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- 07-07-2010, 07:23 PM #9iPhone Newbie
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- 07-07-2010, 07:24 PM #10
I am coming from a palm pre which with it's cards has the easiest and most effective for of multitasking onthe market IMO, but now that I have the iPhone 4 I am still glad I madethe switch. The multitasking works good and the apps that have been updated work awesome. I don't understand how everyone has to complain how the multitasking sucks so badly. Want better multitasking get another phone. Constructive criticism is one thing, but what most people do on here is just complain and complain.
- 07-07-2010, 08:08 PM #11
here is something to look at.
Take a jailbroken iPad, install Backgrounder and (i forget the name) an app/mod that displays memory usage in the status bar. Launch an app then set it to run in the background.
When you go back to the springboard, the app is still using all of the memory it was using when it was launched. What task is the app doing that you need it to continue to use up all of that memory in the background, and thus battery power.
In order for the app to stay running in total, the active memory needs to be kept active via the battery.
Apple's method is to make the app slim down it's footprint when it is not the foreground application. Currently with the iOS Multitasking API, this is via...
Music Playback (Pandora, Tuner Internet Radio, etc)
Local Notifications (aNote)
Fast App Switching via Saved States
Task Completion for file uploads
The above instantly give apps more power than they have ever had before on the iPhone, and make them far more stable than the Jailbroken methods.
When it comes to websites, content is king. When it comes to cell phones and mobile devices, battery life is king. It's easy for a desktop to support full multitasking, it's plugged into a constant power source. Its easy for a laptop to support full multitasking, it's battery can sometimes be 2 or 3 times larger than the iPhone itself.
What we need to be discussing is what do we want to see Apple add to the Multitasking APIs in future releases of iOS? Here is my one suggestion...
Background Fetch API: Make the "Fetch" function of Mail global so any app that you want to have Fetch data (Twitter timeline), is able to at set intervals.
- 07-07-2010, 08:24 PM #12
sorry guys, apparently i've been spending too much time on rival sites..
you always has a way of convincing people to think outside of the box, you should be in sales. haha
good point. i guess in this day & age multitasking is subjective and Apple is creating their own version of it
Jeff, love the FFS comment... and i'll never go to a droid. thank you
- 07-07-2010, 08:37 PM #13
I am really happy with the multi tasking. I have to admit that I'm really wanting the skype update, but that's not Apple's fault. I was recently at the hospital w/ my mom and didn't get cell signal but had guest wifi. I was able to stay in touch with family through text+ online working in background so it was a nice step in for texting updates.
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- 07-08-2010, 12:26 PM #15
I remember when i 1st got this i4 and played with the multitasking, i didnt like it too much because i was still used to Proswitcher and Backgrounder but if u ask me now... i love the way Apple put the multitasking option on here, im used to it and i actually love the fact that most of the apps saves its state to where u left off thus managing ALOT better battery life then my 3G|s|.
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- 07-08-2010, 10:04 PM #22
My 3GS starting freezing/acting up a few days ago. Having redone all my folders a few days prior to that, I had the bottom tray full.
I took every single one of them out of the tray, and the phone was fine again.
What struck me as strange about this, is that very few of my apps have any b/g multitasking...they were just sitting in the 'recent' tray doing nothing.
They shouldn't have been an issue.
- 07-08-2010, 11:36 PM #23
For myself as a general rule. I have this habit and it is totally unnecessary but I do it because that is just me. When I charge my phone at night, I close out all the apps and restart my phone. This way I know when I hit the ground running the next morning my phone is good to go with all its resources for the day. Again not really necessary, but it just something I do. I have extremely great battery life and my phone runs perfectly all throughout the day. In fact where as my 3GS use to be at around 30% battery left at the end of the day. I am finding my iPhone 4 is at around 50% or more. So, I am loving that.
My son has my 3GS and he does what I do each night just cause I told him I thought it was a good idea. He is very pleased with his battery life and performance too.
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