Alympus: Awesome new Jailbreak Tweak reimagines the App Switcher and Control Center

Well-respected developer Kyle Howells, and renowned UI designer, Surenix, have teamed up for something special. Their new collaborative project, called Alympus, has just been released on Cydia, and it brings a completely redesigned App Switcher, Control Center, and Music Controls interface to iOS 8.
As we had seen in the Vine video, Alympus revamps the app switcher. You can access the app swticher by swiping up from the bottom of the screen or by double clicking the Home button. You can use the pinch gesture to zoom in or zoom out to change the layout of the app switcher from 1 card to 9 cards or just as icons.

Music Controls
Music Controls lay adjacent to the App Switcher. The Music Controls contain everything you need to control and enjoy music playback, including album artwork, shuffle and repeat buttons, song name, album title, artist name, a scrubber, transport controls, volume controls, and AirPlay controls.

By double-tapping on the album artwork while viewing the Music Controls, you can be transported directly to the stock Music app. You can also triple-tap the album artwork to switch between Alympus’ dark and light mode. This setting can also be adjusted by means of Alympus’ preferences in the stock Settings app.

Alympus is available on Cydia via the BigBoss repo for $3.99. The app switcher functionality is quite awesome, but I am not a big fan of the Toggles screen and the Music Player (though it looks great) as it offers almost the same functionality as the Control Center. It would have been a killer tweak if they had added the ability to customize the toggles and quick launch app shortcuts.


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