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sucram6791 10-12-2009 01:13 PM

What if iPhone had... "Cover Flow Multitasking"
The number one requested iPhone feature multitasking is tackled in this "What if iPhone had..." concept by Ocean Observations. There are several benefits of multitasking, and we believe it will come to the iPhone sooner or later.

Our idea is to present the running apps together with the rest of your app icons on the home screen, instead of hiding them behind long pressing some unrelated key. All running apps have a miniature representation in a cover flow at the bottom of the screen. To make room for this, each home screen page will have one less row of icons and the dock is removed completely. But since the running apps often will equal your favourites, they will still be easily accessible.

You can tap or swipe any of the cover flow miniatures to move it into focus. Then tap it again to bring it to full screen. Once an app is full screen, double-tapping the home button brings up the cover flow, letting you jump between running apps. This extra feature could be the new default setting for double-tap, which you could still change in the settings. Tapping the home button once minimizes the app into the running apps cover flow. The apps are arranged by the order you launched them, with the most recently launched app to the left.

A running app is also indicated by a backlighted app icon with a blue text label on the home screen. It's still possible to bring a running app to full screen by pressing its icon.

To close an app, drag it out of the cover flow and the miniature moves back to the app icon on the home screen. The app icon then changes back to its original state. Depending on the performance of the phone, there could be a maximum number of running apps. In that case, when launching a new app, the least recently used one could be closed automatically.

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askfareed 11-17-2009 11:55 AM

this looks good

thizzmaster 11-17-2009 01:27 PM

OMG :eek: I LOVE IT :D

billaboy25 11-17-2009 01:58 PM

this is like backgrounder app to its next step.

lennon 11-17-2009 02:59 PM

So will this ever actually happen or is it just some idea that someone put together that no ones done anything with

maverick9340 11-25-2009 08:35 AM

i wish multifl0w was this nice

plumwerks 11-26-2009 11:19 PM

what ever happened to this,did it die on the drawing board.

rbfla 11-27-2009 05:42 PM

super idea. moves iPhone to the next level staying ahead of the copycats!

Dementia96 07-20-2010 10:50 PM

This would be a total improvement from the failure on multitasking that iOS 4.0.1 has introduced to the iPhone community.

gfly89 08-08-2010 03:43 PM

wow this would be so cool, coverflow is the best thing about the iPod app anyway

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