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Multiple iPhone apps side by side on the iPad

Yes, and it actually works! I’ve wasted plenty of time already playing 2 games of Angry Birds at the same time. (I actually was playing 3 for a while, but it crashed when I tried to add a 4th). There are a few bugs, such as audio not working, and accelerometer events not getting sent to applications; it may take a while to sort these out. The bottom right button turns on “edit mode” which allows you to rearrange applications, and rotate them (Angry Birds normally runs in landscape, here they’re turned). I’m debating on if I should go for the typical desktop feel or make it more SpringBoard-like and keep apps in preset locations. I probably won’t have time to really polish this up and release for a few months, but I’ll keep hacking away at it and possibly post updates every now and then. Performance is actually pretty good, definitely useable.

I’m planning on going to the jailbreak meetup in New York, I suppose I could let a few people play around with it there if they really wanted to.

User wallpaper for Cards Multifl0w

One of the biggest requests for Multifl0w was the ability to set a custom user wallpaper. When I finish up cards style multitasking sometime mid-January, it should have that ability. It works great on my iPhone 4, but I haven’t tested on 3.x or iPad yet. Note that I’ll keep the Exposé style around as an option, I’ve even got it setup now so that you can change the mode in settings without having to respring. Here’s a preview:

Prototype repo!

So, since there are a lot of people that want to try out a few of the things I’ve played around with on this blog, I decided I’d throw up a “demo” repository so you could see some of the tweaks in action yourself. Add the repo in Cydia to see what I’ve posted there. Keep in mind that everything there is either alpha, or super alpha. There’s a chance that something on there could put your device into an eternal-crash loop or make Cydia difficult to access, so be sure that you have ssh access in case a recovery is necessary. Use at your own risk, and don’t say I didn’t warn you! Enjoy!

Update: To insure that you really know what you’re getting into, you now have to manually add your UDID at in order to be allowed to install packages. If you already installed something before I put this extra step in place, you don’t have to do this.