Multifl0w is a Palm Pre-like multitasking interface for the iPhone/iPod Touch. (jailbreak only!). The idea was inspired by the Palm Pre multitasking interface and a video posted by Ocean Observations that showed a Coverflow-like interface. Multifl0w is somewhat like Kirikae in that they are both interfaces for the Backgrounder app. We've all seen the Palm Pre and HTC ads that boast about the ability to multitask. Why Apple did not include this still blows my mind (yeah yeah, battery usage my ***. then make a better battery. We NEED to multitask). What better productivity tool is there than being able to multitask with your available apps?!
Thankfully for us Jailbroken users, this idea of multitasking has been possible for quite some time now with the use of an app called Backgrounder by Lance Fetters (ashikase), available in Cydia for free.
While this app has definitely been a heaven-sent gift for us multitaskers, there has definitely been a need to have more efficient access to currently running apps. At this time, Backgrounder provides a little badge beside the App icons to indicate which are currently running, which was a good start.
Very shortly Backgrounder's new best friend, Multifl0w will be introduced. Multifl0w, developed by @aaronash, is your newest, baddest, kick *** UI for backgrounder apps. With the ability to see which apps are open and swipe through them to quickly open them, just like the good ol Palm Pre commercials.
Backgrounder will be required alongside this app. You won't be able to run kirikae and multifl0w at the same timem but still a huge win for Jailbroken users, as usual.
Aaron tweeted today that we could see Multifl0w as soon as tonight or tomorrow morning on Cydia or Rock. The Developer has also mentioned that the app will be a Paid app costing somewhere in the $4-6 range. He had also mentioned that it should be available in both Cydia and Rock.
If you havent seen backgrounder or Kirikae already, Id recommend checking them out on Cydia. They are both great programs by ashikase.
I agree bout the initial ability of the Backgrounder app. The addition of this app makes the iPhone experience that much more productive and enjoyable. It's like a whole new phone. I'm a huge fan of Apple Inc. but you're right about releasing the full capabilities of this devices OS to its users. It'll be like when I bought my Macbook the rep saying I couldn't do this and this or that with my laptop. Let me decide what works best for me and you (Apple) just keep producing your product.
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