If you’re looking for a fresh take on the iOS app switcher, look no further than the latest concept by Auxo creator Sentry. The Verge form user who shot to fame with his original app switching concept (which was turned into reality in the form of a jailbreak) has a new idea and this one’s a little different:
The video shows a vertical app tray with icons stacked from top to bottom, already a huge departure from the horizontal one that currently graces the very bottom of the iOS home screen. To reveal the app switcher, users must swipe up from the bottom of their screen, splitting their current app in half and revealing the switcher. From here, it’s a case of dragging a finger over the app icons (indicating the ones that are currently loaded) and letting go on the one you want to switch to.
The concept is certainly different and it’s not entirely clear how apps are closed from here, but it does present an interesting and unique way of doing things. There’s also options in here for Wi-Fi and Bluetooth toggles as well as music controls. Personally, we’re bigger fans of Auxo, which felt a little more native to iOS. That said, this is certainly a speedy way of switching between favourite apps, so perhaps this could be implemented with the apps in the switcher selected and changed from a Settings menu.