From forum concept to reality: The Auxo Jailbreak tweak sets the standard for iOS app switching

From forum concept to reality: The Auxo Jailbreak tweak sets the standard for iOS app switching

Multitasking has been a part of iOS for a number of years — extending to third-party apps in 2010 with the launch of iOS 4.0 — but iOS device users have often lamented at the lack of innovation in the implementation of Apple’s app-switching features.

In early October, designer @Sentry_NC wowed members of The Verge forums, posting mockups of a concept that rethought the iOS app-switcher. It made use of a card-style interface that would display the status and allow users to use gestures to switch, close and interact with running apps.

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The concept was widely praised, and it went into development – as a Jailbreak tweak (Apple doesn’t allow developers to modify core features in iOS).

It’s taken a couple of months, but with the help of developers Jack Willis and JamieD360, Sentry’s concept is now very much a reality. The project has a name — Auxo — and our friends over at iDownloadblog have been able to play with the final version of the Jailbreak tweak.

It looks fantastic, offering app-switching, toggles for WiFi, 3G and Bluetooth and even a revamped music player interface.

Instead of explaining to you what Auxo can do, iDownloadblog published a video review of the tweak allowing you to see for yourself, which we have embedded below:

Sentry told The Verge that the tweak will become available on Cydia in the coming days. It works on iOS 6 but an iOS 5 tweak may also be released in the future.

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