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orangekid 04-19-2010 05:27 PM

how do you keep streaming while backgrounding/multitasking?
 
while using backgrounder with proswitcher (and I have tried other task managers that have the same effect) when I background pandora to switch to something else, like messaging, Pandora stops streaming music and I have to switch back to it for it to start back up again. This kind of defeats the purpose of using ProSwitcher (which I love). is there a setting I missed or a mod I missed that makes it so when I background Pandora it still streams music?

ducylowycz 04-20-2010 12:30 AM

Re: how do you keep streaming while backgrounding/multitasking?
 
I know this really doesn't help, but wait till 4.0 comes out

J/k, but it would have been nice awhile ago

orangekid 04-20-2010 09:35 AM

Re: how do you keep streaming while backgrounding/multitasking?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by ducylowycz (Post 1708201)
I know this really doesn't help, but wait till 4.0 comes out

J/k, but it would have been nice awhile ago


well I have found some kinks, like if I use "Circuituous" if I switch to messaging iheartradio works fine, but while "backgrounded" before I switch tasks it shuts off, I know there's a way to do it...


yeah well when 4.0 comes out I am still going to have to wait for someone to JB it or flip the switch on multi-tasking for 3G, I am not going to go out and find a 3GS when the 4G version is about to come out.

Dr.8820 04-20-2010 10:22 AM

Re: how do you keep streaming while backgrounding/multitasking?
 
I don't know too much about the iphone, but is it like winmo where you can start one app, then start another with a start button....just a thought :).

orangekid 04-20-2010 10:33 AM

Re: how do you keep streaming while backgrounding/multitasking?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Dr.8820 (Post 1708607)
I don't know too much about the iphone, but is it like winmo where you can start one app, then start another with a start button....just a thought :).

it's actually nothing like that.

With an "out da bizzox" iphone, if you have an app open (lets say facebook) and you want to do ANYTHING, like even respond to a text message, you HAVE to close the facebook app, there is no start button or anything like that.

With a jailbroken iphone with "backgrounder" and "ProSwitcher" installed, when you have an app open (e.g. facebook) you can toggle in many ways (I use double tap the "home" key) a Palm Pre like task switcher that keeps you apps open while you switch tasks, or you can go to the "home screen" (in an iphone this is called the Springboard) and open a new app.

there are a couple other task switchers, but they all use "backgrounder" as a base mod to background apps. The cool thing is that they all use "activator" which links movements and buttons to tasks, so I could open up "proswitcher" and change tasks by just shaking my phone or tapping vol key, or swiping up or down, etc...


In most situations it works perfect, but in the case of Pandora, even while backgrounded and still open, it stops streaming.



This is most annoying with iheartradio, because I stream Jim Rome during the day sometimes on my phone and if I want to text or something it temporarily stops streaming. And like last friday I was not about to miss an epic phone call from vinnie mac...

Apparently OS4.0 has "real" multitasking, but they disallow it for Iphone 3G, only on 3GS, so we need the dev community to help unlock the ability to do so.

Dr.8820 04-20-2010 10:37 AM

Re: how do you keep streaming while backgrounding/multitasking?
 
ahh, sorry I couldn't help ya bro!

orangekid 04-20-2010 10:44 AM

Re: how do you keep streaming while backgrounding/multitasking?
 
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Originally Posted by Dr.8820 (Post 1708628)
ahh, sorry I couldn't help ya bro!

it's cool man, would have been awesome if that's all it was. When I was cooking a new ROM every week for my Diamond with OMJ's kitchen if I needed anything to change about my phone I would just mod it in the kitchen and cook a new ROM.

The iPhone is a different beast to tackle though, you need workarounds for everything.

I appreciate it though, some of my biggest breakthroughs were simple suggestions like that after which I felt like punching myself in the spleen twice for not having realized it sooner. :headbang:

Certs 04-22-2010 11:48 PM

Re: how do you keep streaming while backgrounding/multitasking?
 
Are you holding down the home button when exiting Pandora to enable backgrounding?

I use Kirikae and BG with no issues.

orangekid 04-23-2010 10:11 AM

Re: how do you keep streaming while backgrounding/multitasking?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Certs (Post 1714412)
Are you holding down the home button when exiting Pandora to enable backgrounding?

I use Kirikae and BG with no issues.

yeah I was doin that but I haven't used kirakae, ill check it out.

orangekid 04-26-2010 11:56 AM

Re: how do you keep streaming while backgrounding/multitasking?
 
well there was an update in Cydia for backgrounder and activator and I don't know if they addressed it or what, but now I don't have any problems.

As soon as I background iheartradio while listening to Rome or what-have-you it keeps playing without skipping a beat, i can text, etc...

drift365 05-20-2010 12:32 PM

Re: how do you keep streaming while backgrounding/multitasking?
 
I didnt have any problems with backgrounder. I installed OS 4 last night and multitasking doesnt work too well. All it is, is quick switching. When you background pandora it stops playing, and when you go back to it it starts like you were opening the app.

orangekid 05-20-2010 12:34 PM

Re: how do you keep streaming while backgrounding/multitasking?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by drift365 (Post 1763810)
I didnt have any problems with backgrounder. I installed OS 4 last night and multitasking doesnt work too well. All it is, is quick switching. When you background pandora it stops playing, and when you go back to it it starts like you were opening the app.

you're on a 3G right? I thought they disabled multitasking for 3G so that could be the reason pandora is doing that?

drift365 05-20-2010 12:36 PM

Re: how do you keep streaming while backgrounding/multitasking?
 
Im on a 3Gs so it should work

orangekid 05-20-2010 12:38 PM

Re: how do you keep streaming while backgrounding/multitasking?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by drift365 (Post 1763820)
Im on a 3Gs so it should work


yeah if you're on a 3GS it should work, that would be pretty funny if backgrounder from a third party guy works better than the official Apple multitasker.

Maybe they'll fix it for the next beta or official release.

tt531 05-21-2010 07:18 PM

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I had this problem when I had a video screensaver. I had to turn off the video screen saver when I used pandora for it to run in the background.


I have iPod touch 3gs

orangekid 05-24-2010 10:25 AM

Re: how do you keep streaming while backgrounding/multitasking?
 
well he's not running a video bg because he's not jailbroken. Might just be a beta 4 bug, we'll see with the RTM what happens.

Any reviews so far on SO4.0? what do you think about it?

Certs 05-25-2010 03:42 PM

Re: how do you keep streaming while backgrounding/multitasking?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by drift365 (Post 1763810)
I didnt have any problems with backgrounder. I installed OS 4 last night and multitasking doesnt work too well. All it is, is quick switching. When you background pandora it stops playing, and when you go back to it it starts like you were opening the app.

Its still beta, no apps are 4.0 compatible yet. If we're lucky we may get a test app or 2 like last year just to see how it works, but you won't get multitasking versions of any apps until 4.0 is released to the masses.

drift365 05-25-2010 11:18 PM

Re: how do you keep streaming while backgrounding/multitasking?
 
Theres a bunch of little things, but the only thing I really noticed was the ability to have a background, which you can do jailbroken anyway. Beta 4 is also very buggy (I hope its just the beta). It doesnt like the radio in my car. When I try to change the song it craps out.

nite732 06-03-2010 03:50 PM

Re: how do you keep streaming while backgrounding/multitasking?
 
Make sure you go under settings and see what you have the home button set up for in activator. It could still be assigned to voice command.


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