How to put the App Switcher in Reachability view

Switchability is yet the latest jailbreak tweak to incorporate the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus’ Reachability view with a jailbreak modification. In this case, Switchability places the App Switcher into Reachability view, hence the name Switchability. I’ve been testing out the tweak for a while, and what I’ve found was a great concept, but its execution needs a little work before it’s truly ready for primetime.

Once you install Switchability, you’ll find a bunch of customization options in the tweak’s preference pane. The pane is divided into various different sections. The first section labeled Reachability is where you can choose your favorite app as well as adjust the Switchability size. To launch your favorite app from Reachability, you can tap on the plus ‘+’ button in the bottom right corner of the app switcher.

The behavior section is where you can choose to have Switchability open for an unlimited time as well as enable or disable Auto Dismiss.
The last section in the pane is dedicated to the appearance of the app switcher. You can change the layout of the app cards from 3D to vertical cards, adjust their spacing, hide the app titles as well as change the font of the titles.

Unfortunately, this tweak can have all of the options in the world, but I still find it to be somewhart lacking. First of all, it slows down the process of switching apps due to a slight delay present most of the time when invoking Reachability view. Secondly, I find the app cards themselves to be pretty undesirable to look at while using Switchability, especially in 3D view. In what I’m guessing to be a decision based on performance, the App Switcher card resolution has been severely downgraded, which makes apps in the switcher look blurry and pixelated.

Is Switchability a good idea? Absolutely, but it needs some improvement. You can find it for $1.99 on Cydia’s BigBoss repo. What do you think?


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