having to manage my apps on android. I know it's simple but it annoyed me and with the speed of the iPhone now and with lte I never need to keep apps running in the background. 3. Who doubts iOS could and needs to be improved? Everything, yes including android, could use improvement. I am quite happy with the way it is, but it can be improved. How about you actually site real downfalls of the iPhone instead of criticing it when you clearly haven't used one? So ya, not all iPhone users are dumb idiots

44. rcrider4

Posts: 118; Member since: Nov 14, 2011

Thank you. I am tired of all of the iPhone hate on this site. It's like one big Android orgy party here... Guess what, people can like different OS's and phones. It's called choices, and people can make them. Stop acting like your choice is superior to everyone else's. We can all decide for ourselves what we like, and we don't need people like you guys acting like morons glorifying Android and putting down iOS when both have their pros and cons. And you guys complain that PA is guys are clearly the biased ones

41. legend1

Posts: 104; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

Hey potdragon i'm an iphone user and... : 1-i use mine one does look like a remote right?? 2-iphones can multitask but it's multitasking ability is somewhat limited. 3-every os can be improved,no os has limit for improvement it just needs attention from developers and innovative ideas.


Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

Lol you have to go out of ypur way, void your warranty just to get a taste of what we android folk get straight out of the box. Yes you really showed us!

9. frydaexiii

Posts: 1476; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

This isn't customisation, this is giving iOS what should have been in the first place

19. sithvenger

Posts: 371; Member since: Aug 25, 2012

Good point! I'm new to android having recently sold my ip5 for the gnote 2...and noticed rite out the gate that iOS shoulda had these features at least since the 3GS. That would've given the to the 3rd gen iPhone to nail it, but they've been too reluctant while google throws in everything but the kitchen sink.

11. iDroidWin

Posts: 117; Member since: Dec 07, 2012

This shows how much you really know about both platforms.

24. 23nikki1 unregistered

You call that customerisation??? ...Lol

29. Cynipap999

Posts: 138; Member since: Nov 15, 2012

Finally, I'm so sick of my Home screen and app' switcher, I'm glad Apple did this; there's hope yet!

34. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

Technically Apple didnt do this....its from Cydia. Need to be jail broken to use it. I do agree its nice tho. I see Apple making this a new feature in iOS in the future.

30. BomberXL

Posts: 82; Member since: Jan 17, 2012

HAHAHAHA! i cant beleive that was a really comment! im dieing here

3. wendygarett unregistered

Cool, but no thanks auxo... I'm happy to be an original ios 6 user :)

21. sithvenger

Posts: 371; Member since: Aug 25, 2012

Wendy just how many phones do u have my lady? Also iOS 6 is a good platform, but apple needs to stop being soooo restrictive and step it up.

25. 23nikki1 unregistered

I guess you are just a psychiatrist...You play a lot of mind games... and people tend to think you are fickle minded...

7. ChiX017

Posts: 308; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

finally, an iPhone looks interesting!


Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Never has never will™®©

38. ChiX017

Posts: 308; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

lol, it looks different, that's interesting.

8. mas11

Posts: 1034; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

Be careful Apple will steal it, take all the credit and call it innovative.

20. sithvenger

Posts: 371; Member since: Aug 25, 2012

I bet they've already hired those devs, or have made an offer to purchase that feature, and if those devs didn't apply for a WILL take it!

10. Luuthian

Posts: 332; Member since: Sep 09, 2011

This looks absolutely fantastic. Definitely puts the current setup to shame. And while I'm 100% for this kind of thing, there's a reason why iPhones don't offer similar multitasking to Android. Apple likely couldn't escape with the great battery life their devices carry at only about 1500mAh batteries if they offered real multi-tasking like Andorid does. It's just a personal choice. Personally I have no qualms about it. Apps resume just fine from the multitasking pane in the iPhone.

27. sithvenger

Posts: 371; Member since: Aug 25, 2012

That's true

12. iDroidWin

Posts: 117; Member since: Dec 07, 2012

It should be titled, Auxo copies iOS app switcher

13. ebubekir26

Posts: 337; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

Just another android copie , but this proves that the iPhone cannot multitask Android had the notification bar, then of course apple copied it and called it next generation , ow and btw, we android users don't need to "jAiLbReAk" to customise , there are many FREE options like launchers, widgets, notification bar ,.... i could write all day long

14. frydaexiii

Posts: 1476; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

No, this proves the iPhone CAN multitask, just that the people in charge of iOS are to incompetent to make it right.

22. ebubekir26

Posts: 337; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

just like your profile picture IOS is dead and rotten inside,

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