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    If you like the look of Android L's navigation buttons, and have been dying for a similar feature on iOS, then a new jailbreak tweak called AlternateControls by iOS developer Ian Burns might float your boat.

    This tweak adds a recent applications shortcut, a home shortcut, and a multitasking shortcut to the bottom of your display with an interface that resembles many popular Android smartphones, as shown above.

    When you tap on the back arrow, the tweak takes you to the most recently-opened application. Tapping and holding on it instead will bring up a list of recently opened applications that you can launch:



    Tapping on the home shortcut takes you to the Home Screen, while tapping on the multitasking shortcut takes you to the App Switcher.

    The tweak adds a preferences pane to the Settings application where you can configure a number of options:



    From here, you can:

    • Enable or disable the tweak on demand
    • Hide or show touches
    • Use modern or classic icons for buttons
    • Invert colors or leave them black
    • Choose the swipe location for using the interface
    • Configure an Activator gesture for showing the interface
    • Configure how you will dismiss the interface
    • Have the device vibrate when you touch a button
    • And more


    AlternateControls works with both landscape and portrait orientation and integrates nicely with iOS' functions. If you're wanting to give the tweak a try, it's available in Cydia's BigBoss repository for for 99. iOS 8 is required.

    Name: AlternateControls
    Price: 99
    Version: 1.0.0-1
    Requirements: iOS 8.0-8.1.2, Activator
    Tested on: iPhone 5 running iOS 8.1.2
    Repo: BigBoss
    Developer: Ian Burns
    Editor's Rating:  4/5
    2015-01-10 03:18 AM
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